The 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival dates are March 1 through July 5. Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt is a paid scavenger hunt where you purchase a map and then try to locate Spike the Bee around the World Showcase. He’s usually hiding amongst different flowers. Once completed, you can choose between different prizes. Here’s all you need to know about Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt in EPCOT including prizes and price.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt 2023
You can purchase your Spike’s Pollen-Nation Scavenger Hunt map from participating Epcot locations like Creations, World Traveler, Port of Entry, Disney Traders, and some of the festival merchandise booths around the World Showcase. The cost of the map is $9.99 and you can use Annual Passholder and DVC Discounts on the map.
How to Play Spike the Bee’s Scavenger Hunt During Flower & Garden Festival
Once you’ve purchased your map, you look for Spike the Bee amongst the flowers and gardens in Epcot! The idea is that Spike is pollinating plants while gathering pollen and nectar.
Spike the Bee is pretty small, and unlike the other EPCOT scavenger hunts, you never have to look up.
Once you find him in each garden on your map, add the corresponding sticker of the plant he is visiting to your map. The gardens are pretty well labeled, but some are a little trickier than others to locate. They aren’t always located inside the pavilions and there are some gardens amongst attractions.
If you need some hints, here are all the answers to Spike’s Scavenger Hunt in 2023.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt Prizes
The 2023 Spike’s Pollen-Nation Scavenger Hunt Prizes are the choice of 1 of 4 different plates or cups with Orange Bird, Spike the Bee, Figment, or Snow White. You can choose either one cup or one plate.
If you buy more maps, then you can choose more prizes. One prize per map.
Sometimes prizes run out and you have until July 5, 2023 to claim your prize while supplies last.
TIP: You don’t have to complete the map to claim your prize. You can pick your prize when you purchase the map, so it alleviates the pressure of having to complete the entire scavenger hunt in one day.
They mark the map with a stamp when you claim your prize. The prize redemption locations for Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration include Creations, World Traveler, Port of Entry, and Disney Traders.
I chose the Orange Bird cup, because I’m obsessed, but they’re all cute!
Is Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Worth It?
With Disney prices, $10 isn’t a bad price for some entertainment for little ones, especially for preschoolers and toddlers at Disney World. My kids have always enjoyed the scavenger hunts, especially because they are rewarded with a prize.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation is worth the price and time if you’re spending all day in Epcot. If you only have a half a day, then maybe it’s not worth it. However, it’s also a way to slow down and take some time to enjoy the flowers and topiaries around the World.
They’ll also add the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt as it gets closer to Easter.