How to Find Spike the Bee: The Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt at EPCOT

by | Mar 6, 2023 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World News, WDW Blog

The 2023 Spike the Bee scavenger hunt has officially begun at this year’s EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival—and we’ve found Spike in every hiding spot. If you want to skip the hard work and get your secret prize, read on to learn how to find Spike the Bee.

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About Spike’s Pollen-nation Exploration 2023

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Spike’s Pollen-nation Exploration is back at the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival – here’s where to find him! My kids and I look forward to the scavenger hunts at each festival because they’re fun, a great way to explore EPCOT, and have cute prizes. This year you are looking for Spike throughout different gardens across Future World and the World Showcase as he pollinates different plants. 

I will also be giving you spoilers on where to locate each Spike, just in case you need some extra help!

Tap here to go straight to the Spike the Bee scavenger locations around EPCOT.

How to Play the Spike the Bee Scavenger Hunt

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First, you will need to purchase a scavenger hunt map for $9.99 (before discount or tax). Corresponding plant stickers are attached to the back of it. You can purchase the map at various locations, including Disney Traders, Creations Shop, World Traveler and various festival booths around the World Showcase.

Spoiler-Free Tips for Finding Spike the Bee

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  1. Spike is pollinating plants in various gardens throughout the festival. If you have any difficulty finding a particular garden, refer to pages 6 and 7 in your Festival Passport for a list of all the gardens and where to find them!
  2. You can complete the hunt during several visits and don’t even have to complete the hunt to claim your prize. 
  3. I also recommend looking for Spike during the day so he is easier to spot.

Where to Find Spike the Bee

*Warning: Spoilers Ahead!*

As a disclaimer, sometimes locations are changed. Depending on where you purchase your map, you may start at different locations. I purchased my map at Creations, so my hunt started in Future World.

Spike the Bee in Future World East

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Where to Find Spike: Located between Creations and Connections Cafe is the Donald and Daisy Topiaries and where you can find Spike with Daisy! 

Plant: Daisy

Spike the Bee Near Test Track

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Where to Find Spike: You don’t have to walk too far for this next location! You’ll find Spike with some Cycad along with some dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Plants Garden. This location is on the left side of the Donald and Daisy Topiaries and across from where you’d enter for Test Track. 

Plant: Cycad

Spike the Bee in World Discovery Playground

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Where to Find Spike: World Discovery Playground is a playground located close to Creations, Test Track, and the Farmer’s Fresh Outdoor Kitchen. You can find Spike flying around some Gaillardia while children play in the playground. 

Plant: Gaillardia

Spike the Bee in the Mexico Pavilion

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Where to Find Spike: Walk past the Mexico Pavilion Pyramid, and you will find Spike with some beautiful orchids by the wheelchair/stroller ramp. 

Plant: Orchids

Spike the Bee in the Italy Pavilion

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Where to Find Spike: Located next to the festival Outdoor Kitchen booth, there is a garden area with many potted plants. There you will find Spike with some tomatoes. 

Plant: Tomatoes

Spike the Bee in the American Adventure

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Where to Find Spike: The name of the location probably gave this one away! Spike is hanging out with the Tiana topiary with some magnolia

Plant: Magnolia

Spike the Bee in the Japan Pavilion

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Where to find Spike: You can find the Kokedama Garden by walking up the ramp alongside the Bonsai plants toward the Katsura Grill quick service location. Among all the bamboo you’ll spot Spike with Iris. 

Plant: Iris

Spike the Bee in the Morocco Pavilion

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Where to find Spike: The Urban Spice Garden is between the quick service Tangierine Café and the Festival Outdoor Kitchen. Spike is in there on top of a planter of pepper. 

Plant: Pepper

Spike the Bee in the France Pavilion

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Where to find Spike: Find Spike with some roses next to the Lumiere and Cogsworth topiary. 

Plant: Rose

Spike the Bee in the UK Pavilion 

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Where to find Spike: Find Spike with some Camellia by the English Tea Garden around where Alice meets the guests. 

Plant: Camellia

Spike the Bee at the Honey Bee-stro Booth

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Where to find Spike: Spike is flying over some canna lilies by the standing tables and honey boxes at the Honey Bee-stro Booth.

Plant: Canna Lily

 Spike the Bee at the Butterfly House

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Where to find Spike: Head to the Butterfly House located between Journey into Imagination with Figment ride and the Land Pavilion. Just before the Butterfly House entrance, you will see Spike and a field full of salvias.

Plant: Salvia

Scavenger Hunt Prizes

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For this festival’s prize, guests will choose from cups or plates featuring different adorable characters! If you’d like all 8 items, you’ll need to purchase 8 hunts. 

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Complete the hunt and bring your game card to one of the following locations:

  • Creations Shop
  • World Traveler 
  • Disney Traders 

You have until July 5th to search for Spike and redeem your prize! Good luck!

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Tina is a mom of two boys and loves sharing the joy of Disney with her family. She collects Minnie ears, participates in RunDisney races (mostly for the bling), and enjoys staycations with DVC. Tina hopes to one day retire on the Disney Dream, but until then she’ll continue living her very best life, one character meet and greet at a time! Follow along on Instagram
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Tina is a mom of two boys and loves sharing the joy of Disney with her family. She collects Minnie ears, participates in RunDisney races (mostly for the bling), and enjoys staycations with DVC. Tina hopes to one day retire on the Disney Dream, but until then she’ll continue living her very best life, one character meet and greet at a time! Follow along on Instagram
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