Every spring Epcot® blooms with color during the International Flower and Garden Festival. With Disney’s memorable characters in topiary almost everywhere you look you may spend an entire weekend trying to find them all (apparently I completely missed Tiana who was near the Test Track).
The Festival includes Garden Tours (ages 16 and up, $59), Garden Town Breakfast ($60), Behind the Scenes tours, concerts and gardening show with tips and ideas. (Prices correct as of today’s date; theme park admission extra.)
Dates for 2010 are: March 3, 2010 – May 16, 2010. Click here for the Festival Guide (pdf).
When I entered Epcot® I didn’t know about the Flower and Garden Festival. This huge topiary was an incredible surprise.
American Gothic, by Iowa artist Grant Wood, is the most parodied paintings in America. Here Mickey and Minnie portray the famous couple.
I adored this topiary; don’t you just want to touch Lady’s ears?
The Fairy Garden was incredible. Click on the picture to see it larger- it’s really quite incredible.
I found this group in Germany.
This group was in England.
I have quite a few other topiary photos- you can find them on my flickr page in the Walt Disney World set. I would love to have you visit and see them. Feel free to leave comments.
Epcot® Facts and Helpful Links
Epcot® covers 300 acres- twice the size of the Magic Kingdom- and is divided into two parts: Future World and World Showcase
World Showcase has 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.
Theme park tickets begin at $79 for one day (per adult) and $68 for one day (per child). Prices will adjust depending on how many days you purchase and passes you add to your package. Visit the Disney World website for more ticketing information.
Disclosure: This trip was part of a Disney Media event. My transportation, lodging and meals were provided by Disney. All photos and thoughts are my own.