Let the Blossoming Begin, Spring is Here!
It’s one of those dazzling Disney events that I look forward to every year. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a great way to jump into Spring. Although everything about the Festival is awesome, including the special food offerings, my favorite thing is the one-of-a-kind Disney Topiaries. They are amazing living sculptures of Disney Characters that are created by world-class horticulturists. In recent years, some of them have been illuminated for nighttime viewing — so even after dark it’s a great destination.
This year, I counted 17 Topiaries listed in the Garden Passport that were strategically placed throughout the Epcot Theme Park. Of those, 2 of them were brand new. One is located at the main entrance and features this year’s theme: Fresh Epcot. The display is called ‘Fresh Food, Fun, & Flowers!’ It showcases Donald, Daisy, Huey, Dewey and Louie. The other one can be found at Future World East, and is called ‘Ranger Mickey & Friends.’ It’s presented by the National Parks Foundation in honor of their centennial anniversary. Our National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016.
Even though many of the Topiaries have been on display in previous years, I never get tired of looking at them. Oftentimes, the repeated Topiaries will be moved to a new location with a new backdrop or scenery, creating a whole new vignette. The visual stories they tell, without words, are nothing short of incredible. But then again, Disney is the Grand Pooh-bah of magical effects and mind-blowing creativity.
I present, for your viewing pleasure, a photo tour of many of the 2016 Disney Topiaries. Let me know what you think, and please comment as to which one is your favorite!
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Photo Tour
Vintage Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Photos:
Some of My Favorite Topiaries from Previous Years!
Did you choose a favorite Disney topiary? Let us know in the “Comment” box below, and see if our readers agree!
Mark Your Calendars…
Disney’s Annual Celebration of Spring
2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Dates: March 1 to May 29, 2017