As much as I love the holidays at the Disney Parks, I think this event has become my favorite time to visit. I love options available at the Outdoor Kitchens and the flowers and topiaries really bring Epcot to life. Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Red. Today we are discussing the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Strolling and viewing the topiaries is one of the best parts of the festival. Pictures don’t do them justice because they are absolutely beautiful. At least 25 different plants, grasses and mosses of various colors, including pink and red begonias, dusty miller, palm fiber, palm seeds, ficus and lichen, are used to create and define facial and other features of festival character topiaries. The topiary displays are located throughout Epcot so you can view them as you make your way through the park to visit attractions or countries in the World Showcase. Here is where you can find them.
Welcome Spring Fun, Food & Flowers! – A topiary maypole scene celebrating a rite of spring with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy and Pluto is inspired by a vintage Walt Disney short film. More than 30 varieties of flowers, plants, and other garden materials are used to create the scene.
Future World East
- Figment – Behind Spaceship Earth
- Stitch – Located on the fountain side of MouseGear
- Fab Five – Near the Festival Center and the Universe of Energy
- Disney•Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear – Near Mission: SPACE
- Disney•Pixar’s Lightning McQueen and Cruz from Cars 3 topiaries – Located near Test Track
- Phineas and Ferb – Located at the Odyssey Bridge
- Topiaries of Donald Duck and nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and Chip ‘n’ Dale
Future World West
- Butterflies – Outside of Butterflies on the Go,with the story of the Monarch’s epic journey across the continent and featuring butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.
- Fantasia Topiaries
- The Three Caballeros – Mexico Pavilion
- Anna & Elsa – Norway Pavilion
- Pandas and Bromeliad Dragon – China Pavilion
- The Lion King featuring Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba, and Timon – Outpost
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Topiaries – Germany Pavilion
- Lady & The Tramp Topiaries – Italy Pavilion
- Disney•Pixar’s Woody Topiary – The American Adventure
- Belle & Beast – France Pavilion
- Cogsworth & Lumiere – France Pavilion
- Peter Pan, Tinker Bell & Fairy Houses from Pixie Hollow – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Winnie the Pooh & Friends Topiaries – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Bambi & Friends Topiaries – Canada Pavilion
Ready to start planning your visit? Me too! I love to make to do lists before our trips of new things I want to try or favorites that I don’t want to miss. I created a printable to help me keep track of everything I want to see and do at the Flower & Garden Festival since we will only be there for one weekend during the event. You can click on the photo below or this link to get the Flower & Garden Festival To Do List. And make sure to check out the Festival Guide Passport to start planning!
Here is the map of our Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop – Disney Mamas – What’s New at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
2nd Stop – Adventures in Familyhood – How to Make the Most of Your Day at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
3rd Stop – Rolling with the Magic – Topiary Displays at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
4th Stop – Disney Nouns – A Look Beyond the Flowers and Seminars
Final Stop – DISTherapy – Best Eats & Drinks