Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016

Pirate in the Parks: Epcot Flower and Garden topiaries installation completed

Good evening peeps!  I spent about 4 hours walking around Epcot today to bring you high quality photos and in depth commentary.  It was a beautiful day with the high in the 70’s.  Feels like San Diego!

Daisy Duck is the new greeter for the Flower and Garden Festival.  She has her garden filled with “Fresh Epcot.”  By the way, the Festival begins tomorrow and runs until like 2026 or something.

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Donald and his nephews are on the back side of the opening garden area.  My daughter would love some watermelons in our yard guys!

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Here’s the Donald I’ll vote for President.  Duck #1!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (3)

Some things work well in 3’s, like Steph Curry or Currywurst in Germany.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (4)

World famous backside of Spaceship Earth or the “big golfball thing” as tourist love to call it.  “You mean there’s a ride in there?”
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Butterflies are beside Club Cool with the Butterfly garden behind.  It will open tomorrow.  High security plants were guarding the poor butterflies.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (6) Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (7)

Chip n Dale are on one side of the center topiary piece.  It’s located behind the dancing water fountain.  14 people were waiting to have photos made with jumping water, while zero were taking photos of chipmunk topiaries.  “Why we can’t have nice things!”  I could turn my sprinkler on in the yard and we could all come over for a photo shoot!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (8)

Hey, who took my sandwich???Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (11)

Backside of the Chipmunks garden area is Ranger Mickey.  Guy beside me was trying hard to place the “ball” in Mickey’s open hand.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (14)

I just focused on the Mickster.  Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (15)

Purdy!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (16)

Purdy with transportation added.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (17)

Hey, Ferb, what are we doing today?  I think we’ll stand here and pose for photos.  Located off to the side of the Chipmunks and Mickey along the bridge from Future World to World Showcase.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (18)Minnie and Pluto greet you as you arrive in World Showcase.  I was way out of photo range from Photopass off to the left when the Photopass guy shouted, “Can you get out of the photo, these people paid for Memory Maker?”  I politely moved out of his too widely focused photo.  It’s like when the tourist takes an iPhone photo of someone about 42 feet away so they can get the entire background object in view.  Have you ever tried kneeling a bit?
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At least Pluto was happy to see me.  (Dejected)

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La Isla Fiesta is on the left of the end of the bridge heading toward Mexico.  If you need menus, I posted that on February 21.  I’ve included all the prices on Character Locator, but haven’t updated that post yet.  Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (22)

You need another monorail shot right?  I think this is one of the best and least used family photo spots.  But what do I know, all my family photos have Mickey or Disney Santa in them.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (26)

Pineapple Promenade.  Perfect excuse to service Dole Whips.  I want a Dole Whip with vanilla ice cream on top.  May have to order the Cronut next door, and slip the ice cream into my Dole Whip.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (27)

Bambi and the gang have returned to the same spot in Canada.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (31)

Pooh characters moved down between Canada and United Kingdom.  I like the location better.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (33)

Piglet is taking Eeyore for a ride.  Not exactly rodeo fodder there.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (34)

Rabbit has been out more lately in Magic Kingdom.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (35)

It’s bouncing time, but I miss Christopher Robin’s room.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (36)

UK food kiosk.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (37)

Peter Pan is now on top of the building.  In my last topiary report, he hadn’t been installed.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (38)

Anyone seen any stars???Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (39)

OMG!  Kenny, Mary Poppins is gone from Epcot!  Received that email recently.  Well, take heart, she is just hiding from you.  She sometimes meets near the band stand.  I like the flower background better than a brownstone stoop.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (42)

Fleur de Lys or however you spell it.  France kiosk, okay!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (44)

Belle is hanging out with the best guy she could find in her town.  Small town living has it’s upsides, but can have its issues too.  Funny story…woman wants man to hurry up to get ice cream.  Guy says he’ll meet her in Italy, then sits down at this fountain.  Did he think this is Italy?
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What, what, what time is it?Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (48)

You light up my life!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (49)

Remove Princess Aurora from meet and greets and then insult her with Cinderella topiaries.  How rude!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (50)

Wow, they will be dancing for a LONG time!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (51)

Why is “Florida Fresh” located between France and Morocco?Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (52)

It is pretty though.  I’ll ask for the truck when they are done and turn it into a Character LocatormobileEpcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (54)

Morocco has its own kioskEpcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (56)

Japan didn’t want to be left out.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (57)

Smokehouse is ready to sell some smoked meats in America.  We’re Mericuns, we like sum smoked meat!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (62) Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (64)

Howdy pardner!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (65)

I stopped to listen to the Voices of Liberty in the American Gardens theater.  Amazing!  I just love hearing them sing and they were doing more pop stuff than liberty based songs like they do inside the pavilion.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (70)

Choo choo!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (75)

Germany is ready to sell things covered in sauerkrautt.  I can’t stand the stuff personally, but to each his own.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (76)

Simba and the gang returned to the Outpost area.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (79)

Reminds me of the time my brother held his baby over his head.  Didn’t turn out too well.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (81)

Across the way you’ll find Pumba and timon.  Stupid t key!  I hate the letter t.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (82)

Mulan was displaced due to construction at the temple.  She was smart, she stood in the shade.   She had a long line.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (85)

A really long line.  Peeps, we don’t put those tips on Character Locator just because we have nothing to do.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (86)

Lotus House is ready to serve similar food to what you’ll receive in the restaurant across the way.  Never a way in that place.  Let me know what you think of this place.
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She’s always enchanting me to take her photo.  Darn you magical Elsa!
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Construction continues on the future home of Anna and Elsa.  Still a long way to go.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (91)

A long way.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (92)

Hola!  Ole!  Rapido!  I just used up my Spanish vocabulario.  Located along the water past Mexico.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (94)

I know you were demanding more artistic monorail photos, so I oblige.  Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (96)

Lightning and Mater are still getting “geared up” in their area near Mouse Gear.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (97) Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (98) Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (100)

A play area!!!  Let’s do timed laps down the slide or full obstacle course.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (101)

Buzz is ready for his mission to Mars, just as soon as he can escape the neighbor’s bedroom, the toy store and the daycare.  Where will he escape next?Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (102)

Monorail now has a Zootopia wrap.  Zootopia is being seriously propped by the Disney “media” crew.  I sure hope it’s actually the best animated feature in 20 years or at least since December.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (103)

Festival Center is located between Ellen’s Sleep Adventure and Mission Vomit.  Usually they offer classes on growing flowers and turning them into delicious salads with chicken and a nice vinaigrette. Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (104)

A little area near Innoventions East touts the importance of a quality sprinkler system.  Where’s the info on how to keep your family from running over the sprinkler head with the car tire?Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (105)

Diver in Seas pavilion was teaching us not to throw plastic bags on the ground or in water by bringing a plastic bag into the water.  Kids said, “Oh that’s cool.  Looks like a Jellyfish.”Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (111)

Performing arts stage got a new name and some plants.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (114)

Otherside of the butterfly garden.  I’ll need to return for 600+ photos of  butterflies for my next in depth report.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (115)

Well, I’m tired from thinking of every possible way not to begin a sentence with the letter t, so enjoy the Flower and Garden Festival and all the rest of the topiaries are on this post from a couple weeks ago.Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries 2016 (116)

If you want to see these photos in their full glory, visit my Flickr page.

14 thoughts on “Pirate in the Parks: Epcot Flower and Garden topiaries installation completed”

  1. Love this post. Thanks so much! We are going to the F&G for the first time in May. Henceforth, Ellen’s Sleep Adventure it shall be called. We ALWAYS enjoy an air conditioned ride in the middle of the afternoon. :)

    Where has Rabbit been showing up at MK?

  2. I adore the photo of the monorail with Spaceship Earth in the background. We are going in June and I would really love to get a photo like this. Where exactly did you stand to get this shot? This is our 1st visit. Thanks

  3. Thanks for the beautiful pics! We will be there in 23 days! I can’t wait to get a pic of my little one beside the woody topiary!

  4. We just got home from our trip to Disney (thanks for the tips on signing up for the Jedi training, we loved doing it last week!). We have decided that we are going during the Epcot flower show next year. So I’m waiting with baited breath for the dates to be published, hopefully by you and hopefully tomorrow! I saw that last year the dates for the following year were released on the first day of the garden show. So…waiting :)

  5. Great report KTP. The picturesque monorail shots – a nice touch. Happy to see the Voices of Liberty outside again. We will see it all in person tomorrow. Can’t wait.

  6. Thank you so much for posting! I can’t wait to visit for the first time & if I don’t get the perfect shot I can always look at yours. May can’t get here fast enough.

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