As Epcot's annual Food & Wine Festival comes to a close, they are already making plans for another big event: Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. A sign that spring has sprung, the festival began in 1993.
|Tic Toc, 2010|
The festival is positively ripe with topiaries and flowers of all shapes and sizes. 2011's festival featured over 30 million blooms and half a million plants.
With each year brings a new theme to the festival. This year, Epcot was decked out with characters from the well-loved Disney-Pixar films including Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. Past themes have included the great outdoors, Disney romance, pirates, princesses, a tropical vacation, and much more.
|Pirate Mickey & Minnie, 2007|
|Sorcerer Mickey, 2009|
|Aladdin in Morocco, 2009|
|The Lion King, 2009|
The centerpiece of the festival is the entrance to Epcot, without a doubt. Upon entering the park, prepare to have your breath taken away. The amount of hard work is clearly present each year in the amazing displays that greet guests at the entrance.
The gorgeousness doesn't stop there - take a walk around the World Showcase and find topiaries unique to each country's pavilion.
The 2012 International Flower & Garden Festival will take place from March 7 - May 20! No word yet on what the theme will be.
Have you visited Epcot during the Flower & Garden Festival? Send me your photos and tell me all about your experiences!
Until next time!