Epcot Flower and Garden Festival


Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

When someone asks what my favorite time to go to Disney World is I always hesitate. I love the Food and Wine Festival or the Magic Kingdom at Christmas. I love the quite times in January/February with low crowds.  But, my favorite time is when the entire park is in bloom. This year I was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2015 in May. My daughter and I attended the breakfast for the last day of the conference, also Mother’s Day, and headed over to Epcot to view the beautiful topiaries for the Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot.

Happy Mother's Day

Right as we entered Epcot topiaries started with Goofy and Daisy greeting guests.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (sign)

Donald was nearby over seeing the garden. There were tomatoes, chives, and all kinds of herbs in the garden.

Donald Duck - Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Chip and Dale were at the end of the garden ready for mischief. It looked like they were ready to pick all of Donald’s goodies he was growing!

Chip and Dale - Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The giant butterflies near the fountain in Epcot were beautiful. Everything is lush and in bloom.

Butterflies - Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Phineas and Ferb were watching over the Gateway to the World Showcase.

Phineas and Ferb

Anna and Elsa held one of the places of honor at the entrance to the World Showcase. I was missing Olaf and wishing he were there with them.

Anna and Elsa

As we arrived at the International Gateway the boat to Morocco was pulling in. My daughter and I decided on this 95 degree day to rest a bit in the shade and take the boat to Morocco. So, we missed part of the topiaries on the walk around World Showcase but it allowed us to keep going longer than we may have otherwise in the heat.

Boats

Lady and the Tramp were waiting in Italy to greet us. All they needed was a big bowl of spaghetti between them.

Lady and The Tramp

Miss Piggy sitting near the American Adventure. Anyone going to be watching the new Muppet Show?

Miss Piggy

Snow White and the Dwarfs were dancing through Germany.

Snow White

Rafiki lifts Simba greeting us on our way into the Outpost.

Rafiki and Simba

Timon and Pumba were watching Rafiki and Simba near the lagoon of the Outpost.

Timon & Pumba

On the other side of the Outpost a giant sand sculpture for Disney Nature Monkey Kingdom.

Monkey Kingdom

My daughter wanted to head to Test Track for a ride. While we were there we saw the Cars topiaries.

Lightning McQueen

Mater!

Mater

While my daughter was riding Test Track I walked through the Desert Gardens.

Desert Plants

By the time she rode Test Track twice we were tired and heading out of Epcot. It was an amazingly beautiful day and a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. koolaidmoms says:

    Reblogged this on Earning My Disney PhD and commented:

    Love Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival. Incredibly beautiful gardens and topiaries.

    Now blogging on What’s for Dinner Moms?

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  2. I remember all of these! I was at Epcot chaperoning a high school choir for a music festival. And it was super hot, too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My favorite time to go, except for the heat!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Ladycowpack says:

    Great blog! Thank you for dropping by mine – I think I found a new inspiration! Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

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