Disney Diversifies EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival With New Character Topiaries

Each year, EPCOT Park’s International Flower and Garden Festival heralds in the springtime season with a lavish array of new Character topiaries, including ones based on some of your favorite Disney faces!
Now, Disney Parks has released new information on which topiaries will feature at the theme park’s outdoor event, which is free to any Disney Park Guest with valid admission and same-day Park reservation. Plus, Disney says EPCOT’s festival will feature “alluring gardens, whimsical topiaries, lively entertainment, beautiful merchandise, and delightfully fresh cuisine.”
Firstly, Guests visiting EPCOT will find limited-time specialty menus at 15 different outdoor kitchen locations around the Park, such as The Citrus Blossom, which will open shop at Odessy this year. In addition, Disney will release exclusive merchandise commemorating the event, including items featuring the beloved Orange Bird with a classic 70s flair.
What’s more, the Garden Rocks Concert Series returns to the America Gardens Theatre, along with the engaging game Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. Last but not least, must-see topiaries will bring a colorful treat for all the senses to EPCOT Park, especially the butterfly topiaries presented as part of Scentsy’s Blossoms of Fragrance display.
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And butterflies happen to be the perfect counterpart for some of the new characters making their debut appearances in a garden-variety form at the EPCOT Festival, including members of the Madrigal familia from Encanto (2021), such as Luisa, Antonio, Mirabel, and, fittingly, Isabela! Located near EPCOT’s main entrance, these blossoming beauties make the perfect spot to take some photos, along with other newfound Disney friends and familiar faces returning to the Park.
In fact, at the American Adventure, Guests will find a brand-new topiary of Princess Tiana, just in time for her royal debut as Splash Mountian transforms into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure with a bit of Disney magic over in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland! Moreover, “returning favorites” joining these new additions include topiaries inspired by characters like Figment, Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Tick Tock Croc, Snow White, and the seven dwarfs.
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The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival opens at the Walt Disney World Resort on March 1 through July 5, 2023, with all new Character topiaries. Click here for more information on all the fabulous floral fun in store… as long as you don’t talk about Bruno!

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.