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Orlando Magazine|April 2018

WALT DISNEY WORLD’S EPCOT THEME PARK PROMISES THREE FULL MONTHS OF BLOOMING FUN. 

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor

AN ANNUAL RITE of spring, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, has definitely hit its prime at 25. From its initial duration of a little more than a month, the fest has tripled in length to three months, filling the whole spring season with blooms, music, and food, satisfying all the senses. Avid gardeners, plant lovers, or those who simply enjoy seeing Disney characters rendered in greenery, flock to discover what the imaginative gardeners have wrought.

The topiaries found throughout the park burst with whimsy and color, beginning at the main entrance, where iconic renditions of Mickey, Minnie and Goofy greet guests. Donald Duck frolics with nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie next to Spaceship Earth, and Daisy Duck andChip and Dale can be found at Future World West, not far from Buzz Lightyear, of Toy Story fame, who stands in verdant glory near Mission: SPACE.

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