Monday, April 16, 2012

A Very Disney Spring. . .

Epcot was in bloom and captured the eye at every turn, painting the Disney park with vivid splashes of tropical colors.  And it wasn't just flower gardens involved in the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Throughout the park there were topiaries produced in the likeness of favorite Disney characters.  At the entry to Epcot was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."  Mickey stood atop his perch surrounded by the dancing brooms (which were not topiaries), and the iconic ball of Spaceship Earth towered behind him.  
There was also Peter Pan being chased by Captain Hook being chased by the crocodile.  In the World Showcase, we discovered SnowWhite with her pint-sized friends.  We also caught sight of Mickey and Minnie in the classic pose of American Gothic, the farmer and wife painting by Grant Wood.  On the way out of Epcot, there was a larger-then-life peacock sitting on the ground, his handsome tail "feathers" splayed in the ground cover around him.  Unfortunately, we missed quite a bit of the topiaries and those we saw, we saw mostly at night.

Happy, Grumpy, Doc & Snow White (left to right)

Just across the walk from Snow White and the dwarves was a beautiful, meticulous not-so-little train garden.  I was rushed through it--2 year old, you know--but what I saw was incredible.  It was so true-to-life.  Definitely one of the best train gardens I've seen.

In one of the smaller water areas there were floating flower "pots."  From what I could tell, they were impatiens and some green, leafy plants.  I can't be sure, though, because I am no expert on flowers.

All in all, Epcot's spring display was beautiful.  There are those exhibits that sadden me for missing them, such as the Pixie Garden with topiaries of Tinkerbell and her fairy friends, but  said la vie.  I enjoyed what I saw, and it was that much better for sharing it with the people I love most.  

If you want to see more photos of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, google it.  There are loads of pics on the 'net.

Until next week, happy planting.

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