Guests Obsess Over Jaw-Dropping New Display At EPCOT

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Elsa Topiary

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The International Flower & Garden Festival is currently taking place at EPCOT, with limited-edition merchandise collections, outdoor kitchens with hundreds of food and beverage offerings, and topiary displays, exhibits, and gardens. Guests can experience this springtime spectacular from March 2 to July 4.

Flower and Garden
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Of course, topiary displays play a crucial role in making this festival remarkable, portraying beloved Disney characters like Goofy, who is accompanying the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Figment, The Three Caballeros, Anna and Elsa, Winnie the Pooh and friends, and Tinker Bell. Guests can also visit an all-new Encanto-inspired garden available until May 22.

Flower and Garden Festival 2022
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While many of the festival’s topiaries and flower gardens are stunning, blooming pieces of art, some exceptions can be found, as Twitter user Olivia (@streetmosphere) noted when she stumbled upon the photo of an underwhelming Scar topiary.

obsessed with “scar” at flower & garden why does he look like that omg
(Photo from @ magicthrougha_lens on insta)

Responses quickly came in, asking how they hadn’t seen the photo before, and saying Scar was allergic to pollen, not to dive into other plant-related discussions that came up in the conversation.

After visiting magicthrougha_lens’ (@magicthrougha_lens) Instagram profile, we found out Scar wasn’t the only one going through a rough time with seasonal allergies, as Simba’s topiary isn’t much better looking.

Simba Ugly Topiary
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After digging deeper into these topiaries, it was found the photos are from around 2010 and just recently resurfaced, causing hilarious reactions and proving the significant improvements the character topiaries at EPCOT have (fortunately) gone through over the years.

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More on 2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

For this year’s Flower and Garden Festival, Guests can look forward to fun activities for the entire family, creative cuisine featuring the season’s freshest flavors, and live entertainment that will have Guests moving their feet to some of the hottest beats.

International Flower and Garden Lifestyle
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In addition, Guests will also see new and classic character topiaries, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Germany pavilion and Lumiere and Cogsworth at the front of the brand-new expansion to the France pavilion.

Will you be attending the International Flower & Garden Festival this year? Let us know in the comments!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

At the moment, EPCOT is celebrating the International Flower and Garden Festival, and tons of construction is going on! Spaceship Earth now has the new Beacon of Magic lights illuminating the sphere, and Future World is on the road to completion. Club Cool and the new Creations Shop is open to Guests as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also debut this year! Plus, you can enjoy the stunning Harmonious show each evening!

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