New Outdoor Kitchens and Topiaries for 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

by , Managing Editor, Public Relations & Editorial Content

A 6-foot-tall topiary Figment balancing on a floral ball will be just one of the firsts that will delight you during this spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort. Ninety days of bright blooms and whimsical creations for all of your senses begin March 1.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy and Pluto will greet Epcot guests at the Epcot front entrance in a new topiary garden inspired by a vintage Walt Disney short film. Belle from the Oscar-winning Disney film “Beauty and the Beast” is getting a major topiary makeover, joining Snow White, Elsa and Anna as the next-generation “princess” topiary. In the “Cars”-themed interactive play garden: a new character topiary from the upcoming June 2017 release of “Cars 3” will join the gang.

If you get inspired, you can take advantage of the expanded operating hours of the Festival Center opening week, Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5, and pop into a gardening seminar or DIY workshop. During the remaining weeks of the Festival, the center will be open Friday through Sunday.

Leave room to try two new Outdoor Kitchens, and grab a seat when performers will rock America Garden Theatre stage four days a week. The Garden Rocks concert series will run Friday through Monday, with three concerts a night.

The Festival runs March 1 to May 29. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for Festival details.

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