Sneak Peek at the 2010 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2010 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

I just got back from an afternoon at Epcot and preparations for the 2010 Flower and Garden Festival are in full swing.  I snapped as many pictures as I could while out touring the grounds.  The theme for this year’s festival is “Celebrate the Great Outdoors” and it will run from March 3rd until May 16th.

There’s an exciting new foodie element to this year’s festival (Garden Town Breakfast) and you can read all about it over on my good friend AJ’s Disney Food Blog.

So without further ado…your sneak peek pictures guys and dolls…

Planters at the entrance to the park…

Entry Planters

The Lion King menagerie around Spaceship Earth’s Project Tomorrow exterior…

Giraffes

Pumba and Timon

Rafiki

Scar

Disney’s resident alien Experiment 626 welcomes guests to Mission Space this year…

Stitch Topiary

Floating planters…a mainstay of the Flower and Garden Festival…

Floating Planters

A Hidden Mickey near the butterfly garden tent…

Hidden Mickey

Lady and the Tramp welcome you to Italy in World Showcase…

Lady and the Tramp Topiaries

Last week I shot this picture at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I always wondered how they got the patterns so perfectly laid out in this area of the park…

BEFORE:

Flower Planting Template

AND AFTER:

Epcot Lake Flowers

Fresh beds planted near the Odyssey Building…

Purple Flower Bed

and I also found this delightfully interesting…mini water sprinklers in the flower beds…

Mini Water Sprinkler

Green and Purple cabbage outside of Morocco…

Cabbage

Something taking shape behind these walls between Morocco and France…”The Art of Green Living”…

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

The UK has also been freshly planted. Imagine sipping tea and listening to the British Invasion play in these gardens…

UK Flowers

Stone Flower Planter

Here are some shots of the setup for the BRAND NEW “Water Wise Herbs and Vegetables” display between Canada and The Refreshment Port.  As luck would have it, there were only trees as dividers and I was able to pop off a few shots from in between the tree tops…

Pardon Signage

Edible Flowers

herbs

Pineapple

Fruit

“Lets Get Moving” area between the Rose Garden and The Refreshment Port. Check out the construction on the Evos and Weevos Play System amid a sprinkling of Fantasia….

Hippo

Fantasia Ballet

Working Away

Slide

Ben Ali Gator

Hyacinth Hippo

Fantasia Dancing Mushrooms

For all of you Vinylmation Collectors out there…be sure and pick up the Limited Release 2010 Flower & Garden Festival 3″ Vinylmation. It may just be last Limited Release that is issued in a collectible tin. Word on the street from Steven Miller (Head of Trading – Pins & Vinyls), is that the tins will be phased out soon and clear plastic packs will take their place.

2010 Flower and Garden Vinylmation

There are also some special Limited Edition Pins being released…

Limited Edition of 5,000, Mickey Gardening Pin, $11.95

mickey gardening pin

Limited Edition of 5,000, Mickey & Minnie Picnic Pin, $11.95

Mickey Picnic Pin

Limited Edition of 1,000, DVC Exclusive, Fantasia Flamingos Pin, $11.95

Flamingos DVC Pin

Limited Edition of 500, Jumbo Pin, $35.00

Jumbo Pin

Limited Edition of 500, 4 Pin Collector’s Set, $34.95

Pin Set

Limited Edition of 4,000, Passholder Exclusive, Tinker Bell Pin, $11.95

Tinker Bell Pin

Limited Release, Butterfly Pin, $11.95

Butterfly Pin

I’ll leave you with this video montage I put together from the 2009 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.  Hope to see you there!

Until Next Time,
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