Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Preview

While this year's International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot has just ended, already plans are in the works for the upcoming 2012 Flower and Garden Festival. Here is a preview of what guests can expect when that festival gears up in March.

This year's centerpiece will be based on the classic Disney film "Fantasia" and will feature a larger-than-life Mickey Mouse topiary on top of a twelve-foot floral mountain. Below Mickey will be flower versions of buckets and broomsticks, elephants, alligators and hippos.

Returning this year will be the "Cars 2" and "Toy Story 3" inspired topiaries. Guests can see Lightning McQueen and Mater in topiary form in the Japan pavilion while Buzz, Woody and Lotso will look over the Festival Center in Future World. In addition, the Flower Power concert series, HGTV Designers Stage, Bambi's Butterfly House and Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden will all return for this year's festival.

Guests can also look for new landscapes for the Norway and Italy pavilions.

The 2012 Flower and Garden Festival is set to run at Epcot March 7 through May 20.

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Poppet wrote on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 17:14:

So excited! The F&G Festival is my favorite. We go every year and just love all the gorgeous creations. Plus, gives us gardners great ideas to try at home.

Esskay wrote on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 23:51:

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Just to clarify, the correct dates for 2012 are March 7 to May 20, 2012.

JeffC wrote on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 02:19:

OOoo, thanks Melinda! We haven't been to this event since 2008, so I am really looking forward to seeing it again in April!

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