VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of New ‘Encanto’ Topiaries at EPCOT

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Today, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival returned for another year at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Parks gave fans an exclusive look at some of the newest topiaries blooming this season from Disney’s Encanto (2021).

Many Disney Guests love EPCOT Park for its limited-time events, which offer unique food, beverage, and merchandise items, such as the Festival of the Arts, Food and Wine, and Festival of Holidays. Of course, the springtime festival celebrates all things bud and bloom, and this year’s Flower and Garden show will introduce new Disney horticulture along with some returning favorites at both Future World and the World Showcase.

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Running at Walt Disney World from March 1 through July 5, 2023, this outdoor theme park event invites Disney Park Guests with valid admission and same-day reservations to enjoy “alluring gardens, whimsical topiaries, lively entertainment, beautiful merchandise, and delightfully fresh cuisine.” For instance, the 2023 Festival will feature 15 different outdoor kitchen locations offering specialty menus like The Citrus Blossom at Odessy, as well as new merchandise to commemorate the event with a ’70s flair and the Orange Bird!

Of course, favorites such as Figment, Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Tick Tock Croc, Snow White, and the seven dwarfs will return, along with a new Princess Tiana topiary at the American Adventure, and Scentsy’s Blossoms of Fragrance butterfly topiaries. Plus, spot new topiaries that embody the Madrigal familia from Encanto, such as Luisa, Antonio, Mirabel, and Isabela!

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In a video posted to the Disney Parks TikTok, Walt Disney World Cast Member Chris walks Guests through an inside look at the new topiary displays featuring characters from Encanto (2021). The floral figures use 80% organic materials, such as herbs, exterior moss, ficus, and tolanias.


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Moreover, according to Chris, the statue of the flower-powered Isabella Madrigal will be entirely constructed from succulents for the first time! The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will also present the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the America Gardens Theatre, and Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration, a fun game for all ages.

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For more information, Guests can visit the Walt Disney World website and enjoy the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival from now until June!

About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.