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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2012 Opening Day Full Coverage, Future World, World Showcase – Photos and Video

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We spent a full day yesterday at Epcot for opening day of this years Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The sky was beautiful for much of the day – turning a little grey as the day progressed. The mushrooms from Fantasia (below, left) are outside of the park, which is unusual for Festival topiaries. Sorcerer Mickey cuts a grand figure as he stands atop the entrance display with smoke billowing (below, right). 

 

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Looking Back at Disneyland’s Very Merry Christmas Parade 1985 Featuring Vintage Screen Captures!

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I wanted to share some screen captures from my DVD “Disneyland Parade Classics” of the 1985 Very Merry Christmas Parade. This is unlike any parade you’ll see today! The beginning of this procession features characters and floats from classic films such as Alice in Wonderland, with teapots (below, left) and the playing cards (below, right).

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Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival 2010: Opening Day Part One, Future World – Photos and Video

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Today was the first official day of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and Disney did a great job! We have some possible frost coming in the next couple of days, so hopefully the topiaries and flowers hold up well. Donald, Goofy and Daisy enjoy the great outdoors (below, left) as Pluto looks over the “Welcome to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Celebrate the Great Outdoors” sign.

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Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010 Final Preparations Before Opening – Photos and Video

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Epcot is looking great for the start of tomorrow’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! A totally new topiary display has been put up to promote the upcoming film “Oceans” (below left and right), with the beautiful backdrop of Spaceship Earth.

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Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival 2010: Preparations Update – Photos and Video

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We stopped by Epcot yesterday and were surprised to see so many Epcot Flower and Garden Festival topiaries out! Simba (below, left) is part of a Lion King display that also includes Rafiki and Nala (below, right). There isn’t much new this year, nearly everything has just been shuffled around.

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Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010 Preparations Begin, Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom: Latest Update

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The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is taking shape, even with all the very cold weather we’ve had recently. The area where the Nautical Flag quilt sits is showing the formation of starfish, dolphins and Mickey. Perhaps the theme will be from the upcoming DisneyNature film Oceans? (below left and right).

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Part 2: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Pre-Opening Photos and Video, Contemporary Resort Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Lodge

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I have recently released Volume 2 in a series of Walt Disney World parade DVDs. The first volume is called Magic Kingdom Parade Classics (if you enjoyed  parades like “Mickey Mania” and the “Remember the Magic Parade”, then check below for more details or to order!). This latest Volume, Magic Kingdom Parade Classics 2 features more current parades and includes the nighttime bonus SpectroMagic”. Please check below for more details or to order.

Thanks to site partner MouseSteps, we have some great pre-opening photos from the 2009 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

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The former Wonders of Life Pavilion (Above, left) becomes Garden Town for the festival. The Flowered Quilt display (Above, right) continues to grow in nicely.

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