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Time-Lapse Video: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

As Debbie told us last week, it takes 24,000 cast member hours to make the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival happen. But that’s just a number until you’re able to actually see the work behind it all — so, how about an exclusive peek? Take a look at overnight time-lapse video featuring the creation of an area containing three of the more than 70 Disney character topiaries in the park this year. Notice how many hands touch it.

Every year, I learn something new to take home at the Festival and you can too. In fact, there are nearly 200 hands-on gardening demonstrations and seminars being presented in the upcoming weeks. We’ve posted an updated list of events to check out and keep checking the blog for event updates.


  • Does anyone know how to post this video to Facebook? That would be awesome! Actually the little FB icons under any store for easy posting would be equally cool :)

  • We go every May. I can’t wait 59 more days!

  • this is one of my favorite times of the year to come to disney world and then Christmas . love epcot at christmas liz & jerry VA. USA

  • hi will be there to see all the hard in person on monday march 15 2010 . this will be our fourth year for coming to the flower featval we love it . can hardly wait i enjoy watching that video that was so cool . liz & jerry

  • I have always tried to explain the Magic of Disney to people, now I can forward this video to them and they can see it for themselves. Now my empty balcony with no plants at all is looking really pathetic!

  • I am amazed at the planning and coordination of the Cast Members! What a task to accomplish so quickly. I can’t wait to see the fruit of their efforts in just a few weeks!

  • Can’t wait to see this in May! And to think my favorite Duck is right there at the entrance!

  • Can’t wait to see all the beautiful flower topiary’s and the butterfly’s and also all the art work ! You guys do an amazing job and My wife and I and our 2 toddler’s are coming down march 23 2010 threw the 29th can not wait to see everything ! Keep these video’s coming it get’s us that much more excited !!! thanks

  • I love everything from behind the scenes. You always wonder “How did they do that” More Magic Please!!!!!!

  • I just can’t get enough of those videos. Please, keep’em coming!

    • Thanks for the feedback, Monica. We’ve got some ideas for future videos.

  • This is awesome that this can be done in such a short time! I was there last year the day before the Flower Show started and saw what an amazing job was done! I’m hoping to go again this year while im in FL to check it out! Great Job!

  • Awesome! I love seeing the behind the scenes video. Great job, as always!

  • Love these videos! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Truely amaziing team work! What a treat for all of us to see.

  • I love these videos too & especially love that you are sharing the magic with all of us! :) Completely amazing!

  • I love these types of videos! Amazing what can be accomplished with a lot of help and a little Disney magic!

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