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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals

posted on April 17th, 2014 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

Celebrating its 21st year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. My favorite part of the festival is all the topiaries throughout the Park. Here’s a look at a past topiary from the 1998 festival – Phil. (Hercules’s trainer)


There are almost 100 topiaries at Epcot this year with 79 character topiaries to enjoy. What’s your favorite topiary past or present from the festival? Tell me in the “Comments” section below!

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Jennifer on April 17th, 2014 at 11:25 am

Beauty and the Beast! Absolutely stunning :)


Nate Rasmussen on April 17th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

One of my favorites too!


Kim on April 17th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The troll from Frozen in Norway. I got a great picture of him while queuing for Anna and Elsa!


Todd on April 17th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Lightening McQueen & Mater are my favorites the size and detail in these two topiaries which are life size is amazing!

Even though the Troll has been in Norway for several years before Frozen, glad to see him getting noticed, most people just walk by.


Nate Rasmussen on April 17th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Yes, very cool!


Todd on April 17th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Nate, is there a way we can post a picture of our favorite?


Nate Rasmussen on April 17th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

No, I don’t believe photos can be uploaded in the comments section.


Matt from BC on April 17th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Ahh my fondest memory is in 2007 my soon to be wife and I went to Epcot and right after riding a few rides decided to just take a break. We saw the Cinderella and Prince Charming topiary and it was spinning and beautiful music was playing. I think it was “So this is love” but anyway I asked her if she would like to dance right there in front of everybody and we did. It was a perfect day with my true love.


Rebecca on April 17th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Phil!!! My 14 year-old daughter loves Hercules.


Nate Rasmussen on April 17th, 2014 at 5:46 pm