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Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival

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Monorail passing by a futuristic pyramid structure with Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival in the foreground.If you have the opportunity to visit Disney World between now and May 17th I highly recommend checking out Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. While I was at DisneyWorld celebrating Disneynature Monkey Kingdom opening in theaters, we had the opportunity to visit the festival. I have always loved going to Epcot and exploring the different countries, but the International Flower & Garden Festival is fun because it gives you so much more to do and see. I love Gardens so I really loved seeing how they were able to beautify the park with such an amazing variety and flowers and plants. I think that the International Flower & Garden Festival is especially known for their Disney character Topiaries around the park. In all, you can find over 100 topiary displays at this festival. Here are some of my favorites:

Topiary figures resembling Mickey and Minnie Mouse in a flower garden at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival, with the Spaceship Earth structure in the background.Topiary figures representing characters from "The Lion King" amidst tropical foliage at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. Topiary figures resembling Bambi, Thumper, and Flower from Disney's "Bambi" amidst a garden with purple flowers at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. Topiary sculptures of Lightning McQueen and Mater from the movie "Cars" displayed at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival in a garden setting. Topiary bear holding a balloon standing amid colorful flowers with butterfly sculptures at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival.Topiary of Captain Hook battling Peter Pan on a castle backdrop at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival.Topiary sculptures of a dog and a lion amidst a display of vibrant flowers at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival.

Everywhere you look in Epcot, you can find beautiful flower Gardens, plants and displays that truly are beautiful. You could spend hours seeing everything that there is to see at this festival. I decided after going to Epcot that I was going to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in my backyard. Did you know that this is easy to do? All you need are these four basic elements for wildlife to survive:

1. Food
2. Water
3. Cover
4. Places to raise young

Here are some of the beautiful flowers at Epcot.

A well-manicured garden with sculpted hedge mazes and blooming pink flowers in the foreground, reminiscent of Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. A vibrant garden bed filled with various blooming flowers in shades of yellow and red, reminiscent of Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. Colorful flower beds in a geometric pattern with visitors at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival, featuring a large geodesic sphere in the background.One of my favorite gardens was the Inside Out Emotion Garden. I am really looking forward to this movie coming out. Inside Out will be in theaters June 19th. This garden was fun because they planted a separate garden with flowers and plants for each emotion.
A collage showcasing colorful, oversized orbs representing emotions from the movie "Inside Out" amid flower arrangements at a themed display at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival.

For dinner while we were at Epcot we had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious Outdoor Kitchens. These are speciality food choices that are offered with Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival. Many of the counties had stations outside of their area with food choices available that you would find in that Country. I loved being able to taste a selection of items from around the world. Here are some of my favorites:

A collage of various Japanese dishes from Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival, including skewered tomatoes, sushi with pink rice, spring rolls, a baked dish in a black container, and a

While at Epcot, you'll probably see the finished version of the Disneynature Monkey Kingdom statue. We had the opportunity to watch the Sand Sculptures carving this amazing display. Monkey Kingdom is in theaters now and such a great movie to watch with the whole family!

A collage of three images: on the left, a person is sculpting a sand figure under a tent at Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival; in the center, an informational panel about

Check out the Disneynature Monkey Kingdom trailer:

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I received an all expense paid trip to Disney World as part of the Monkey Kingdom Bloggers Event. In return I promised to share my experiences with my readers. All opinions are my own.

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