Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Entrance to EpcotHave you ever been to Epcot at Walt Disney World during the Flower and Garden Festival?  The festival features beautiful topiaries (of Disney Characters!) that are unbelievable - how do they do that!?  The characters all look lifelike, and it's clear that they have very talented gardeners who are able to maintain the topiaries so exquisitely.

Also unique to Epcot is the food and drink choices.  During the Flower and Garden Festival, each country also has a "pop up shop" type of food stand where you can get unique dishes that are unavailable at other times of the year - I tried a maple bacon cupcake, which sounded interesting in theory, but didn't quite hit the mark like I was hoping.  Margaritas in Mexico, however, are always a good choice!

Snow White & The Dwarfs

Herman's Hermits Plus, there's my favourite part of the festival - the Flower Power Concert Series.  Every weekend features a popular band from the 1960s-1980s.  I happened to attend when one of my absolute favourite bands - Herman's Hermits - were playing!  I've seen Herman's Hermits (featuring Peter Noone) before and they are always incredibly entertaining.

I couldn't believe that people would line up in the hot sun for two hours before the concert just to get a spot in the amphitheatre though.  Because of that, my photos aren't that great.  I didn't want to waste my day in the park standing in a line, so my friends and I ended up hanging out in the courtyard behind the amphitheatre, sipping our margaritas and listening to the show instead.  It was still an awesome experience!

He played all of his hits, including Silhouettes, I'm Henry The VIII, I'm Into Something Good, etc.  And he also mixed it up with some fun cover songs - like Ring of Fire!  That was definitely a treat.

Here's some more photos from my awesome day at Epcot:

Mickey! Bambi, Thumper & Flower Lady & The Tramp Aurora & Prince Phillip
Belle Cogsworth & Lumiere Canada at night Tinker Bell Topiary

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