The fanciful Fantasia scene of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival [Video]

Sorcerer Mickey in bloom &#169 The Walt Disney Company

Sorcerer Mickey in bloom @The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to the Flower & Garden Festival Fantasia Scene

If you plan on being in the Orlando area between now and the 20th of May, you really should make a plan to visit Disney World’s Epcot theme park to see the colorful, vibrant display of topiaries and other plants on display for the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Spend a day outside with the family taking time to sit down and smell the flowers at every chance!

Fun facts about the Flower & Garden Festival’s front entrance display

This year’s festival features the largest ever number of front-entrance topiaries at the Flower & Garden festival with more than 1,000 butterflies, 240 floating mini-gardens and 30 million or so blooms waiting to greet you.

The theme of this fanciful front-entrance display? Fantasia! Among its 28 topiaries, see Sorcerer Mickey, three pink-bowed ostriches, a couple of alligators, two hippos, two elephants, eight mushrooms, nine stars and a very cool spiral.

It took more than 22,000 plant plugs of more than 15 plant varieties to make up the Fantasia front entrance topiary including reindeer moss (Sorcerer Mickey’s face), red begonias (Mickey), creeping fig (gators, hippos and Mickey), Sweet Ayssum and three shades of Lobella (to simulate the water spilling over the Black Scallop Ajuga topiary rock Mickey stands on).

Disney horticulturalists used 4,000 Blushing Bride air plants from Guatemala in order to color the hippos’ tutus. And it took 300 Cotton Candy air plants (from Peru) to create the wings and tails of the ostrich topiaries. The ostriches wear slippers made of smaller air plants.

Watch The Video to see the entrance for yourself!

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