'Frozen' characters join the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival as it enters its 22nd year

Nov 21, 2014 in "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival"

Posted: Friday November 21, 2014 9:27am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has only just wrapped up at Epcot, and we are already talking about Epcot's other big seasonal event, the Flower and Garden Festival. Taking place next year from March 4 to May 17 2015, the festival will be a 75 day long event in its 22nd year.

The 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will feature... you guessed it - Frozen! For the first time, Anna and Elsa will appear in topiary form. The “Frozen” topiary vignette at World Showcase Plaza will pop with color as Anna’s and Elsa’s icy world, illustrated with white and silver blooms of delphinium, alyssum and other floral varieties, transforms to a brilliant spring palette featuring Gerbera daisies, petunias, Sweet William and other flora.

Goofy will join new topiaries Chip and Dale at the main entrance display. A total cast of nearly 100 character topiary will be on display throughout the park.

The Outdoor Kitchens will return for the third year, giving guests a mini-food and wine festival experience around World Showcase. 

“This is one of our most ambitious festivals ever,” says Eric Darden, festival horticulture manager. “We’re telling stories we’ve never told before. You’ll get a fresh taste of spring — it’ll be like the first spring farmer’s market for America.”

Other experiences planned include:

  • A Southwest desert garden will premiere as a thriving ecosystem.
  • Ten new mini-gardens will surprise guests around every corner. Guests will discover a new “health garden,” a pepper garden, a dinosaur-plant garden and a Shakespeare garden, among others, each designed with a storytelling element.
  • Guests can discover the story of the Monarch butterfly’s epic journey across the continent and see butterflies emerge from their chrysalises at Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House.
  • A weekend concert series will rock audiences every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Performers will include Gin Blossoms, Pablo Cruise, Village People and a lineup of top bands representing four decades of pop music.
  • Disney gardeners will lead weekend how-to Gardening Seminars at the Festival Center, where guests also can pick up signature festival merchandise.
  • When the sun sets, illuminated topiary and play gardens will glow brightly for an after-dark festival experience.
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Texas84Mar 05, 2015

:hilarious:

BobMar 05, 2015

reported :p

wdwmagicMar 05, 2015

Goofy REALLY had to go!

MickeyPeaceMar 04, 2015

Will Tangled characters be planted by the toilets?

wdriveMar 04, 2015

The Sleeping Beauty topiary seems to not be there this year either. Also any reason it's only Miss Piggy this year and no Kermit?

hpyhnt 1000Mar 04, 2015

Troll topiary aside (shame that he was removed) are there perhaps a few more topiary this year compared to years previous? Seemed that way judging from the pics. Epcot looks great as usual decked out in its floral finest.

dstrawn9889Mar 04, 2015

had to close him down and tear him up to make the anna and elsa topiary sculptures. ;)

wdwmagicMar 04, 2015

He isn't there this year.

TomPMar 04, 2015

Thanks for all the pics on the front page...beautiful job. This is my fav time at Epcot but I haven't been in 4 years. Its nice to see it at least in pics. Love the "flower" flower beds.

aladdin2007Mar 04, 2015

Did they do away with the Troll topiary in Norway? Or is he there?

wdwmagicMar 04, 2015

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MermaidJuliMar 04, 2015

Awesome! Thank you for getting these posted so quickly! I am SO excited!

wdwmagicMar 04, 2015

PHOTOS - Full menus and pricing for the 2015 Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

retheaFeb 26, 2015

The Disney info site about the festival still mentions seminars, so are they just not HGTV branded/stars?