By Andie Hagemann
It’s time to stop and smell the roses, because the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is underway at Walt Disney World Resort! Now through July 4, 2022, guests can view stunning topiaries of cherished Disney characters and animals, and stroll through the festival’s colorful themed gardens.
Read more about the festival, including the mouthwatering food and beverage offerings.
Here is where to find this year’s character topiaries:
EPCOT’s main entrance features Goofy with a cake celebrating the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary. Meanwhile, Toy Story’s Woody, Bo Peep, and her Sheep are near The Land pavilion, and between Imagination! and The Land pavilion, guests can see topiaries of fan-favorite characters from Disney’s The Lion King—including Simba, Rafiki, Mufasa, Sarabi, Pumbaa, and Timon. Figment and Bambi are also located near Imagination! And go to infinity and beyond with the Buzz Lightyear topiary, fittingly placed near Mission: SPACE.
Oh boy! For Fantasia fans, Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo, and Gator topiaries are located at the entrance to World Showcase. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie can be found at the nearby bridge.
Make your way over to World Showcase to see The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald, and Panchito) located in the Mexico pavilion, while Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen can be found in the Norway pavilion—along with a larger-than-life Troll topiary!
Don’t miss adorable panda topiaries in the China pavilion, and a dragon topiary located near the Torii Gate in the Japan pavilion. Plus, over at the Germany pavilion, see Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, as well as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Mosey on over to The American Adventure pavilion for the Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale topiaries. Then, stop by the Italy pavilion to see Lady and Tramp, followed by the France pavilion for Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, and Cogsworth from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden, Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger are in the United Kingdom pavilion. And between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions, guests can check out Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc topiaries.
Visit FreshEPCOT.com for more information regarding the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.