Winter may be on the way, but it looks like Disney has springtime on the mind, as plans for the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival have recently been announced.
2015's celebration of all things spring will last 75 days (running from March 4th to May 17th) and feature plenty of new and returning elements sure to delight both longtime fans of the annual event as well as those who might be checking it out for the first time.
1. Frozen makes its topiary debut
In a move that probably comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will feature a brand new topiary based on animated hit Frozen. The new topiary will have the plum spot in front of World Showcase plaza, and will feature Anna and Elsa changing winter into spring with a variety of colorful flowers.
In addition to the Frozen topiary, there will also be a new entrance topiary called “Goofy about Spring” which will of course feature Goofy and friends as well as Chip and Dale.
2. Ten themed mini-gardens will educate and entertain
2015 will see ten themed mini-gardens spring up around Epcot, each with distinct theming designed to be both educational and entertaining. We'll have to wait till March to know all about these new mini-gardens, but Disney did offer a little sneak peek at two of these themed gardens.
First up is the health garden, which will be located next to The Land and will feature ancient medicinal plants like garlic, aloe, chamomile, fennel and mint. Contrasting with these ancient plants will be a selection of plants used to develop modern prescriptions including papaya, periwinkle, turmeric, yew, thyme and valerian.
Meanwhile, over at the World Showcase, a Shakespeare mini-garden will be located in the UK pavilion, and will house plants inspired by some of William Shakespeare’s most famous works. The garden will feature roses from Romeo and Juliet, rosemary from Hamlet, and lavender from The Winter’s Tale.