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Sorcerer Mickey Topiary is Pure Magic

Sorcerer Mickey Fantasia DisplayThe 19th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival kicked off March 7th at the Walt Disney World® Resort with a huge splash of color. Walt Disney World’s® horticulture team showed off their green thumbs with the garden inspired from a scene of “Fantasia” in front of the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth.

Here are some fun facts on the front-entrance “Fantasia” topiary display:

  • Comprised of 28 topiaries which is more than have been used in any front-entrance display!  Those 28 topiaries include Sorcerer Mickey, three ostriches, two hippos, two alligators, two elephants, nine stars, a spiral and eight mushrooms.
  • 22,615 plant plugs of 15 plant varieties make up the Fantasia front-entrance topiary.  They include reindeer moss, red begonias, creeping fig ,Sweet Ayssum, and three shades of Lobelia, and Black Scallop Ajuga.
  • 4,000 Blushing Bride air plants from Guatemala color the two hippos’ tutus and 300 Cotton Candy air plants from Peru feather the wings and tails of the three ostrich topiaries.
  • 1,250 feet irrigation tubing is woven into the “Fantasia” front-entrance topiaries

Watch as Cast Members bring the display to life

New Topiaries Greet Guests at 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Yesterday was the opening of the 19th annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival. Upon entering the park, guests will experience the largest topiary Disney’s horticulture team has ever created, Sorcerer Mickey. In a scene inspired by the movie Fantasia, Sorcerer Mickey is joined by 15 additional characters creating a splash of color that only Disney could do!

Take a look into how cast members bring these amazing topiaries to life!

Events Announced for 19th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 19th Annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will take place this year Mar. 7-May 20 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Many special guests and celebrities will be on hand to educate and entertain guests throughout the festival.

HGTV / DIY Designer Presentations

Location: Festival Center (between Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE in Future World)
Show Times:  Noon and 3:00 p.m. on dates listed

3/9 – 3/11/12

John Gidding, from Curb Appeal
“Designing for Curb Appeal”

3/16 – 3/18/12

Sabrina Soto, from The High Low Project
“Decorating Design Tips, Tricks and Savvy Shopping Secrets”

3/23 – 3/25/12

Jason Cameron, from DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes
“Working Makeover Magic for Desperate Landscapes”

3/30-4/1/12

Camille Styles, from HGTV.com, Design Happens
“Planning Garden Parties That Are Simple, But Not Your Garden Variety

4/6 – 4/8/12

Dan Faires, from HGTV.com’s DanMade
“Planning Your Planting with Terrarium, Vertical Gardens and Small Space Greenery”

4/13 – 4/15/12

Brandon Johnson, from My Yard Goes Disney
“Bringing Disney Inspiration and HGTV Design to Your Backyard”

4/20 – 4/22/12

Meg Caswell Holladay, from Meg’s Great Rooms
“Tips for Turning a Good Room Into a Great Room!”

4/27 – 4/29/12

Monica Pedersen, from HGTV Dream Home 2012
“Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home”
 5/4 – 5/6/12 Antonio Ballatore, from The Antonio Treatment
“Design Outside of the Box: How to Personalize, Customize, and Inspire”
5/11 – 5/13/12 Carter Oosterhouse, from Million Dollar Rooms
“10 Renovation Tips You Need To Know”
5/18 – 5/20/12 Genevieve Gorder, from Dear Genevieve and HGTV Design Star
“Turning Your Landscape Inside Out”

Flower Power Concert Series

Location: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase
Show Times:  5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on dates listed

3/9 – 3/11/12

Jose Feliciano
Known for Light My Fire

3/16 – 3/18/12

Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
Known for We Built This City

3/23 – 3/25/12

The Guess Who
Known for American Woman

3/30-4/1/12

The Spinners
Known for Cupid

4/6 – 4/8/12

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
Known for The Twist

4/13 – 4/15/12

Paul Revere & The Raiders
Known for Good Thing

4/20 – 4/22/12

The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie
Known for Happy Together

4/27 – 4/29/12

CHUCK NEGRON Formerly of Three Dog Night
Known for Joy to the World
 5/4 – 5/6/12 THE ORCHESTRA Featuring Former Members of ELO and ELO Part II
Known for Don’t Bring Me Down
5/11 – 5/13/12 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
Known for I’m Henry VIII, I Am
5/18 – 5/20/12 To Be Determined

2012 Flower Power Concert Series

Disney has announced the lineup for the 2012 Flower Power Concert Series!  The concert series is part of the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival held every spring in Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the festival, artists from varied decades take over the American Gardens Theatre and play some of their greatest hits. The concerts are 3-times per day (5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.) and are included with general admission to Epcot®.  Here is the latest lineup of performers*:

  • 3/9-11 Jose Feliciano (Light My Fire)
  • 3/16-18 Starship Starring Mickey Thomas(We Built This City)
  • 3/23-25 The Guess Who (American Woman)
  • 3/30-4/1 The Spinners (Cupid)
  • 4/6-8 Chubby Checker & The Wildcats (The Twist)
  • 4/13-15 Paul Revere & The Raiders (Good Thing)
  • 4/20-22 The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie (Happy Together)
  • 4/27-29 Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night (Joy to the World)
  • 5/4-6 The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO (Don’t Bring Me Down)
  • 5/11-13 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone (I’m Henry VIII, I Am)
  • 5/18-5/20 Davy Jones (I’m a Believer)
The 19th Annual Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival runs Mar. 7 – May 20, 2012.
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*Entertainment is subject to change without notice.