Walt Disney World Prepares New Topiaries and Merchandise for EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival begins on March 3, 2023. Ahead of its start, Walt Disney World Resort is making preparations for the many different topiaries, merchandise, plant life, entertainment, food and beverages, and a whole lot more, The Disney Parks Blog shared how Disney is preparing particularly with some new topiaries and merchandise this year. Guests will be able to see both during the festival which runs through July 5, 2023, at EPCOT. 

Disney Horticulture and Walt Disney Imagineering worked together to design, build and grow diverse topiary masterpieces, including the debut of fearless Princess Tiana from the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic “The Princess and the Frog,” plus the courageous Madrigal sisters and young Antonio from Disney Animation’s Academy Award-winning “Encanto.”

This process of pushing boundaries and growing new magic began nearly a year ago. Talented artists developed sketches, Imagineers designed 3D models, skilled welders molded frames, and horticulture specialists chose plant materials. The results are charming, whimsical – and definitely photo-worthy!  

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Along with preparing the various topiaries that will be found around EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resort is also creating a new line of merchandise as well.

Merchandise includes a new Spirit Jersey, a Loungefly backpack that are in bright orange shades that contrast with the gardens found at EPCOT around World Showcase. There is also a headband along with a limited-edition Disney Munchling, and CORKCICLE tumbler that will be available during the festival.

The Snow White collection also includes a Looney and Bourge bag, garden-inspired headband, also adorable Figment Crocks from the Figment collection. These can be purchased at Festival Markets, Odyssey, and Creations Shop as long as supplies last.

Spaceship Earth will also have a new spectacle of light at night with “a fun new soundtrack” Disney shared.