Around the World at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival

See your favorite Disney characters as topiaries.
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It's no surprise that my favorite Disney park is Epcot. When I'm on a buget and can't afford a trip to Europe, I book a cheap flight to Orlando and walk around the pavillions at Epcot's World Showcase. It temporarily satisfies my international-travel hunger plus I get to practice my (poor) French with real French employees at the France pavillion.

Special events like the International Flower and Garden Festival through May 30 make the park even more magical. Disney characters come to life in giant topiaries. My favorites are placed throughout the World Showcase because I'm reminded that many of these beloved characters have origins from other countries. 

Here's what caught my eye in other countries.

Canada

Who knew Bambi, Thumper and Flower were Canadian?! 

Bambi and Friends Topiaries

Bambi and Friends Topiaries

These fun Bambi and friends topiaries were spotted in Canada at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

United Kingdom

Here's the crocodile from Peter Pan.

Crocodile Topiary at Epcot

Crocodile Topiary at Epcot

The Crocodile from Disney's Peter Pan comes to life at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

France

And Cogsworth and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.

Cogsworth and Lumiere Topiaries

Cogsworth and Lumiere Topiaries

These Beauty and the Beast topiaries were spotted at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Morroco

This topiary was made from a variety of spices.

Moroccan Spices Topiary

Moroccan Spices Topiary

This topiary made from spices was spotted at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Japan

The traditional bonsai tree garden in this pavillion was expanded for the festival.

Bonsai Tree in Epcot's Japan

Bonsai Tree in Epcot's Japan

This bonsai tree was spotted at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Italy 

Naturally, Lady and Tramp were spotted pretty close to the pasta restaurant.

Lady and The Tramp Topiaries

Lady and The Tramp Topiaries

These topiaries were spotted at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in Italy. 

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Germany 

Snow White was published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years before the iconic Disney animation.

Snow White Topiary

Snow White Topiary

This Snow White topiary was spotted in Germany at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. You can see several dwarfs peeking behind her. 

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

The Outpost

This isn't a pavillion, just an African-themed area between Germany and China. But how could you not stop to check out Timon and Pumbaa?

Timon and Pumbaa

Timon and Pumbaa

These Timon and Pumbaa topiaries were spotted in the African Outpost at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

China 

Check out the varying textures on this dragon topiary.

Dragon Topiary

Dragon Topiary

This dragon topiary was spotted in China at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Norway 

I think we all know who this is.

Anna Topiary

Anna Topiary

This Anna topiary was spotted in Norway at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

Mexico

There were so many beautiful orchids draping over Mayan-inspired features.

 Orchids in Epcot's Mexicon

Orchids in Epcot's Mexicon

These gorgeous orchids were spotted at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Photo by: Deanne Revel

Deanne Revel

You can see all of these amazing installations until May 30. 

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