We know you’re probably already planning your Disney trip this summer now that the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival dates have dropped (along with the returning Cheese Crawl and food booths). BUT, the Flower and Garden Festival is still going strong in the parks right now!
Today, the Cast Members were working hard to maintain the topiaries around the Flower and Garden Festival. But, it wasn’t just trimming and clipping, like you’d think! We noticed that a Cast Member was using inserting metal pipes (???) into the display near the entrance of Future World. Obviously, we were pretty intrigued since pipes and flowers don’t seem like your typical gardening combination.
When we asked what the pipe was used for, the Cast Member was happy to explain that the cone-shaped metal was placed into spots where the topiary was thinning out.
Then, she added the small plant pieces called “plugs” to the holes she made in order to give the finished product a fuller appearance. If you’ve ever wondered how the Flower and Garden topiaries remained so vibrant, you can thank those plant plugs for adding just a bit of extra magic to the displays! We knew Disney was meticulous about keeping its plants in tip-top shae around the parks, but we’re VERY impressed with their creativity in mending the topiaries too!
That wasn’t the only spot getting some well-needed TLC in EPCOT, though! The Figment Topiary near Journey into Imagination made a new friend as a Cast Member cleaned up the edges.
Figment looked pretty happy to be getting a mini manicure…
…and a “hair cut” so he could look his best while welcoming everyone to the Imagination Institute. He cleans up nice, don’t you think?
As we continue to hop around the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, as well as the rest of the parks, we’ll be sure to give you a sneak peek at everything new we find soon. Stay tuned with DFB for the latest Disney news you need to know!
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