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Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Preview Photo Update Including Living Topiaries Mickey & Minnie in Promo Photo Shoot

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We were at Epcot yesterday as my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World is gearing up. I always enjoy seeing topiaries and flowers as they are added around the park for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! Yesterday we saw a little something fun as well, just before World Showcase opened for the day. Mickey and Minnie as living topiaries were being filmed for some sort of a promotion for the festival. I have never seen these costumes and I hope we see them again sometime! I am also posting other photos from around the park of topiaries and flowers, though not duplicating topiaries I posted in my February 20th article. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off February 28th, 2018. There will be some changes this year as there are every year, and I will be posting a tips article on March 1st as I did last year and previously. This is our 12th year bringing coverage of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and I plan to write up the Royal Tea Tour again this year and have an overview and scavenger hunt article.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Arriving as Epcot International Festival of the Arts Comes to an End

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Two weeks ago, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival started taking shape as the first flower quilt was planted. Soon, topiaries started popping up around World Showcase and more will arrive around the park until opening day, February 28th, 2018. (This is our 12th year covering the Festival, see my article "13 Tips to Enjoy the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017"  - I should be posting a new tips article on March 1st!) At the same time as the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival has been filling in, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts was winding down after a six week run in its second year. Here are some photos from the past week, with topiaries so far added and from the last evening of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Photo Update as Disney's Riviera Resort is Being Built - February 2018

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I stopped at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort over the weekend to check out the construction as Disney's Riviera Resort is being built. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort has been undergoing renovations at Old Port Royale with the food court and Shutters restaurant being closed - as the whole building has been. Plus, Disney's Riviera Resort is taking up where Barbados and part of Martinique were for the new 300 room Disney Vacation Club resort. You can see what Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort looked like in my 2015 photo walk. The Disney Skyliner is also under construction at the resort area, which will transport guests from Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Riviera Resort to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Disney's Riviera Resort will be the Disney Vacation Club's 15th resort, with most being at Walt Disney World. It will also have a rooftop restaurant.

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Disney's Port Orleans Resort Mardi Gras Parade 2018 Includes Turkey Leg, Dole Whip Carts with Theme "Sweets & Treats"

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Disney's Port Orleans Resort holds a Mardi Gras Pargo Parade each year, and 2018 was no exception! We attend each year, this is our seventh in a row and the theme each year is different. For 2018, the theme was "Sweets & Treats" - all about food. The pargo (golf) carts were decorated in a variety of different food items, like a turkey leg and Dole Whip. I wasn't sure if we'd see anything "rose gold" as that is the big trend of the past couple of months, but I didn't notice anything. Here is a look in photos and video of the parade!

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Epcot Starts Installing Flower Quilt for Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival; More Epcot Pictures From Today

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Thank you to our friend Axel (Curious Axel on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram) for sending along some Epcot photos from today. I have been wanting to get over to the park for days, but it will still be Thursday before we are back in Epcot. I am very excited to see the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival flower quilt now being installed - that festival is my favorite and we will be sharing it with you for our 12th year! I always head to Epcot more often in the few weeks prior to it as flower and topiaries are added. Plus, Axel sent us some more pics - artwork for the continuing Epcot International Festival of the Arts and new Walt Disney World Annual Passholder shirts.

Here is the Epcot Flower quilt as the shapes are drawn in - grass has been removed and it won't be long until flowers are growing. This usually starts a few weeks before the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and we are right on time with that as it begins February 28th, 2018.

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