New Look Revealed for Dopey Topiary at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

Hi everyone!

Back in 2014, Snow White was the first topiary to receive a “2.0” look at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, with sculpted features that made her look much more realistic. Other topiaries have slowly followed, including Anna and Elsa and Belle. This year, three existing topiaries have been upgraded – first, Woody and Buzz at the Toy Story 4 location to have the same look as the new Bo Peep topiary. And instead of seven Dwarfs, Dopey stands on his own with Snow White and looks very different than previous years.

I had interviewed Epcot Horticulture Manager Eric Darden about the topiaries, and I will write that up tomorrow along with Festival tips.

Here is a look at what Dopey has looked like over the past few years, he’s looked a little different previous to that as well. I have more of the Seven Dwarfs from a year or two back at the end of the article.

Here is the display this year, with Snow White and Dopey.

Snow White is in the sixth year of her new look.

And Dopey looks adorable! His face and hands would not be a plant (not growing) but the rest of him is.

Here is a look from the side.

A lot of the topiaries have been moved around this year as well, which is fun to see. I am looking forward to heading out to opening day in a few minutes! I have photographed all the topiaries now except the opening one, which is butterflies.

Dopey looks ready to go to work.

A look at one of his hands.

And here is what the Seven Dwarfs have looked like in recent years, but they will not be here in the 2019 Festival. I would not expect them again until they all received new topiary looks. And the Festival generally changes very few per year so it may be a while.

Here is a look at our Mousesteps Weekly #302 show, where we talk about some of the topiaries, food, and merchandise. We will have a show dedicated to mostly the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival next week.

I will post my tips article tomorrow, I can’t wait to share more of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival now that it is officially open!