2011 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Entrance Topiary

What is Disney doing?  Did you see the topiary at the entrance to the festival this year?  Do you remember a couple of years back how awesome the pirate ship with Peter Pan, Captain Hook, et al was?  What about the one where the Fab 5 are at the beach – a theme which carried on with other topiaries around the park.  There probably is supposed to be a theme each year  – this year must be promote our movies and DVDs. (Actually the 2011 theme was “Where Epcot Springs to Life” – duh, it is a flower and garden show).

Toy Story 3 (TS3) characters; Woody, Buzz and Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear (Lotso) were featured at the entrance to Epcot this year.  Oh yeah, there is also a beach ball that is a few feet round.  Now TS3 was a good movie but we didn’t particularly like Lotso.  Yes he was the villain but still we were not impressed – probably because the bad guy had a southern accent and no one else did.  So why make Lotso the center piece and put him on a platform?  I don’t know.

One thing to the imagineers/gardeners credit – the strawberry “Nestle Quick” smell they were pumping out fit nicely with Lotso (hopefully you know the reason).  Funny though most people I overheard who even noticed the smell had no idea what it was – flowers in the display maybe? One father told his son it was cotton candy they were smelling and they would get some as soon as they reached the stand – good luck with that.

Anyway, a few photos of the entrance TS3 topiary…maybe if you saw it you were not as disappointed as I was?









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