PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 3/4/19 (Flower & Garden Preparations, Construction Updates, Purple Martins, and More!)
It’s almost time for yet another Epcot festival! Preparations are underway across the park for the 2019 Flower and Garden Festival, which starts this Wednesday, March 6th. Let’s take a look around the park and see what’s new.
This one of the few times of year there’s no display in this front planter. That might change with the upcoming Epcot entrance re-design, but I’ll enjoy the simplicity while it lasts.
It takes a lot of work and water to make these flowers look this good.
You can see the butterfly tent has already gone up near Club Cool. That’s always one of my favorite parts of the festival.
This booth has been sitting here behind scrim since the Food and Wine Festival ended. I’m glad they’re finally going to use it again.
Nearby, work is started in earnest at installing the playground that occupies this space every year. It’s usually a hit with the kids.
The paint-by-numbers wall is still up. The last one they did was Figment with several flowers. It’s exceedingly appropriate for the upcoming festival.
One of the great things about Spring in Walt Disney World is the return of the Purple Martins. These birds roost here part of the year, and spend the other part in Brazil. You can hear Cast Members talking about them near their bird houses in Future World East.