Now, back to the Flower & Garden Festival––or what remans of it. When the park closed, the festival had been running for little over a week, and all of the green spaces were in full bloom.
And now, a closer look at these green spaces, as emphasized by @bioreconstruct‘s handy yellow arrows. This is what they looked like during @bioreconstruct’s flyover on May 4th. Entire sections of landscaping have been stripped or left to wither, with character topiaries left seemingly intact, but also sitting atop bare dirt.
The traditional flower blankets that line the Rose Walk connecting the Imagination! Pavilion and the World Showcase have now had many colored segments removed, likely the shorter-lived flowers, with just the orange circles and Mickey shapes remaining. Do note that it is typical for the horticulture team to replace the seasonal flower beds mid-festival for a refresh, however.
Here’s another before and after, this time focusing on the flower quilt by the Innoventions East bypass walkway.
When Walt Disney World reopens, it’ll likely do so in phases, possibly with a limited number of parks and experiences open to guests. Whether we’ll get to see EPCOT in bloom again this year is unknown, but at least there’s next year… right?