PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 2/23/23 (Africa Updates, More Topiaries Arrive, Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Ear Headband, & More)

Hello World Travelers! Join us around the neighborhoods of EPCOT discovering new topiaries, Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie ears, and more. Let’s get going!

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Before we jump into our loop of EPCOT, we always take a moment to admire Spaceship Earth.

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Today’s moment of Zen is brought to you by this pristinely organized wall of plush.

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Steamboat Willie is the star of Disney100 Decades collection series 1. We found the plush set, Loungefly backpack, and pins earlier this week.

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A new sensory friendly “Toy Story” youth shirt can be found in Creations Shop.

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Disney Critters are now featured on a set of 4 metal plates. These plates would be great for camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds.

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We spotted Remy giving us the “chef’s kiss” as we shopped at Creations Shop.

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Chewbacca also reminded us to stay strong on our journey through the crowds of EPCOT.

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EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival begins next Wednesday. Global Gardens have begun to spring up. We saw this one taking shape behind the popcorn stand in World Celebration.

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It looks like it will hold bird houses.

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Even more topiaries have taken their place around EPCOT. Mickey and Minnie are having a picnic and are joined by Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Pluto. Last year, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale were located in the America Pavilion.

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Butterfly topiaries have been placed in the World Showcase Promenade.

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The huge Goofy topiary is at the end of the World Showcase Promenade this year. Last year, he was placed at the entrance of the park.

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Disney Traders has been taken over by all things Marvel. Today, we noticed that four new banners are hung around the center of the store.

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The are a play on travel advertisements.

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Have you ever noticed a small wooden statue of Kristoff on the side building of Frozen ever after?

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Even Sven makes a debut.

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Two new advertisement posters have been hung in the Amani Village, otherwise known as the African Outpost. We also noticed new signs for the Amani Village Traders and Wachongaji Wood Carvings.

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Kermit and Ms. Piggy topiaries have moved from the Germany pavilion to in between the Morocco pavilion and the France pavilion.

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We got a surprise visit from Merida! She was out for a stroll because her father invited all the suitable princes to meet her.

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On our way out of EPCOT, we saw “The Lion King” topiaries. They are in the same spots as last year at EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival.

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Thanks for joining us around EPCOT today, and we’ll see ya real soon!

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