We’ll head over to the Flower and Garden Festival Welcome Center to have a look around. While we’re at it, we’ll take a look at this year’s Festival merchandise.
Here is the Festival Center in context. You may know it as the old Wonders of Life Pavilion or the Food and Wine Festival Center. From the main entrance, walk to the fountain and take a left. Continue walking straight and you’ll find yourself around here somewhere.
Classic character topiaries sit outside.
Pluto’s collar is a nice touch.
Looks like Goofy is doing some roller skating now that spring is around the corner.
He was ice skating over the holidays. The Donald might also look familiar. And Bambi will look familiar in the Butterfly House. And the other topiaries are around here somewhere too.
A few decorations line the walk up to the Festival Center.
Just inside on our left we have a pretty sad use of space. Hopefully they are just running behind on installing something in here. For the Food and Wine Festival, they sold overpriced beer and wine. That would be fine. The Flower and Booze Festival has a ring to it. That’s what I call my backyard anyway.
The first horticulture presentation of the Festival was mostly full. This is:
Scott Shultz. He was discussing trees at Coronado Springs Resort at the time. The presenters are Disney employees, which may add interest even if you find vegetation to be off-putting.
The Designers’ Stage doesn’t look quite as comfortable as it did for the Food and Wine Festival.
This was my first day at the Food and Wine Festival in the same area. A meal prepared by the executive chef at Victoria and Albert’s or a seat on a wooden bench while someone discusses grass varietals? Tough call.
Very good friend of the site Moet Hennessy USA returns to sponsor the Intermissions Cafe inside the Festival Center. Rough pricing on those wines.
The same wines by the bottle. Here’s Disney’s take: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/festivalwines.jpg. I’m guessing it’s rosier than reality, but it looks like it all tastes like wine.
The Spotlight Stage is just to the right of the entrance/exit.
You’ll usually find the least popular presentations here.
This year’s artwork.
$19.95 regardless of whether you’d like a signature. Heck, I’d sign it for another grand.
The front and back of Mickey’s Mow and Grow Landscape Services.
$24.95 a pop.
I can prove it.
$21.95 for the youth. This is my favorite design.
The Goofy and Pluto statues are $35.95 a piece.
I love these flamingos wearing Mickey Ears.
These antennae toppers are:
The big guys are $29.95. The sku is 400006281920 if you’re keeping score at home.
These take home Mickey Topiaries are:
These magnets are a pretty ridiculous $6.95 each. Maybe you could use them to pin $100 bills to your fridge.
Same with these little keychains.
I wouldn’t have named it this.
Oh my science. Am I the only one taking offense to the genetic modification of agriculture? Test tube cockscomb? Time to close this place down. The Times UK where are you?
This canvas tote is certainly cute:
But it seems pricey considering. Maybe it waters your plants for you or something.
As usual they’re going for broke with this design. Luckily it’s awesome!
Standard pricing on these things.
Or go aluminum.
For a dollar more.
These chimes are from last year right?
But Gnominnie Figure is new?
You thought I was making that up, didn’t you? I would never.
A ton of non-Disney yard art.
A beautiful display right in the middle of the shop. Bigger: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/yardart.jpg.
Tinker Bell and Mickey get in on the action too.
And Tink. Both nicely packaged in boxes.
Or the chime version:
I hate chimes. There is no “off” button.
The bird feeder version for those of you with baller status. It’s $39.95.
Or a different variety.
For those of you sipping on a $12 glass of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
As you enter the Festival Center, you’ll see this art stuff immediately to your right. Virtually no one heads over here because it’s in the corner in sort of an odd location.
Maybe if we pool our funds we can afford one of the little ones.
On your way to the Mexico Pavilion you’ll encounter this popup bonsai booth staffed by real life Japanese people. Epcot is so authentic.
Does it get any bigger?
But how does it look in the dark? Since this website generates no revenue I don’t have power. Maybe I could enjoy it during the daytime when I’m asleep.
These two up front are $59.98 each.
Perhaps you are in the market for a Tinker Bell Light Up Thing?
Who isn’t? I think it lights up anyway. I really have no idea.
My dad would love this hat.
If it didn’t have Mickey Mouse on it and was less than $4.00.
It looks heavy but weighs virtually nothing.
A nice, inexpensive way to remind your neighbors that you’re Disney insane.
If I was in the market for a murder weapon, I would probably go with the welcome rock. It looks more aerodynamic in case you miss and have to throw it in the general direction of your victim.
But considering they’re the same price, you’ve got some decisions to make.
The bird feeders and other assorted items should all come in boxes for easier transportation. Your success on getting murder weapons and/or items with long pointy sticks attached past security may vary.
I bet you didn’t know.
That you wanted to grow your own Hawaiian Lei Flower. They are $12 to $20 (as far as I remember) and discounts are available if you purchase two.
I have no idea how they work, but it’s certainly a unique idea. They sort of look like hit your sister sticks.
We’ll take a better look at the Haiti exhibit later. Over here near Germany we have a couple popup stores.
Nothing really popped out at me, unfortunately.
Some inexpensive items. These run about $8.00.
In case you’re in the market for a Disney Vacation Club contract, Disney has erected this temporary kiosk to the left of the France Pavilion.
As you walk toward the Canada Pavilion from Future World, you’ll see a few more kiosks on your left. This one is full of pretty generic jewelry, hats, and handbags.
More generic merchandise in case you’re in the market for a shovel or work gloves and they don’t stock those items at any stores near where you live where it would be much less expensive and more convenient to make those purchases. That said, I haven’t seen a lot of bright orange hats at Home Depot.
A closer look at some of said items.
That’s about it. I’ll post anything new I see.