For this visit we arrived at Epcot around 1 p.m. We planned on coming late and staying late so we could see the Fireworks display. Since we had seen most of what we wanted to see on a previous visit we wanted to spend a relaxing day and see the flower show that started March 19. The day was cool, about 68 and sunny and it was just perfect for walking around and enjoying everything.
The photos don’t do the topiary creations justice. The birds and butterflies above are all flowers and greenery. Peter Pan one was probably my favorite. You should be able to guess that Tinkerbell is my special favorite. Snow White and the seven dwarfs was also pretty cute.
Fragrance Garden – the most original idea I have ever seen for a fragrance garden was in Paris and done by Guerlain,s among the oldest perfume houses in the world. The only fragrance I was familiar with was Sharlimar. They had topiary in the shape of their famous perfume bottles with lots of other fragrant plants and flowers surrounding the topiary and then to top it off they had about a dozen stations (see photo) where you could actually smell the fragrances. We loved it.
China had a different type of topiary which was made of seeds and dried things. They had one for each month of the Chinese Zodiac. I am a tiger. They were about 18 inches high and two feet long. Very beautiful. Japan had many bonsai trees that we enjoyed.
Another highlight was watching Paul Revere and the Raiders perform. We had very low expectations and it was a hoot. They really played to the senior crowd. I forgot all the music they have done.
I enjoyed the US American Tribute but Bob thought it was too much pomp and circumstance. I also thought it was sad. What is the American dream today? Have we and our country lost it? Did we ever have it? Lots of philisophical thoughts on this one. Ask me about this when you see me.
The fireworks or as Disney calles it “Illumination” was fun but Bob and I both expected a little more. We would give a regular fireworks a 5 and gave this an 8.
We are theme parked out. Probably will not go to another one for decades!