Happy Easter, peeps!
(Fun Fact: I've been calling you guys "peeps" for the last 4 years just to lead up to that opening.)
You will quickly realize this is NOT a post full of Star Wars Celebration cosplay, so sorry about that. It'll take me a little while to re-combobulate and sort and edit my photos, so in the meantime:
How about some Epcot Flower & Garden Festival pretties?
I don't have the patience to do anything comprehensive, of course - there is too much! - but here are some of my favorite shots and finds from around the park.
This chalk art (actually done with decals) is a new addition right outside the butterfly tent. I love these kinds of illusions!
Here's how it looks from the side:
More butterfly love:
And caterpillar action, too!
I forget what kind of flower buds these were, but don't they look like something out of Avatar?
You can buy the Egg Hunt maps at the nearby shop, which I've covered before. In addition to the map and stickers, you get to choose a plastic egg for your prize. Here are the new eggs this year:
(We picked Nemo.)
Plus they had last year's options available, too:
I'm still waiting for them to come out with a Figment and White Rabbit eggs. Harrumph.
We spotted this baby duckling (with mom close behind) in the crystal clear waters near The Land:
Doc topiary with Spaceship Earth in the distance:
I didn't photograph all the Easter Eggs this year because I've done that before, and they're the same designs - just hidden in new places. In fact, see if you can spot Goofy waaaaay up here:
That's the tallest tower in the Italy pavilion. I wonder who got to climb all those stairs. o.0
I also liked Perry's egg over in Morocco:
Note how the egg sits in a little bird nest. :D
The whole park is decked out in its flowery finest:
I don't think any of the character topiaries are new this year, but they did add a face on Belle:
This was the most popular photo spot in the park, of course, so it took patience to get a clear shot!
Off to the side are Cogsworth and Lumiere:
Over in the UK Tinkerbell watches over a garden filled with fairy houses:
I broke out the fish eye so you can just see them; I think there are 4 in that shot.
I bet they'll eventually add faces to all the character topiaries - you can see Tink doesn't have hers yet, which kind of stands out.
A better look at one of the fairy houses.
Here's the spot where everyone takes pretty pictures of the monorail going by:
... so just imagine there's a monorail in there, k?
(We waited for AGES, honest! Then I got bored. And a little peckish. What.)
With the fish eye you can see the Imagination building off to the left:
The Three Caballeros!
And here's Anna & Elsa in Norway:
I almost missed Stitch; he's over on the side of Mouse Gear:
Golden Hour hitting Test Track and this side's flower quilt:
Donald with Huey, Dewey, and Louie:
And on the other side of the ball:
Mickey, Minnie, Daisy & Pluto with a May Pole.
I take it back; this is the most popular photo spot, so I had to take it from the side. Sorry!
Here, I'll make up for it with my favorite:
Bambi, Thumper, & Flower. D'awwww.
I love this one, the field of flowers they're in is so vivid and cheerful. Just makes me happy. :)
I hope these gave you a smile, peeps! Happy Sunday, and stay tuned for news from a galaxy far, far away.