Race Around World Showcase

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We are creatures of habit – we really like routine. OK, I really like routine – others tolerate me. Every Saturday morning we are available we go out to breakfast. The group size can vary but the majority of the time it is Walter, Kate, Calvin, Nora and I.

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Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness

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We're doing the Hoop Dee Doo!

We finally did the Hoop Dee Doo. Kate & Calvin and Walter went with us; Kate and Calvin were the only ones who’d attended before. We all rode together with Walter acting as our chauffeur – because – wait for

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I’m only here for the money?

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OK – I know that Disney sells and sells and sells. The theme parks are close to being more sales areas than entertainment areas (not square footage but number of stores versus attractions). I suspect we all take little notice of this – it is the nature of the

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More Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Photos

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I had a couple more photos from this year’s festival to share. I hope you enjoy them…

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Yes, that is the roof of the seating area outside the bakery at Norway Pavilion

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“Recycled” Topiary

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I’d love to believe that Disney makes so much money that every year they can create all new topiary for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Although they do make boatloads of money, most visitors/guests don’t visit every year. So Disney can easily recycle topiary and change locations without

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Sand Sculpture

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In 2009 Nora and I flew down for a long weekend in May. This was the first year I recall seeing a sand sculpture at the Flower and Garden Festival. My recall is that the sculpture was to promote the Disney Nature series. In 2008 Disney had founded a

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Cars 2 Topiary still on display

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Calvin and I were at Epcot yesterday. Turns out the Cars 2 topiary is still on display. The signs about the cars representing each country are gone but the flags are still out. I neglected to say in my post that these are big flags. They are over 6

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Cars 2 Topiary

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I already raved about the Minnie and Mickey Picnic topiary… The Cars 2 topiary had the potential to steal the show. Unfortunately for half the festival Mater was not on display. I happened to be at Epcot two days in a row and was there the day he appeared

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Pooh Topiary

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My memory is not that good but I recall Pooh topiary from past years. That said – I’m not easily finding old photos to prove it. The Pooh topiary occupied a large space where the dolphin display was last year. The display was ok but nothing spectacular. Here are

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Butterfly House

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For those of you who always enjoyed the butterfly house at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, 2011 brought a surprise. If you walked toward World Showcase from the fountain in Future World and turned left to find the butterfly house – you may have feared all was lost. Where

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