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Trip Report Time for Flowers! Flower & Food (Garden) March 2017

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by ajrwdwgirl, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I liked that they had Figment and Minnie on them. However, because of those ears my own ears ended up getting sun burnt. Oh well, a small price to pay for fashion!
     
  2. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks Minnie!
     
  3. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I went with my family during one of the first years as a festival too, but I just remember there being extra topiaries I don't think my parents were too into the food booths.
     
  4. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    After the land ride we headed to Sunshine Seasons, not for more food but for a beverage. I don't drink soda much (rarely a Diet Coke) and the Seasons is one of the few places in Epcot, well actually in all of WDW that I can get a sparkling water. So I try to buy a Perrier wherever I can in hopes it will boost sales and they will expand sales in other spots. Side note, when I went to Disneyland Paris Perrier was for sale every where and I loved it!

    So anyway now that we had our beverages we headed over to the butterfly house and we passed some Fantasia themed topiaries along the way.

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    Pretty pretty flowers!
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    We saw a decent number of butterflies inside the butterfly house. I spied this one all closed up on a flower and decided to take a picture anyway because it was close by. As soon as I went to hit the button it splayed its wings out, almost as if it knew it was getting its picture taken.
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    Whenever I think of butterflies I giggle a little, because one year I dared Brad to dress as a butterfly for Halloween. He did and it was funny (I won't post a picture of him), so I called him a Brad-erfly. So I was looking at butterflies with my Braderfly.

    Anyway, here were some in their cocoons.
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    And a list of all the butterflies we could possibly find.
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    And back outside
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    And a neat looking shirt for sale.
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  5. Songbird76

    Songbird76 Well-Known Member

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    I love those butterfly topiaries!!!

    So...they have booths at F&G like they do at F&W? Or was this a quick service thing that's always there? That beef looks soooo good!!
     
  6. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Resident "and onion" of the boards Premium Member

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    The food booths have been increasing every year.
     
  7. Songbird76

    Songbird76 Well-Known Member

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    See, now I can't wait for my kids to be older so Hubby and I can take trips without them. They are so strict about school over here, so we can not go when school is in session or we'd get in HUGE trouble. But Summer is the only really big break where we could take the kids with us, and it's too expensive with flights and everything. This is making me want to go back NOW, but I can't!000
     
  8. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Food booths like Food and Wine. They are divine.
     
  9. MySmallWorldof4

    MySmallWorldof4 Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever been to Disneyland Paris?
     
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    myhappyplace Well-Known Member

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    Love your report so far; DH and I will be headed to F&G for the first time at the end of April/ beginning of May, so thanks for the preview :)
     
  11. Tuvalu

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    The food booths are a recent addition to F&G. :)
     
  12. Songbird76

    Songbird76 Well-Known Member

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    No I haven't. I want to!
     
  13. figmentfan423

    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    I want that shirt.
     
  14. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! I'm glad to be of service of providing a preview. It is a pretty great time to go to WDW.

    I figured they were more recent, but I wondered if maybe it was just something we didn't do.
     
  15. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I really like that so much of the Festival merch is Figment. One more reason for you to get hubby to agree to go to either F&W or F&G!
     
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You should! This year is the 25th anniversary. If I lived a couple hours train ride away I'd probably be there every weekend. Which it is probably a good thing I don't live that close to any Disney park. :joyfull:
     
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    We revisited this topiary again. And while hubby went to check out one of the merch kiosks, I enjoyed this bench.
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    While relaxing on my bench I finally got a monorail shot. A little blurry because of course I wasn't ready for it.
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    We then headed over to the Festival Center to check out what was going on and walked past the road rally topiaries.
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    We then ran into the Jamitors but in their garden finery so we watched them for awhile.
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    So into the Festival Center we went, I bought some merch and we check out some displays. I also took a quick back into time for when it was Wonders of Life. I wish Body Wars was still around, I know it grossed some people out, but it was always fun to me. But I don't get grossed out by blood and that kind of stuff.

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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Here is some merch I did not buy, but though was okay.
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    I really liked this top with the color and the same design as the ears I bought. But the cut of the sleeves were too short for me. I don't tend to like the short sleeves on women's tops, they are always too short for me.
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    Inside the Festival Center. I miss though bikes from Wonders of Life that had the video screens. :( I always wanted to do them but my mom said we didn't have time, and I could do them next time. There was no next time for the bikes for me. (Okay, enough of my pity party.)
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    So after the Festival center we continues on toward Mission Space so hubby could see the Buzz topiary.
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    We continued into World Showcase and we were headed to the Mexico pavilion to do the ride and maybe grab a margarita.
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    Well the line was long for the ride, all the parts of the queue were open and it even looped a couple of times in front of the restaurant. So we thought, we'll maybe a margarita to go from La Cava...nope that line stretched up the ramp to the entrance to the Plaza. :( So we walked out the side door of the pyramid and had a look at the orchids. The orchids this year were cascading from the trees. They were just so lovely and many of them smelled so good too!
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    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It was almost time for our Frozen fast pass anyway, so we wandered into Norway until we could check-in. We also found the Easter egg, we didn't do the official hunt but just some pictures.

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    I can't remember what the wait time was, but it was something I would not have waited for had we not had a fast pass. I didn't even attempt any pictures on the ride this time and just enjoyed it. I did think that some scenes seemed a little brighter this time, but I might have been imagining it.
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    Well folks my computer seems to be having attitude tonight. It doesn't want to upload most of the pictures I'm trying to put on (and they are within the guidelines) so I'm just going to call it a day. Have a nice night/day!
     
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    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on it:angelic:
     

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