By now, we are all reasonably well acquainted with what Walt Disney World looks like in the springtime. The famous EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival brings the natural botanical wonders of this earth to life in a spectacular display of new season glory. It makes me wonder what the other Disney resorts worldwide do to celebrate nature’s reawakening as the weather warms and the day grows longer. Luckily, Disney has offered an inside look at what one of their international theme parks does to mark the occasion. Let’s take a peek at what Springtime looks like at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort!
Guests can prepare to be enchanted not only by the beautiful topiaries but also by the secret behind their creation. Planning starts early, as the seedlings used in these topiaries are found half a year in advance! Seedlings are then carefully guided to grow in the shapes of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Pluto, Goofy, Duffy, and LinaBell.Disney Parks Blog
Did you know that flowers are carefully chosen for specific areas of the park? See if you can spot some of these on your next visit! Follow the path to Evergreen Playhouse in Fantasyland, and you’ll see that it is lined with Serissa japonicas, or “snow roses,” that give the illusion of snow as you approach the “Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration.” You can also stroll through the Gardens of Imagination, which are filled with giant lupines that are shaped like castle spires to pay homage to the Enchanted Storybook Castle.Disney Parks Blog
The floral arrangements aren’t the only features of this celebration that the characters get to enjoy. As you can see from the image above, special outfits are featured for Duffy and his friends, each featuring a flower! Here are a few of the ones shown above:
- Gelatoni: Charming Iris
- Cookie: Daisy
- LinaBell: Freesia
- Duffy: Cherry Blossom
- ShellieMay: Hyacinth
- StellaLou: Camellia
- Olu: Grape Hyacinth
And, of course, what would a Disney Celebration be without a few special merchandise items to accompany it? The answer? We don’t know; it has never happened… C’mon, that was a little bit funny.
Let’s find out what items are going to be accompanying the occasion over in Shanghai!
To make this a real celebration, we are going to need festive snacks to enjoy while we look around at all of the seasonal decorations. The Shanghai Disneyland Resort is happy to help, offering several delicious sounding snacks and desserts to try.
This springtime, Shanghai Disney Resort also serves up sights and smells for your stomach! Some delicious desserts that celebrate Sakura, also known as the cherry blossom, include a Sakura Flavored Chocolate Churro and a Sakura Flavored Ice Cream Cone.Disney Parks Blog
It looks like a beautiful time of year to visit. What’s your favorite Springtime celebration between all of the Disney resorts around the world?
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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