Earlier in the week, we took a virtual tour of Hollywood Studios‘ 2019 holiday decorations. Today, we’ll be jumping back in time once again as we take a virtual walkthrough of Epcot to see how they decked out the park for the season.
Lollipop snowflakes appeared in the flower bed outside of Innoventions West. The lollipop snowflakes can be found in the park each year.
If your Walt Disney World vacation has you visiting Epcot during the Festival of the Holidays, be sure to grab a Festival Passport. You’ll find all of the info that you need in order to navigate the festival inside. The flower bed behind the passport in the photo above was filled with gift boxes, small pine trees, poinsettias, dusty miller, and junipers. And a topiary or two of a few of our favorite Disney characters, of course.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree…yes, it’s branches are lovely, and it’s the perfect backdrop for a picture fit for a greeting card.
Ornaments in traditional holiday colors of green, red, gold, and blue cover the tree, along with balls displaying the flags of the nations represented around the World Showcase. Holiday greetings in a variety of languages are sprinkled throughout the tree. It’s the perfect tree for the park.
You’ll see garlands draped across the buildings throughout the World Showcase, including The Mill Stage in the Canada pavilion. Red is the dominant accent color in the garland found here; it coordinates beautifully with the maple leaf motif. Even the Holiday Voyageurs were decked out in red festive clothing.
The poinsettia “trees” were back in the United Kingdom pavilion. The poinsettias spilled into the beds at the base of the tree, and again were paired with dusty miller.
The decorations in the U.K. pavilion were lovely. Garlands spiraled down light poles, and swags featuring tartan-printed ribbon hung from the lanterns. If you look closely, small toys, drums, candy canes, and bells can be found in the garland.
As with the other Epcot festivals, Festival of the Holidays banners hung from the light poles surrounding the lagoon.
Large artificial peppermint candy don the light poles near the France pavilion, and the bright stripes set a festive tone immediately.
Each Holiday Kitchen is outfitted with decorations that mirror those found in the coordinating pavilion. Candy canes, peppermint twists, and teenie tiny Père Noëls can be found woven into the garland at Le Marché de Noël in the France pavilion.
Large ornaments filled with Christmas scenes are seen in the main flower beds in the France pavilion. I love the attention to detail.
The rotunda in the American Adventure is draped in lush, dark green garland and wreaths sporting ribbon bows in gold, blue, and deep red. If you look closely, you’ll see bunch of grapes hanging from the garland. The pavilion is also home to a gingerbread display featuring some of the iconic buildings and memorials found in Washington, D.C.
The Italy pavilion featured garlands with tapestry-like ribbons. Large hanging baskets of variegated poinsettias and ivy festoon the light poles.
The same hanging baskets can be found in the Germany pavilion, but with traditional solid red poinsettias. And, just my two cents worth: if you’re in the Germany pavilion, you might as well stop into the Karamell-Küche. And be sure to get the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. It’s my favorite.
The ribbons in the garlands in the Norway pavilion feature holly leaves, and red holly berries pop against the garland’s greenery. Twinkle lights add an extra sparkle.
A bed filled with bright red poinsettias was found near the Epcot Experience (The Odyssey). Being from Maryland, it’s always so funny to me to see plants that are indoor plants up north filling outdoor flower beds and pots down here.
The large, draping garlands found throughout the park are my favorite element of the decorations. The garlands change according to the country that they’re found in, and they just make everything look so very festive.
Have you visited Epcot during the holiday season? If so, what was your favorite part/area/spot? Please let me know in the comments section below. Joyeux Noël!