New Merchandise for the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival


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Spring is just around the corner, and it’s my absolute favorite time at Epcot! The 23rd annual International Flower & Garden Festival has arrived. Aromatic displays, intricate character topiaries, and sinfully delicious food kiosks make this a wonderful way to enjoy the park. Looking for a way to bring a bit of the magic home? New merchandise has hit the shelves and is the perfect way to honor your trip to this garden lovers’ paradise.

I have to admit that this year’s collection of festival merchandise is my absolute favorite. There are a variety of items and not the standard from past events. This includes flower pots, hats, decoratives, and more. One of the biggest surprises is how dominant a unique, but sometimes forgotten, character is in many of the items; Figment, that jovial purple dragon from Journey into Imagination, smiles proudly on shirts, coffee mugs, and even a limited edition MagicBand of only 2500.

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One of my favorite items this year is relatively simple but fun all the same: a purple flower pot featuring Figment and the festival logo. This is such a great souvenir to bring back home to friends and family. I can easily see myself purchasing a few of these, planting some brightly colored zinnias or gerberas, and displaying them on my garden window.



 

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Another improvement in merchandise this year is a larger collection of apparel for men. The “Guys Garden Collection” features a charcoal festival design on shirts and hats. Men’s clothing sporting Mickey Mouse in his landscaping attire is also available.

 



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Women looking for other clothing options will enjoy this Minnie tee and a matching mug in the shape of a flower pot. How darling are these?



 

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You’ll also want to check out the “Ladies’ Topiary Collection” which includes apparel, canvas bags, drinkware, pin sets, and more. If you’re a Dooney & Bourke fan, be on the lookout for a new print which features Figment for the first time ever on a design.

 

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Duffy’s friend from across the globe, Miss ShellieMay, also makes an appearance in bright floral overalls and a sun hat. The brim is stitched with the year and logo of the festival. This would be a sweet friend for children to share their time with as they learn about gardening.

 

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All in all, I am very pleased with the selection of merchandise found at this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. What item is your favorite? Happy shopping!

 

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Images courtesy of wdwinfo.com and Disney Media.



*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.


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