Illuminating Magic: EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Topiary Projection Mapping

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Flower & Garden Topiary Projection Mapping

Hey there, Disney vacationers and garden lovers! Have you heard the latest buzz from the whimsical pathways of EPCOT’s Flower & Garden festival? If not, let me sprinkle a little pixie dust on your day with news of an addition to the 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival. This year, Disney has outdone itself by introducing a groundbreaking spectacle that’s sure to dazzle: the first-ever Flower & Garden topiary projection mapping. And trust me, it’s as magical as it sounds!

The Star of the Show: Dante’s Ethereal Glow

Imagine strolling through the vibrant pathways of EPCOT’s World Showcase, surrounded by the festival’s signature topiaries that bring Disney characters to life through meticulously sculpted greenery. Now, add a sprinkle of Disney innovation to the mix. The result? The all-new Dante topiary, inspired by the beloved character from Pixar’s “Coco.” While the festival kicked off last month, Dante made a grand entrance a bit fashionably late, but oh, was it worth the wait!

Brittany Smith, the creative genius and Production Designer for Senior Specialty Design with Walt Disney Imagineering, shared her vision behind this masterpiece. The journey began with a spark of inspiration to bring Dante to life, not just as a static figure, but as a beacon of ethereal beauty. By day, Dante blends seamlessly with his topiary counterparts, basking in the sun’s embrace. But as twilight descends, a transformation occurs. Hints of solar-charged paint catch the fading light, hinting at the magic that awaits. And when night falls, Dante shines like a beacon, his glow amplified by the marvels of projection-mapping technology. This contrast not only breathes life into the character but also invites guests into a world where magic is real, and surprises await at every turn.

A Symphony of Creativity and Innovation

Josh Harrison, the Senior Illusion Integrator with Walt Disney Imagineering, emphasized the collaborative spirit that brought this project to life. It’s this fusion of creativity and technical prowess that allows Disney to continue pushing the boundaries, creating experiences that linger in the hearts of guests long after their visit. The Flower & Garden topiary projection mapping is not just a testament to Disney’s commitment to innovation but also a nod to the magic that happens when imaginative minds come together.

Flower & Garden Topiary Projection Mapping

A Must-See Spectacle

Located in the area once graced by The Three Caballeros, the Miguel and Dante topiaries mark a new chapter in the festival’s history. As you plan your visit, imagine the sight of Spaceship Earth illuminated against the night sky, with Dante’s glow adding a touch of wonder to the scene. It’s a visual symphony that celebrates the beauty of nature, the artistry of gardening, and the limitless possibilities of technology.

Wrapping Up

The introduction of the Flower & Garden topiary projection mapping at EPCOT is more than just a new attraction; it’s a symbol of Disney’s ongoing quest to blend art, nature, and technology in ways that enchant and inspire. Whether you’re a Disney fan, a gardening enthusiast, or simply in search of a magical evening, the 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival awaits with open arms and a glowing Dante ready to steal your heart.

So, what are you waiting for? Let the magic of EPCOT’s newest spectacle light up your next Disney adventure. After all, in the world of Disney, the magic is in the details, and this year’s Flower & Garden Festival is proof that the magic is alive and glowing brighter than ever.

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!