Epcot: From Mary Poppins to Flower & Garden to the End of Harmonious

Epcot: From Mary Poppins to Flower & Garden to the End of Harmonious

There are many things happening across Disney these last few days and possibly bigger events in the days to come, so before things move on it’s time to acknowledge the news about what is happening in this year’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot in Walt Disney World. It’s been happening for a couple of weeks now, but we wanted to do a more thorough review and offer insights for visiting, especially since it’s happening through the end of June. Meanwhile, visuals were shared on the web of just what the new Mary Poppins attraction was supposed to be. It still isn’t officially cancelled, but it certainly isn’t under construction either. We look at the realities of that. Also, as the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World ends, we bid goodbye to Harmonious, perhaps one of the best parts of that anniversary celebration. There’s lots to cover in this week’s update, so join us!

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The experience is showcased below in photos and videos, but is best described in the podcast.

World Discovery and World Nature

The family Madrigal Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Encanto is full of details. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Treats from Odyssey. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Merchandise focusing on Orange Bird. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
The beauty of Epcot. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Strawberry shortcake. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
A unique version of Figment. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
A quiet corner of World Nature. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

World Showcase

Unique presentation in Mexico. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
The year of the rabbit celebrated in China. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Lady & the Tramp amassed in flowers. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Stunning Princess Tiana topiary. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Dishes served in American Adventure.
A delicate bonsai in Japan. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Kermit topiary. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
White Rabbit egg. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Traditional Topiary in Epcot.

Proposed Mary Poppins Attraction

Images appeared this last week giving suggestion as to what this attraction is/was/should look like, depending on its status moving forward. It is still not cancelled. But it’s not under construction as well. The podcast describes this in fuller detail.

Cherry Tree Lane.
Overview of the attraction.
Royal Doulton bowls in spinner model.

Harmonious Ending & Epcot Forever

Harmonious can be seen as a full show here. Below is what the Epcot Forever show is like (though the return of the kites is not yet certain). It is not just the fireworks but my tribute to Epcot as well.

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