On this week’s Dateline Disneyland we’re taking a look at the installation of the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. It’s a very pretty time of the year for this park and we have lots of photos to share.

The one sour note in our update is that prices went up again this past weekend at WDW. A one day ticket for the Magic Kingdom now tops $100 at $105 for those ages 10 and up, a $6 increase. Ticket prices also increased for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which all now cost $97, a $3 increase. The Florida Resident Annual Pass also went up about $45 a year.

Welcome to Epcot!
Welcome to Epcot!

Prices went up this weekend at WDW. A one day ticket for any park with tax now tops $100. MK is also a few dollars more than the other three, which is an interesting indication by Disney that it is their premier park.

The Florida Resident Annual Pass also went up about $45 a year. Is Disney trying to price out certain people? I'm sure we'll discuss this in the comments!

Flower and Garden prep here.
Flower and Garden prep here.

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Wonders of Life will soon be open again as the Festival Center.
Wonders of Life will soon be open again as the Festival Center.

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I don't think I've ever seen this food cart open.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this food cart open.
Flower bed installation well underway in Future World.
Flower bed installation well underway in Future World.

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Another view.
Another view.

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The flower beds are fully installed on the Imagination/Soarin' side of the park.
The flower beds are fully installed on the Imagination/Soarin’ side of the park.

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They line up for the perfect monorail photo.
They line up for the perfect monorail photo.
The butterfly house is also being installed.
The butterfly house is also being installed.

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Normal F&G exhibits getting put in along this walkway.
Normal F&G exhibits getting put in along this walkway.
This is usually home to a playground for the kids.
This is usually home to a playground for the kids.

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Merchandise booths are also arriving for the festival.
Merchandise booths are also arriving for the festival.

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Canada looking beautiful.
Canada looking beautiful.

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The temporary walls are down and a perfect wall is up for the Lumberjack stage.
The temporary walls are down and a perfect wall is up for the Lumberjack stage.
Some of the character topiaries have arrived in the UK.
Some of the character topiaries have arrived in the UK.

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Love these views!
Love these views!

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France is full of beautiful flowers too.
France is full of beautiful flowers too.
This area in between France and Morocco is getting ready for the festival.
This area in between France and Morocco is getting ready for the festival.

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Food booths are also again involved, making the Flower and Garden Festival like a mini Food and Wine.
Food booths are also again involved, making the Flower and Garden Festival like a mini Food and Wine.

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Woody is back at the American Adventure.
Woody is back at the American Adventure.
More food booths.
More food booths.
The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs topiaries are back by Germany.
The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs topiaries are back by Germany.

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More booths.
More booths.

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This topiary is new in China for this year.
This topiary is new in China for this year.
Beautiful flowers in Norway. Wonder if the troll topiary will arrive even though Maelstrom is gone.
Beautiful flowers in Norway. Wonder if the troll topiary will arrive even though Maelstrom is gone.
Walls still up here in Mexico.
Walls still up here in Mexico.
Time to go!
Time to go!

 

That’s all we’ve got for this week. Are you excited for the return of the Flower and Garden Festival? Concerned about price hikes? Let us know in the comments!!

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