Epcot Update: Flower & Garden Preparations, Festival of the Arts Ending, and Choza Tequila Construction

It was a fun run, but this was the final weekend for the first annual Epcot Festival of the Arts, (see my review and full coverage here.) In just a little over a week we'll be jumping right into Epcot's next big event, the Flower & Garden Festival! Gardens, topiaries and many food booths are already starting to show up all around Future World and World Showcase. Plus, a couple children's playgrounds are being constructed as well. Flower & Garden starts March 1, 2017, see my previous article for complete food menus and event information.

Also going on in the park, you can now purchase prints of all of the fantastic paintings featuring Figment from the "Brush with the Masters" scavenger hunt at the arts festival. Prints can be ordered through the Disney Art of Animation On Demand kiosks at Epcot and Disney Springs. You can choose an optional frame and your artwork is delivered to your home within a couple weeks. And finally, we check in on the construction of Choza Tequila, the new food stand opening soon at Mexico in World Showcase. Once open, you'll be able to get hand-crafted margaritas and classic Mexican cuisine like tacos, empanadas, chips and fresh guacamole. Check out the video and photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park updates!

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Photo Update

Welcome to Epcot during the last weekend of the Festival of the Arts
Had to get one last treat before the festival ends!
I really enjoyed the fest. Rumor is it was so successful it will run every day next time, not just weekends!
Flower & Garden Festival preparations are in full swing!
Watering the gardens

Flower & Garden food booths starting to show up around World Showcase
This booth is located in Showcase Plaza
Moving on to Mexico, the new Choza Tequila stand construction is going on
Work walls have been up for a few months. The new stand is supposed to open sometime early 2017
Work walls go all the way up to the Pyramid
One last look at the area before moving on
Incredible Anna and Elsa topiaries in front of Royal Sommerhus

Fantasia topiary in Future World

Lots of areas under construction for next month's event
Lots of temporary green walls up all around Future World
Gardens and kids areas being constructed behind the walls

Enclosed butterfly garden seen behind these walls
Closer view of the butterfly garden

Back in World Showcase, there's lots more topiaries already up
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs near Germany

Pandas in China, presented by DisneyNature
Panda eating bamboo
Baby panda playing on its back
Gardening troll in Norway
Who is definitely not at all creepy looking
That's all for this update! Check back in a couple weeks for our complete coverage of the Flower & Garden Festival 2017!

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