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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Topiary-Themed Mugs

With the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicking off on March 7, I paid a visit to the Festival Center in Future World to catch a glimpse of some new merchandise we have created for the annual event. The Festival Center, located between the Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy attractions, is home to a variety of seminars, demonstrations and an extensive merchandise location. I spoke with Bob Holden from Disney Design Group about the main artwork that features Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as topiaries.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Topiary-Themed Merchandise

“For this year’s assortment, we used artwork provided by our Disney marketing team,” explained Bob. “My role was to apply that artwork to a variety of apparel items, mugs, key chains and more. I like how the artwork relates to things that guests will see at the event such as the topiaries.”

Topiary-Themed Signature Poster, Designed by Disney Design Group Artist Randy Noble

The topiary theme continues with this year’s signature poster designed by long time Disney Design Group artist Randy Noble. I love the colors used in this print (and the happy sun makes me smile).

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Garden Gnomes Merchandise

There will also be a variety of items to decorate your own garden including my favorite Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as garden gnomes (now if I only had a green thumb).

Here are a few more favorite items from this year’s event. The Festival Center will operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through May 20, 2012.

2012 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise 2012 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise 2012 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise