The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (running this year through May 30) is one of the most beloved events at Walt Disney World. Celebrating the beauty of nature, the festival brings together botany, farm-to-table food, and entertainment. Best of all, admission to the event is free with your park ticket. One of the coolest parts is getting to see the more than 100 character topiaries scattered throughout the park. Here are some of our favorites.
Cogsworth and Lumiere jump for joy in the France Pavilion -- maybe over Belle and Beast (seen above) finally falling in love?
Also at the France Pavilion, Cinderella and Prince Charming sneak in one last dance before the clock strikes 12 -- with mere seconds to spare.
Elsa and Anna playing it cool at the Norway Pavilion.
Lightning McQueen is ready to go, right outside of Test Track Cool Wash...
...and Mater isn't too far behind.
We found Chip and Dale at the Fountain of Nations Courtyard, and wonder how they scored that sandwich.
Thumper's mom would be proud because we can say only nice things about this trio located at the Canada Pavilion.
The Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb hold down the fort between Future World and World Showcase -- probably waiting for the start of summer vacation.
The gang from the Hundred Acre Wood welcomes guests at the U.K. Pavilion.
Just steps away from Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore, you'll find Rabbit and Tigger posing for photos.
Peter Pan and Captain Hook battle it out at the U.K. Pavilion.
Minnie and Pluto stand tall at the entrance to the World Showcase.
Mickey Mouse waves goodbye at the Future World bridge.