Landscaping the World – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest of all the Disney parks around the world. And since the theme of this park is animals and nature, it also contains the most growth. A staggering amount of growth. On opening day, over four million plants, big and small, had been added to the landscaping here. Africa alone … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Landscaping the World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Last week I discussed the landscaping found in Epcot. I pointed out how important this aspect of theme park design is when telling a story and creating a mood. Today I’m going to look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and discuss how plants and trees help this park become more than just a collection of rides … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part Two

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Yesterday I discussed the landscaping found in Epcot’s Future World. Today I’ll finish this park with a look at World Showcase. The main entrance into World Showcase always contains manicured hedges and brightly colored ground cover or flowers. In November and December, this area is used to display the yearly Christmas tree. This spot is … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part Two"
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Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part One

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Epcot encompasses about 300 acres. I realize that once you subtract the buildings, walkways, and World Showcase Lagoon this number is diminished greatly, but this is still an enormous amount of property to landscape and maintain. In case after case, Disney uses trees to create a visual barrier. Take a look at these Epcot examples. … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part One"
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Landscaping the World – Magic Kingdom – Part Two

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Yesterday, I provided you with some staggering statistics relating to the landscaping of Walt Disney World. Then I continued with a closer look at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street and Adventureland. Today I’ll finish examining the growth at the Most Magical Place on Earth. As we move from Adventureland to Frontierland, the foliage changes from … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Magic Kingdom – Part Two"
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Landscaping the World – Magic Kingdom – Part One

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Over the past several years, I have taken a singular topic and discussed its theming from park to park and land to land. Some of these subjects have been lampposts, benches, water, and restrooms. Today I’m going to tackle the subject of landscaping and how plants helps set a mood and tell a story. Vegetation … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Magic Kingdom – Part One"
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Old Key West

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Old Key West DVC Resort is beautifully landscaped. A few years ago, generous friends of my family lent us their DVC points. The first couple of days, we enjoyed staying at the first DVC resort, Old Key West and it’s beautiful landscaping which makes for my Disney Pic of Week on DVC Resorts.
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Keeping it Clean

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This week’s theme is landscaping. Disney parks and resorts have pristine greens and flower beds throughout the parks but they wouldn’t be that way without guys like these. These gentlemen were working in EPCOT across from Nemo. I’m not sure what they pulled out of the tree but even from far away I could tell … Continue reading "Keeping it Clean"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Landscaping

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Disney Imagineers use plants from all over the world to create landscaping for places not thought of or finding “look-alike” replacements which will grow in central Florida. Landscaping at Walt Disney World is our theme for this week’s Disney Pic of the Week. Landscaping of the 110-acre African savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Landscaping"
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