Mouzin’ Around the Contemporary Resort

Every photo has a story.

There’s something fun about wandering around The Contemporary Resort.  It’s a classic piece of Disney architecture, one that most Disney fans have walked around at some point, and it’s just an all-around cool looking building.  Take a monorail ride over and grab a snack from the Contempo Cafe. There’s great little shops on the Grand Canyon Concourse level, and I love the huge floor-to-ceiling tile artwork by Disney Imagineer Mary Blair. Now walk straight out the back doors and down the stairs. The waterfront area right on Bay Lake is a relaxing place to park yourself on a bench, watch the birds fly about, and gaze at the happy vacationers making their way around the resort.

This fabulous Mickey Mouse topiary, located just behind the Contemporary Resort, is a great work of Disney art you just might normally overlook.  Topiary gardening, where living plants are fashioned into decorative forms, has been practiced for centuries. Throughout Walt Disney World, topiary can be found in shapes ranging from trees pruned in geometric designs to the classic Disney characters.

Picture this…in Walt Disney World, there are 1,700 species of plants, representing flora from the United States and 50 countries around the world.

If you are a fan of Disney landscaping and the ancient art of topiary gardening, this spring you should head over to The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This is a special event filled with Disney character topiaries, a colorful array of flowers, gardens, live music and special presentations. The next festival will be held from March 7 to May 20, 2012. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera.

Thanks for stopping by for a photographical Disney ride!

Do you have any fabulous Disney vacation pictures you’d like to share? Drop by and share your photos on Facebook at Mouze Kateerz. Take a virtual Disney vacation twice a day in photographs. Or shoot me an email of your favorite Disney location at mouzekateerz@chipandco.com

This article was originally published HERE at Chip & Co. in November of 2011. Stop by to see more of my articles.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I saw the contemporary and got excited! I’m honeymooning in Disney in just a few short weeks!

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