11 December 2012

Unusual yule trees

No matter how sharp an eye you have, these days you are less likely to find the abundant shrub topiaries that once covered Walt Disney World. Even the Vacation Kingdom considered these living figures “a mark of the landscaping at Walt Disney World.”

Of course, just because they aren’t shaped like an elephant or a dragon doesn’t mean that the topiaries have completely disappeared. There are still plenty of cultivated and trimmed hedges about in more traditional forms. Consider the trees in front of the Contemporary Resort or the shrubs that line the walkway between Cinderella Castle and the walkway to the crossroad of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Once upon a time these topiaries were utilized as unconventional yule trees. Here, Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto decorate on of the creature topiaries just in time for the 1974 holiday season!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

There were two things at the top of my favorites list during my time as a WDW cast member in the mid-seventies: Topiary and the Electrical Water Pageant.