Disney World is not only the happiest place on earth; it’s also one of the most beautiful. Each area on property is wonderfully manicured to fit the theme, and each area is different.
When Walt was planning Disneyland, there were many areas that inspired him. One of those places was Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is currently the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world. From the time that Tivoli opened in 1843, the park has welcomed guests with exotic architecture, fabulous theaters, stages, and restaurants, and a variety of amusement rides. Tivoli also has flower gardens; these gardens were the inspiration for Walt to keep his properties in pristine condition.
Walt Disney World has some amazing gardens, so let’s take a look at the top five!
5. Tangled Rest Area
The Tangled Rest Area in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland is actually a quite elaborate cover for much needed additional restrooms in the new area. The beautiful landscape features a stream with beautiful greenery alongside. Why don’t you sit for a while and enjoy the scenery? The benches provide a tranquil spot to rest and a convenient place to charge your phone with charging areas discretely hidden in the woodwork.
4. Silver Creek
The Wilderness Lodge is one of the most beautifully natural resorts in all of Disney World. The resort sits along the natural shores of Bay Lake, and the path through the Silver Creek gardens leads guests alongside a water feature with rockwork and beautiful flowers from the main lobby to the pool area. Some rooms even have balconies that overlook this majestic garden area.
Epcot’s World Showcase is home to 11 uniquely-themed country pavilions each with their own gardens themed appropriately for the country represented. Victoria Gardens in World Showcase’s Canada Pavilion is no exception. It is modeled after Butchart Garden in British Columbia and offers guests beautiful water features, flowers, and rockwork.
2. Discovery Island Trails
Animal Kingdom is almost like one giant garden. In fact, over four million plants were present on opening day, and those plants have probably grown and multiplied in the past several years. Disney probably put more attention into Animal Kingdom’s landscaping than anywhere else on property.
To narrow down to the best one though, we have to travel to the center of the park and the iconic Tree of Life. The Discovery Trails around The Tree of Life are lush with greenery and even a waterfall hidden in a jungle-like setting that can transport you to the depths of the jungle without leaving Florida.
1. United Kingdom
As I mentioned above, the gardens in World Showcase are truly first class. The United Kingdom Pavilion, however, has one of the most complementary gardens. These colorful gardens fit well with the quaint British architecture. I think that the UK Pavilion is the most immersive area in World Showcase, which makes this garden number one on my list. I really feel like I’m in the United Kingdom! Walk through the gardens, and the path will lead you to a hedge maze that surrounds a gazebo. Don’t forget to visit the garden behind The Tea Caddy and the Queen’s Table! These are often overlooked, and they’re quite tranquil.
Do you enjoy Disney’s gardens? Have a favorite?