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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival adds new interactive Goofy and Donald topiary

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If you're a fan of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World, you know that the topiaries are extremely impressive, and they get more detailed every year. For example, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are fully fleshed out with facial features, as you can see by jumping to this article.

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However, there's one element that's been missing up until this year. You've always been able to look at the topiaries, but you've had to stay on the other side of the fence. All that is changing for 2014, when you'll actually be able to get right into the scene for a unique photo opportunity.

As you can see in the slideshow accompanying this article, you'll be able to act as goalie as Goofy tries to score, with Donald farther down the field behind him. The photos were taken during the construction process, so the topiary soccer ball isn't there yet, but it will be in place when the festival starts on March 5.

There will be Disney photographers on hand to capture your special memory, and you can use your own camera, too. You'll find this fun set-up between Future World and World Showcase, although it's still behind construction walls for now. Festival Manager Eric Darden took some members of the media behind the scenes to get a sneak preview before its big reveal.

Speaking of construction, if you'd like a peek behind the walls to see what's growing for the festival in Future World, jump here. For a behind the scenes look at the World Showcase gardens, go here.

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