DIY Network Crashes Disney's EPCOT

By Kelly West 2009-04-22 19:07:19 discussion comments
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Disney World is one of my favorite places in the world and after my last trip there a couple of years ago, EPCOT is my favorite of the parks. So it caught my interested that the DIY Network’s Yard Crashers was going to be featuring a one-hour special, Yard Crashers: Disney Epcot, which will air next week.

Set to air on Monday, April 27 at 9:00 PM ET, the TV series, which normally follows licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan as he shows up at people by showing up at their houses to give the homeowners a surprise lawn-makeover, will instead feature Hassan as he takes viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Disney World.

Howard and Julie Callendar and their two teenage sons will work with Hassan to explore the festival and show viewers how they get the 300-acre garden filled with over 30 million blooms.

Here’s a few more details DIY released about the special:

Hassan joins 300 Disney horticulturists as they work around the clock, preparing 100 floating mini-gardens, 45 “flower towers,” 750 container gardens, 300,000 bedding plants, 50 Disney character topiaries (including the overnight production of the Mickey and Minnie topiary creations) and many more elements to transform the park into a colorful landscape haven full of gardens and massive topiaries. Hassan and his accomplices, the Callendar family, construct Lush Xeriscapes, a low-water xeriscape garden complete with a gazebo and a big-screen television. The garden, located in the Imagination Walkways section of Epcot®, will let viewers and park visitors learn how they can also build incredible landscapes and conserve their water use at the same time.

Not really a Yard Crashers kind of person but as my TiVo is set to record anything Disney World related, I’ll definitely be checking this out when it airs next Monday.
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