Horticulture at Disneyland Makes the Parks Look Stunning
It can be very exciting to see the new plant life blooming in the Disney parks when you visit. Disney has a dedicated team that keeps the parks looking beautiful year-round, and it certainly shows. The Disneyland horticulture is something to be admired, and these fun facts will teach you more than you ever imagined!
The Disneyland Horticulture Team
After the parks have closed, the Horticulture and Resort Enhancement team comes alive. The team creates four overlays throughout the year, that correspond to the seasons. Over the course of one year, the team plants up to one million annuals, 500 hanging baskets, and tends to 18,000 trees and 125,000 shrubs! We cannot imagine the work that goes into keeping these parks beautiful!
The Disneyland horticulture team certainly has their work cut out for them. The iconic Mickey Mouse flower portrait in front of the train station is made of 58,400 plants, and has to be replanted up to eight times throughout the year. The next time you pose for a family photo in that spot, you’ll have a new appreciation for those that helped create it!
Many of the trees at the Disneyland Resort are original to the park. The small Mugo Pine at the Storybook Land Canal Boat attraction is 150 years old! Up to 80 miles of irrigation pipe runs throughout the resorts, keeping the plantlife hydrated. That being said, many of the plant species are drought-tolerant. You can find these species in areas like Cars Land, at Disney California Adventure Park.
Holidays at Disneyland
The Disneyland horticulture team may be the busiest around the holidays! The Pumpkin Festival each autumn brings hundreds of pumpkins into the parks, which are all interesting and unique. At Christmastime, the 60-foot Christmas tree on Main Street must be constructed and maintained, as well as the other holiday decorations. This includes 200 trees, 320 wreaths, 8,000 feet of garland, and up to 10,000 poinsettias! We will never look at the holiday decor the same way!
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