The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. offers many surprises for visitors such as Disney character topiaries, a colorful array of flowers, and live music events, but guests may be most surprised to learn that the lush, green grass beneath their feet may be fake.
The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden features a gorgeous green lawn, but like most attractions at the theme park, this grass is not what it seems. The turf is an incredibly realistic synthetic grass that is not only accessible to wheelchairs and braces, but is also a beautiful, durable landscaping solution that can withstand the festival’s heavy foot traffic.
If walking on the turf isn’t enough, the park also offers a playground where guests can roll, tumble, and play on it. Part of an overall safety system, the grass is safe for children to play on and safety rated to fall heights of 12 feet, so children lucky enough to visit the park can play safely.
A soft, accessible surface, this artificial playground grass provides children of all abilities the opportunity to play. Even children with allergies can romp on the grass, since the non-organic surface does not harbor allergens or insects.
The turf draws amazement and attention from guests who often ask whether the grass is real. After learning that the turf is synthetic, visitors at the display bend down to touch the grass to make sure it is, in fact, artificial.