As Epcot construction leads us to a bright future, we’re ready to start planning for one of the newest festivals – the Epcot Festival of the Arts.
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Fans of Walt Disney World are no strangers to Epcot’s seasonal festivals. It all started with the International Flower and Garden Festival in 1993. The success of that lead to the International Food and Wine Festival, which was a runaway success. Now, thanks to these two festivals’ skyrocketing popularity, we have two additional festivals throughout the year. Plus, an upcoming permanent location for festival events called World Celebration. This section in the new EPCOT will feature a stunning pavilion with open-air viewing of the nighttime spectacular Harmonious. The show replaces Epcot Forever and debuts sometime in 2020. In the meantime, We’re ready to start planning for one of the newest festivals the Epcot Festival of the Arts.
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Guide
As with all of the other festivals the main attraction is all of the food that will be available around the park. Outdoor kitchens sell from the usual places, the south end of Future World and all around the World Showcase. Many of the small plates sold at these kiosks are tributes to the arts. You will find favorites such as the Deconstructed Reuben, or a cookie made into a painter’s palate. Paint Brush churros are also a delight.
One-stop to make as you plan your day during the Epcot Festival of the Arts is the Odyssey Center between Test Trak and the Mexico Pavilion. They offer unique foods to try and craft beer flights with unusual flavors like #RainbowSherbetGlitterDreamAle.
Most of the major Festival events take place in this temporary pavilion between Canada and the United Kingdom. The Wonders of Life Pavilion in Future World East, that used to be the Festival Center is currently getting an overhaul. It’s coming soon as an all new Play Pavilion which will feature all sorts of interactive fun and games.
The World Showplace is where dessert parties take place as well as workshops and seminars for artists of all skill levels.
Best Things to Do
The Epcot Festival of the Arts is dedicated to the culinary arts, the performing arts and the visual arts. All over the park you will find representations of each. From walk-in Photopass locations that place you incide a classic work of art, to living statues in Future World there is never a dull moment. In addition to the food locations scattered along the World Showcase perimeter, there are artist’s booths too. You can shop and admire artwork inspired by Disney in various art styles.
The American Gardens theater in the American Pavilion is where performing arts are mainly exhibited in the form of broadway musical performances.The shows are free to watch, but if you want guaranteed seating, you should buy a dining package that includes reserved seating at the outdoor theater.
Paint By Number Mosaic
One of the stops you have to make is the mural near the Canada Pavilion. All you have to do is pick up a color which has a number and go to where that number is to paint the corresponding color onto the mural. Everyone can participate in this gigantic collaborative work of art which is replaced daily.
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