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EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida now has multiple festivals throughout the year with special food booths, activities, merchandise, and entertainment. The International Festival of the Arts is one of the newest. This year it runs from January 17, 2020 through February 24, 2020. There is so much to see, I’m glad we will have one more visit before the festival ends!
Here are some of my favorites from my visit during earlier this month:
The character meeting locations have special artwork that’s out even when the characters aren’t meeting. This is in the UK where Alice meets. This “Make it Pink, Make it Blue” portrait of Aurora is in her meeting spot in France.
The Expression Section features a paint-by-number mural each day from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. When you walk up to the booth, they will give you a paint brush and a container with paint telling you which number squares to paint. When you’re finished, you get a cute postcard with the picture you just helped paint!
The Living Statues are out by the temporary Mouse Gears from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm.
The exclusive Festival of the Arts merchandise features Figment! These cute paint cans have shirts inside of them.
The walkway between Future World and the World Showcase has gorgeous chalk art lining both sides.
There is also a 3D chalk art spot that you can jump into the picture! So much fun!
One of the construction walls between the Imagination pavilion and the Land pavilion is lined with beautiful butterflies for some fun photo ops.
My shirt is from my friends at Lake Buena Visitors – check them out on Etsy!
There are a lot of fun art activities, like this Spin Art you create while pedaling on a bike.
Some booths have merchandise like these shirts, art work with visiting artists, scarves, candles and more.
The Deconstructed Dish booth has a fun drink, Rainboba. It’s sparkling water with a raspberry foam on top and boba pearls at the bottom. Plus, you can keep the cute plastic flute it comes in. Also at the Deconstructed Dish, the strawberry cheesecake is delish!
I tried the scallop with chorizo, roasted red pepper coulis, and parmesan crisp at the Artist’s Table between the American Adventure and Japan pavilion.
I really loved the pollo alla pirandello, a golden chicken drumstick stuffed with ricotta cheese and pomodoro sauce in Italy.
You can find the artist palette jumbo chocolate chip cookie with “paint” icing at a few locations throughout the festival.
The paint brush churros are at the Refreshment Outpost in the African Outpost. They’re cute but they really weren’t that great unfortunately.
Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company offers three specialty latte & donut pairings at their different locations in the park. I tried the Baroque Pairing at the American Adventure – a white mocha iced latte layered with a red velvet donut and sprinkles.
The Disney on Broadway Series features three daily shows headlined by Broadway stars who reprise favorite songs from past performances in award winning shows. The shows are at the America Gardens Theater and are included with park admission.
You can be in the artwork! Lots of different photo spots throughout the park. Some Photo Pass photographers have special props you can use in your photos.
Can’t wait to try some more food and see one of my favorite Disney artists during our next visit!