If you have never been to Epcot for their International Festival of the Arts, you are missing out! If I am being completely honest with you, Epcot isn’t my favorite Disney World park. However, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has completely changed my mind on this park. When walking through the security gates, it instantly felt like an entirely new park.
One thing to take note before you venture to the park is the construction. They are doing a major face lift at Epcot, but Disney World does a great job at distracting you from the fork lifts, and dump trucks. As you enter the park, if you are an annual passholder stop by the Mouse Gear for this seasons artsy magnet. Mouse Gear has a temporary new location during construction. Its the first building as you enter on the right.
Figment is this years spotlight character for the festival. As you explore the world at Epcot World Showcase you will see his face on tons of merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, sweaters, and bags. Figment is purple. so naturally the theme this year is splattered with purple all over the park.
As you make your way to Epcot’s World Showcase in beautiful Orlando, take a quick stop at the Japan Pavillion. They have a limited attraction called Spin Art. You will choose four colors, then jump on a stationary bike. As you pedal, the drum will spin which is where paint will slowly be added. As you spin, your art comes to life. It’s incredibly affordable also, $19 for just the canvas or $25 for the canvas and an 8×10 frame! This attraction will only be here during the Festival of the Arts, which ends on February 24th, so you better plan that Disney World trip quickly!
One of the main features of Disney World’s Epcot is food and beverage. A special featured dessert during the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts can be found in between Japan and the American Adventure at the Funnel Cake kiosk. It is called “PB&J Funnel Cake” and it is to die for. It is a lightly peanut butter flavored ice cream and marshmallow cream sandwiched betweein two mini funnel cakes. They top it with an incredibly tasty raspberry glaze and a healthy dusting of powdered sugar. We literally made a trip to Epcot just to grab another one of these!
Overall, my visit to the Festival of the Arts was incredible. Disney did a great job really reinventing the park. I would highly recommend you check it out this year!
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