The Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off this month, running through February 24th. I wanted to give just a brief overview of the festival here, should you be on the fence as to whether to take time out of your busy vacation time to make this a priority.
You’ll be greeted at Epcot with artwork welcoming you to this event, both here at the entrance to the park…
…and at the entrance to World Showcase.
One big highlight of the festival is the food. You’ll find various kiosks positioned around World Showcase featuring beautifully-prepared, great tasting dishes (well, I should say they’re great-tasting for the most part).
This booth, near the American Adventure pavilion, is just one example.
This is just one example of the food you’ll find available, the Spicy Beef Shumai dish near China. This one is particularly tasty.
Featured above is the Chicken Roulade, available at the Pop Eats! kiosk.
The Beef Spare Ribs was another delicious (but small) offering.
One of our favorites was the warm creamy brie cheese served in a bread bowl at the France kiosk.
This is the non-alcoholic Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze.
The large and colorful chocolate chip cookie.
Almond Frangipane Cake anyone?
The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine offers a complimentary “culinary treat” for those who purchase the five menu items listed and collect the corresponding stamps for each.
The paint-by-numbers wall is always a favorite — this year it features Figment.
Various artists have their artwork on display, much of it for sale.
Disney on Broadway runs during the Festival, and features singers from various Disney Broadway shows. You’ll want to purchase a dining package if you want a guaranteed seat.
The various shows around the Showcase are on display as usual during the Festival.
A few more sights…
If you’re using RideMax to plan your day and want to include the various Festival offerings in your visit, either just schedule one of the World Showcase tours into your RideMax plan, or schedule yourself for several of the World Showcase shows, and you should be covered.