Don’t Miss These 7 Things at Taste of EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Disney continues to offer a bite-size version of its popular arts-inspired event—now celebrating its 5th anniversary!

Calling all art lovers! It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to head to EPCOT to stroll, sip and savor.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

This time, we’re talking arts—of the visual, audible and culinary variety. Welcome to a Taste of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts as it celebrates its fifth birthday!

We recently had a chance to check out this year’s event, and here are 7 things you’ll want to check out at this year’s festival. Hurry, though—all of this goodness is available now through February 22!

Photo Opps

These remain the hallmark and highlight of this visually stunning event. If you’ve ever wanted to enter a famous painting and become part of the action—sometime with hilarious results—here’s your chance.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

In addition to larger than life tableaus, you’ll also find fantastical butterfly wings of all shapes and sizes scattered throughout the park—perfect for creating your next IG moment.

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(Courtesy Walt Disney World, Matt Stroshane, Photographer)

Chalk Art

I like to think that these fun and oh-so-ephemeral works of art are inspired by Bert’s creativity in Mary Poppins.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

True or no, don’t miss taking in this fun collection, created daily on the promenade between Future World and World Showcase.

Voices of Liberty

While Disney on Broadway normally takes center stage at EPCOT during Festival of the Arts, this year, guests are treated to shows by our own hometown favorites, Voices of Liberty, as they bring the Disney Songbook to life.

The Food (And Drinks!)

What’s an EPCOT festival without tasty treats? Once again, Festival of the Arts offers a bevy of flavors at outdoor kitchens, themed to various aspects of art.

We enjoyed the visually stunning Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver, a Black Winter Truffle Croissant at the L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise in the France Pavilion.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

In addition, some of our favorite bites came from the Mosaic Canteen in Morocco, including this vibrant Mediterranean Flatbread with Za’atar Pesto, Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes and Fennel Cream.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

Don’t forget to save room for dessert here, too: the Mouskoutchou, an Orange Cake with Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse, is as delicious as it is beautiful.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

As for drinks, run, don’t walk, to World Showplace, where you’ll find the Frozen Rusty Nail cocktail at Painter’s Palate. This boozy beverage has all the flavors of the original—namely Scotch and Drambuie—artfully combined with Chai tea. It’s a winner.

Make Your Own Art

But what would FOTA be without an opportunity to jump in and create some art yourself? Be part of something bigger when you help to paint a giant community mural. And no worries about safety protocols: socially-distanced markings keeps guests a safe six feet apart.

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(Courtesy Brooke Fehr)

One of the best souvenirs of your day—and it’s FREEEEEEE!—is your own Disney animation drawing.

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Stop by the American Gardens Theatre throughout the day to participate in a Animation Academy, and learn firsthand from a Disney artist how to bring your favorite characters to life!

Meet the Artists

Browsing original works of art is part of the fun of this beloved event.

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Be sure to stroll through tents located throughout the park, where you’ll have the chance to chat with artists and learn what inspired their works.

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Taking home a souvenir to commemorate your visit is half the fun—and a great way to keep the inspo going.

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Look for fun ways to mark this special anniversary year, apparel, face coverings, trading pins, MagicBands, mugs, plates and more.

 

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