Life's Sweet Journey: Why Epcot International Festival of the Arts is the BEST Epcot Festival

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Why Epcot International Festival of the Arts is the BEST Epcot Festival

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Most of my travel posts are going to be getting a lot more ear-shapped this year, now that we have Disney World Annual Passes. We've been a handful of times in the last month and most of them have been spent at Epcot and that's all thanks to Epcot's International Festival of the Arts!! This is the third year that this specific festival has been hosted, but it's our first time attending and I must say I think it might be my favorite! 

If you had asked me before I attended I would have told you it was the Flower and Garden Festival (I prefer to spring food choices in comparison to Food and Wine), but I think the International Festival of the Arts just might have it beat and here's why: 

Reasons Epcot's International Festival of the Arts is the Best Epcot Festival

International Festival of the Arts The Best Epcot Festival

Interactive Exhibits 
I honestly think the interactive art exhibits is the main reason Festival of the Arts beats out the other Epcot Festivals in my opinion. I love the paint-by-number art wall! It makes you feel like you are truly apart of the Disney experience. The interactive photo spots are also so much fun! We have only done one so far, but plan to make a another visit before the festival ends so that we can hit up a few more. 

International Festival of the Arts The Best Epcot Festival
International Festival of the Arts The Best Epcot Festival

Artfully Prepared Food 
All of the Epcot festivals offer a delicious selection of food and they are all beautifully plated; however, the International Festival of the Arts plates in such a way that seems to turn your food into a work of art. Some of them look so pretty you almost don't want to eat it and mess it up; almost! We've tried a handful of plates, but so far these three take the cake for us: 

Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade: found at Pop Eats (World Showcase Plaza)
Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib: found at Cuisine Classique (Germany)
Costine di Maiale Aceto Balsamico: Sweet & Sour Balsamic-glazed Pork Ribs (Italy)

International Festival of the Arts The Best Epcot Festival
International Festival of the Arts The Best Epcot Festival

An Opportunity to Play with your Food 
We actually haven't snagged this item yet, but one of the most pictured items around Epcot during the International Festival of the Arts is the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie. This thing is not only huge, but also looks like so much fun! We have been waiting until we have my niece with us to enjoy this treat, but essentially it is a sharable (kudos to you if you can finish is solo) chocolate chip cookie shaped like an artist palette. Three different squirts of colored frosting work as the paint and you are given a paintbrush so that you can create your own edible artwork! 

The Chance to Watch Artists at Work 
Throughout each day there are tons of chances to find artists at work. They are painting, drawing, doing aerial arts... my favorite is watching the chalk artists. It's fascinating to me that they spend so much time creating a beautiful chalk masterpiece only to have it wash away when the rains come or they have to sweep the park. To me that is the highest form of devotion and love for the process itself! 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Chalk Art
Epcot International Festival of the Arts Chalk Art

Have you ever been to Epcot's International Festival of the Arts? 
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  1. I've never been to Epcot - though I did go to Disneyland for the first time last year. I love that they made the festival so interactive! I especially love contributing to a larger pixel painting.

    1. I love Disneyland! We have been once, when he surprised me for one of our anniversaries and I would love to go back!

  2. This looks like so much fun! I’ll have to check to see if we have one similar in my city!

  3. I so loved Epcot, but haven't been to this festival! It looks magical. How cool is that paint by numbers?? What a fun idea. P.S. Thanks so much for the shout out! <3

  4. I had no idea Epcot offered so much! I can't wait to take our family here!

  5. I am SOOOOO excited - we are going this weekend finally. It's the one festival we haven't gone to a billion times.

  6. I've never been to the Festival of the Arts! It does look great.

  7. Sounds like a great festival! I like that you could take part in painting by numbers and the pictures of you in the frame is cool!

  8. That seems so cool to do the paint by numbers. I love art and food, I would definitely do this sometime :D

  9. It looks like you guys had such a wonderful time!!

  10. That paint by number is so cool and you guys in that painting is hilarious! This looks like so much fun!


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