Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up January 15, 2021

Here’s the Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up for January 15, 2021!

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Disney Did You Know

Each story of the pagoda in the Japan Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot represents one of the five elements in the Buddhist Universe. In order from the bottom to top they are earth, water, fire, wind, and heaven.

Polynesian Village ResortTip Of The Week

When visiting Magic Kingdom and it’s time for a meal, hop on the resort monorail to The Contemporary, Polynesian Village, or Grand Floridian to enjoy a quiet, leisurely lunch or dinner. Not only will this help recharge you for more touring, it also offers a nice break from the crowds and heat of the parks.

Walt DisneyWalt’s Words

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

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Next week I’ll have some more details about the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, some 2021 trip planning information, plus all of the latest Disney World news!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy The Wonderful Walk Of Colorful Cuisine At EPCOT

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is going on now at Walt Disney World! If you’re like me, one of your favorites parts of any EPCOT festival are the food booths throughout the park. This year, there are more than 15 Food Studios throughout EPCOT offering delicious, art-inspired food and drink created by Disney chefs. If you are wondering how you are going to possibly eat it all, check out the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine to enjoy a sampling and score a reward. Here’s the scoop on this scrumptious stroll, courtesy of Disney:


Take a walk on the delicious side when you embark on the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine at Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts now through February 22, 2021.

Purchase 5 vibrant food items to receive a technicolor treat during this delectable experience.

Use your Festival Passport as your guide to look for specially notated menu items and track your progress by collecting a stamp after each purchase. Once you’ve savored 5 artistic dishes to collect 5 stamps, visit Decadent Delights to claim your reward.

Featured foods on the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine:

  • Red: Remy’s Ratatouille with Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, and Red Pepper Piperade — located at Festival Favorites
  • Blue: Blue Corn Pupusa stuffed with Cheese and topped with Shredded Pork, Guajillo and Árbol Chile Sauce, Cabbage Slaw, and Aji Amarillo Crema – located at Vibrante & Vívido Food Studio.
  • Green: Pistachio Cake with Cherry Mousse and Morello Cherries — located at The Painter’s Palate
  • Pink: Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta — located at Masterpiece Kitchen
  • Orange: Mouskoutchou: Orange Cake with Cinnamon-Orange Chocolate Mousse — located at Mosaic Canteen
  • Reward: The Artist Palette Cookie

This activity is fun for all ages and can be completed at your own leisure. You can bring your stamped Passport to Epcot at any time during the Festival of the Arts to complete your stroll.


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First Details Of Taste Of EPCOT International Festival Of The Arts 2021

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is now underway at EPCOT! If you are an artist or just wish you were, this is the ultimate celebration for you. The uplifting music, exquisite works, and deliciously crafted culinary delights, will truly inspire you. Here are the first details about this fun-filled event courtesy of Disney:


The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts has begun at Walt Disney World Resort, celebrating visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. Through February 22, 2021, guests can experience this celebration as part of regular park admission, with something to satisfy every palate – and every palette!

Food Studios Bring Global Culinary Arts to EPCOT

The festival invites guests to eat great works of art! More than 15 Food Studios throughout the park offer imaginative, art-inspired food and drink featuring clever culinary creations cooked up by Disney chefs.

  • NEW! Vibrante & Vívido Food Studio – located between Morocco and France in World Showcase – features a Chilled Seafood Cocktail, Blue Corn Pupusa and Passion Fruit Mousse, along with a Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie and more.
  • The Artist’s Table at The American Adventure offers a menu including Beef Wellington, a Sipping Chocolate Flight and guest-favorite Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie.
  • The Painter’s Palate in World Showplace features Prime Steak Tartare, Pistachio Cake and a selection of cocktails.
  • Festival Favorites – also in World Showplace – offers Remy’s Ratatouille, a Lemon Blood-Orange Tart, the Neapolitan Beer Flight and more.

100+ Visiting Artists Share Their Work During the Festival

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts boasts more than 100 talented artists over the course of the 46-day event, featuring pieces in a wide variety of styles and disciplines. Guests can explore Festival Markets throughout the park to purchase new discoveries and, in some cases, meet the artists in person (while adhering to physical-distancing requirements).

  • Disney-inspired art is available throughout Festival Markets, ranging in styles from classic to whimsical to edgy. Non-Disney art is available, as well.
  • Visiting artists create new pieces live during the festival, providing insight into their processes and personalizing work for guests.
  • Artists and Festival Markets will rotate throughout the festival, so guests will likely find something new each time they visit.
  • Event-specific merchandise is available throughout the park, including shirts, caps, face coverings, trading pins, MagicBands, homeware and more.

A Kaleidoscope of Visual Arts and Live Performances Await

This year’s festival offers a multi-disciplinary showcase of performances, including music and visual arts.

  • NEW! Voices of Liberty take the America Gardens Theatre stage with a brand-new showcase – the Disney Songbook. Featuring classic Disney tunes, this lively performance celebrates the artistry of Disney composers.
  • Performance artists rotate throughout the festival in World Showplace, including thrilling feats of strength from Art Defying Gravity, a pianist playing favorite Disney songs, and a high-energy onstage performance by a guest artist who paints Disney characters in only a matter of minutes.
  • Guests can take in the festive atmosphere created by the popular JAMMitors, performing live on the Mill Stage in the Canada pavilion.

Interactive Activities Offer Artful Fun for Everyone

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts creates plenty of ways for guests to express their own artistic talents and style.

  • The Animation Academy at America Gardens Theatre features a Disney artist giving guests a step-by-step lesson in drawing Disney characters.
  • Expression Section: A Paint-by-Number Mural invites guests to work together in completing a larger-than-life piece of art created for the festival by Disney Imagineers.
  • Around World Showcase, guests can step into famous artwork in special photo-opportunity installations.
  • On the bridge between Future World and World Showcase, guests can discover the work of imaginative chalk artists. Guests can also find chalk drawings of Disney characters tucked away in corners throughout World Showcase.
  • With Spin Art, guests can create their own art by choosing their favorite colors and then “spinning” them to life via a custom-made stationary bicycle.
  • Through Enemy Ink, guests can express their own fashion sense by choosing a color, design and style and then watch as a new t-shirt is printed right before their eyes.

Search World Showcase on Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt

In Figment’s Brush with the Masters, guests of all ages help Figment learn more about art in a family-friendly scavenger hunt around World Showcase. After purchasing a map and stickers, guests look for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each pavilion. Upon completing the journey, guests return the map to the park’s Disney Traders for an artful surprise.


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If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Will you be attending the Festival of the Arts?
Please leave a comment; we would love to hear from you!