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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Epcot International Festival Of The Arts Returns In January 2021

Great news for fellow fans of Walt Disney World and the arts…The 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Arts is returning to Epcot in 2021! 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 latest details about this captivating event!


Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort will unveil its annual global celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts January 8 and continue through February 22, 2021. The event features an array of foodie delights and opportunities for guests to embrace their own inner artists.

Food Studios Serve Up the Culinary Arts

Fifteen festival Food Studios plus additional food and beverage locations will take culinary arts to the next level with scrumptious, imaginative dishes – artistically sculpted and ready for camera closeups.

More to See and Do During the Festival

  • Expression Section: A Paint-By-Number Mural – Join fellow artists as you work together to complete a larger-than-life work of art.
  • Chalk Full of Character – Make a game out of searching for colorful and whimsical creations starring beloved Disney Characters.
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters – Help Figment learn about art on this delightful scavenger hunt around World Showcase.
  • Fun Family Films – Travel the world and enter cherished stories with the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Awesome Planet and Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360.
  • Animation Academy – Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to draw some of your favorite Disney characters from a real animation artist.

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Epcot International Festival Of The Arts Returns In January 2020

Great news for fellow fans of Walt Disney World and the arts…The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts is returning to Epcot in 2020! 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 latest details about this captivating event courtesy of Disney!


Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort will unveil its annual global celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts January 17 and continue for 39 days through February 24, 2020. The event features visiting artists, an array of foodie delights and opportunities for guests to embrace their own inner artists.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Returns with New Performers

The popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series returns to America Gardens Theatre with three daily performances headlined by Broadway stars who reprise favorite songs from past performances in award-winning shows. This year’s talent-rich lineup includes Kissy Simmons, who starred as Nala in “The Lion King,” and Kevin Massey of “Tarzan.” The show-stopping schedule currently features:

  • January 17, 20, 21, 24 and 25 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
  • January 18, 19, 22, 23 and 25 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”; “Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • January 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee
  • January 26, 28, 29; February 1, 2, 5, 6 and 9 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • January 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”; “Beauty and the Beast”) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
  • Additional January and February performances still to be announced.

All shows are included with theme park admission. The best way to experience a performance is by reserving a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, which guarantees seating for one show on the day of the dining experience. Packages are available to book starting November 14, 2019, at participating Epcot restaurants; guests may click here or call 407-WDW-FEST to make a reservation.

Food Studios Serve Up the Culinary Arts

Twelve festival Food Studios plus additional food and beverage locations will take culinary arts to the next level with scrumptious, imaginative dishes – artistically sculpted and ready for camera closeups.

Festival guests will discover seven-days-a-week fun including a colorful new interactive mural, that everyone in the family can help paint, workshops, artful photo ops, art galleries and mesmerizing performance art like the daily Epcot Living Statues and Art Defying Gravity shows.

More to See, Do and Eat During the Festival

  • Indulge in new culinary fun at the Le Cellier Brunch in the Canada pavilion, a leisurely prix fixe bounty each Saturday and Sunday in the relaxing Canadian chateau. Reservations required.
  • Explore the Green Landing Family Play Zone where Wall-E and Eve invite the entire family to enjoy a lush, green environment built for exploring.
  • Jump into photo-ops located throughout Epcot, such as the Peter Pan Storybook installation by the United Kingdom pavilion where guests can flap their fins in Mermaid Lagoon or get their pirate on at Skull Rock.
  • Grab a paintbrush and add color to a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • Join Figment’s Brush with the Masters, a scavenger hunt where the friendly dragon has painted himself into famous pieces of art in each World Showcase pavilion.
  • Marvel at and purchase works by Disney’s iconic artists in displays throughout World Showcase.
  • Watch visiting artists as they create new pieces, from Disney-inspired works to creative art across diverse mediums.
  • Create festival-inspired t-shirts and candles.

Premium festival experiences that include Paint with a Disney Artist and the World Showcase: Destinations Discovered guided tour are available to guests for a fee. To book a workshop, guests may call 407-WDW-TOUR or sign up for openings still available the day of their festival visit.


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All New Entertainment Throughout Walt Disney World In 2019

If you have a trip to Walt Disney World coming up in 2019, get ready to check out several brand new entertainment experiences debuting this year. With so much to see, there is sure to be something for all to enjoy! Here’s the latest scoop courtesy of Disney!


Now, more than ever, is a great time to experience fabulous new entertainment in all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks:

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration honors those true originals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverages at Magic Kingdom Park. Mickey and Minnie will greet guests together at Town Square Theater, and guests can dance with their favorite Disney pals during the “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” in front of Cinderella Castle.

Party with Pixar Pals as Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates 30 Years

  • Beloved Pixar characters help Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Guests can leap into action during An Incredible Celebration featuring Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone in “The Super Shindig” dance party, and have a chance to meet super-suit designer Edna Mode. In addition, a door to the monster world is open inside Walt Disney Presents, inviting guests to visit with Mike and Sulley from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”

More Broadway Music Than Ever at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

  • The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts comes to life now through February 25, where guests indulge in world-class culinary, visual and performing arts, including the Disney on Broadway Concert Series that expands this year to every day of the festival.

Feel the Love of “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Guests take a walk on the wild side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party,” featuring Timon and Rafiki from Disney’s “The Lion King.” Guests will also be able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Lion King” by taking photos with special, dimensional backgrounds on Discovery Island and at the park’s entrance.

Even more entertainment is on the way later in 2019, including:

  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will keep the Pixar party going when it debuts March 31, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new show experience will bring guests face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen from Pixar Animation Studios’ Cars
  • The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will awaken in a whole new way to honor “The Lion King.” Starting Memorial Day weekend and appearing nightly through September 30, stunning projections on the iconic tree will feature music and animation paying tribute to the classic film.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! returns to Epcot this summer. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy films will take guests on a musical journey through the cosmos, showcasing hits from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix tapes. Live shows will take place daily from June 14 through August 18.

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