Wowza! Can you believe that it’s the very FIRST day of the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts? We’re reporting LIVE from the park today! 🙂 We’re here kicking off the festival by showing you all the merchandise and other happenings around Epcot. But MORE importantly, we’re here to taste ALL OF THE NEW FOOD at this year’s Festival of the Arts.
Be sure to be on the lookout as we will be updating our Food Booth pages ALL DAY with pictures of every single item at this year’s festival. We will also be updating this page ALL DAY so you can stay in the Food and Wine know! 🙂
We hope you put on your imagination cap because this festival is filled with creativity. The Festival of the Arts is bright and colorful, here guests can not only eat STUNNING food (that are works of art in their own right), but they can purchase colorful merchandise and beautiful pieces of art.
Guests can even become a part of classic masterpieces by posing in world-famous paintings. And on top of this, guests can become artists themselves by making their mark on the Festival of the Arts mural.
This year, they are using a few of the construction walls for the Expression Sections!
Here’s a look at the 2020 Annual Passholder magnet!! Isn’t she a beaut?!
And don’t forget. THREE new films debuted in Epcot today!! These are permanent shows and are not specific to the festival, but we still had the check them out.
First off, we made our way to the new Awesome Planet film in The Land pavilion.
Then, we made our way to the new Canada Far and Wide film. There are STUNNING scenes throughout this new film, y’all!
And after that, we hopped on over to the new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in the France Pavilion. This is another stunning film with a pretty fun twist!
It’s time to start eating, friends. Like we shared, we are literally trying EVERYTHING NEW at the Festival, so be sure to follow along to check out our updated menu pages!! And don’t forget we will be sharing a Best of the Fest soon, so you’ll know our top pics from the entire festival.
When we started our walk around The World Showcase, we noticed that a few booths were experiencing delayed openings!
Luckily, Decadent Delights was open!
Here we had the opportunity to have a few of our returning favorites like the Lemon and Blood Orange Tart, which made our BEST of the FEST last year.
Then, we snacked on the Lobster Chips and sipped on a new hard cider at Refreshment Port!
Afterward, we made our way to The Masterpiece Kitchen for their BEAUTIFUL rose-shaped dessert!
Now, it’s time to share what might be the BEST new addition to this year’s festival — the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Funnel Cake. You can find this dreamy treat at The Funnel Cake Booth in the American Adventure Pavilion.
Then, we spiced things up at Artista Hambriento in the Mexico Pavilion. They have quite a few new eats with our favorite being the Sopes de Barbacoa!
Annnnd coffee with a donut on top?! How about four? That’s what you’ll find at the Joffrey’s and Tea Company locations around Epcot.
We couldn’t forget to check out L’Arte de la Cuisine! They have so many colorful and flavorful eats here!
Soon, we made our way to the Italy Pavilion to try out all of the new eats at L’Arte di Mangiare. The new Rossini is uber good and stunning!
And we couldn’t help but check out a few of the returning eats at The Artist’s Table!
You can also grab a few returning treats from Mosaic Canteen! And with options like Chebbakia and Mediterranean Flatbread, there’s plenty of reasons to check it out!
And did you know that you can create your own slushy at Cool Wash?! Well, you totally can and you even have the option to booze it up.
You can also find a bright and fun Musical Float at Fife & Drum. While this is a returning treat, we still adore the flavors. It’s a nice option if you’re looking for something sweet and cold.
And if you’re looking for a Sushi Donut head on over to Goshiki!
Pop Eats! is seriously our FAVORITE booth when it comes to both delicious and creative eats and this year is no exception!
Annnd you’ve gotta see the Sea Butterfly drink from Painted Panda!
Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine
New to the festival this year is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. This experience gives guests the opportunity to experience a “technicolor tour around Epcot to sample a spectrum of dazzling, delicious dishes in a vibrant variety of hues.”
Guests have the opportunity to purchase 5 items from the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine locations, and once they do this they recieve a super CUTE gift!
Now, let’s take a look at some of the NEW merchandise for this year’s festival.
This year you can snag a Figment MagicBand!
Annnd you get ‘yo hands on a Paint Can Purse!
There’s also a bunch of new Annual Passholder merch that’s totally worth gettin’ your hands on!
This festival is also filled with an assortment of entertainment. From photo ops to musical performances, there’s so much to see and experience!
Don’t forget that we will be updating this post throughout the day! So, be sure to check back for more FUN and a lot of FOOD!
Heading to the festival soon? Then you may wanna take a look at our printable, which lists each and every booth and menu item!
Want to join us in real-time?
And remember to stay tuned… because we’ll see you right back here later on today with our annual Best of the Fest where we will be sharing the items you CAN’T-MISS during your visit to the 2020 Festival of the Arts.
Are you planning on visiting the festival this year? Let us know in the comments below!