2018 Festival of the Arts Review
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another great week. It's almost time to wrap up Epcot's Festival of the Arts and start Flower and Garden Festival so I thought this week would be perfect to do a little review of Festival of the Arts! If you still haven't made it out yet, you still have one more week! It runs through Monday, February 19!
One thing I love most about Festival of the Arts compared to Flower and Garden and Food and Wine is how interactive everything is. There are exhibits everywhere and Epcot really becomes a place for learning more about something you might not know a whole lot about. One of my favorite interactive areas is the Expression Section, or the paint by numbers wall. This is right at the entrance to World Showcase and by the end of the day each new mural is complete, and guests helped do it! Once each mural is done they get moved over to the construction walls by the old Universe of Energy/ new Guardians of the Galaxy ride.
All around Epcot there are chalk artist making new and lifelike pieces on the sidewalk for guests to enjoy! Watching them work is really fun because they are willing to answer most questions. And you can walk by a piece as you enter Epcot in the morning and it just be an outline, then walk by again a few hours later and it be almost complete!
If you want a really fun type of guest interaction, periodically throughout the day, there are living statues by the Fountain of Nations stage for guests to take photos with. There is not an actual queue for each one so it's more of a you got here first, so you go ahead type thing, but the pictures are so cute, and watching the living statues with other guests is so funny!
It's not an Epcot festival without food. We tried some of the Festival of the Arts food and I will admit I like Flower and Garden food a lot better, but this was good, and definitely worth getting some. Our favorites included pretty much everything from Mexico, and Germany, because let's be honest, you can't really go wrong there!
I love Festival of the Arts and I think it has some great potential, but there are still some kinks to work out. Sometimes the food took a while to get out to us because the chefs are focused on beautiful plating rather than being quick. This is a nice change of pace, but more of the pieces on the plate could be pre-set so there is better plating efficiency. I also would love to see more interactive exhibits throughout World Showcase. Overall though, I definitely think Festival of the Arts is worth a visit, and is a great smaller festival for between Food and Wine and Flower and Garden.
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