Who’s feeling creative? We’re definitely getting that creative itch, especially with Epcot’s Festival of the Arts starting in a few days. Moments after the last marathon runner crosses the finish line (congrats to every runDisney runner at 2020 Disney Marathon weekend) Epcot gears up for the Festival of the Arts season. We’ve got our paintbrushes, to Epcot’s World Showcase we go!
Unfinished Work Of “Art”
Art? What art are you referring to Nate? In the DVC Duo house, we like to think of our articles as works of “art”. The unfinished piece of “art” we’re referencing our Festival of the Arts guide from last year. It’s unfinished as Disney continues to build and expand on the festivals every year. And we’re going to do the same. We recommend referencing last year’s guide for the Festival of the Arts essentials.
Passholder Insights: The winter season (Jan to Feb) is one of the slowest times of the year at Walt Disney World. Outside of Disney World Marathon weekend.
Disney On Boardway
Returning for the 39-day festival (January 17 to February 24) is the uber-popular Disney on Boardway Concert Series. Every year Disney World brings in a variety of performers from Boardway to perform songs from their award-winning songs. With performances at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm, the performers change every year and from day-to-day. We recommend checking My Disney Experience for the daily perform schedule.
Brunch? Did You Say Brunch?
Yes! Yes, we did. New to this year’s Festival of the Arts is a brunch at Le Cellier in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion. On Saturdays and Sundays during the festival, the signature restaurant is offering a prix fixe brunch menu for $67 per person The brunch will offer two seating options at either 12:35 pm or 1:20 pm.
Your meal kicks off with a variety of pastries for the table following by a three-course meal. A couple of the notable options are the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, French Toast Bread Pudding, and a Maple Creme Brulee that’s calling Serena’s name.
Passholder Insights: The Le Cellier brunch is projected to be very popular, we recommend making an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR).
Wonderful Walk Of Colorful Cuisine
It’s like they are reading our minds! New for this year’s Festival of the Arts is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine passport. You’ll use the passport to collect five stamps from any of the festivals’ food booths. When ordering a dish you’ll hand your passport to the cast member for a stamp, after 5 stamps head back to the Festival Center for a colorful culinary prize.
The new passport is free of charge and you can collect stamps throughout the festivals. A prize for tasting food? Where do we sign up?!
Passholder Insights: One of our favorite dishes from the 2019 festival is the Deconstructed Reuben from the Deconstructed Dish booth.
Festival of the Arts is quickly becoming one of our favorite Epcot festivals. We love grabbing a snack and exploring the amazing artwork from all the different artists. One of our favorite things to see at the Festival of the Arts is the chalk art on the path between Future World and World Showcase. The only left for us to is picking-up our passport and get to tasting our way around the world!