Stepping into an EPCOT festival can be instantly overwhelming. There are tons of people heading in all different directions and with so much to do you might not know where to start!
Even if you DO have an idea of what you’d like to see, eat, and do, you’re going to need some sort of guidance to get you to where you want to go. Luckily, Disney has made all of this information available in a super handy way!
When you arrive at the Festival of the Arts in EPCOT you can get a festival passport. This booklet is a special festival version of the EPCOT park map and includes what you need to know about the festival. We got our copy of this year’s passport and it has the same cute paint tube design we’ve seen featured across the park!
Let’s take a look at the pages inside! We have a quick overview of what you’ll find inside the passport.
One fun part of Festival of the Arts is all of the interactive elements! You can check out the Chalk Art Galleries and view the stunning works different Disney artists have created before heading over to the Kids’ Chalk Art section to make a masterpiece of your own. There’s also Figment’s Brush With The Masters Scavenger Hunt which takes you around the park — finish for an exciting surprise!
If shopping is more your thing, there is plenty of merchandise to check out. From Festival of the Arts items with Figment to prints of art from your favorite Disney artists, this booklet shows all the locations where you can get your retail therapy!
Inside the passport, you’ll also find a listing of the entertainment offerings. Times differ each day, so you can see when performances are in your My Disney Experience app. There’s also a section on the Festival Disney Gift Card, which is a wristband with a gift card attached. You can load money on the card and then use it throughout the festival for convenience. They also include a key to the symbols in the menu so you can understand which items are plant-based, gluten/wheat-friendly, and which ones are included in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine.
If you are excited for the Broadway performances you can see which stars will be attending the festival right here in the booklet! The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is another fun part of Festival of the Arts and a good break from walking around. Stars like Adam Jacobs from Aladdin on Broadway and Patti Murin from Frozen on Broadway will be in attendance.
Next up is probably the part you’ve been waiting for — the information for each of the food booths!
It includes the name of the booth, where in EPCOT you can find it, each of the food and drink items, and the components for each dish or beverage.
You can also take part in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Head to each of the booths listed and purchase five items across them. You’ll collect stamps as you stop at each booth, and at the end, you will receive a bonus item as a prize!
The passport also comes with some fun activities for kids to enjoy.
Last but not least, they finish off the back cover with a quote:
Not only will this passport help guide you through the festival but it also serves as an awesome souvenir for your visit. Plus, it’s FREE! If you’d rather save your money for all of the delicious food but still want something to remember your trip by, this is a great memento.
While we’re speaking of guides, if you would prefer something more in-depth you can order our 2023 DFB Guide to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.
It is FILLED with information that can help you decide what to visit during the festival and have a wonderful time.
Comment below your favorite part of Festival of the Arts!
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