Today was day 14 of Everyday at Disney. We headed back to Epcot to check out the Festival of the Arts. We were able to do an Art of Animation class and I finally got my chance to ride Soarin’ and Test Track! I also walked 10k steps between 8:30 AM and 1:45 PM!
Pack Your Patience
I’ve said before that Epcot is undergoing security testing. Everyone is going through the metal detectors no matter what. What is so aggravating is that there is NO organization to this. Today I thought that the line was in front of the metal detector but it wasn’t. It was off to the side in front of 2 tables that ran along the side of the temporary tent. These tables were set up like counters with the security guard behind it instead of at the head of it.
So of course I got yelled at yet again for not knowing that the line today went to the side of the tent over the power cords that go to the metal detectors.
I have ZERO problems with extra security. I am more than happy to have my bags checked and going through the metal detectors is not an issue. What is aggravating is that this test is not well signed and the security guards are frazzled.
So pack your patience if you are going to Epcot soon!
Festival of the Arts
Day 2 of Festival of the Arts was in full swing today. And the crowds were definitely there to enjoy it! We went to the Odyssey Festival Center where we got to walk through a Mary Blair exhibit which was awesome.
Artists were located throughout the World Showcase and you could observe them painting, chalking or sculpting. Other artists were on hand for meet and greets.
Kidcot has replaced Duffy the Disney Bear with an artist palette that you can color and have stamped in each country. You are not able to choose Duffy during the 6 weeks of the festival.
The food booths were crowded but the lines moved quickly since you did not have to wait on your food to be prepared. Jacob got a chocolate easel. It was $7. I thought it was absolutely adorable!
- The rush back to Soarin’ isn’t bad at all in the mornings now that Frozen Ever After was open. We were able to walk right on it without any wait. They also do not require you to show them your baby if you are doing rider switch (it is the only attraction that does not require you). Which meant that Molly Kate and my mother-in-law were able to go do Finding Nemo while we went on Soarin’.
- We went to Mission Space next and it did not have a wait. Molly Kate is getting braver and crawled all the way up inside Space Base (the playground at the exit to this attraction).
- Jacob and I went to the Art of Animation class that they are running Friday – Monday. It was fabulous!! It is just like the Animation class they had at Hollywood Studios before it closed. The artist said they might keep it around for a while after the festival is over. I hope so! I loved it.
- Next it was time to ride Test Track with my mother-in-law and Jacob (the rest of the clan road it while we were in the class). It was up to an 80 minute wait (45 minutes for single rider!). We made it through in about 25 minutes.
- We packed a picnic lunch to save money. So great that we can bring in food.
- The crowds weren’t too bad until 11 AM when the festival started. The World Showcase was packed! And then a light rain came which didn’t help maters. We ended up walking around the entire World Showcase to check out everything. We are going to go back on Friday.
Day 15 of Everyday at Disney will be Disney Springs!
We are going to Disney everyday in 2017! Follow along with our Everyday at Disney adventures!