Epcot International Festival of the Arts

JANUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 20, 2023

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts made its original debut back in January of 2017 and has quickly become a fan favorite! This Festival features performing arts, culinary arts, visual arts, along with fun for all ages. Guests will find art pieces from many Disney artists such as Will Gay, Joe Kaminski, Dave Avanzino, Dirk Wunderlich, and so many others. There are many locations throughout the park where they're able to watch the creative processes happen live before their eyes. New art is created and revealed regularly throughout the entire Festival so guests can look forward to a new experience every time they visit.

Food Studios
will be located throughout the park and will showcase culinary creations so delicious and intricate, guests may not know if the menus are for admiring or eating. Be warned that patience will be required while making your food purchases as the lines tend to be longer than what you might be used to from the other special events held at EPCOT. The primary focus here is on the presentation of your food and it will be served to you looking gorgeous! The cast members take a little more time in preparing and making each dish look just right.

Be sure to snap a pic before you take a bite!

This event will provide fun every day for the whole family, including chalk art, hands-on activities, special merchandise created just for the festival, and much more.

The Festival is included with your regular EPCOT admission.

Guests visiting the Festival can pick up a handy mini Disney Gift Card at any of the merchandise locations. The mini gift cards have a wristband attached making them a convenient way to pay for items all throughout the park without having to dig for your wallet. These special cards can be activated with as little as $15.

Performing Arts


The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for the 2023 festival, where you can see some of your favorite entertainers perform Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Sit back and sing along with show-stopping numbers from legendary Disney musicals.

  • Dates - January 13 through February 20, 2023
  • Times - Starting at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Location - America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT

Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Kevin Massey (Tarzan)

  • January 13
  • January 15 through 16
  • January 19 through 20

Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)

  • January 14
  • January 17 through 18
  • January 21 through 22

Patti Murin (Frozen) and Robert Creighton (Frozen)

  • January 23
  • January 25 through 26
  • January 29 through 30
  • February 2 through 3

Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)

  • January 24
  • January 27 through 28
  • January 31 through February 1
  • February 4 through 5

Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)

  • February 6
  • February 8 through 9
  • February 12 through 13
  • February 16 through 17

Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)

  • February 7
  • February 10 through 11
  • February 14 through 15
  • February 18 through 19

On February 20, 2023, give a standing ovation for an extended finale featuring Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons and Michael James Scott!

Other Performing Arts highlights include:

  • Visual Art in Performance: Behold a high-energy, on-stage performance by a guest visual artist painting favorite Disney characters. In just minutes, colorful Disney images magically appear before your eyes.
  • Chalk Art: Discover how chalk can turn an ordinary piece of pavement into a canvas for imaginative masterpieces!

As part of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, guests can choose to combine dinner with a guaranteed seat for that evening's show. Guests will have the choice between 4 participating restaurants at EPCOT for lunch and/or dinner. Each package includes:

  • An appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series held on the same day

Listed below are the 2023 dining package prices and participating restaurants, which exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations open on December 13, 2022.

Restaurant/Location Adults (ages 10 & up) Child (ages 3-9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
$74.00 $48.00
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
$60.00 $34.00
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
$69.00 $27.00
Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
$66.00 $43.00
Le Cellier
Canada Pavilion
$95.00 $36.00
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
American Adventure Pavilion
$35.00 $35.00
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
$59.00 $25.00
Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
$47.00 $20.00
Important Official Details from Disney:
  • To enter EPCOT, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. EPCOT admission is not included in the price of the dining package.
  • Advance reservations are highly recommended as this event fills up quickly.
  • Dining reservations must begin at least 2.5 hours before showtime.
  • Reservations require a credit card guarantee.
  • Guests should check in 15 minutes prior to reservations.
  • Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurants.
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests ages 21 and older.
  • Guaranteed concert seating badges for the America Gardens Theatre will be provided at the restaurant.
  • Guests with the Dining Package will enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first served basis. Seating is guaranteed.
  • Guests who have not reserved a DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series Dining Package will be seated at the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is based on availability due to limited capacity.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit via the My Disney Experience app or on the official Walt Disney World website.

Festival Activities

Figment’s Brush with the Masters

Help Figment learn about art on this delightful scavenger hunt around World Showcase. Maps with stickers can be purchased for $9.99 (plus tax) at Port of Entry, Creations Shop or World Traveler. Then, search for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each World Showcase pavilion – just look for the Figment-themed picture frame.

Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Once your journey is complete, return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for an artful surprise!

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

Please your palate when you sample a delectable array of dishes for sale throughout World Showcase.

How It Works

Use your Festival Passport as your guide to look for specially notated menu items and track your progress by collecting a stamp after each purchase.

Here are the featured foods on the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine:

  • Red: Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms, Golden Beets and Crostini – located at Gourmet Landscapes
  • Green: Deconstructed Key Lime Pie featuring flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues – located at The Deconstructed Dish
  • Yellow: House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli – located at Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina
  • Orange: Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam – located at The Artist's Table
  • Pink: Vanilla Donut with Strawberry Sugar, Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Gelée – located at The Donut Box
  • Reward: The Artist Palette Cookie

Bonus! Once you’ve savored all 5 artistic dishes, you’ll be able to claim a tasty specialty treat. 

Chalk Art

Discover how chalk can turn an ordinary piece of pavement into a canvas for imaginative masterpieces!

Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

Let your creative juices flow – whatever your skill level – when you help bring a bit of added color to the festival.

Kidcot Fun Stops

Kids of all ages can have their own art-filled adventure around the world by stopping by each pavilion throughout the World Showcase. Kids can draw, color, and collect activity cards at every country for a great souvenir from their trip.

Must-See Galleries

ACME Archives
Catch a glimpse of mesmerizing artwork inspired by the entertainment industry.

Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions
Delight to magnificent artwork inspired by timeless Disney animation.

Disney Art Festival Market
Enjoy works featuring a variety of artistic styles and media created by Disney Cast Members and visiting artists.

James Coleman Studios
Step inside to see works by this former Disney animator—now bringing his magic to fine artwork you can enjoy at home.

POP Gallery
View one-of-a-kind works by groundbreaking artists—representing an exciting variety of styles and subject matter.

Thomas Kinkade Studios
Capture the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters. Behold enchanting works of art where each painting tells a story in one image.

WonderGround Gallery
See favorite Disney characters and themes brought to life through these artists’ inventive styles.

Wyland Galleries
Discover fine works of art––depicting Disney themes and nature themes––by world-renowned artists in a variety of distinctive styles.

Additional Participating Artists
View a sampling of the artists and their work.

Special Merchandise

Festival Merchandise Locations:
  • Art of Disney – American Adventure Pavilion Visit the exquisite art gallery featuring original artwork from our featured Disney artists, along with art prints, Festival Merchandise and more!
  • Creations Shop – Visit this one-stop shopping destination for all of your favorite Festival Merchandise. You won’t want to miss all that Creations Shop has in store!
  • Festival Markets – throughout World Showcase and Future World Explore numerous locations throughout the Festival featuring more than 100 Disney and visiting artists. You never know what you’re going to see as new artwork unfolds around the park! Be sure to check back each weekend for art, amazing finds and the perfect piece of art to take home with you!
  • Featured Disney Art – View a wide variety of Disney-inspired art, each piece with its own twist! From classic to whimsical to edgy, there’s sure to be a style for every guest’s taste! As you peruse the art selection, meet with artists, talk to them about the art process and get your new art personalized! Visiting artists include those from Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Walt Disney Imagineering and Yellow Shoes.
  • Visiting Artists and Studios – Guests can also find many pieces of non-Disney art throughout the Festival. Each visiting art studio or vendor brings a unique perspective to the Festival!

Special Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Festival merchandise will also be available!

Special PhotoPass Opportunities

While perusing the beautiful works of art, keep an eye out for PhotoPass Photographers around the theme park and be sure to ask them about special props and Magic Shots that are available during the Festival. This collage shows some of the examples you might see as you peruse the Festival.

Step into iconic artwork from around the world at these unique art installations around World Showcase:

  • An homage to Frida Kahlo
    Mexico Pavilion
  • Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli 
    Italy Pavilion Courtyard
  • Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh 
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
    International Gateway
  • Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci 
    Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
  • Peter Pan Storybook
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • The Scream – Edvard Munch 
    Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze 
    The American Adventure Pavilion


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