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.
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.
At the end of the evening, don't rush out of the park too quickly or you might miss a spectacular presentation on Spaceship Earth. As part of the Beacons of Magic that take place all over Walt Disney World, there is a new show that pays tribute to Journey Into Imagination by bringing the Dreamfinder and Figment to life in dazzling lights!
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.
DISNEY ON BROADWAY
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.
2023 Concert Series Lineup*
Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Kevin Massey (Tarzan)
Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)
Patti Murin (Frozen) and Robert Creighton (Frozen)
Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)
Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
On February 20, 2023, give a standing ovation for an extended finale featuring Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons and Michael James Scott!
*Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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:
Here is a look at the 2023 dining package prices and restaurants which exclude tax and gratuity:
|RESTAURANT||ADULT (AGES 10 & UP)||CHILD (AGES 3-9)|
|Akershus Royal Banquet Hall|
|Coral Reef Restaurant|
The Living Seas
|Garden Grill Restaurant|
The Land Pavilion
|Le Cellier Steakhouse|
|Regal Eagle Smokehouse|
American Adventure Pavilion
|Rose and Crown Dining Room|
United Kingdom Pavilion
|Spice Road Table|
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.
OTHER PERFORMING ARTS INCLUDE:
Learn how to draw a Disney Character during this session led by an animation artist! Stop by America Gardens Theatre from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm daily for an Animation Academy session with one of these artists:
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 small keepsake!
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:
Once you’ve savored all 7 artistic dishes, bring your Festival Passport to the Deco Delights Food Studio to receive a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie!
Watch imaginative chalk artists at work – taking inspiration from great art and the world around them. Chalk art galleries are located along the bridge to World Showcase Plaza.
Be sure to look for charming chalk drawings of Disney characters around World Showcase as well. From Abu to Jiminy Cricket, an array of familiar faces wait to be discovered. How many can you find?
Let your creative juices flow – whatever your skill level – when you help bring a bit of added color to the festival.
Witness incredible displays of strength, grace, acrobatics and agility. Performances take place in World Showcase Plaza, Saturday through Wednesday during the Festival. Check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes.
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.
Special Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Festival merchandise will also be available!
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: