Epcot International Festival of the Arts Guide

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Walt Disney World’s Epcot has become renowned over the years for its lineup of park-wide festivals. At almost any point in the year, guests can look forward to special events, performances and dining all centered around a common theme like food and wine, or holidays around the world. In 2017, Disney started its newest festival, The International Festival of the Arts. This special happening is a celebration of visual, performance, and culinary arts. Every winter, guests can look forward to artist-led workshops, entertaining Broadway performances, artistically designed dishes, and more. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes place from January 17 to February 24, 2020. Admission to the festival is included in the cost of your park ticket, but food and beverage from the Food Studios can be purchased at an additional cost.

Food Studios

Food Studios are set up around the park with a wide variety of delicious items. These locations serve a selection of dishes and beverages with an artistic flair. There are 12 Food Studios for 2020, as well as many other locations serving masterfully created, edible works of art. Each item is created by hand for each order and features some of the most eye and stomach pleasing offerings at the park. Food Studios are open every day of the festival from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

New for 2020, guests can take part in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Guests must purchase any 5 menu items from designated Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine locations and collect the stamps in their Festival Passport. Once collected, participants can bring their completed passport to Decadent Delights for a colorful culinary prize offered exclusively at the festival. Stamps can be collected and redeemed at any time during the festival dates.

The Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza)

Food:

  • Deconstructed Reuben: Sliced Corned Beef, Rye-crusted Sauerkraut and Jarlsberg Cake with Broken Thousand Island Dressing
  • Deconstructed BLT: Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam, and Soft Poached Egg
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil (KA)

Beverages:

  • Rainboba: Sparkling Water layered with Fruit Boba and topped with a Foam Cloud (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake garnished with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Imagery Sauvignon Blanc, California
  • Mad Genius Red Blend, California
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Cream Bourbon, garnished with a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon

Cuisine Classique (Germany Pavilion)

Food:

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) (KA)
  • Saint-Honoré Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie (KA)

Beverages:

  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Concrete Beach Brewery Rosé Ale, Miami, FL
  • Frozen Rosé
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain
  • Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy
  • A Play on Rosé Flight

The Artist’s Table (American Adventure Pavilion)

Food:

  • Beef Wellington with Mushroom Bordelaise, Fennel Cream, and Roasted Baby Vegetables (KA)
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie (KA)

Beverages:

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk, and Dark (non-alcoholic)
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co. Neapolitan Milk Stout, Douglas, MI
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale, Lexington, KY
  • Lindemans Framboise Lambic, Belgium
  • Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA
  • Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Cream Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
  • Chocolate and Beer Pairing Flight

Pop Eats! (Showcase Plaza)

Food:

  • Sous Vide Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Beet Chip Crumbles (GF)
  • Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (GF)
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate (KA)
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (KA)

Beverages:

  • Blue Sky Black Cherry Boba Freeze (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • #RainbowSherbetGlitterDreamAle by Playalinda Brewing Co., Titusville, FL
  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail
  • Tomato Soup Can Bloody Mary

Decadent Delights (Showcase Plaza)

Food:

  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Caramel, Coconut, and Maple Meringue
  • Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Crunch (KA)
  • Lemon and Blood Orange Tart
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate-Chip Cookie (KA)
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette (KA)

Beverages:

  • 3 Daughters Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
  • Biagio Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Cold Fashioned Coffee Cocktail
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight

The Masterpiece Kitchen (Canada Pavilion)

Food:

  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (KA)
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-herbs
  • Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats and Cheeses featuring Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Beef
  • Vanilla, Rose Water and Pistachio Panna Cotta

Beverages:

  • Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Freising, Germany
  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut, Spain
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé, Spain
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist

Additional Food Locations

Funnel Cakes – The American Adventure: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Funnel Cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Marshmallow Cream and Raspberry Glaze (KA)

Fife & Drum – The American Adventure: Musical Float (Layered Strawberry, Lemonade and Blue Raspberry Slushy with Vanilla Ice Cream and White Chocolate) (non-alcoholic) (KA)

Block & Hans – The American Adventure: Arendelle Aqua Lemonade: Frozen Lemonade with Monin Cotton Candy and Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine

Goshiki – Japan Pavilion:

  • Taiyaki: Fish-shaped Cake stuffed with a Sweet Red Bean Filling served with Green Tea Chocolate and Whipped Cream Cheese (KA)
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber and Sesame Seed over a decorated plate of Wasabi Aïoli, Sriracha and Eel Sauce
  • Vegetable Gyoza: Vegetable and Edamame filled Gyoza atop Truffle-mashed Potatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pepper Strings and Tonkatsu Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Nomi Masui Draft Lager. Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup. Nigori Sake Cocktail: Frozen Nigori Sake and Calpico accented with Strawberry and finished with Cotton Candy

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company:

  • Canada: Impressionism Pairing: Blackberry Iced Latte topped with a delicious Blueberry Donut and Sweet Whipped Cream
  • Showcase Plaza: Renaissance Pairing: Iced Mocha Latte served with a timeless Glazed Donut and Sprinkles
  • Future World East: Modern Pairing: Coconut Iced Latte garnished with a decadent Chocolate Donut and topped with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles
  • The American Adventure: Baroque Pairing: White Mocha Iced Latte layered with a Red Velvet Donut and Sprinkles

El Arista Hambriento – Mexico Pavilion:

  • Sopes de Barbacoa: Braised Barbacoa Beef served on Fried Guajillo Corn Shell with Black Beans, Cotija Cheese, Mexican Cream and Chives
  • Agave Pork Belly: Pork Belly caramelized with Agave atop Pumpkin Seed Pesto Lentil Salad
  • Frida Banana Daiquiri: Mexican Handcrafted Rum, Banana Purée and Applejack (served Frozen)
  • Diego Blackberry Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila, Blackberry Purée, Fresh Jalapeño-Lime Juice served with Black Ant Salt Rim
  • Mexican White Sangria: White Wine, Fruit Juices and Sweet Cinnamon-infused Tequila

Refreshment OutPost – Outpost

  • Plant-based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric Aïoli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit and Slaw
  • Paintbrush Churros: Cinnamon-Sugar Churros Dipped in Colorful White Chocolate (KA)
  • Barrel of Monks Brewery Endless Enigma Golden Pale Ale, Boca Raton, FL
  • Collective Arts Brewing Life in the Closus Hazy IPA, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Malt Bach Brown Ale, Doral, FL
  • Popcorn Pairing Flight

Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza

  • Lobster Chips: House-made Chips, Lobster, Lobster Bisque Cheese Sauce, Pickled Jalapeños and Citrus Cream
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Apple Boysenberry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA

Test Track Cool Wash – Future World East: Assorted Coca-Cola Slushies (non-alcoholic) (KA)

The Painted Panda – China

  • Spicy Beef Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun
  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Spirit, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec
  • Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower-infused Cocktail with Lychee Syrup, Vodka, Light Rum, and Magic Boba Pearls

L’Art du Cuisine Francaise – France

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-made Bread Bowl (KA)
  • Tomate Farcie Faҫon Paul Bocuse: Tomato Stuffed with Braised Ribs Paul Bocuse-style
  • Moelleux Aux Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates (KA)
  • Trio de Macarons: Assortment of Three House-made Macarons in a Gift Box
  • Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose, Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juice with Lemon-Lime Foam
  • Veuve du Vernay, Brut N°1, Limited Edition: French Sparkling Wine
  • Vouvray, Marcel Dubois, 2018
  • Bordeaux, Château Malbec, 2015

Mosaic Canteen – Morocco

  • Spiced Beef with Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries, Hummus and Pita Chips
  • Mediterranean Flatbread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
  • Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds
  • Casa Beer
  • Kabash Prestige White Wine
  • Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Grapefruit Juice, and Grenadine

L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy

  • Insalata di Gamberi al Limone di Zagara: Salad of Poached Shrimp in Sicilian Lemons, Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Avocado, and Citrus Dressing
  • Pollo ala Pirandello: Golden Chicken Drumstick stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Pomodoro Sauce (KA)
  • Rossini: Prosecco Mousse with Strawberry Sauce (contains alcohol) 
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Merlot, Montegrande
  • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée, and Prosecco
  • Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée, and Prosecco

Workshops

Guests attending the Festival of the Arts can enjoy special workshops led by accomplished artists. These hands-on workshops featuring unique opportunities to create original art and walk away with an enhanced skillset or new understanding of various techniques. Topics include character sketching, ink & paint, 3D paper crafting and more. All workshops take place in World Showcase Events Pavilion and require a separate participation fee of $45 per person (plus tax). There is limited availability and spots can be reserved by calling (407) 939-3378.

Ink & Paint Animation
Presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist

  • Saturdays at 10:00 AM

Many of Disney’s animated features were created with 2D Cel Animation. Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel with one of Disney’s Ink & Paint artists!

Each week, you’ll paint a different Disney character:

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Mickey Mouse
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Minnie Mouse
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Donald Duck
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Pluto
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Goofy
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Mickey Mouse

Disney 3D Paper Crafting
Presented by Dave Avanzino, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

You will create your own dimensional paper artwork. Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your work to create 3D Disney shadowbox art. You will have the opportunity to make your own framed magical masterpiece!

Gesture Drawing Basics: “Story Telling Drawings”
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Come learn the art of quick sketching from a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre DameMulanTarzanLilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.  During this workshop, you will create your own sketch to take home. Gesture drawing of people is a foundational practice for animators, storyboard artists, and directors. A single drawing can tell a story.

Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation 

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Create your own moving magic and watch your drawings come to life during this animated workshop! Learn the fundamental principles of animation with a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre DameMulanTarzanLilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. Tools to complete your creation will be provided!

Doodling with Viz
Presented by Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Experience doodling to the next level. Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece.

Performing Arts

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts offers entertainment for many senses and one of the most popular among guests is the performances. This year, festival attendees can experience Broadway-inspired performances of popular Disney classics, enjoy acrobatic displays, live performance art, and more. Performances can be found at various locations and times vary daily. Check your park map or My Disney Experience app for current showtimes. All performances are included in park admission.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Throughout the festival, guests are treated to live performances of musical numbers from hit Disney musicals. Every 2 weeks, a different pair of Disney on Broadway stars will perform some of the songs they helped make famous from some of Disney’s most beloved Broadway musicals. Performances are at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM daily at the American Gardens Theatre.

Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White

  • January 17
  • January 20 through 21
  • January 24

Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee

  • January 18 through 19
  • January 22 through 23

Kissy Simmons, Heidi Blickenstaff, Alton Fitzgerald White, and Gavin Lee

  • January 25 

Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

  • January 26
  • January 28 through 29
  • February 1 through 2
  • February 5 through 6

Liana Hunt and Adam Jacobs

  • January 27
  • January 30 through 31
  • February 3 through 4
  • February 7 through 8

Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Liana Hunt, and Adam Jacobs

  • February 9

Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

  • February 10
  • February 12 through 13
  • February 18 through 19
  • February 22 through 23

Syndee Winters and Michael James Scott

  • February 11
  • February 14 through 17
  • February 20 through 21

Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Syndee Winters, and Michael James Scott

  • February 24

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package

Fans of the Disney on Broadway performances can enjoy a special dining package that includes a meal at one of a selection of Table Service restaurants combined with priority seating for the performance. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner options before attending a showcase of iconic Disney on Broadway songs later that evening. Guaranteed concert seating badges for the America Gardens Theatre will be provided at the restaurant. Reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 800-9800. Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan will be accepted as payment (requires 2 table service entitlements per Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package)

Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion)
Lunch: $57 for adults; $32 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $32 for kids

Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas Pavilion)
Lunch: $69 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $69 for adults; $22 for kids

The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land Pavilion)
Breakfast: $52 for adults; $31 for kids
Lunch: $65 for adults; $39 for kids
Dinner: $65 for adults; $39 for kids

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom Pavilion)
Lunch: $57 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $22 for kids

Visual Arts

Of all the masterful artistry to explore at Epcot’s popular festival, the array of dazzling visual arts is a standout. Guests can take in a number of exhibits and interactive experiences throughout the festival. Festival Markets feature artists who infuse their distinctive styles into a wide variety of creative mediums like jewelry making, photography, paper sculpting, t-shirt screenprinting and more. At some of the Festival Markets, guests have the opportunity to choose custom elements of their new piece of art to make it distinctly original. Kids can get in on the fun and hunt for works of art with Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt. There’s even a paint-by-number mural where guests are invited to pain their own addition to a massive masterpiece.

Art Galleries

  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery – Mexico Pavilion Gallery Show: ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Celebrate the artistry and traditions of Día de Muertos. 
  • Stave Church Gallery – Norway Gallery Show: Gods of the Vikings Visit the Norway Pavilion and discover the legendary gods and myths of the real Vikings. 
  • House of the Whispering Willows – China Gallery Show: Inside Shanghai Disney Resort Discover the wonders of the new Shanghai Disney Resort. 
  • American Heritage Gallery –  The American Adventure Gallery Show: Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art Discover an all-new exhibition celebrating American Indian art at this museum inside the American Adventure Pavilion. 
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery – Japan Gallery Show: Kawaii Japan’s Cute Culture Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii, Japan’s cute culture.

Featured Artists

Disney has invited some of their favorite visual artists to display and sell their work throughout the festival. Guests can even get their art purchases signed and personalized by many of the artists available.

  • Rosemary Begley
  • Brian Blackmore
  • Doug Bolly
  • David Buckley
  • Morgan Ditta
  • Will Gay
  • Kim Gromoll
  • Kent Hammerstrom
  • Joe Kaminski
  • Kevin-John
  • Patricia Landing
  • Alex Maher
  • Tim McCloskey
  • Brett Owens
  • Jason Peltz
  • Don “Ducky” Williams
  • Darren Wilson
  • Nidhi Chanani
  • John Coulter
  • Caley Hicks
  • June Kim
  • Jerrod Maruyama
  • Dave Perillo
  • Jason Ratner
  • Ashley Taylor
  • Kristin Tercek
  • Gabby Zapata

Photo Opportunities

Festival attendees can put themselves right into their favorite masterpieces at any of the five photo op locations. Here Disney PhotoPass photographers will snap pics of guests as they pose inside some of the world’s greatest works of art.

  • Mexico Pavilion
    An homage to Frida Kahlo
  • Italy Pavilion
    Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci and The Scream – Edvard Munch
  • American Adventure Pavilion
    Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
  • France Pavilion
    Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • United Kingdom Pavilion
    Peter Pan Storybook

Festival Merchandise

Take home a special keepsake to remember your visit to Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts at merchandise locations at Art of Disney (American Adventure), Mouse Gear, and Festival Markets throughout World Showcase and Future World. In addition to original art and prints from visiting artists, there will also be a selection of festival souvenirs, apparel and home goods available for purchase.

Festival Merchandise

  • Family Apparel (Adult & Youth Tees)
  • Spirit Jersey
  • Minnie Flip Sequin Headband
  • Crossbody Bag
  • Drinkware and Reusable Straws
  • Magnet
  • Trading Pins
  • Jewelry
  • Event Poster

Passholder Merchandise

  • Adult Tee
  • Coaster Set
  • Trading Pin

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