5 Reasons to Visit the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get artful at EPCOT! Here, we list our top 5 reasons to visit the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

The festival begins on January 14, 2022, and runs through February 21, 2022. Our complete guide will give you all the details about the festival but these are a few favorites.

Food Studios

One of the highlights of the International Festival of the Arts is the food studios. This year, favorite dishes return but there are also some new additions. The full menus have been released and include several delicious, and artsy, options to taste as you explore the park.

As you explore your food choices, be sure to check out the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Use your festival passport to collect stamps as you try all 5 colorful dishes and then collect a special treat at the end.


Festival of the Arts - Disney on Broadway

The exciting return of the DISNEY ON BROADWAY concert series is a big part of the festival! Each week, broadway stars take the stage at the American Gardens pavilion and perform beloved Disney classics. Check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes.

In addition, there are dining packages available to ensure your spot at one of these shows. Choose from one of the following restaurants:

  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room

In addition to the DISNEY ON BROADWAY concert series, be on the lookout for additional performers throughout the park. From chalk art to performers defying gravity, there is artful entertainment at every turn.

Interactive Experiences & Fun for Kids

EPCOT Festival of the Arts Debut January 14th

Photo Courtesy Disney

There is something for everyone, and every age, at the Festival of the Arts. There are even opportunities for hands-on experiences.

Head to the American Gardens Theatre for your chance to learn how to draw some of your favorite Disney characters. At the Animation Academy, an animation artist teaches you how! There are shows daily so check the My Disney Experience app for details.

Then, head over to the Expression Section to add your part to this paint by numbers mural. Afterward, the kids will love joining in to create their own chalk art. Both of these are found in Future World.

For visitors young and old, Figment’s Brush with the Masters is the perfect way to explore the World Showcase. Purchase your map and stickers and then search for Figment, the adorable purple dragon, inside famous works of art. As you search for Figment, look in each pavilion for chalk art of your favorite Disney characters. Examples from the 2021 festival include Pascal, the Aristocats, Abu, and more!

Art Galleries

Art Galleries - Festival of the Arts

As you explore the festival, be sure to take a look at the many art galleries with beautiful pieces by featured artists. There are even opportunities to chat with various artists throughout the festival. Then, grab your favorite and bring it home with you! What a great way to remember your visit!


The merchandise is always a highlight when you visit the festival. With unique art-inspired designs, there are plenty of options to bring home, especially anything with the adorable purple dragon!

Are you ready to get artsy? What are you most excited about at this festival?


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