EPCOT Festival of the Arts Returns with Exciting Experiences

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The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will make its annual debut in 2024 with fun, new experiences for all guests to enjoy!

Guests can experience this festival beginning January 12, 2024 through February 19, 2024. During the Festival of the Arts, guests can expect artistic performances, creative eats, interactive experiences and more!



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During the International Festival of the Arts, you won’t want to miss out on all the musical performances, especially the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert series. The American Gardens Theatre will host three concerts daily. Here’s the concert lineup:

  • Caissie Levy and Patti Murin (“Frozen”): Jan. 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday” and “The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast”): Jan. 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”): Jan. 26, 28 and 29; Feb. 1, 3, 5 and 6
  • Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”): Jan. 27, 30, 31; Feb. 2, 4, 7 and 8
  • Mandy Gonzalez (“Aida”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin” and “Tarzan”): Feb. 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19
  • Bradley Gibson (“Hercules” and “The Lion King”) and Shoba Narayan (“Aladdin”): Feb. 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19

Guests can also delight in DISNEY ON BROADWAY Dining Packages. There will be eight EPCOT dining locations participating. Dining Packages will become available beginning December 19, 2023:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Le Cellier
  • Spice Road Table
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse (same-day, in-person walk-up packages only)

In addition to the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series, guests can enjoy more daily musical and artistic performances at the Showcase Plaza.

Artistic and Creative Eats at the Festival of the Arts

International Festival of the Arts Food

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Also returning to the 2024 festival are 15 Food Studios filled with unique and artistic bites for all to enjoy. Some of the creative bites expected to make their debut are: The Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried SKITTLES® and the Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib.

Festival of the Arts Food Studios

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If you are looking to sample multiple eats during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, you won’t want to miss out on the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Festival Passport. Guests can collect stamps from different food stops to add to their passport. Once they’ve collected five stamps, guests can bring their passport to the Deco Delights Food Studio to redeem a special, complimentary surprise.

More to Enjoy at the Festival

EPCOT Festival of the Arts

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There are plenty of interactive experiences for all ages to enjoy during the International Festival of the Arts. Learn how to draw your favorite Disney Characters at 12:30 and 1:30 PM daily at Animation Academy located in the America Gardens Theatre. Guests also have the chance to join other artists at the Paint by Numbers Mural at the Expression Section.

Festival of the Arts Kids Chalk

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And for the little ones, they can create their own chalk masterpiece on the bridge to the World Showcase Plaza from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Kids will also want to embark on the Figment’s Brush with the Master’s Scavenger Hunt. Kiddos will help Figment learn about art throughout the World Showcase. Guests can purchase their maps at Creations Shop, Port of Entry, and World Traveler. Guests will then search for Figment throughout different art pieces, then place the corresponding sticker on the map. Finally, return your completed map the Disney Traders or World Traveler for a fun souvenir!

Speaking of Figment, during the Festival of the Arts, there will no shortage of Figment themed merchandise and beautiful art pieces. Make sure you visit all of the galleries and retail areas to take some art home with you.

Figment Merchandise

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Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable celebration of art and culture at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

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