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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

January 9, 2023
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Embrace your inner artist at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts from January 13 to February 20, 2023!  This annual festival celebrates the arts in all its forms, including the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

If you have a trip in early 2023, here are all the highlights of Festival of the Arts along with helpful tips to help you make the most of your time.


Food Studios

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina Food Studio (Photo Credit: Disney Tourist Blog)

You’ll find these food stands with artfully plated dishes around World Showcase.  They’re open from 11am to park close.  

The Artist’s Table – American Adventure Pavilion

Food

  • Three-Meat Meatloaf with “Peas and Carrots”: Green Pea Pudding, Carrot Ketchup, Shaved Carrot Salad and Snap Peas
  • Duck and Dumplings: Smoked Duck Breast, Ricotta Dumplings, Petite Vegetables and Duck Jus
  • Hummingbird Cake: Banana Cake with Pineapple, Coconut, Pecans and Cream Cheese Frosting with Banana Sorbet

Beverages

  • Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk and Dark Chocolate (nonalcoholic)
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Kansas City, MO
  • Parish Brewing Co. South Coast Session Amber Ale, Broussard, LA
  • Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad, Cooperstown, NY
  • Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
  • Symphony in Chocolate Flight: Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs paired with Sipping Chocolates
  • Beer Flight

The Craftsman’s Courtyard – Near Creations Shop

Food

  • Beef Wellington: Mushroom Duxelles, Prosciutto and Puff Pastry with Red Wine Demi-Glace and Baby Vegetables
  • Cast Iron-Roasted P.E.I. Mussels with Sautéed Tomatoes, Garlic and Fresh Herbs

Beverages

  • BrewDog Jet Black Heart Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Columbus, OH
  • Cold Fashion Coffee Cocktail

Deco Delights – Near Port of Entry

Food

  • Dulce Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Crémeux and Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • Decadent Valrhona Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Brownie and Cassis Mousse
  • Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues 

Beverages

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Vanilla Porter, Tampa, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Milk Stout, Titusville, FL
  • Espresso Martini featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight

The Deconstructed Dish – Near Port of Entry

Food

  • Deconstructed BLT: Pork Belly, Soft-Poached Egg, Onion Bread Pudding, Watercress Espuma and Tomato Jam
  • Deconstructed French Onion Soup: Beef Broth Ravioli, Gruyère Cream, Onion Bread Pudding and Onion Textures
  • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues 

Beverages

  • Deconstructed Apple Pie à la Mode: Apple-Cinnamon Gelato, Cinnamon Apple Cider, Apple Pie Filling and Streusel (nonalcoholic)
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Whitbeer, Asheville, NC

El Artista Hambriento – Mexico Pavilion

Food

  • Carne Asada: Chipotle-Marinated Beef Sirloin, Sweet Potato Purée and Crispy- Fried Onions
  • Huarache de Champiñones: Guajillo Chile and Corn Masa Huarache with Pinto Beans, Oyster Mushrooms, Nopales, Queso Fresco and Pea Tendrils
  • Flan de Coco: Coconut Flan, Guava Sauce and Whipped Cream (Gluten/wheat-friendly)

Beverages

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Craft Beer
  • Bombon Margarita “Marshmallow”: Ilegal Mezcal Reposado, Marshmallow Cordial, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar and a hint of Coffee and Elderflower served with a Toasted Marshmallow
  • Las Californias: Tromba Blanco Tequila, Strawberry-Lime Purée and Las Californias Citrus Mexican Gin

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic (New for 2023)

Food

  • Fruit Pizza: Watermelon, Compressed Cantaloupe, Berries and Berry Balsamic (Plant-based) (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie with Blueberry Filling 
  • Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried SKITTLES®  bite-sized candies
  • Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn

Beverages

  • Grape Smoothie with freeze-dried SKITTLES®  bite-sized candies (nonalcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Orange Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Passion Fruit Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Rainbow Cider Flight
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Green with Envy Blonde Ale, Tampa, FL
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager, Tampa, FL
  • Urban Artifact the Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart, Cincinnati, OH
  • Beer Flight

Goshiki – Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Rainbow Katsu Sando: Pork Cutlet Sandwich with Tangy Tonkatsu Sauce and Cabbage in Rainbow Sweet Bread
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-Shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber and Sesame Seed over a decorated plate of Wasabi Aïoli, Sriracha Aïoli and Eel Sauce
  • Ichigo Daifuku: Mixed Berry Mochi, Sweet Azuki Bean Paste and Mascarpone

Beverages

  • Sui Sui Watercolor Lager
  • Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup
  • Purple Yuzu Sake Lemonade: Sake Cocktail infused with Butterfly Pea Flower and Yuzu Lemonade

Gourmet Landscapes – Canada Pavilion

Food

  • Blood Orange-Braised Beet Tartare with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms and Golden Beets (Plant-based) (Gluten/Wheat-friendly)
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with Onion Marmalade, Pickled Mushrooms and Petite Lettuce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction

Beverages

  • Whole Hog Brewery Raspberry Chéret Double Radler, Stevens Point, WI
  • Schlumberger Cuvée Klimt Brut, Austria
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot, Sonoma Country, CA
  • Frozen Rusty Nail Cocktail

L’Art de la Cuisine Française – France Pavilion

Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates and Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce

Food

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-Made Bread Bowl
  • Croissant à la Truffle Noir d’Hiver: Black Winter Truffle Croissant 
  • Mille-Feuille de Betteraves aux Herbes et Noix de Cajoux: Plant-Based Napoleon with Beets, Cashew-Herb Filling, Pepper-Pine Nut Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar Caviar (Plant-based)
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes et Chocolats Valrhona: Molten Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake with Pure Origin Valrhona Chocolates and Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce

Beverages

  • Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka, Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juices with Lemon-Lime Foam
  • Charles Lafitte, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Domaine Raphael Sallet, Macon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2020, Chardonnay from Maconnais, Burgundy
  • Cîroc Sunset Citrus Vodka Spritz

L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy Pavilion

Food

  • Mozzarella Fritta: Flash-Fried Breaded Mozzarella with Artist Palette Condiments
  • Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate: Wild Mushroom-Stuffed Pasta with Truffle Butter and Truffle Pearls
  • Budino al Cioccolato: Chocolate Pudding with Colorful Chocolate Décor

Beverages

  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Italian Sangria Red or White
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Amaretto Bellini: DISARONNO Originale Liqueur, White Peach Purée and Prosecco

Moderne (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®) (New for 2023)

Food

  • Compressed Watermelon Tataki with Pickled Watermelon Rind, Yuzu Pearls, Watermelon Foam and Wasabi (Plant-based)
  • Angry Crab: Whole Crispy Soft-Shell Crab with Green Papaya Pomegranate and Mango Crush Pearls
  • Pan-Seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam
  • The Tropics: Lilikoi Mousse, Guava Cake, Coconut Crémeux, Compressed Pineapple and Mango Gel

Beverages

  • Watermelon Mary featuring Boyd and Blair Potato Vodka
  • J. Lohr Riesling, Monterey, CA

The Painted Panda – China Pavilion

Food

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun

Beverages

  • “Panda” Bubble Milk Tea with Black Tea, Milk, Chocolate and Tapioca Boba Pearls (nonalcoholic)
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale
  • Silk Road Hard Lemonade with Smirnoff Vodka, Lavender-Coconut Syrup and Lemonade
  • Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower-Infused Cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka, Light Rum, Lychee Syrup and Magic Boba Pearls

Pastoral Palate – Germany Pavilion

Food

  • Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Wild Boar Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Ham Hock and Wild Boar Sausage
  • Black Forest Cake: Chocolate Mousse with Morello Cherries and Chantilly Cream

Beverages

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Rosé Blond Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Frozen Rosé
  • A Play on Rosé Flight
  • Marietta Old Vine Rosé, CA

Pop Eats – Near Port of Entry

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate (Photo Credit: Disney Tourist Blog)

Food

  • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
  • Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate

Beverages

  • Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls

Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina – Morocco Pavilion

Food

  • Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli
    • Chermoula Chicken (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
    • Moroccan-spiced Lamb (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Stone-Baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Chermoula and Zhoug Dips
  • Carrots Three Ways: Chermoula-Spiced Grilled Carrots, Pickled Carrots and Carrot Ginger Purée (Plant-based) (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • House-Made Crispy Almond Phyllo Pockets with White Chocolate Pomegranate and Milk Chocolate Orange

Beverages

  • Chai Tea Mint Sparkler: Twinings® Chai Tea with Sprite® (nonalcoholic)
  • Stem Ciders Flockstar Hard Cider, Denver, CO
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Mule de Pomme: Pomegranate, Ginger and Lime Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings Chai Tea with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Mint
  • Cider Flight

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina – Between Morocco Pavilion and France Pavilion

Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli

Food

  • Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli
  • Spicy Ajiaco Soup with Guajillo and Árbol Chili-Spiced Chicken, Potato, Avocado, Corn, and Crème Fraîche (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam (Gluten/wheat-friendly)

Beverages

  • Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie (nonalcoholic)
  • Frozen Piña Colada
  • Passion Fruit Daiquiri

Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza

Food

  • Gnocchi Poutine with Red Wine-Braised Beef, Cheese Curds, Basil and Burrata
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages

  • Blood Orange Cosmo: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Blood Orange, Cranberry and Lime
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon and Lavender Hard Seltzer, Kansas City, MO

Refreshment Outpost – Between the China Pavilion and Germany Pavilion

Food

  • Plant-Based Bratwurst with Spicy Turmeric Aïoli, Coffee Barbecue Jackfruit and Slaw (Plant-based)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Beverages

  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Berries & Cream Sour Berliner, Orlando FL
  • Left Hand Brewing Co. Wook Bait IPA, Longmont, CO
  • Central 28 Beer Company Wall Art Brown Ale, DeBary, FL

Funnel Cake – Between the American Adventure Pavilion and Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Mocha Funnel Cake: Mini Funnel Cake with Cappuccino Ice Cream topped with Chocolate Whipped Cream and M&M’s® chocolate candies

Joffrey’s World Discovery Location – Near Mission: Space®

Beverages

  • Amber Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade, Blood Orange and Orange Popping Boba Pearls
  • Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka

Joffrey’s in the Canada Pavilion

Beverages

  • Magenta Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade, Dragon Fruit, and Dragon Fruit Popping Boba Pearls
  • Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka

Joffrey’s in the American Adventure Pavilion

Beverages

  • Cerulean Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade, Blue Raspberry, and Blueberry Popping Boba Pearls
  • Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka

Joffrey’s Near Disney Traders

Beverages

  • Jade Frost: An artistic blend of Frozen Lemon Ice, a splash of Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade, Green Apple and Green Apple Popping Boba Pearls
  • Spirited version available with Grey Goose Vodka

Activities

Animation Academy

Drawing Bambi at Animation Academy

At 12:30pm each day, you can learn how to draw a Disney character with an animation artist at American Gardens Theatre.

Artful Photo Ops

Step into these frames around EPCOT for a fun photo op with Disney PhotoPass photographers.  You can find the frames at:

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

Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

Paint a few squares of this large paint-by-numbers mural.  Stop by the Expression Section booth to receive paint, a brush, and an assigned number.

Kids Chalk Art

Kids can express their creative side via chalk art at the bridge to World Showcase Plaza between 11am and 5pm daily.

The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

Collect stamps in your festival passport as you enjoy any five of the seven dishes below, and get a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie at Deco Delights food studio!  The featured dishes include:

  1. Blood Orange-Braised Beet Tartare with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms and Golden Beets (Gourmet Landscapes)
  2. Pan-Seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam (Moderne)
  3. Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli (Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina)
  4. Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues (The Deconstructed Dish)
  5. Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues (Deco Delights)
  6. Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate (Pop Eats)
  7. Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie with Blueberry Filling (Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic)

Figment’s Brush with the Masters

Begin this scavenger hunt by purchasing a map and stickers from Port of Entry, Creations Shop, or World Traveler at International Gateway.  Go around World Showcase and search for Figment who is hiding inside artwork inspired by famous masterpieces.  Each time you find Figment, use the corresponding sticker to mark his location on the map.  Once you have found all the Figments, pick up your prize at Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway.

Artistry in Action

Enjoy a variety of performances in World Showcase Plaza from musical performances to acrobatics and artist appearances.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Enjoy live concerts featuring songs from Disney musicals at America Gardens Theatre. The performances take place at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm.  The concert dates for the 2023 festival are:

  • Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Kevin Massey (Tarzan)
    • January 13
    • January 15-16
    • January 19-20
  • Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)
    • January 14
    • January 17-18
    • January 21-22
  • Patti Murin and Robert Creighton (The Little Mermaid)
    • January 23
    • January 25-26
    • January 29-30
    • February 2-3
  • Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)
    • January 24
    • January 27-28
    • January 31-February 1
    • February 4-5
  • Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
    • February 6
    • February 8-9
    • February 12-13
    • February 16-17
  • Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
    • February 7
    • February 10-11
    • February 14-15
    • February 18-19
  • Extended Finale Featuring Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, and Michael James Scott
    • February 20

Helpful Tips

Festival Passport (Photo Credit: Disney Tourist Blog)
  • Plan your trip around the World Showcase and prioritize the dishes you would like to try, so you don’t fill up too quickly!
  • If you don’t feel like carrying around the festival passport, you can also find a digital version of the festival guide in the My Disney Experience app.  
  • Some of the items are marked as plant-based or gluten-free on the menus.  However, if you have other dietary concerns, speak to a cast member before placing your order.  
  • Bring your own bottle of water or a reusable bottle that you can fill at locations like Connections Eatery.  The Food Studios have bottled water for sale, but most if not all are unable to provide the free cups of ice water you typically find at quick service dining locations.  
  • If you enjoy the festival’s Animation Academy, be sure to also check out The Animation Experience at Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  
  • Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic is a nice indoor spot with tables and chairs, which make for much more comfortable dining spots than the traditional EPCOT trash can.  
  • For a guaranteed seat to a Disney on Broadway Concert Series performance, you can reserve a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package that includes a meal at a select EPCOT restaurant and reserved seating at American Gardens Theatre.
  • Take home your favorite works of art!  You can purchase pieces from the many artists at the festival, such as Larry Dotson, Thomas Kinkade Studios, and more.

It’s not too late to book a stay during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts! Check out some great confirmed reservations from the DVC Rental Store.

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