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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

January 8, 2024
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Embrace your inner artist at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts from January 12 to February 19, 2024!  This annual festival celebrates the arts in all its forms, including the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

If you have a trip in early 2024, 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

  • Duck and Dumplings: Smoked Duck Breast, Ricotta Dumplings, Petite Vegetables and Duck Jus
  • Hummingbird Cake: Banana-and-Pecan Cake dipped in Cream Cheese Icing with Caramel Sauce and Warm Pineapple Compote

Beverages

  • Wicked Weed Pineapple Daydream IPA, Asheville, NC
  • Brew Hub Jazzberry Wheat Jam Ale, Lakeland, FL
  • Lost Coast Brewery Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout, Eureka, CA
  • Migration Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA
  • Beer Flight

The Craftsman’s Courtyard – Near Creations Shop

Food

  • Grilled Pork Belly with Salsa Verde, Broccoli Rabe, Pickled Peppers and Raclette Cheese on Grilled Sourdough
  • Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Fondue and Arugula on a Grilled French Roll

Beverages

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

Cuisine Classique – in World Discovery

Food

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

Beverages

  • Gulf Stream Brewing Company Sum of All Colors IPA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir, South Africa

Deco Delights – Near Port of Entry

Food

  • Neapolitan Dessert Trio: Chocolate Tart, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake and Strawberry Mousse (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)

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
  • Beer Flight

The Deconstructed Dish – World Discovery

Food

  • Deconstructed BLT: Pork Belly, Soft-Poached Egg, Onion Bread Pudding, Watercress Espuma and Tomato Jam
  • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)

Beverages

  • Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Witbier, Asheville, NC
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Mint Julep (nonalcoholic)
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Mint Julep with Bourbon

El Artista Hambriento – Mexico Pavilion

Food

  • Carne Asada: Chipotle-Marinated Beef Sirloin, Grilled Queso Fresco, Nopales Salad with Queso Fresco Foam and Chicharron Dust
  • Tostada de Langosta: Chilled Lobster with Chipotle Aïoli, Onions and Mango on a Fried Corn Tortilla with Guacamole, Shredded Cabbage and Hot Sauce

Beverages

  • Mexican Craft Beer
  • Rubí Delicioso Margarita: Tromba Blanco Tequila, Lejay Blackcurrant Liqueur, Citrus, Mint, Spicy Agave and Beet Juice
  • Smokey Banana Bliss Margarita: Ten to One Rum, Illegal Mezcal Joven, Banana Purée and Lime Juice

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic

Food

  • Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with Purple Icing (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • 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 Hard 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
  • Rainbow Beer Flight

Goshiki – Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Wagyu Bun: Steamed Bun filled with American Wagyu Beef served with Green Shish Sauce
  • Sushi Donut: Donut-Shaped Sushi featuring Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Cucumber and Sesame Seeds over a decorated plate of Wasabi Aïoli, Sriracha Aïoli and Eel Sauce
  • Ichigo Mochi – Daifuku: Daifuku Mochi filled with Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Azuki Bean Paste and White Chocolate served with Strawberry Cream

Beverages

  • Murasaki Blueberry Drink: Sweet Blueberry and Cream (nonalcoholic)
  • Mikan Orange IPA
  • Masu Sake in a Traditional Personalized Wooden Cup
  • Blueberry Cocktail: Nigori Sake with Sweet Blueberry, Cream and Yuzu

Gourmet Landscapes – Canada Pavilion

Food

  • Verjus-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese, Petite Lettuce, Blackberry Gastrique and Spiced Pecans ( Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • Roasted Bone Marrow with Onion Marmalade, Pickled Mushrooms and Petite Lettuce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (plant-based)

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 Scotch Cocktail: Scotch and Herbal Tea garnished with a Chocolate Nail

L’Art de la Cuisine Française – France Pavilion

Moelleux aux Noisettes

Food

  • Crème de Brie en Petit Pain: Warm Creamy Brie in a House-Made Bread Bowl
  • Saumon Fumé Mousse et Aspic, Blini et Fromage de Chevre: Salmon Mousse, Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Flaxseed Biscuit (served cold)
  • Vol-au-Vent de Saumon et Epinards, Sauce Chardonnay: Puff Pastry with Salmon and Spinach and a Chardonnay-Shallot Sauce (served warm)
  • Duo de Saumon Hot and Cold: Includes both Salmon offerings
  • Moelleux aux Noisettes, Croustillant Noisettes, Coulis Framboise et Mangue: Molten Valrhona Chocolate Cake, Hazelnut Crunch and Mango-Raspberry Coulis

Beverages

  • Frozen French Martini: Grey Goose Vodka, Vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, Orange and Grape Juices with Lemon-Lime Foam
  • Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail: St. Germain Liqueur, Sparkling Wine and Mint
  • Charles Lafitte, Brut Rosé Prestige, Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise, French Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Pinot Noir J. de Villebois

L’Arte di Mangiare – Italy Pavilion

Food

  • Mozzarella Fritta: Flash-Fried Breaded Mozzarella with Artist Palette Condiments
  • Conchiglie Ripiene: Baked Stuffed-Conchiglie Pasta with Beef, Ricotta, Peas, Pomodoro and Creamy Sauce
  • Torta Ricotta di Cioccolata: Chocolate Cheesecake and Whipped Cream

Beverages

  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Langhe Nebbiolo
  • Prosecco
  • Italian Sangria (Red or White)
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Elderflower Sparkling Cocktail: Mint-Infused Elderflower Liqueur, Prosecco and Sparkling Blood Orange

The Painted Panda – China Pavilion

Food

  • General Tso’s Chicken Shumai
  • Char Siu Pork Bun
  • Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste

Beverages

  • Black and White Bubble Milk Tea with Black Tea, Milk, Chocolate and Black & White Boba Pearls (nonalcoholic)
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale
  • Silk Road Hard Lemonade with Smirnoff Vodka, Lavender-Coconut Syrup and Lemonade
  • Butterfly Blue: Butterfly Pea Flower-Infused Cocktail with 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 Balsamic Glaze
  • 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

Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese (Photo Credit: Disney World)

Food

  • Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • Rock the Dots White Chocolate and Orange Mousse with Vanilla Bean Chiffon Cake

Beverages

  • Brooklyn Brewery Pulp Art Hazy IPA, Brooklyn, NY
  • 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
    • Moroccan-spiced Lamb
  • Stone-Baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Chermoula and Zhoug Dips (plant-based)
  • Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Mousse and Pomegranate Whipped Cream

Beverages

  • Twinings® Chai Tea with Sprite® and Mint (nonalcoholic)
  • Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Hard Cider, Vimmerby, Sweden
  • Chai Tea Mint Mimosa: Twinings Chai Tea with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Mint
  • Hard 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 (Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine item)
  • Passion Fruit-Filled Mango Cheesecake with Coconut-Pineapple Cake, Dragon Fruit Gelée and Drago Fruit-Strawberry Sauce

Beverages

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

Connections Eatery

Beverages

  • Orange-Lemonade Cocktail: Three Olives Blueberry Vodka, Lemonade and Orange Juice with Cotton Candy

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

Beverages

  • Parish Brewing Co. Blueberry Mochi Berliner Weisse, Broussard, LA
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Street Art Amber, Miami, FL
  • Brewery Ommegang Neon Rainbows IPA, Cooperstown, NY

Funnel Cake – Between the American Adventure Pavilion and Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Crazy Chocolate Funnel Cake Sandwich: Mini Funnel Cake Sandwich with Vanilla Ice Cream, Rainbow Whipped Cream, Strawberry Sauce, Powdered Sugar and Sprinkles

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Beverages

  • Realism Roseberry Cold Brew (available in the Canada Pavilion): A lively swirl of flavors featuring Shakin’ JamaicanTM Cold Brew, Strawberry Rose Syrup and Milk topped with Whipped Cream and Colorful Sprinkles (spirited version includes Bailey’s Irish Cream)
  • Pistachio Palette Cold Brew (available in World Discovery): A flavorful masterpiece featuring Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew, Pistachio Syrup and Milk, topped with Whipped Cream and Colorful Sprinkles (sprites version includes Bailey’s Irish Cream)
  • Brushstroke Berry Bliss (available near Disney Traders): A vibrant combination of Frozen Lemon, Minute Maid® Lemonade, Raspberry Syrup and Iced Tea garnished with Lemon (spirited version includes Grey Goose® Vodka)
  • Pastel Pineberry Frost (available in the American Adventure Pavilion): A pastel work of art featuring Frozen Lemon, Minute Maid Lemonade and Pineberry Syrup garnished with Lemon (spirited version includes Grey Goose Vodka)

Swirled Showcase

Food

  • Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone
    • Vanilla
    • Chocolate
    • Cupcake
  • Cream Soda Float with Vanilla Soft-Serve
  • Strawberry Fanta® Float with Cupcake Soft-Serve

Activities

Animation Academy

Drawing Bambi at Animation Academy

At 12:30pm and 1:30pm each day, you can learn how to draw a Disney character with an animation artist at American Gardens Theatre. Featured artists include:

  • Will Gay
  • Lon Smart
  • Matthew Dewater
  • Brian Blackmore
  • Sarah Schmidt
  • David Holbrook
  • Michael Montgomery
  • Alex Maher
  • Andy Quiles
  • Hannah Loflin
  • Luke Consolo
  • Justin Dring

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: Wish Storybook
  • Italy Pavilion Courtyard: Teatime with Penguins
  • Bridge to World Showcase: Forest Scene from Sleeping Beauty

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. Pop Eats: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
  2. Pop Eats: Tomato Soup with Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese
  3. Vibrante & Vívido: Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoili
  4. Gourmet Landscapes: Verjus-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese, Petite Lettuce, Blackberry Gastrique and Spiced Pecans
  5. The Deconstructed Dish: Deconstructed Key Lime Pie
  6. Deco Delights: Neapolitan Dessert Trio
  7. Figment’s Inspiration Station: Blueberry-Filled Pastry Tart with Purple Icing

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.  The map and stickers are $9.99 plus tax. 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.

Art in Performance

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 2024 festival are:

  • Caissie Levy (Frozen) and Patti Murin (Frozen)
    • January 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23
  • Gavin Lee (Beauty and the Beast) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid)
    • January 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25
  • Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)
    • January 26, 28, 29
  • Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)
    • January 27, 30, 31
  • Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
    • February 1, 3, 5, 6
  • Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)
    • February 2, 4, 7, 8
  • Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
    • February 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19

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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