The 2023 festival season is about to begin, so that means it’s almost time for the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World! This festival runs from January 13, 2023 through February 20, 2023 and celebrates the creation of art and cuisine. Here you’ll experience visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts – all in one place!
Let Them Eat Art
EPCOT’s culinary arts display consists of more than 15 food studios with delicious offerings for any type of palate. This festival season we’ll see the return of favorites like The Deconstructed Dish and Pop Eats, along with new destinations like Figment’s Inspiration Station! With your festival passport as your guide, you’ll be eating your way through carefully crafted classics and artfully composed entrees.
If you’re interested in savoring the food studios even more, take on the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine challenge. Guests who purchase at least 5 of the 7 vibrant dishes on this menu receive a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie!
Bring Out Your Artistic Side
Festival of the Arts is known for its artful offerings, but did you know you’re able to show off your creative side? With activities like the Animation Academy and the Paint By Numbers Mural you’re thrown right into the artful activities! You’ll learn to draw a Disney Character from an animation artist or leave your mark on the park’s daily mural.
There are even creative photo ops stationed around the park that add you to the masterpiece! Don’t miss your chance to be bold and make the art your own.
Fun For the Whole Family
Getting the little ones into the spirit of this festival is a cakewalk thanks to interactive experiences with them in mind! As your kiddos pass by the chalk art galleries around the park, they’ll be inspired to create their own masterpieces. Each day in World Showcase Plaza, kids of all ages can bring their ideas to life through Kids Chalk Art!
Another festival family favorite is Figment’s Brush with the Masters – a scavenger hunt around the World Showcase. Your little ones will need to keep their eyes wide open as they venture through each country’s pavilion in search of Figment hiding in famous works of art! Once you find them all you’ll receive a small keepsake as a prize.
Live on Stage
Are you a fan of Disney on Broadway? All festival long guests can witness live performances of show-stopping numbers from your favorite Disney on Broadway shows at the America Gardens Theatre. Each night two Broadway performers bring legendary Disney musicals to life! Showtimes happen daily at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM.
If you want guaranteed seating to a performance, we recommend booking a Disney on Broadway Dining Package! This package includes a full meal at a select table service restaurant in EPCOT plus a guaranteed seat at one of the day’s three performances. You can’t beat a deal like that!
As you can see, the EPCOT 2023 festival season is off to an exciting start with the Festival of the Arts! If you’re visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth from January 13, 2023 through February 20, 2023, don’t forget to plan a day at EPCOT for this one-of-a-kind festival experience.