The New Year is here, and it’s officially time for Epcot’s first festival of 2019. Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts will be taking over Walt Disney World’s second park from Jan. 18, 2019 until Feb. 25, 2019, and there will be plenty to see, do and taste while you visit. Heading to Epcot to embark on this artful experience? Here’s the ultimate guide to Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts!
This year’s festival features tasty plates from more than 15 destinations that are truly works of art! With booths like The Deconstructed Dish, featuring some of your favorite foods presented with a creative twist, to the Taste Track with their colorful “paintbrush” churros, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your family. Don’t forget to check each food market below off of your list:
The Artist’s Table – The American Adventure
Block & Hans – The American Adventure
Cuisine Classique – Germany
Decadent Delights – Showcase Plaza (Near Port of Entry)
The Deconstructed Dish – Showcase Plaza (Near Port of Entry)
El Artista Hambriento – Mexico
Fife & Drum Tavern – The American Adventure
Funnel Cake – The American Adventure
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – Throughout Epcot
L’art De La Cuisine Francaise – France
L’arte Di Mangaire – Italy
The Masterpiece Kitchen – Canada
Mosaic Canteen – Morocco
The Painted Panda – China
The Painter’s Palate – Odyssey Festival Showplace
Pop Eats! – Showcase Plaza (Near Disney Traders)
Refreshment Outpost – Outpost
Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza (Near Canada)
Takumi Table – Japan
Taste Track – Future World East (Near Test Track)
Have you ever wondered how animators draw your favorite Disney characters? At the Animation Academy, you’ll have the chance to learn firsthand in a drawing class taught by real Disney artists. Guests can become a part of famous works of art around World Showcase and capture every moment with Disney PhotoPass Photographers. Watch a masterpiece come to life right before your eyes through live statues, visual artists and artistic acrobatic shows. Witness your favorite Disney songs performed live by talented Broadway duets. And no day at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is complete without taking part in the massive Paint-By-Number mural wall.
With a new festival season comes brand new merchandise to collect. From creative pins and mugs to a brand new festival-inspired spirit jersey, there are so many fun items that would make the perfect souvenir from your festival experience. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders who visit Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts can pick up their complimentary Passholder magnet featuring Figment for the very first time. Just swing by Mouse Gear or Port of Entry with your Annual Pass and a valid ID to collect yours.
Fun For Family
Exploring the festival with your whole family? Keep these kid-friendly activities in mind. Near Test Track, there’s a brand new playground themed to Ralph Breaks the Internet. Families looking to explore World Showcase should pick up a map for Figment’s Brush with the Masters. Follow the scavenger hunt through each pavilion while finding Figment along the way. Watch chalk art creations come to life and create a masterpiece of your own nearby.
Epcot is always a fun place to be, but there’s just something special this creative festival season. If you’re headed to the Most Magical Place on Earth before Feb. 25, 2019, be sure to grab your festival passport and take on all the artful offerings.