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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 19, 2024

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts made its original debut back in January of 2017 and quickly become a fan favorite! This Festival features performing arts, culinary arts, visual arts, along with fun for all ages. Guests will find art pieces from many Disney artists such as Will Gay, Joe Kaminski, Dave Avanzino, Dirk Wunderlich, and so many others. There are many locations throughout the park where they're able to watch the creative processes happen live before their eyes. New art is created and revealed regularly throughout the entire Festival so guests can look forward to a new experience every time they visit.

Food Studios are located throughout the park and showcase culinary creations so delicious and intricate, guests may not know if the menus are for admiring or eating. Be warned that patience will be required while making your food purchases as the lines tend to be longer than what you might be used to from the other special events held at EPCOT. The primary focus here is on the presentation of your food and it will be served to you looking gorgeous! The cast members take a little more time in preparing and making each dish look just right. Be sure to snap a pic before you take a bite!

This event provides fun every day for the whole family, including chalk art, hands-on activities, special merchandise created just for the festival, and much more.

The Festival is included with your regular EPCOT admission.

Guests visiting the Festival can pick up a handy mini Disney Gift Card at any of the merchandise locations. The mini gift cards have a wristband attached making them a convenient way to pay for items all throughout the park without having to dig for your wallet. These special cards can be activated with as little as $15.

Performing Arts


The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series returns for the 2024 festival, where you can see some of your favorite entertainers perform Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.

  • Dates - January 12 to February 19, 2024
  • Times - Starting at 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Location - America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT

2024 Concert Series Lineup*

Caissie Levy (Frozen) and Patti Murin (Frozen)

  • January 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22 and 23

Gavin Lee (Beauty and the Beast) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid)

  • January 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24 and 25

Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)

  • January 26, 28 and 29

Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)

  • January 27, 30 and 31

Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)

  • February 1, 3, 5 and 6

Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)

  • February 2, 4, 7 and 8

Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)

  • February 9, 11, 12, 15, 18 and 19

Bradley Gibson (The Lion King) and Shoba Narayan (Aladdin)

  • February 10, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19

*Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

As part of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, guests can choose to combine dinner with a guaranteed seat for that evening's show. Guests will have the choice between 4 participating restaurants at EPCOT for lunch and/or dinner. Each package includes:

  • An appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series held on the same day

Here is a look at the 2024 dining package prices and restaurants which exclude tax and gratuity:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
$73 $29
Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Canada Pavilion
$99 $39
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
American Adventure Pavilion (Same-day dining packages only)
$36 $36
Rose and Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
$61 $26
Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
$50 $21
Important Official Details from Disney:
  • To enter EPCOT, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. EPCOT admission is not included in the price of the dining package.
  • Advance reservations are highly recommended as this event fills up quickly.
  • Dining reservations must begin at least 2.5 hours before showtime.
  • Reservations require a credit card guarantee.
  • Guests should check in 15 minutes prior to reservations.
  • Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurants.
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests ages 21 and older.
  • Guaranteed concert seating badges for the America Gardens Theatre will be provided at the restaurant.
  • Guests with the Dining Package will enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first served basis. Seating is guaranteed.
  • Guests who have not reserved a DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series Dining Package will be seated at the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is based on availability due to limited capacity.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit via the My Disney Experience app or on the official Walt Disney World website.


Visual Art in Performance: Watch in awe as an artist paints a Disney character in mere minutes. 

Featured artists include: 

Trevor Carlton

  • January 12 to January 15
  • January 18 to January 21
  • January 25 to January 28

Stephen Fishwick

  • February 1 to February 4
  • February 8 to February 11
  • February 15 to February 19

This experience takes place in World Showcase Plaza, Thursday through Sunday during the festival—as well as on Monday, January 15 and Monday, February 19, 2024.

Check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes.

Entertainment is subject to change without notice.

Festival Activities

Animation Academy

Learn how to draw a Disney Character during this session led by an animation artist! Stop by America Gardens Theatre at 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm daily for an Animation Academy session with one of these artists:

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

Figment’s Brush with the Masters

Help Figment learn about art on this delightful scavenger hunt around World Showcase. Maps with stickers can be purchased for $9.99 (plus tax) at Port of Entry, Creations Shop or World Traveler. Then, search for Figment hiding inside famous works of art at each World Showcase pavilion – just look for the Figment-themed picture frame.

Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Once your journey is complete, return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for an artful small keepsake!

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

Please your palate when you sample a delectable array of dishes for sale throughout World Showcase.

How It Works

Use your Festival Passport as your guide to look for specially notated menu items and track your progress by collecting a stamp after each purchase.

Here are the featured menu items from the 2024 Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine:

  • Gourmet Landscapes
    • Verjus-roasted Beets with goat cheese, petite lettuce, blackberry gastrique, and spiced pecans
  • Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina
    • Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli
  • The Deconstructed Dish
    • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake, and Meringues
  • Deco Delights
    • Neapolitan Dessert Trio: Chocolate tart, vanilla bean cheesecake, and strawberry mousse
  • Figment's Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic
    • Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with purple icing

Once you’ve savored all 5 artistic dishes, bring your Festival Passport to the Deco Delights Food Studio to receive a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie!

Chalk Art

Watch imaginative chalk artists at work – taking inspiration from great art and the world around them. Chalk art galleries are located along the bridge to World Showcase Plaza.

Be sure to look for charming chalk drawings of Disney characters around World Showcase as well. From Abu to Jiminy Cricket, an array of familiar faces wait to be discovered. How many can you find?

Kids Chalk Art

Kids can create their very own chalk art masterpiece! This experience is offered at the bridge to World Showcase Plaza from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

Let your creative juices flow – whatever your skill level – when you help bring a bit of added color to the festival. Visit the Expression Section booth to pick up paint, a brush and your assigned number. Then, paint a few squares of our massive mural that correspond with your paint color—from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Art Defying Gravity

Witness incredible displays of strength, grace, acrobatics and agility. Performances take place in World Showcase Plaza, Saturday through Wednesday during the Festival. Check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes.

Kidcot Fun Stops

Kids of all ages can have their own art-filled adventure around the world by stopping by each pavilion throughout the World Showcase. Kids can draw, color, and collect activity cards at every country for a great souvenir from their trip.

Special Merchandise
Take home a magical memento from the festival! Shop the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Collection, which features:
  • Apparel
  • Accessories
  • Drinkware
  • Home décor
  • Pandora charm
  • Trading pins
  • A limited-edition MagicBand+
  • A Figment plush

Special Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Festival merchandise is also available!

Visiting Galleries, Artists and Merchants
Stop by galleries and markets where you can purchase artwork, photography, crafts and more. You may even meet some talented artists!

Here are some of the galleries, artists and merchants you may encounter:

  • ACME Archives
  • Crystal Dombrosky Fine Art
  • Dave Avanzino
  • David E. Doss
  • Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions
  • Dom Corona
  • HAF2Paint
  • Jasmine Becket-Griffith – New!
  • Julia Gabrielov
  • Larry Dotson
  • McCullough Art
  • Merideth Young
  • Name Works
  • Noah Fine Art
  • Paola Gracey
  • Pop Gallery
  • Promenade Fine Art
  • Rob Kaz
  • Sandbox Creations – New!
  • Scooter – New!
  • Simone Amaduzzi Photography
  • Spin Art
  • Thomas Kinkade Studios
  • William Silvers

Artists, vendors and merchants are subject to change without notice.

Special PhotoPass Opportunities

While perusing the beautiful works of art, keep an eye out for PhotoPass Photographers around the theme park and be sure to ask them about special props and Magic Shots that are available during the Festival.

Step into iconic artwork from around the world at these unique art installations around World Showcase:

  • International Gateway: Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste 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

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