Epcot International Festival of the Arts

January 13 – February 20, 2017

 

New for 2017 is The Epcot International Festival of the Arts. The event celebrates visual, culinary and performing arts inspired from all around the world set against the incomparable backdrop of Epcot. Taking place Fridays through Mondays from January 13-February 20, this new festival will feature gallery exhibits, foodie experiences with art-inspired menus, live Broadway-style entertainment and more. These six colorful weekends will each feature live performances, artist appearances and experiences for art lovers of all ages. The festival is included with regular Epcot theme park admission.

Art Festival  Interactive Workshops  Broadway Showcase  Food Studios Menus

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More information to be added as it gets released for 2017.

Art Festival

Guests will be able to experience fantastic works of art. From works from historical Disney artists, such as Mary Blair and Herb Ryman, to current Disney artists like Joe Kaminski and Costa Alavezos. Guests won’t only be surrounded by incredible visions, they’ll also be able to watch the creative process live. Visiting galleries will spotlight artists who infuse their distinctive styles into every brushstroke, with pieces from Darren Wilson, Noah and David Doss, to name a few.

Featured Exhibits

 

The Featured Exhibits will take place in the Odyssey Festival Showplace.

  • Mary Blair
    Experience the legendary genius of Mary Blair, one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic artists.
  • Herb Ryman
    Study pieces by the visionary behind early concept art for Disneyland Park, Magic Kingdom park and Epcot.
  • Disney-Inspired Original Art
    Take home original artwork created by some of Disney’s most beloved artists.

Pavilion Exhibits

  • American Heritage Gallery – American Adventure
    Journey through 400 years of African-American achievement.
  • Art of Disney – Future World West
    Purchase work by popular Disney artists as well as Festival merchandise.
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery – Japan
    Delve into the origin and evolution of “kawaii,” Japan’s cute culture.
  • Gallery of Arts and History – Morocco
    Check out the unique designs of time-honored crafts.
  • House of the Whispering Willows – China
    Discover the wonders of the new Shanghai Disney Resort.
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery – Mexico
    Learn about traditional wood carvings and life in the Oaxacan culture.
  • Stave Church Gallery – Norway
    Observe art representational of the culture that influenced Disney’s Frozen.
  • Walking Chalk Gallery – World Showcase
    Watch imaginative chalk artists recreate works by famous masters.

Interactive Workshops

Over the six weekends of the festival you will be able to sign up for and participate in interactive workshops. These workshops will teach Guests different skills, from calligraphy, to flower arranging, to card making, to cake decorating.  Seminars will take place at the Odyssey Festival Showplace.

Weekend 1 – January 13 – 16

Friday, January  13 – 11:00 a.m.
“Magical” Mixed Media Art, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks
Create a magnificent mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK paper and paint.  We’ll finish it off with a mat and some sparkle for a magical masterpiece to display!

Saturday, January 14 – 11:00 a.m.
Gesture Drawing Class, Todd Bright, Disney Animator
“Story Telling Drawings:” Come learn the art of quick sketching from life with aDisney animator. Gesture drawing of people is foundational practice for animators, story board artists, and directors. A single drawing can tell a story.

Sunday, January 15 – 11:00 a.m.
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
Imagine the Pixie-dusted possibilities as the Disney Floral Designers show you how to make a little floral design magic! In this session we will teach you the basic floral design principles and show you how to create a petite Tinker Bell inspired floral arrangement – all it takes is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust!

Monday,  January 16 – 11:00 a.m.
Modern Macramé, Sara Stoff, Fiber
Macramé is the art of knotting rope to make patterns. In this class you will learn basic macramé knots and how to make a modern wall hanging. Fun for the whole family!

Weekend 2 – January 20 – 23

Friday, January 20 – 11:00 a.m.
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
Mickey Mouse is in the house! Let the Disney Floral Designers show you some of our favorite ways to add a little touch of Mickey-magic to any floral arrangement. During this session, we will share basic floral design principles along with some Disney inspirations to help you bring the magic of Disney home at any time of the year!

Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 a.m.
Watercolor Love, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks
Paint a wonderful work of art blending watercolors to create a beautiful sentiment. A choice of shapes will be available for your selection. We’ll finish it off with a mat and your watercolor art will be quite a delight!

Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 a.m.
Become an Artisan Spice Blend Mix-Master,  Pam Smith, P.S. Flavor!
Learn how to blend spices the P.S. Flavor! way and become a top chef in your own kitchen! You will be mixing a P.S. Flavor! spice blend to your own tastes and using it to create a vibrant vinaigrette and sensational salad… flavor from start to finish!

Monday, January 23 – 11:00 a.m.
The Artistry of Amorette’s Patisserie,  Jade Bowser, Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs
Come learn the artistry behind the decorating techniques of Amorette’s signature petite cake.  We will cover how to buttercream and decorate a cake while discovering the unique artistic touches of Amorette’s Patisserie.  In the end, you will have a one of a kind cake designed to honor Epcot!

Weekend 3 – January 27-30

Friday, January 27 – 11:00 a.m.
Truffle Making,  Amy Holmes & Kathleen Dunn, The Ganachery, Disney Springs
Learn to roll and decorate your own truffles using the Signature Ganachery Chocolate and pick up a few tips and tricks from the talented team of Chocolatiers!

Saturday, January 28 -11:00 a.m.
Ink & Paint Animation, Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink And Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel!

Sunday, January 29 –  11:00 a.m.
The Art of Mixology,  Eric Foster, Stacole Fine Wines & Spirits
Learn from a top mixologist as you experience a hands-on cocktail making workshop!  Elevate classic cocktails by adding your own artistic touch and transform the simple cocktail to elegant using craft ingredients.

Monday, January 30 – 11:00 a.m.
Animation 101, Todd Bright, Disney Animator
Create your own animated Flip Book while learning the fundamental Principles of Animation with a Disney animator. Watch your drawings come to life!

Weekend 4 – February 3-6

Friday, February 3 – 11:00 a.m.
Ink & Paint Animation, Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink And Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel!

Saturday, February 4 – 11:00 a.m.
Valentine Card Making, Tona Bell, The Paper Seahorse
Make a beautiful handmade love note for Valentine’s or anytime. You will learn to make your own origami heart card and envelope. Then you will learn how to hand letter the greeting. Make with your hands and give from your heart.

Sunday, February 5 –  11:00 a.m.
Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Singling Lee, CalligraLee
Learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and work on a special project in class together. We will cover topics such as mastering faux calligraphy, how to hold your oblique pen, letter formation, common issues you may run into, and which paths you can take with your new skill!

Monday, February 6 – 11:00 a.m.
Artfully Blending Tea, Karon Cannon, Tea Craze
Just like an artist creates a painting, you will create your own aromatic tea blend. In this fun and interactive workshop, we’ll discuss what tea is, the basics of blending, then set you free to blend your own tea using herbs and botanicals. When you finish your creation, you will take it home with you!

Weekend 5 – February 10-13

Friday, February 10 – 11:00 a.m.
Handwritten Typography, Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World
Nothing is more personal than typography created by hand. It conveys time and thought lovingly invested into the art form of a word. Learn how to draw your own hand drawn typography to create personalized gifts and cards.

Saturday, February 11 – 11:00 a.m.
Become an Artisan Spice Blend Mix-Master, Pam Smith, P.S. Flavor!
Learn how to blend spices the P.S. Flavor! way and become a top chef in your own kitchen! You will be mixing a P.S. Flavor! spice blend to your own tastes and then using it to create delicious dips and smoky spreads… flavor from start to finish!

Sunday, February 12 – 11:00 a.m.
Olive Oil 101, Marcy Elias, The Olive Pantry
Join us for a demonstration and tasting of recipes using The Olive Pantry’s gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Learn how to incorporate Ultra Premium certified extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars to make your own home cooked meals healthy and delicious.

Monday, February 13 – 11:00 a.m.
Jewelry Making: Crystal Light Cuff Bracelet, Lymarie Suarez-Rivera, Arie Jewelry, Artegon Marketplace
Discover the craft of jewelry making and create your own beaded cuff bracelet using wire and crystal beads. Leave the workshop with your unique piece of jewelry and a new talent!

Weekend 6 – February 17-20

Friday, February 17 – 11:00 a.m.
Ink & Paint Animation, Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink And Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel!

Saturday, February 18 – 11:00 a.m.
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
During this session, the Disney Floral Designers will show you how to create a Valentine inspired arrangement. You will be taught you basic floral design principles, tips and techniques so you can recreate the magic at home at any time of the year. Share the love with someone special or keep this one for yourself!

Sunday, February 19 – 11:00 a.m.
Abstract Painting: A journey in bringing Your Art to Life, Crystal Dombrowsky, Crystal Dombrowksy Art Work
Enjoy a fun creative journey through self-expression to reveal your unique Artistic voice. Bring your abstract art to life as you paint a one of a kind Masterpiece!

Monday, February 20 – 11:00 a.m.
Animation 101, Todd Bright, Disney Animator
Create your own animated Flip Book while learning the fundamental Principles of Animation with a Disney animator. Watch your drawings come to life!

 

Broadway Showcase

In the inaugural year of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, mixed with a collaboration with Disney Theatrical, Guests will be able to experience a showcase of favorite music and Broadway talent to the America Gardens Theatre stage. Guests will be able to enjoy different pairings of phenomenal Broadway talent in concert, performing songs from some of Disney on Broadway’s award-winning shows, including ‪The Lion King, Newsies, and Aladdin. Showtimes are 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

January 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland will perform songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid
January 27-30 and February 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey will perform songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin
February 10-13 and 17-20: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White performing songs from Disney’s The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

Epcot Festival of the Arts Dining Packages

Disney will also offer a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package to enjoy. Guests can choose from either breakfast, lunch or dinner options. The dining package includes a three-course meal or full buffet and priority seating at the 8:00 p.m. concert at participating Epcot restaurants. Prices will range from $39-$69+ tax for adults, $23-$41+tax for children.
Reserve dining packages by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-7463.

Participating Restaurants and Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurants. Guests should check-in 15 minutes prior to reservation. Guests will receive badges at the restaurant for guaranteed concert seating at the America Gardens Theatre. Advanced reservations are highly recommended as this event fills up quickly.

 

Food Studios Marketplace Booths Menus

New Food Studios will showcase delicious and intricate culinary creations. Guests may not know if the dishes are for admiring or eating. Marketplaces feature tapas-sized portions, as well as beer, wine and cocktails, beginning at 11 a.m. each day of the festival. Prices average from $4 – $8 per dish. Many of the marketplace menu items will be available for snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

GF = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian, S = Snack on the Disney Dining Plan

E = AT^2

Unique deconstructed presentations of familiar comfort food.

Menu Selections:

  • BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg (S) – $6.50
  • Classic Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl (S) – $6.00
  • Cobb Salad with Smoked Duck Breast, Avocado Mousse, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon and Blue Cheese (GF) (S) – $7.50
  • Figment White Chocolate Art Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) (S) – $7.00
  • White Chocolate Mickey Puzzle with Artist Palette (GF) (V) (S) -$6.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Bourbon Cream, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon – $10.50
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic) (S) – $4.50
  • Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic) (S) – $3.75
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

Cuisine Classique

Hearty French braised bites and traditional Old World delights!

Menu Selections:

  • Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic (S) – $7.50
  • Seared Red Snapper with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) (S) – $7.50
  • Port Wine Poached Pear, Vanilla Panna Cotta and Pistachio Crumbs (GF) (S) – $6.00
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie (S) – $5.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – $4.00
  • Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale – $4.00
  • Duck Rabbit Milk Stout – $4.00
  • Beer Braising Flight – $9.00
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series – $5.50
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

The Artist’s Table

Savory plates—all prepared using oven and stove-top techniques! German and Dutch Renaissance masterworks inspires these delicious roast dishes.

Menu Selections:

  • Roasted Pork Roulade with Marble Potatoes, Baby Carrots and Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce (S) – $6.50
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF) (S) $6.25
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie (S) – $5.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk, Dark (non-alcoholic) (S) – $8.00
  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate with Chambord – $9.75
  • Perla Santa Coffee-flavored Wine – $9.50
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

The Painter’s Palate

A palatable palette of delicacies that look as good as it tastes. Dishes are inspired by great works of art. Spectacular small bites into mini masterpieces.

Menu Selections:

  • Margherita Flatbread with Basil Pesto and Balsamic Drizzle (V) (S) – $5.25
  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts (S) – $9.50
    -Whipped Herb Cream Cheese with Sea Salt (V)
    -Chicken Mousse with Fresh Herbs & Everything Bagel Seasoning
    -Spicy Tuna with Sriracha Mayonnaise and Sesame Seeds
  • Mary Blair White Chocolate Art Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) (S) – $7.00
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Chocolate Hazelnut Filling (V) (S) $4.00
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette (S) $6.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Pomegranate Mule featuring the Ginger People Ginger Beer and Van Gogh Vodka – $9.50
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter – $4.00
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – $4.00
  • 3 Daughters Queens Court Strawberry Blonde Nitro – $4.00
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight – $9.00
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

Pop Eats!

Tasty treasures of modern art-inspired eats! These pop-art inspired edible masterpieces fuse modern art with cutting-edge cooking techniques.

Menu Selections:

  • Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam (GF) (S) – $6.00
  • Sous Vide Venison with Butternut Squash Purée, Pomegranate Reduction, Pickled Turnip and Juniper Berry Powder (GF) (S) – $7.50
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (V) (S) – $4.25
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Chocolate Hazelnut Filling (V) (S) – $4.00
  • Goofy White Chocolate Puzzle on an Artist Palette (S) – $6.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Cloudem Silver Sparkling Wine – $9.00
  • Cloudem Silver Sparkling Wine served in a souvenir glass – $16.50
  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail – $9.50
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

Decadent Delights

Divine delectables that transform dessert into a fine art! Grand Rococo flourishes and sleek modern designs inspire these artistic desserts.

Menu Selections:

  • Crisp Caramel Chocolate Mousse Bar, Flavored Merengue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce (S)  $6.75
  • Dark Chocolate S’mores: Homemade Graham Cracker, Vanilla Kisses and White Chocolate “Fire” (S) – $6.50
  • Deconstructed Purple Sweet Potato Pie, Salted Caramel, Bourbon-soaked Cake and Marshmallow Whipped Cream (S) – $6.50
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie (S) – $5.50

Beverage Selections:

  • Cherry Heering Liqueur – $10.50
  • Courvoisier V.S.Cognac – $10.50
  • Ferreira 10 Year Old Port – $10.50
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

The Masterpiece Kitchen

A fabulous fusion of food and wine. The finest “masterpiece” ingredients in the world are featured in these artistically-plated dishes.

Menu Selections:

  • Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Duck Breast and Cheese – $14.00
  • Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments – $12.00
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V) – $9.00
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef – $9.25
  • White Chocolate Puzzle on an Artist Palette (GF) (V) (S) – $6.50
  • Mickey and Pluto White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF) (V) (S) – $7.00
  • Dasani Bottled Water – $3.00 (S)

Beverage Selections:

  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne – $12.00
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist – $9.25
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot – $9.50
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

Additional Festival Locations

Block & Hans

Beverage Selections:

  • Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
  • Festival Chardonnay, CA
  • Anchor Brewing Meyer Lemon Lager, San Francisco, CA
  • Coppertail Brewing Free Dive IPA, Tampa, FL
  • Founders Porter, Grand Rapids, MI
  • M.I.A. Brewing Mega Mix Pale Ale, Miami, FL

Joy of Tea

Menu Selections:

  • Traditional Chinese Golden Fish
  • Panda Rice Cake

Fife & Drum

Menu Selections:

  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie (S) – $5.50

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Menu Selections:

  • Opera Cake

Funnel Cakes

Menu Selections:

  • Gingerbread Funnel Cake

Japan Pavilion

Menu Selections:

  • Kabuki Café Kiosk: Futomaki Sushi
  • Tokyo Dining: Chirashi Sushi and Sashimi

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Beverage Selections:

All Festival specialty drinks served hot or cold.

  • Canada: Night Sky Latte: A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Disney Traders: Cinnamon Sensation: A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whiskey, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Future World East: Painted Lady Latte: A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Créme Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • The American Adventure: Dreamy Bourbon: A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream Liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream

El Arista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist)

Menu Selections:

  • Huarache: Grilled corn dough topped with Flank Steak, Black Beans, Salsa de Chile de Arbol, Frisee Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, and Red Cabbage topped with Queso Fresco, and Chipotle Mayonnaise – $8.50
  • Choriqueso Two Corn Tortillas with Chorizo, Chihuahua Cheese, Poblano, Red and Green Peppers garnished with Micro Cilantro – $6.95

Beverage Selections:

  • Passion Fruit Coconut Margarita on the Rocks – $13.75
  • Mandarin Ginger Margarita on the Rocks – $14.25
  • Bohemia Pilsner Served with Kahlua Floater – $9.25
  • Dasani Bottled Water (S) – $3.00

Tangierine Café

Menu Selections:

  • Homemade Falafel with Pickled Beets and Turnip, Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce

Refreshment Cool Post

Menu Selections:

  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis

Refreshment Port

Menu Selections:

  • Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and topped with Colored Pearls

Shopping

Commemorate your visit with artwork and colorful gift items. Over 50 artists representing Disney and visiting galleries will assemble during the course of the Festival to demonstrate their skills while exhibiting original art.

In addition, you can stop by locations throughout World Showcase and Future World Plaza for special merchandise featuring the inaugural Festival’s logo—from mugs to tee shirts, totes and more. It’s a great way to keep cherished memories alive until next year!

Festival Merchandise Locations

  • Art of Disney (Future World West)
  • Mouse Gear (Future World East)
  • World Traveler

More Epcot International Festival of the Arts Fun

In addition, Future World Plaza will also be filled with unique live performances including Living Statues, performances by Central Florida high schools and university and college talent appearing through a partnership with Disney Performing Arts. Plus, you’ll be able to catch American Music Machine performing on the Future World Fountain Stage.

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt


Can you find Figment? Search for clues that lead to the elusive little dragon—leave no painting in World Showcase unturned! Purchase a World Showcase map and stickers at Pin Central, Disney Traders or World Traveler. Visit each country’s pavilion in the World Showcase to find artwork in a Figment-themed frame, then locate the popular purple dragon within the picture. Once you’ve found Figment, simply attach the corresponding location sticker to the correct pavilion on your map. Turn in your completed map at Disney Traders for an artsy surprise!

Animation Academy
Experience the magic of Disney animation at this fun and informative drawing class taught by actual Disney artists.

Interactive Wall Mural
Head over to the World Showcase Plaza to watch creativity come alive as Disney artists create a giant mural—or grab a paintbrush and join the fun!

Kidcot Fun Stops
Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece all around World Showcase!

World Showcase: Destinations Discovered Tour
Immerse yourself in the architecture, culture food and history of 11 countries throughout World Showcase with this tour.

Guests will be able to experience more at the festival, including hands-on experiences for the whole family, seminars, and favorite Disney characters channeling their favorite artists.

 

Mouse For Less Tips

  • To enjoy the shortest lines, get there at World Showcase opening (11:00 a.m.), before the lunch crowd. Typically, the lightest crowds will be on Monday. To save time, plan your visit by checking out the menus for each kiosk. To save on your feet, remember to pace yourself; it’s 1-1/3 miles around World Showcase, so take it slow and enjoy some of the entertainment offered at individual pavilions in between sampling Marketplace offerings. And, to get the most from your food budget, consider picking a few extra choices and sharing menu items with others in your group.

 

  • A complimentary Festival Passport is available to help you plan your trip. Each marketplace has its own unique sticker design. Visit the Festival Welcome Center or ask at the Food Studios to receive your Festival Passport. It’s a great way to remember what you ate!
  • Pick up a Epcot Festival of the Arts themed mini Disney Gift Card — a fast, easy and secure way to carry your money on your wrist, and simply the best way to experience the Festival. The Disney Gift Card is offered as a convenient mini-sized wristlet, or as a full-sized card. Just load or reload the card with any amount you desire starting with as little as $15 and swipe – you’re spared the trouble of getting out your credit card or cash any time you want to pay for food, merchandise and more. You can reload your card as many times as you wish using cash, credit, or debit at the majority of festival kiosks. Disney Gift Cards are available throughout Epcot.
  • Snack your way around the World with Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits! Snack credits can be used to purchase select food items at Food Studios around World Showcase during the Epcot Festival of the Arts. Look for the Disney Dining Plan Snack Symbol to identify snack items available with Disney’s Dining Plan snack credit.
  • The Epcot Kidcot stations feature special artwork to color specifically for the Epcot Festival of the Arts.
  • Throughout the festival, you’ll find large pieces of art that you can jump into and get your picture taken in. Examples include the ability to pose as the Mona Lisa or in The Scream. Make sure to share these on social media!
  • Make sure to stop by the many different character stops around World Showcase. Each one features artwork sketches of that particular character.
  • Some Disney PhotoPass photographers have special Epcot Festival of the Arts frames that you can get your photograph taken with.
  • There is an official hashtag for the event. Make sure to tag all social posts with #ArtfulEpcot.

 

Special thanks to The Mouse For Less Bloggger Ginamarie Palmeri-Marcik for many of the photos.

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