Everything we are looking forward to at the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Everything we are looking forward to at the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is returning to Walt Disney World from January 12 to February 19, 2024! This festival offers delicious dishes, dazzling entertainment and more and we are so excited! Here’s what we are looking forward to experiencing at Festival of the Arts in 2024.

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Food Studios

We absolutely LOVE all of the foods that come to the different Epcot festivals! During the Festival of the Arts the 16 Food Studios offer more artistically fun foods. Some look too pretty to eat! Here are the Food Studio kiosks coming to the Festival:

The Artist’s Table (American Adventure Pavilion)
Treat your senses to artistically elevated comfort foods—like dumplings, hummingbird cake and more. Pair your dish with beer or a glass of wine.

Cuisine Classique (Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet) – NEW!
Enjoy carefully crafted classics, like beef Wellington and roasted mussels—as well as a flavorful beer or cocktail.

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (Near Disney Traders)
Indulge your appetite when you order steak or pork belly sandwiches from the grill.

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with sleek desserts inspired by the art deco era— from the gilded glamour of the roaring 1920’s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.

The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)
Rediscover your favorite dishes fragmented and presented in a playful way—like a BLT and key lime pie.

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico Pavilion)
A fiesta of flavor awaits! Delight in classic Mexican fare—from savory carne asada to chilled lobster with chipotle aïoli.

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic
Sweeten your day with colorful treats, like rainbow cake or a sugar cookie with a fun twist. You’ll also find a variety of beers and hard ciders.

Goshiki (Japan Pavilion)
Celebrate the Japanese culinary arts with delectable dishes featuring “the 5 colors” of Japanese cuisine. Highlights include sushi donuts, daifuku mochi and sake.

Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)
Savor stunning dishes artfully composed with the finest ingredients that have been farmed and foraged from the land. Enjoy wild mushroom risotto, roasted bone marrow and more.

L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise (France Pavilion)
Discover delicious French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet—including salmon served hot or cold and warm brie in a bread bowl. Pair your dish with a French wine or frozen martini.

L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy Pavilion)
Indulge in Baroque cuisine, prepared with rich color and dramatic flavor. This food studio serves up fried mozzarella, pasta and more.

The Painted Panda (China Pavilion)
Enjoy decorative cuisine inspired by magnificent Chinese art, like General Tso’s chicken shumai or the char siu pork bun. Plus, sip bubble tea, Chinese-inspired cocktails and other refreshing beverages.

Pastoral Palate (Germany Pavilion)
Help yourself to hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian Folk Art is painted. Indulge in a red wine-braised beef short rib and black forest cake.

Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)
Delight in mouthwatering masterpieces inspired by the most captivating pop art of the 20th century. Highlights include tomato soup with grilled cheese.

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco Pavilion)
Take your taste buds on a Moroccan adventure as you enjoy delectable dishes like grilled kebabs, stoned-baked Moroccan bread and more. Pair your dish with hard cider or the chai tea mint mimosa.

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between the Morocco & France Pavilions)
Feast on authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film Encanto—like an empanada with chorizo or mango cheesecake.

Additional Locations
Delight your appetite with mouthwatering morsels, nibbles and noshes from these year-round food stops—each offering special menu items in addition to the regular menu.

  • Refreshment Port (near Canada): Serving poutine, the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie and refreshing beverages
  • Refreshment Outpost: Serving delicious beers from breweries in Louisiana, Florida and New York
  • Funnel Cake: Serving a specialty funnel cake
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company (all 4 in-park locations): Serving a unique art-inspired beverage at each location
  • Swirled Showcase: Serving soft-serve ice cream in a dish or waffle cone

Artistry in Action

Throughout Epcot you can see different artistic performances. From musical performances to acrobatics to demonstrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We particularly enjoy watching the chalk artists create their masterpieces on the walkway. It’s amazing to watch these pieces come to life!

Photo Ops

Along with some fun Magic Shots, there are multiple step-in frames in the park! Some are even famous paintings and they’re so fun to pose in!

Find these step-in frames around EPCOT:

  • 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

Figment’s Brush with the Masters

One of our favorite parts of the Festival of the Arts is the Figment’s Brush with the Masters scavenger hunt! We loved searching for Figment throughout World Showcase. It really added another fun, unique element to our day.

To get started, purchase your map and stickers (available while supplies last) for $9.99 plus tax at one of the following stores:

  • Creations Shop
  • Port of Entry
  • World Traveler

Then, search for Figment hiding inside art inspired by famous works 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 and receive a little keepsake!

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Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

Another fun way to participate in the Festival is the paint by numbers mural. 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. Watch in awe as the wall fills with color—to eventually reveal a beautiful scene.

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Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Also returning with the festival is the Disney on Broadway Concert Series! Join us for a musical celebration as DISNEY ON BROADWAY stars perform some of the songs they helped make famous, as well as other sensational tunes. Sit back and sing along to show-stopping numbers from Disney musicals—or simply relax and be entertained.

Location: America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT
Dates: January 12 to February 19, 2024
Showtimes: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM

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