Guide to Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Guide to Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Guide to Epcot International Festival of the Arts

This new Epcot International Festival of the Arts will blend the best Disney Broadway performers, artists and culinary creations to create a true masterpiece for 6 weekends.  Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 – Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week, making each weekend original.

Week One Times Guide

Epcot Festival of the Arts Times Guide

Week Two Times Guide

Festival Highlights Include:

  • Animation Academy!  at Innoventions 9:15am-6:15pm
  • Community Arts Showcase – Choral  at Odyssey Center 10:00 & 11:20am
  • Living statues at Fountain Plaza area 10:55am-5:40pm
  • Live Performance Art at Fountain Stage – 3:10pm
  • Community Showcase Performances at Fountain Stage – 10:00am, 11:20am
  • Origami & Anime Class in Japan – 1:30-3:30pm
  • Kagami Biraki in Japan – 4:30pm
  • Caligraphy in Mitsukoshi in Japan – 4:45pm
  • Git Hoan Dancers (People of the Salmon) WEEK TWO  11:30, 12:30
  • Artist appearances
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Gallery exhibits
  • Artful photo ops
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • Interactive mural
  • Walking chalk gallery and more!

More to Explore

  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt – “Can you find Figment? Slip into sleuth mode while searching for clues that lead to the elusive little dragon—leave no painting in the World Showcase unturned!”

Disney on Broadway Stars Take Center Stage

Josh Strickland

Jan. 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing songs from: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid

Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin

Feb. 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

Performances take place at America Gardens Theater and will be 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend.

Dining Packages

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 range from $39-$69+ tax for adults, $23-$41+tax for children.

Participating Restaurants

  • Akershus
  • Biergarten
  • Coral Reef
  • Garden Grill
  • Rose & Crown

Breakfast Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

  • Akershus – Adult $54; Child $32
  • Garden Grill – Adult $39; Child $28

Lunch Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

  • Akershus – Adult $69; Child $41
  • Biergarten – Adult $39; Child $22
  • Coral Reef – Adult $69; Child $24
  • Garden Grill – Adult $57; Child $34
  • Rose & Crown – Adult $58; Child $23

Dinner Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

  • Akershus – Adult $69; Child $41
  • Biergarten – Adult $53; Child $29
  • Coral Reef – Adult $69; Child $24
  • Garden Grill – Adult $57; Child $34
  • Rose & Crown – Adult $58; Child $23

Dining Event Package Details

  • Guaranteed 8:00 PM concert seating at the America Gardens Theatre
  • Seating badges are provided at the restaurant
  • Guests should check-in 15 minutes prior to reservation
  • Call 407-WDW-DINE to book these meals

Food Studios Kiosks

Food Studios will showcase culinary creations so delicious and intricate, guests may not know if the menus are for admiring or eating. Disney chefs will surely encourage guests it’s the latter.

Culinary Treats at Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort

Gluten Free items are marked “GF,” and Vegetarian items are marked “V”

Cuisine Classique – Near Germany

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

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Bottled Water
    $3.00 DDP Snack

Decadent Delights – World Showcase Plaza

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

Beverages:

  • Ferreira 10 Year Old Port
    $10.50
  • Cherry Heering Liqueur
    $10.50
  • Courvoisier V.S.Cognac
    $10.50
  • Bottled Water
    $3.00 DDP Snack

E=AT² – World Showcase Plaza

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

Beverages:

  • Deconstructed Breakfast (Alcoholic): 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)
    $4.50 DDP Snack
  • Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic)
    $3.75 DDP Snack
  • Bottled Water:
    $3.00 DDP Snack

Masterpiece Kitchen – near Canada

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

Beverages:

  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne
    $12.00
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
    $9.25
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot
    $9.50
  • Bottled Water:
    $3.00  DDP Snack

Painter’s Palate – Odyssey building between Test Track and Mexico

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

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Bottled Water
    $3.00  DDP Snack

Pop Eats! – World Showplace Plaza

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

Beverages:

  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail
    $9.50
  • Cloudem Silver Sparkling Wine
    $9.00
  • Bottled Water
    $3.00 DDP Snack

The Artist’s Table – America Pavilion

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

Beverages:

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

El Arista Hambriento (Before you reach Mexico Pavilion on the Right)

  • 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 Mayonaisse  $8.50
  • Choriqueso: Taco served with Chorizo, Chihuahua Cheese, Poblano, Red and Green Peppers garnished with micro cilantro $6.95

Beverages

  • Margaritas on the Rocks
    Passion Fruit Coconut $13.75
    Mandarin Ginger $14.25
  • Bohemia Pilsner served with Kahlua Floater $9.25
  • Bottled Water $3.00

Other Festival Foods

Block & Hans
Beverages:

  • 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

Fife & Drum
Food:

  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Funnel Cakes
Food:

  • Gingerbread Funnel Cake

Japan Pavilion
Food: 

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

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
Beverages:

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

Joy of Tea
Food:

  • Traditional Chinese Golden Fish
  • Panda Rice Cake

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Food:

  • Opera Cake

Refreshment Cool Post
Food:

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

Refreshment Port
Food: 

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

Tangierine Café
Food:

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

Seminars (Free) – Odyssey Festival Showplace

Weekend ONE

Friday

  • Cel Painting – 1:30pm
  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks – 4:30pm

Saturday

  • Artisan Spice Blends Seminar and Tasting – 1:30pm
  • Watermelon Carving – 4:30pm

Sunday

  • Tea Discovery – 1:30pm
  • Photography 101: Magic with Water – 4:30pm

Monday

  • Napkin Folding – 1:30pm
  • Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective – 4:30pm

Weekend TWO:

Friday

  • Andrew Wyeth in Maine – 1:30pm
  • Art Exhibition – 4:30pm

Saturday

  • Watermelon Carving – 1:30pm
  • Aromatherapy – 4:30pm

Sunday

  • Home Brewing- 1:30pm
  • Stories from a National Park Painter – 4:30pm

Monday

  • The Art of Henna – 1:30pm
  • Photography 101: Closer, Sweeter, Better – 4:30pm

 


ART WORKSHOPS (Extra Fee) – Odyssey Festival Showplace

Bookings Begin Today for Select Experiences During Epcot International Festival of the Arts

You can sign up for interactive workshops like the Gesture Drawing Class, led by former Disney animator Todd Bright. Gesture drawing of people is foundational practice for animators, storyboard artists, and directors. A single drawing tells a story. Todd’s Story Telling Drawings class will teach you the art of quick sketching from life.

Other select workshops include watercolor painting, mixed media art, calligraphy and floral arrangements. The Interactive Workshops are $39+tax each Friday-Monday of the Festival.

You can book now by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. A great benefit to Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members: 15 percent off the select experiences.

All appearances, presentations and events are subject to change without notice. All Interactive Workshops will take place in the Odyssey Festival Showplace, located in Future World, Epcot®.

Weekend ONE:  JANUARY 13 – 16, 2017

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017 11:00 AM
“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, 2017 11:00 AM
Gesture Drawing Class, Todd Bright, Disney Animator “Story Telling Drawings:” Come learn the art of quick sketching from life with a Disney 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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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 TWO: JANUARY 20 – 23, 2017

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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 THREE:  JANUARY 27 – 30, 2017

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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 FOUR:  FEBRUARY 3 – 6, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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 FIVE:  FEBRUARY 10 – 13, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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 SIX:  FEBRUARY 17 – 20, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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. We will teach 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, 2017 11:00 AM
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, 2017 11:00 AM
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!

20 thoughts on “Guide to Epcot International Festival of the Arts”

  1. Do you know if the Food Studios (kiosks) will be accepting the counter service or snack credits from the dining program?

  2. We are going on Wednesday, January 25th. Should we expect larger crowds, because of the festival? Or smaller, because that’s not an actual festival day?

  3. Hi Kenny! I’ve never been to Epcot while there is a festival. Will the character meet and greets still take place like normal?

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