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All the NEW details on Epcot’s 2023 Festival of the Arts

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All the NEW details on Epcot's 2023 Festival of the Arts
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Disney just shared a ton of information for Festival of the Arts!

Festival of the Arts

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This festival runs from January 13 to February 20 and celebrates the visual, culinary, and performing arts. From dozens of food and beverage items to fun photos and a special light show on Spaceship Earth, this festival provides so much fun and entertainment.

An Epcot festival would not be complete without a show at the American Gardens Theater. For Festival of the Arts, Disney on Broadway performers take to the stage to perform a 30 minute show of incredible Disney tunes. I just love the live entertainment at Epcot. Take a look at the full lineup HERE and dining package information HERE.

More Entertainment

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The Paint by Numbers mural, Animation Academy, Photo Ops, Figment Scavenger Hunt, and Chalk Art for Kids all return this year!

This year’s festival will feature a lineup of new artists that will immerse you in beautiful artwork filled with color, expression and soul. In all, more than 100 Disney and visiting artists will participate in the festival including guest favorites Dylan Bonner, Fenway Fan, Jerrod Maruyama and Ashley Taylor. Guests can also experience the long-awaited return of House of Blues and Promenade Fine Arts (previously called Wyland Galleries). 

Additionally, hear harmonious musical performances daily in World Showcase Plaza. Featured musicians include:

  • Nicholas Marks, playing guitar Thursday through Saturday
  • Victor Espinola, playing harp Monday through Friday

Art Defying Gravity also returns! Witness incredible displays of strength, grace, acrobatics and agility. Performances take place in World Showcase Plaza, Saturday through Wednesday during the Festival.

Food Studios

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The Food Studios are one of my favorite parts of the Festival of the Arts. Everything is just so colorful and wonderfully presented. Take a look at all the studios – new and returning – for this year.

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

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (Near Disney Traders) Enjoy carefully crafted classics, like beef Wellington and roasted mussels—as well as a flavorful beer or cocktail.

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry) Satisfy your sweet tooth with sleek desserts inspired by Art Deco, from the gilded glamour of the roaring 20’s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.

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

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico) A fiesta of flavor awaits! Delight in classic Mexican fare—from savory carne asada to creamy coconut flan.

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic – NEW! Sweeten your day with colorful treats, like fruit pizza, rainbow cake and the Pop’t Art—a sugar cookie with a fun twist. You’ll also find a variety of beers and hard ciders.

Goshiki (Japan) 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, beet tartare and more.

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

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

Moderne (Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet®) Embark on a culinary journey with avant-garde menu items, including compressed watermelon, soft-shell crab and more.

The Painted Panda (China) 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) Help yourself to hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian Folk Art was painted. Indulge in wild boar cassoulet, a red wine-braised beef short rib and more.

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, as well as the colorful almond frangipane cake.

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

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Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France) Feast on authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film Encanto—like spicy ajiaco soup or a house-made empanada with chorizo.

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 plant-based bratwurst, the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie and assorted beers
  • 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

Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

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Set out on a tasty stroll around EPCOT featuring 7 vibrant dishes—and one technicolor treat to enjoy at the end of your journey. Use the Festival Passport as your guide to look for specially notated menu items. track your progress by collecting a stamp after each purchase. After you’ve enjoyed at least 5 of the 7 artistic dishes—and collected the corresponding stamps—bring your Festival Passport to the Deco Delights Food Studio to receive a complimentary Artist Palette Cookie.

  • Gourmet Landscapes – Red Stamp Blood Orange-Braised Beet Tartare with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms and Golden Beets
  • Moderne (NEW) – Orange Stamp Pan-Seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam
  • Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina – Yellow Stamp Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli
  • The Deconstructed Dish – Green Stamp Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues
  • Deco Delights – Blue Stamp Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues
  • Pop Eats – Indigo Stamp Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate
  • Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic (NEW) – Violet Stamp Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie with Blueberry Filling

Merchandise

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Everyone’s favorite dragon is represented in Festival of the Arts merchandise this year. Expressive, colorful and featuring a touch of magic, the assortment is perfect for the whole family.

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Favorite items include the Spirit Jersey, Figment Chalkboard Framed Mug, Figment Munchlings and Figment CORKCICLE Tumbler.

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Brought to life by an array of colors, this collection is the embodiment of embracing your creative side.

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Will you be attending the festival this year? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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