Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a festival that made its Disney debut in 2017. This festival features artists, culinary delights, and live performances. This festival is centered around making you a part of the creative process.

Here is your guide to this festival. I'll discuss when the festival dates are, some of the activities you can expect, and the interactive seminars available.

When is The International Festival of the Arts and is There a Fee

For 2019 the festival is being held January 18 through February 25. The festival doesn't cost anything to attend. It is a part of your regular Epcot park ticket admission.

When the festival began in 2017 it was only open during the weekends. New for 2019, the festival will run 7 days a week.

What Activities and Events Can You Expect?

Disney on Broadway Concert Series

disney on broadway

New for 2019, the festival will feature The Disney on Broadway Series. You can find Disney musicals being performed at the American Garden Theater. These performances will run daily at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8pm.

The schedule for 2019 is as follows:

  • Kerry Butler of Beauty and the Beast & Kevin Massey of Tarzan
    • Jan 18,19, 22, 23, 26
  • Meredith Inglesby of The Little Mermaid & Steve Blanchard of Beauty and the Beast
    • January 20, 21, 24, 25, 27
  • Arielle Jacobs &  Adam Jacobs of Aladdin
    • January 28, 28 / February 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
  • Heidi Blickenstaff of Freaky Friday & Gavin Lee of Mary Poppins
    • January 30, 31 / February 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
  • Ashley Brown of Mary Poppins & Josh Strickland of Tarzan
    • February 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23
  • Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White of The Lion King
    • February 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24
  • Ashley Brown of Mary Poppins & Josh Strickland of Tarzan
    • February 25

 If you have your heart set on a certain performance and want to make sure you get seating, you might want to take advantage of one of the dining packages available.

You can book a dining package online through the Disney website that will give you priority seating to a performance. The participating restaurants and prices are:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

  • Breakfast $63 adults and $38 kids
  • Lunch and Dinner $73 adults and $44 kids

Biergarten Restaurant

  • Lunch and Dinner $55 adults and $31 kids

Coral Reef Restaurant

  • Lunch and Dinner $67 adults and $22 kids

The Garden Grill Restaurant

  • Breakfast $49 adults and $30 kids
  • Lunch and Dinner $63 adults and $38

Rose and Crown Pub

  • Lunch and Dinner $57 adults and $21 kids

Food Booths

One of the highlights of any festival at Epcot is the food booths. What is especially great about the food booths at this festival is how beautiful all of the food LOOKS. Presentation is key here.

Workshops, Seminars, and Artwork on Display

As you walk through the park you'll find art work on display all around. Disney themed art exhibits and displays will be found. These displays are available for your enjoyment at no extra cost.

If you are looking to purchase an amazing souvenir you can check out the art galleries throughout the pavilions.

Epcot festival of arts gallery

If you are looking for a more interactive experience, you can take advantage of various seminars and workshops that are being held around the park.

There are multiple workshops available at an additional cost. For a complete list check out Disney's website here. Most will have additional cost to them, but you'll have unique experiences like painting your favorite Disney characters in a guided class or sitting in on a seminar with popular artists and illustrators.

Still confused or need help?

Still have questions about the Festival of the Arts?

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See you at the parks,
-Julie

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