2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will be back for its seventh year in 2023! It will last from January 13th to February 20th, 2023.
Below is information from the 2022 festival while we await more information about the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.
Become one with your inner artiste by dining on food that is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, seeing and creating one-of-a-kind artwork, and enjoying Broadway-ready performances of Disney classics!
Access to the Festival of the Arts is included in your EPCOT admission ticket.
Food Studios & Booths
Throughout the World Showcase, there will be 16 Food Studios (a.k.a. food booths) featuring festival-specific treats. Click here to view Food Studio menus and pics from 2022, and click here to see our picks for the best eats at the 2022 Festival of the Arts.
In 2023, there will be two NEW Food Studios. Read more about them below:
- Moderne will feature “mouthwatering avant-garde menu items.” It will be located near Test Track.
- Figment’s Inspiration Station: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic will offer “treats and beverages bursting with vibrant colors and flavors” at the Odyssey Pavilion.
The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine returned for 2022!
Enjoy five colorful dishes at the Food Studios (find them in your Festival Passport!), and you’ll earn a completer cookie prize!
This 2022 prize was the Artist Palette Cookie, as well as some other items.
Along with artistic eats, guests will also be able to explore and purchase the works of many Disney and other invited artists (typically you’ll be able to find works from over 100 artists), which will be on display at marketplaces around World Showcase.
Visual Art in Performance
Visiting artists will also be around the park to “create magic right before your eyes!” Artists use artistic mediums to create Disney-inspired work in mere minutes.
Chalk Art Galleries
During the festival, guests will be able to check out masterful chalk art drawn by chalk artists. This is always an awe-inspiring experience, so don’t miss it!
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series came BACK for 2022! These performances were held on the America Gardens Theatre stage (three performances per night — 5:30, 6:45, and 8PM), and guests get to catch some of their favorite Broadway stars performing Disney musical hits. Below was the 2022 list of performers.
Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin)
- January 14
- January 16 through 17
- January 20 through 21
Kerry Butler (Beauty and the Beast) and Telly Leung (Aladdin)
- January 15
- January 18 through 19
- January 22 through 23
Heidi Blickenstaff (Freaky Friday, The Little Mermaid) and Robert Creighton (Frozen)
- January 24
- January 26 through 27
- January 30 through 31
- February 3 through 4
Kara Lindsay (Newsies) and Dan DeLuca (Newsies)
- January 25
- January 28 through 29
- February 1 through 2
- February 5 through 6
Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan)
- February 7
- February 9 through 10
- February 13 through 14
- February 17 through 18
Kissy Simmons (The Lion King) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
- February 8
- February 11 through 12
- February 15 through 16
- February 19 through 20
Special Performance – February 21, 2022
On February 21, 2022, the extended finale featured Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, and Michael James Scott!
Disney on Broadway Dining Packages
In 2022, Guests were also able to enjoy Disney on Broadway Dining Packages! Once updated for 2023, you can visit ArtfulEPCOT.com to check out dining options that will guarantee you a seat at the show.
2022 Dining Packages included:
- An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
- One (1) guaranteed seat per person for the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series held on the same day
(ages 10 and up)
(ages 3 to 9)
|Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
|Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
|Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
In 2022, you could book online up to 60 days before the show!
Artful Photo Ops
Additionally, Disney allowed guests to “step into the scene” at photo locations throughout the park with Artful Photo Ops. Click here for more details.
Learn more about interactive art experiences and entertainment — including artists and art forms of all types!
Chalk Full of Character
The Chalk Full of Character experience returned in 2022. With this experience, guests can search for chalk art of beloved Disney characters which are hidden throughout World Showcase.
Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural
Paint By Number returned for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!
The mural allows guests to participate with paint-by-numbers, which turns into a collaborative art project! Collect a card at the end of your painting experience that shows the full mural! The paint-by-numbers mural was set to be placed in World Nature in 2022 and was be available from 11AM to 5PM daily.
Brush up on your own drawing skills by participating in the Animation Academy! This drop-in event is held in America Gardens Theatre. In 2022 there were two shows daily at 12:30PM and 1:30PM.
Kids’ Chalk Art
Your little artists can say they left their mark on EPCOT by participating in Kids’ Chalk Art! In previous years this was held in Future World in the area that is now called World Celebration. In 2022, this was located in World Nature, near The Land Pavilion. It was available daily from 11AM to 4PM.
Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating 50 Years of Magic
In 2022, the Festival of the Arts celebrated Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in a special way with “dazzling depictions of Walt Disney World attractions illustrated by Disney Imagineers from around the world.”
This artwork was located in World Celebration near the Creations Shop.
There will, of course, be opportunities for Festival-specific merchandise with special items only for Annual Passholders in addition to branded merchandise available to everyone. Expect lots of Figment-inspired designs! Click here to look at the Festival of the Arts merchandise from 2022.
Spaceship Earth Lights
To celebrate the Festival in an extra special and colorful way, head to Spaceship Earth once it gets dark. In 2022 the park’s giant icon lights up with a special rainbow effect and a popular Muppets tune plays as the lighting sequence is conducted.