Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns Jan 17, 2020 .. @WaltDisneyWorld #FestivaloftheArts

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 - February 19, 2018.

Walt Disney World will kick-off its annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts on Jan 17, and run 39 days until February 24, 2020.

It is a celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts, featuring visiting artists, an array of foodie delights and opportunities for guests to embrace their own inner artists.

There’s fun for kids of every generation at the Green Landing Family Play Zone. You can pose for some memorable family pictures at several Artful Photo Ops, then paint a piece of our Expression Section: Paint by Number Mural at World Showcase Plaza.

The new Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine debuts at this year’s festival, showcasing food creations that make you look twice.

This year’s Food Studios’ menus are bursting with bright hues and flavors, and as you stroll the World Showcase Promenade, you’ll be tempted by the creative bites and sips created by talented Disney chefs. Collect a stamp for each menu item you taste along the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, fill your Festival Passport “palette,” then collect your colorful culinary prize.

A highlight of the festival is the popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series, headlined by Broadway stars who reprise favorite songs from past performances in award-winning shows.

It will occur at the America Gardens Theatre with three performances daily. Here is the schedule so far:

  • Jan. 17, 20, 21 and 24 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
  • Jan. 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Jan. 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee
  • Jan. 26, 28, 29; Feb. 1, 2, 5 and 6 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Jan. 27, 30, 31, Feb. 3, 4, 7 and 8 – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Feb. 9 – Special performance featuring Lindsay, Massey, Hunt and Jacobs
  • Feb. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Feb. 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
  • Feb. 24 – Special performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott

Disney on Broadway Dining Packages, which guarantee seating for one show on the day of the dining experience, are also available.

Most events and exhibits during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including the Disney on Broadway concerts, are included with park admission.

For more information, or to book dining packages, visit ArtfulEpcot.com.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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