NEW Details on the 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Arts
EPCOT has become the festival park over the past few years. There are only a small handful of weeks throughout the year where a festival isn’t going on inside the park!
But, we’re looking even further ahead — Disney is sharing more details about the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts! The festival takes place from January 12th through February 19th, and we just found out what you can expect at the event.
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Disney on Broadway Concert Series
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is returning to the festival and it will consist of three shows each day. Disney has even shared what the full lineup is going to look like — take a look:
- Caissie Levy and Patti Murin (“Frozen”): Jan. 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23
- Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday” and “The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast”): Jan. 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24
- Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”): Jan. 26, 28 and 29; Feb. 1, 3, 5 and 6
- Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”): Jan. 27, 30, 31; Feb. 2, 4, 7 and 8
- Mandy Gonzalez (“Aida”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin” and “Tarzan”): Feb. 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19
- Bradley Gibson (“Hercules” and “The Lion King”) and Shoba Narayan (“Aladdin”): Feb. 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19
Disney on Broadway Dining Packages
Dining Packages are also returning for the concert series, with reservations opening on December 19th. You can book a dining package at the following restaurants:
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- Garden Grill Restaurant
- Rose & Crown Dining Room
- Le Cellier
- Spice Road Table
- Regal Eagle Smokehouse (same-day, in-person walk-up packages only)
Food at the Festival
There will be over 15 Food Studios at this year’s festival! Disney says there will be some fun new dishes available, but for now they’re just sharing a few of the things that are returning.
The Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried Skittles will be back at Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic.
There will also be the returning Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip puree, broccolini, baby tomatoes and balsamic glaze at Pastoral Palate.
We’ll be on the lookout for the full foodie guide from Disney!
Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine
Speaking of food, the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine is returning to the festival. This is a food stroll that has a different dish for each color of the rainbow.
Your Festival Passport will include where all of the items are and contain a page where you can collect stamps for each item you get in the stroll.
Once you’ve received 5 stamps, you can show your passport at the Deco Delights Food Studio and get a free surprise!
Activities at the Festival
There are a lot of other things happening at the festival that will bring out your creative side.
The Animation Academy will take place every day at 12:30PM and 1:30PM in America Gardens Theatre. Here you can learn drawing skills as professionals teach you how to draw a Disney character!
Over at Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural, you can help fill in the large mural that will stay up through the festival.
There will also be Kid’s Chalk Art on the bridge to World Showcase Plaza daily from 11AM to 5PM. This will let kids create their very own chalk art on the ground.
Photo Ops will be back at the festival, too! You can become a part of different paintings, like a Botticelli or a Renoir. There will also be limited-time Magic Shots just for the festival.
Figment’s Brush with the Master’s Scavenger Hunt is also returning! You can search for different Figments around World Showcase and keep track on your scavenger hunt map (which can be purchased at Creations Shop, Port of Entry, or World Traveler).
When you find all of the Figments, you can bring your map back to Disney Traders or World Traveler for a special prize!
Finally, at Showcase Plaza, you will find different performances each day, like musicians, live painting, and the acrobatics of Art Defying Gravity.
Disney has shared a sneak peek at some of the merchandise coming for the festival! Figment is heavily featured on things like household items, decor, apparel, and trading items — check out the new Spirit Jersey.
There will also be a paintbrush cup and Figment plush.
Disney also shared the mini festival-themed Disney Gift Card that you can wear on your wrist to make it easier to get food around the festival.
Stay tuned for more Disney World news and updates!