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As we bid the Holiday season goodbye and welcome in the new year, that doesn’t stop the celebrations here in Orlando! EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts is underway as of January 12th. Enjoy exclusive food, entertainment, and of course, art during this month-long festival. We’ve got you covered on what’s coming to EPCOT with the festival and how to experience it like a pro. 


The Food

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First and foremost, let’s talk about the delectable offerings at the festival. With over 15 different food kiosks scattered throughout EPCOT, guests can savor unique, art-inspired dishes. 

For the adventurous foodie, EPCOT presents “A Journey To Savor,” featuring seven signature dishes. By indulging in each dish, visitors can collect stamps in their food passports. Upon obtaining all seven stamps, a delightful reward awaits at the Food Studio – an exclusive artist palette cookie.


The Entertainment

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The entertainment at the Festival of the Arts is nothing short of spectacular. Disney consistently delivers show-stopping productions, and this event is no exception. Head to the American Pavilions to witness “Disney on Broadway,” the festival’s premier entertainment. Revel in the iconic tunes of Disney classics performed by the stars of Disney on Broadway. 

From Aladdin to The Lion King, these Broadway-style shows are a must-see for families and Disney enthusiasts alike. 


The Art


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Of course, the heart of the festival lies in its celebration of various art forms. As you stroll through the park, be prepared to witness art coming to life in diverse and captivating ways. 

Enjoy daily live music at the World Showcase Plaza, featuring instruments like the harp and didgeridoo. The World Showcase Plaza will also host acrobatic routines, showcasing art through the human body – a mesmerizing sight that is sure to leave you in awe.

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The festival takes the artistic experience further with live paintings of your favorite Disney characters. These creations unfold before your eyes, adding a magical touch to the surroundings. The return of beloved interactive art initiatives, including a giant paint-by-number mural, kid’s chalk art, Animation Academy, and various artistic photo opportunities throughout the park, ensures that visitors are fully immersed in the world of art at EPCOT.


Mark your calendars, as the International Festival of the Arts will grace EPCOT from January 12th to February 19th. The best part? All activities and art expos are included in the park’s admission, requiring no additional ticket. Unleash your inner artist and make the most of this extraordinary festival.

After a day filled with artistic exploration, Regal Oaks provides a perfect retreat for you and your family, just a short drive from Disney property. This haven offers a tranquil space to unwind and relax. For booking information and to secure your place at Regal Oaks, visit our website and make your Orlando experience even more magical.