Epcot’s Festival of the Arts Expands For 2018

In 2017 Walt Disney World introduced guests to a brand new festival that let them explore the extraordinary world of the arts. They gathered together performing artists, visual masters, and culinary innovators to present innovative new programing. The experiment was an astounding success, and in 2018 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has expanded to include even more. Come celebrate the creative life from January 12 to February 19, 2018 at the Epcot Theme Park, where festivities will be taking place seven days a week and each weekend, Disney on Broadway will be offering special performance.

Epcot International Festival of The ArtsEpcot International Festival of The Arts

So what all will be going on? Check out these fantastic Festival highlights!

Disney has gathered a unique group of local and nationally recognized artists and instructors to share their skills and pass on their secrets. Festival guests will be able to participate in complimentary seminars, $39 interactive workshops, and $259 premium artist intensives. The schedule is diverse and expansive including classes on the following:

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Plant & Floral Arts
  • Interior Theme Design
  • Jewelry Making
  • Food Styling
  • Story Telling
  • and so much more...

Visit the official festival page for more details on all of the workshops.

Artist Painting DemonstrationsArtist Painting Demonstrations

The Disney Chefs take culinary art pretty seriously, and you know they're not about to sit out a festival. More than a half a dozen specially-created Food Studios will dot the Park and offer clever and innovative culinary masterpieces you can take a bite out of. Guests will be able to indulge their palettes in rich and delicious snacks and sips that inspires guests to go deeper into the creative presence of food. Food studios will be open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM throughout the festival.

Find the full Food Studio Menus over at the Disney Food Blog!

Pop Tart Culinary ArtPop Tart Culinary Art

Performance art is a diverse genre that lends itself well to being displayed along the Epcot Theme Park. Disney artists have a way of placing you right in the magic as the Park becomes a magnificent backdrop for living statues, whimsical sidewalks, vivid gardens, and artistic interactive vingettes.

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Disney on Broadway is bringing dazzling Broadway stars to the Park to share their favorite songs from award-winning Broadway shows with guests. Epcot admission is required to attend the concerts at the American Gardens Theater, showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM, with general admission seating. You can see the concert line-up in our previous article.

Once again dining packages will be available that includes priority seating for the Disney on Broadway concert series. It's the perfect option when you want to be sure you have a seat.

Disney On Broadway Concert SeriesDisney On Broadway Concert Series

Of course, no Disney festival would be complete without some new swag. Figment is back this year as mascot of the arts, and will appear in a brand new set of Disney Pins. One little spark is all it takes and you'll be inspired to take some of the new merchandise home.

Festival Figment Disney PinsFestival Figment Disney Pins

Are you looking forward to the Epcot International Festival of the Arts? Did you attend last year? Leave a comment and share what you think of this new event that allows art and artists to come play.

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