News: Dining Packages and Workshops at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

More details are starting to emerge about the brand new Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a celebration of the Visual, Culinary, and Performing Arts kicking off on January 13, 2017!



The Festival will run on Fridays through Mondays through February 20th, and we’ve already taken a peek at some of the food and beverages coming to the Festival’s Food Studios.



Now we’re receiving information regarding additional experiences for the Festival.

Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops focusing on various aspects of the disciplines of art are now available for booking!



And, yes, that includes the Culinary Arts! Topics in the culinary realm include Truffle Making, Olive Oil 101, and The Artistry of Amorette’s Patisserie, among others. Visual art topics include Ink & Paint Animation, Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Floral Arranging, and Gesture Drawing, along with several more options.

The full list of currently available topics, as well as dates, times, and more information can be found on our Festival of the Arts Page. The cost to attend an Interactive Workshops is $39 plus tax (Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members are eligible for a 15% discount), and booking is available for the currently listed experiences by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages

A Concert Series featuring Broadway talent singing Disney classics will bring the Performing Arts to life at the America Gardens Theatre!

Dates and Artists are as follows:


Ashley Brown ©Disney

Jan. 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid

Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin

Feb. 10-13 and 17-20: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White performing songs from Disney’s The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

Performances will take place at 5:30 pm6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm on Festival evenings. Dining Packages are available to pair breakfast, lunch or dinner at a participating Epcot restaurant with priority seating for the 8:00 pm show on the same date. Price range is $39-$69 plus tax for adults, and $23-$41 plus tax for children. To see the list of participating restaurants, meal times, and pricing, visit our Festival of the Arts page. And to reserve a Package, call 407-WDW-PLAY.

It is anticipated that more information regarding Festival offerings will be available on January 6th, so stay tuned for more about the newest Festival to join the Epcot lineup!

Are you excited about the Epcot’s newest upcoming Festival? Please let us know with a comment! 


  1. says

    I tried to book a dining package for the first night on the first day the package was announced but only had availability at biergarten :( from what the cast member told me only 4 restaurants are participating: coral reef, rose and crown, auskerhaus (yeah i butchered that) and biergarten. seems like these packages are going off of regular availability and didnt have a special allotment. bit of a bummer :(

  2. Hannah says

    Not very happy. Although this doesn’t look like a big draw, it still may bring more crowds and we are running out of slower times to book our vacations.

  3. Billy loves gluten says

    Epcot is festivals almost the whole year round. F&W and F&G have been getting extended to almost 3 months each… If an Arts Festival becomes a hit (likely) that can start after New Years and go until F&G. Summer & holiday season is already the “Festival of Crowds”.

    Yep, year round festivals. I dig those cheesy little food booths, keep them coming ^.^

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