What’s New at Disney’s Festival of the Arts 2024?

What’s New at Disney’s Festival of the Arts 2024?

Every January Walt Disney World welcomes artists and artisans to the International Festival of the Arts at Epcot. Every year we see new foods, new artists and a daily concert series. Since January weather in Florida is usually mild, if you’re looking for an easy breezy Disney vacation, this may be it! Wondering what’s new at the Festival of the Arts at Epcot, Walt Disney World? Here’s everything you have to look forward to.

When is Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Arts?

This year the Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot is January 12  – February 19, 2024 bringing with it new fun, foods, and amazing art featured in the World Showcase. 

Figment Festival of the ARts at Walt Disney World

How Many Days Do You Need for the Festival of the Arts?

A smaller festival, you can tackle the  Festival of the Arts in One Day, but, we’d recommend spreading it over 2 days to really experience all the things offered.  You can plan to visit art galleries, and food studios, attend the Broadway Concert series, and complimentary seminars, play the Figment Scavenger Hunt Game, and pose for fun photo ops. 
 
walt disney world festival of the arts chalk art

Disney Festival of the Arts Paintings and Artists

EPCOT, Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn

Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket 2024 with Rainbow Popcorn

If you’re a Figment fan, you can head over to the Odyssey building to visit Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic. This location features  a BRAND NEW Figmnet Premium Popcorn Bucket Festival of the Arts 2024 design. By far the most elaborate Disney Popcorn Bucket yet, like previous ones, you can expect a Virtual Queue of some kind for reserving your Figment Popcorn Bucket 2024. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience App for how to get your Figment popcorn bucket during the festival. 

What's New Festival of the Arts Luca 2023

New Artists at the Festival of the Arts

You can see new chalk art on the midway between Future World and the World Showcase and performance artists at the stage. We love the gilded statues that come alive. So your job is to stand there and wait until they do. New to the festival we also found little characters painted all over the buildings throughout the world showcase. There’s a special character in every country so keep an eye out!

disney art at festival of the arts

Encanto Mousse Booth Vibrante and Vivado

New Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine

The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine is a fun foodie challenge at the Festival of the Arts. This challenge involves visiting 5 locations, purchasing the designated treat at each, and turning in your punched card for a free specialty food treat. 

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2024 menu items, food collage

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie | The Deconstructed Dish

  • Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake, and Meringues (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2024 menu items, food collage

Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart | Figment’s Inspiration Station

  • Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with purple icing (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

House-Made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli

Chorizo and Potato Empanada | Vibrante & Vivado Encanto Cocina

  • Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2024 menu items, food collage

Verjus-roasted Beets with goat cheese | Gourmet Landscapes

  • Verjus-roasted Beets with goat cheese, petite lettuce, blackberry gastrique, and spiced pecans (New) (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

EPCOT, Neapolitan Dessert Trio: Chocolate tart, vanilla bean cheesecake, and strawberry mousse (New) (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

Neapolitan Dessert Trio | Deco Delights

  • Neapolitan Dessert Trio: Chocolate tart, vanilla bean cheesecake, and strawberry mousse (New) (The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine Item)

Figment's Inspiration Station at Disney Festival of the Arts

New Foods at the Festival of the Arts

While the food at this festival is not the main attraction, we still can’t help adding the menu lineup. Foods are crafted like works of art and take some time to make at the Food Studios. But this food is worth the wait! Check out the Festival of the Arts 2024 Menus to start planning your foodie journey.
 
America Beef Wellington Festival of the Arts

Cuisine Classique | Test Track *NEW Booth 2024*

Enjoy carefully crafted classics, like beef Wellington and roasted mussels—as well as a flavorful beer or cocktail.

Food Items:

  • Beef Wellington: Mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace
  • Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. mussels with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs

Beverages:

  • Gulf Stream Brewing Company Sum of All Colors IPA (New)
  • Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir (New)
Encato Smoothie at Festival of the Arts

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Disney on Broadway at Walt Disney World Festival

New Performers at Festival of the Arts Concert Series

Each year the festival welcomes back new Broadway performances featuring our favorite Disney songs from Disney Broadway Shows. Check out the full lineup of performers for all the new performers this year. For an extra special night out you can also grab the Broadway Concert Series Dining Package for the show.

Details

  • Location: America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT
  • Dates: January 12 to February 19, 2024
  • Showtimes: 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM and 8:00 PM

Disney on Broadway Performers 2024

  • 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 2024

Available starting December 19, 2023, you can grab a  Disney on Broadway Dining Package for dinner and a guaranteed seat at any of these eight EPCOT Restaruatns. 

  • 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)
performance art at disney's festival of the arts

New Classes and Seminars

If you head over to the Odyssey Festival Center near Mexico in World Showcase you can stumble in on drawing classes, seminars, talks, and more. As part of the Festival of the Arts, many of these are free but do require a reservation for some. Be sure to check out the Festival of the Arts page for schedules and prices. 
 

Festival of the Arts Animation Academy | 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm

Animation Academy, held daily at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in America Gardens Theatre, learn drawing skills from some of the best in the business as they teach you how to draw a Disney character.
 

Kid’s Chalk Art | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kid’s Chalk Art takes place on the bridge to World Showcase Plaza daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. allowing little ones to create their very own chalk masterpieces.
 
disney drawing class at disney's festival of the arts

New Prizes for Figment Brush with the Masters

One of our favorite things about the Festival of the Arts is playing the Figment Scavenger Hunt game. And every year you get a chance to win new prizes! Whether it’s a little coloring book, cup, magnet, or something more magical, we love the added fun of a new prize every year. 
 
figment at festival of the arts

New Merchandise at Festival of the Arts 2024

An EPCOT Festival always includes new merchandise! From new designs on mugs, jerseys, and gifts, you can always bet to have plenty of new merchandise to ogle at the Festival of the Arts. If you’re a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder you also get opportunities to purchase Passholder-exclusive merchandise. Which usually matches the design theme of the festival.
 
Figment Spirit Jersey for the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Paintbrush cup from the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Figment plush from the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Photo Stations at the Festival of the Arts

New Photo Ops

There are always new photo ops at the Festival of the Arts for you to pose to your heart’s content! These pop up all over the World Showcase so be on the lookout. They usually include familiar artworks from famous paintings and art you’re sure to recognize. Check out the Festival of Arts Photo Spots for this year. 

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New Mural Paint By Number

Head to the Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural, to contribute to a new design that morphs throughout the day, into a work of art! You get a small tub of paint and a brush. And are instructed to paint a certain number of squares during your time at the wall. You may even see it complete during your stay! 

Walt Disney World Festival of the Arts at Epcot

If you’re looking for a great way to take advantage of Florida’s mild winter months, visiting Walt Disney World in January or February should be part of your travel plans. The Walt Disney World Parks during the early part of the year have lower crowds, better weather, and amazing events like the International Festival of the Arts to help keep everyone entertained. It’s a perfect event for couples, families, kids, and everyone! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 

 

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