Walt Disney World’s International Festival of the Holidays just began at EPCOT a few days ago, but Disney is always looking ten steps ahead. Just a few days after Festival of the Holidays ends, EPCOT will usher in another popular festival — the International Festival of the Arts. Festival of the Arts doesn’t just focus on artwork, it is also a delicious food festival that features the culinary arts. It is one of the best times to visit EPCOT — the holiday crowds are gone, the temperature is great, and the festival is beautiful and unique.
Every year, the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts also celebrates the art of music with its exciting Disney on Broadway concert series. Guests can head to the America Gardens Theatre and see some of their favorite Broadway stars sing the Disney songs they know and love.
Disney on Broadway is returning this year, and here is the complete lineup.
- Jan. 13, 15, 16, 19, 20 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) & Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
- Jan. 14, 17, 18, 21, 22 – Arielle Jacobs (“Aladdin”) & Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
- Jan. 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, Feb. 2, 3 – Patti Murin (“Frozen”) & Robert Creighton (“Frozen”)
- Jan. 24, 27, 28, 31, Feb. 1, 4, 5 – Mandy Gonzalez (“AIDA”) & L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”)
- Feb. 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19 – Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”) & Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
- Feb. 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) & Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
- Feb. 20 – Special, extended finale performance featuring Brown, Scott, Simmons & Strickland
Here is more on EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts:
Art and foodie lovers, mark your calendars! The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts returns Jan. 13 and runs through Feb. 20, 2023, at the Walt Disney World Resort. The festival is a global celebration of visual, culinary, and performing arts where guests can find inspiration and discover their own creativity in fun ways across the park.
During the festival, more than 100 Disney and visiting artists will showcase their eye-catching works of art. Guests of all ages can express their creative side by learning to draw a Disney character at Animation Academy, leaving their own creative mark at Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural and helping Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase.
EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts will take place from January 13 through February 20, 2o23. No additional ticket is required to enjoy the Festival or Disney on Broadway, but Guests are required to have both a theme park ticket and a reservation if EPCOT is your first Park of the day.
While Disney on Broadway at the Festival does not require an additional ticket, if you want to get a prime seat, then it is suggested that you get to the America Gardens Theatre early, as lines will form before the venue opens.