Walt Disney World Announces International Festival of the Arts Returning to Epcot

Walt Disney World has officially confirmed that the International Festival of the Arts at Epcot will be returning for 2018.  The event is scheduled to run from January 12th, 2018 through February 19th, 2018.  We have even more exciting news for this year, the event will be open 7 days a week, instead of the just the Friday, Saturday, Sunday each week that was offered for the inaugural year.  This is such exciting news for guests to have more opportunities to experience all of the amazing entertainment, food and festivities.  It looks like the event was popular enough to extend, so this may meant that the event may find a permanent home at Epcot for years to come!


Here is the information that was posted from My Disney Experience:

“Kick off 2018 with world-class cuisine, remarkable visual art and an extraordinary lineup of live entertainment!

Starting January 12, our most all-inclusive celebration of the arts returns to Epcot for its second sensational year.  Introduce your inner aficionado to the annual Festival of the Art, an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.  We’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute!

New for 2018, the Festival will remain open 7 days a week, with various entertainment offerings planned each weekend.  So pack your palate – and your palette – because magic truly is in the eyes of the beholder!”

Who else can’t wait for the 2018 International Festival of the Arts?

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!