Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Sep 6, 2022
    Julie from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the EPCOT festival of the arts less alcohol focused as the other EPCOT festivals? I've found the other festivals, particularly food and wine, to not be very family friendly in the past few years because of the focus on alcohol and guest behavior.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Julie. I'm so glad you stopped by! I love that you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort this January. What a magical way to kick off a new year!

     Of all the EPCOT festivals, the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is the one I enjoy the most. I have a deep appreciation for all the arts, especially the performing arts. Combine that with my love of all-things-Disney, and the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts celebrates my very favorite things!

     As a mom of three, I completely understand your concerns. I'm pleased to tell you that I've found the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to be super family-friendly. While the details of the 2023 offerings have not been released yet, I can tell you that there are often lots of kid-centric activities available. Just last year, families could enjoy Artful photo ops, Animation Academy Classes, chalk art, a paint-by-number mural, scavenger hunts, and event-themed play areas. I know you'll enjoy this particular EPCOT festival as much as I do!

     If I had just one thing to recommend at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, it's the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. I've seen almost all the Disney on Broadway shows in New York City, and I just loved that I got to catch some of my favorite Disney show tunes sung by some of my favorite Broadway performers at EPCOT. Such a treat!

     I hope this was helpful, Julie. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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