EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Jan 16, 2024
    Vanessa from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am excited to attend my first Festival of the Arts in mid-February, but unfortunately, I won't be able to make it until around 6 pm. Do you have any recommendations for what we can do during the short time we have at the festival?

    Hi Vanessa!

    Welcome to planDisney!  I'm thrilled to hear that you'll be visiting the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts in February.  I attended last year and had a wonderful day enjoying all of the culinary, performing, and visual arts on display around the park.  While there is a lot to see and do, I'm happy to share a few of my favorites and some suggestions to make the most of your time at EPCOT that evening.

    EPCOT International Festival of the Arts has 16 unique Food Studios that offer a variety of dishes from savory to sweet.  I would recommend skipping a formal meal option in the park and sampling your way around the festival to enjoy the full range of the culinary arts on display.  There is a foodie guide available highlighting select items, but I'd also like to share my favorite items from last year that have returned and would combine to make a filling and delicious meal!

    • Mozarella Fritta (Located at L'Arte di Mangiare in the Italy Pavilion) 
    • Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (Located at Gourmet Landscapes in the Canada Pavilion)
    • Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried SKITTLES bite-sized candies (Located at Figment's Inspiration Station at the Odyssey)

    While you're visiting the Food Studios, you'll find an assortment of artists all around you displaying beautiful paintings, photography, and more.  If you find something you would like to purchase, my panelist pal Nimmy recently shared with another guest that you can ask the shop or vendor about shipping options to send right to your home!

    To top off your evening I'd highly recommend taking the time to enjoy the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series performance.  These concerts feature some of the most talented performers from Disney Broadway productions and we loved singing along with our favorite tunes from Disney movies and shows.  They typically have multiple showtimes so you can find one that works with your schedule.  You can find the times listed that day in your My Disney Experience Mobile App.  The American Gardens Theatre is an outdoor venue so you can feel free to bring any food and drink from the Food Studios with you if you're still tasting delicious treats!  And don't worry, even if you pick the later show, you should still have plenty of time to grab a prime viewing location for Luminous The Symphony of Us!

    Vanessa, I hope these recommendations help you plan an evening that is packed full of pixie dust during your visit to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts!  Please stop by and see us again at planDisney with any other Disney vacation planning questions you have - we're all ears!

    See ya real soon,
    Kristi

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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