What is the Epcot Festival of the Arts? (7 Expert Tips)

The Epcot Festival of the Arts is Disney’s way of combining the creativity of arts and food in only a way Disney can do!

Although it began only three years ago, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has become a huge part of the Disney Culture.

It is essentially a celebration of creativity.

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Listen to What to Expect from the Festival of the Art on Podcast Episode 62 Below

Today I have a real treat for you— we are going to go over everything you need to know about planning out your trip to the Epcot Festival of the Arts.

We’ll Go Over:

  • What is the Festival of the Arts
  • Top tips to make the most of your day
  • The best food at the festival

What to Know Before You Go

Before we end this foodie guide, let’s go through a few things you should know before you make your way over to Disney’s Epcot.

Festival of the Arts Japan Chirasi Sushi and Haupia Pearl
Festival of the Arts Japan Chirasi Sushi and Haupia Pearl

Epcot Festival of the Arts Details

  • Will take place in World Showcase and Future World at Epcot
  • Is open daily from January 8, 2021 to February 22, 2021
  • The Food Studios open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Epcot admission is required
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older

How much does Epcot cost?

A one-day REGULAR season Epcot ticket starts at $109* (prices do fluctuate based on the season).

Silver Futuristic on Test Track at Epcot
Test Track Ride at Epcot

What are the Best Rides at Epcot for Adults?

Read the full guide to doing Epcot the grown-up way!

How many countries does Epcot have?

There are 11 (eleven) countries in Epcot.

UK Pavilion at Epcot with Captain Hook topiary angry at Peter Pan
U.K. Pavilion in Epcot World Showcase

What are the countries in Epcot?

  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • America (United States)
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada

Do you need a separate ticket for Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

You do not need an additional ticket to participate in the Epcot Festival of the Arts.

If you plan on doing any of the special seminars, then you will have to pay additional fee.

Festival of the Arts Gallery Bites_ A Trio of Hor d'Oeuvres
Festival of the Arts Gallery Bites_ A Trio of Hor d’Oeuvres

Can you use Dining Plan snack credits at Epcot Festival of the Arts?

You sure can!

The snack credit can be used for most food items under $6.49. Simple snacks include pastries, ice cream bars, water bottles and soda.

*Disney Dining Plan currently on pause.

Read: How to maximize your Disney Dining Plan here!


Where are the best places to have a drink Epcot?

Like everywhere in the park and I mean that.

Nothing else needs to follow…

I will say that Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion and La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion are the absolute best places to chill and enjoy a drink.

If it’s not too crowded.

Don’t Forget to Have Your Drinking Around the World at Epcot Passport Handy

Drinking Around the World Epcot Passport
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Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan your perfect route around World Showcase. You already have enough to worry about for your Disney vacation.

Get your Drinking Around the World Passport to help you keep track of your progress of the best drinks in Epcot.

What are the best drinks at Epcot?

My top 5 must have alcoholic beverages are:

  1. Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
  2. Mediterranean Journey for Spice Road Table in Morocco
  3. Leaping Leprechaun from Rose & Crown Pub in United Kingdom
  4. Apple Ice Wine from the Trading Post in Canada
  5. Sangria from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
The Best Sangria at Epcot. Epcot Mexico Sangria
Epcot Sangria in Mexico

You can read more of the best drinks at Epcot here!

Final Thoughts on the Epcot Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts runs from January to February of 2021 so, be sure book any of your do reservations today!

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(Original Article Date: June 28, 2020/Updated January 8, 2021)

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