The festival celebrates the arts, flowers, food, music, holidays and family fun throughout the year.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla: The Four Signature Epcot Festivals at Walt Disney World Resort begins from Jan. 18.
Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Jan. 18-Feb. 25
During this annual celebration of 39 days, food and drinks created with an artistic twist will be served in more than 15 destinations in the park.
The menu will have everything from red wine-braised short ribs with parsnip puree at Cuisine Classique to vanilla, rose water and pistachio panna cotta at Masterpiece Kitchen. Kids of all ages would like to try Pop’t Art modern-design sugar cookie and other delicious treats.
This year, the festival’s popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series will feature live performances every day. The series features musical performances from Disney on Broadway shows like “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and special dining packages guarantee concert seats.
Guests attending the festival can help paint a mural, pose for a memorable photo in the frame of an iconic piece of art, attend a workshop or take a break to watch performing artists.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: March 6-June 3
During this 90-day celebration of flowers, topiaries, themed food, libations and music, Epcot will transform into world of bright colors. For 26 years, the festival has continued to offer new experiences.
A new Bo Peep and her Sheep topiary from Disney•Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4”, will welcome guests to the festival’s new Family Play Zone. Featured gardens will focus on butterflies, bamboo and Shakespeare’s metaphoric plants. The place will have more than 70 Disney-themed topiaries – from Snow White to Daisy Duck.
The new outdoor kitchens with their own herb and vegetable gardens will make their debut this year with creative bites and beverages.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series will feature new and returning acts spanning several genres. This place will host three performances per day, 270 concerts during the festival.
New artists such as TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman and Colin Hay of Men at Work will join returning favorites like The Spinners and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Late Summer/Fall
Disney guests will be able to marvel at this famous gourmet dinner that will take place from the end of summer to November 2019. More than 30 festival markets will offer tantalizing tastes and sips throughout Epcot. During the festival, the “Eat to the Beat” concert series presents a varied collection of hits, from pop to country, to R & B, and more. Guests who book Eat to the Beat Dining Packages will get confirmed seating at the concert. Guests can also discover new savory and sweet treats by making reservations for the festival’s beverage seminars and specialty dining and matching events.
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays: Fall/Winter
The long-running Candlelight Processional invites guests to discover the Christmas story told by a famous host to the cherished Christmas music by a professional orchestra and a full-fledged choir.
Dining packages offer guaranteed Candlelight seating, treasured seasonal dishes will be served at Holiday Kitchen kiosks created by Disney chefs.
Information Source: Walt Disney World News
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