The holiday spirit is already in full swing at EPCOT, as Disney is fast at work transforming the park for the annual Festival of the Holidays. Scheduled to start on November 24th and running through December 30th, the festival is a cherished tradition that brings the magic of the season to life. This year, Disney has already added many of the items needed to debut the festival. Let’s take a look around the park to see what has changed!
Holiday Food Studios
A key highlight of the Festival of the Holidays at EPCOT is the Holiday Food Studios. These food kiosks, spread throughout the park, provide a culinary journey around the globe, serving up festive treats and dishes from various countries.
The Holiday Food Studios offer a diverse range of delights, from traditional holiday favorites to exotic international cuisines. Whether it’s the comforting taste of roast turkey with all the trimmings or the unique flavors of Brazilian pork belly, there’s something to satisfy every palate.
Guests can immerse themselves in the rich culinary traditions of different cultures as they move from one Holiday Food Studio to another. It’s a sensory feast, with the tantalizing aromas and tastes transporting you to different parts of the world.
To complement the culinary adventure, EPCOT has already added Holiday Storyteller areas where guests can enjoy captivating tales of holiday traditions from across the globe.
The Holiday Storytellers are skilled performers who bring to life stories and legends from various cultures. Guests can listen to narratives that have been passed down through generations. These storytellers offer both entertainment and education, providing insights into the diverse customs and beliefs associated with the holiday season.
Positioned at different points throughout the park, the Holiday Storytellers create an immersive, cultural experience for guests, making the festival a unique opportunity to learn and celebrate the global spirit of the holiday season.
No holiday festival is complete without an appearance from Santa Claus himself. EPCOT ensures this by setting up a special area in the Odyssey for children and adults alike to meet the jolly figure.
In this dedicated area, Santa will be ready to hear children’s holiday wishes and pose for priceless photos. It’s a magical experience that your family won’t want to miss if you’re attending this year’s Festival of the Holidays.
As Disney gets ready for the Festival of the Holidays, guests can look forward to a holiday experience with an international twist that only EPCOT can deliver. From the diverse culinary offerings at the Holiday Food Studios to the enchanting tales told by the Holiday Storytellers, and the chance to meet Santa, the festival is already taking shape!
So, mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at EPCOT’s 2023 Festival of the Holidays. It’s an event that truly captures the joy and magic of the season!
Rachel Van Norman
Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.