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Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Closing for Lengthy Refurbishment

Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe located at the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment next month.  The restaurant is scheduled to be closed February 4 – summer 2018.

During the closure, a temporary location called Midnattsol Bakeri will be available on the World Showcase promenade.  Guests will be able to find many of the pastry items here including the popular School Bread.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Kicks Off Today at Walt Disney World

Expanding on its 2017 debut, the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort will present a daily, multifaceted celebration of art in many forms from Jan. 12-Feb. 19. Five new Food Studios will debut at the festival, giving park guests an expanded selection of creative and delicious new tastes to savor at a total of 13 Food Studios around the World Showcase promenade.

The 2018 festival, growing from last year’s long-weekend event schedule, will expand to seven days a week, with the popular Disney on Broadway Concert Series returning Fridays through Mondays. Also back by popular demand will be the festival’s artful cuisine, exhibits, seminars, workshops, performance art and interactive fun ranging from innovative photo ops and hands-on mural painting to drawing and food-styling classes.

As Epcot guests will explore the world of talent surrounding them.  They can tempt their palates with culinary work-of-art creations at the festival’s Food Studios. Enticing tastes at stops around the World Showcase promenade will include photo-worthy fan favorites like pan-seared scallops with chorizo and roasted red pepper coulis at The Artist’s Table; wild mushroom risotto from Masterpiece Kitchen; a trio of savory doughnuts from The Painter’s Palate; plus decadent dessert delights and beverage standouts like the Pomegranate Mule featuring Van Gogh Vodka.

New Studios this year will be located at the following areas: France (“L’Art de la Cuisine Française” or “The Art of French Cooking”), Morocco (“Mosaic Canteen”), Japan (“Takumi Table”), Italy (“L’Arte di Mangiare” or “The Art of Eating”) and China (“The Painted Panda”).  A complete list of Food Studios and menus are at The Culinary Arts: Food Studios.

Daily events will include complimentary seminars at the Odyssey Festival Showplace such as “Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation,” and interactive workshops ($39) like “Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure.”

Each Friday through Monday, the hottest show at Epcot – Disney on Broadway Concert Series – will showcase the stellar talents of performers from award-winning Disney on Broadway musicals. Here’s the lineup:

  • January 12-15 and 19-22: Jenn Gambatese (NEW!) and Kevin Massey Jan. 12-15; Kara Lindsay (NEW!) and Kevin Massey Jan. 19-22, who will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”
  • January 26-29 and February 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White will perform songs from “Tarzan,” “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid.”
  • February 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland will perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Frozen.”

All Disney on Broadway shows are included in theme park admission and will take place Fridays through Mondays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Broadway fans can book dining packages that include guaranteed seating for one of the three evening shows.

Throughout the festival, guests can get their art on by:

  • Joining in the fun of “Figment’s Brush with the Masters” Scavenger Hunt
  • Popping into the frame of a masterpiece for a cleverly artful photo op (think DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware” or new this year, Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”!)
  • Watching new gravity-defying feats of strength and acrobatics featured among the festival’s scheduled performing arts
  • Discovering authentic cultural artifacts along the World Showcase Art Walk – look for the Art Palette near each highlighted work of art at each country represented
  • Marveling at exhibits showcasing works by iconic Disney artists, the new Chalk Gallery, the American Heritage Gallery and more
  • Viewing some of 50-plus visiting artists at work and taking a drawing class at the Animation Academy
  • Wielding a paintbrush to put their mark on the Hands-on-Wall Mural at World Showcase Plaza

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages, available at five participating Epcot restaurants, can be booked now online at Disneyworld.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-7463.

To book a seminar or workshop, guests can call (407) WDW-TOUR or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace during the festival.

Full Food Booth Menus with Pics for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns this Friday for its second year.  The event will take place January 12 – February 19, 2018, and new this year, the festival will expand to seven days of the week instead of just on the weekends. During this event, guests can celebrate art, entertainment and food.  Disney has released the food studios and full menus of all the culinary masterpieces you’ll  find throughout World Showcase.  As you can see, some of these creations look too beautiful to eat!

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he Deconstructed Dish (Showcase Plaza)

  • Deconstructed Reuben with shredded corned beef, Thousand Island dressing, pickled red cabbage, and a rye curl
  • Deconstructed BLT with crispy pork belly, tomato jam, and a soft poached egg
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: whipped New York style cheesecake with fresh Florida strawberries, sugar cookies and micro-basil


  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with cream bourbon garnished with a waffle crisp and candied bacon
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake garnished with maple syrup, a waffle crisp and candied bacon (non-alcoholic)
  • Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
  • Pop-Artsicle: red, white, and blue frozen slushy (non-alcoholic)
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The Artist’s Table (The American Adventure)

  • Roasted Pork Roulade with butternut squash purée, marble potatoes and baby carrots, with a red wine sauce
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with chorizo, roasted red pepper coulis, and parmesan crisp (gluten friendly)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: white, milk, & dark chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate: dark chocolate with Chambord
  • Perla Santa Coffee Flavored Wine, Spain
  • Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA
  • Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA
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Cuisine Classique (Germany)

  • Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and aged balsamic
  • Seared Corvina with braised ratatouille and lemon-thyme beurre blanc (gluten friendly)
  • Saint-Honoré Tart: caramel cream tart with caramel glaze topped with cream puffs
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Chico, CA
  • Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, Farmville, NC
  • Beer Braising Flight
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series, Logrono, Spain
  • Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy
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Pop Eats (Showcase Plaza)

  • Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with apples and sage served with warm brie fondue, blueberry and beet gel and garnished with apple and beet chips (gluten friendly)
  • Shrimp Ceviche with lime mint foam (gluten friendly)
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with raspberry jam and chocolate (vegetarian)
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-designed Sugar Cookie with strawberry filling (vegetarian)


  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail
  • Cloudem Sparkling Wine
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Masterpiece Kitchen (Near Canada)

  • Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Focaccia and traditional accompaniments
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (vegetarian)
  • Charcuterie Palette with artisan cured meats and cheeses featuring Nueske’s® Applewood Smoked Beef
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf


  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut Champagne
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay
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Painter’s Palate (Odyssey, Festival Center)

  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts:
    • Whipped Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese with fresh herbs (vegetarian)
    • Chicken Salad with shaved fennel and fresh herbs
    • Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad
  • Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres
    • Chilled Shrimp with cucumber cream cheese on a crostini
    • Traditional Deviled Egg with candied bacon
    • Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with truffled aïoli (vegetarian)
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract-designed Sugar Cookie with strawberry filling (vegetarian)
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
  • Mickey and Pluto White Chocolate Painting with chocolate easel (gluten and vegetarian friendly)
  • Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with chocolate easel (gluten and vegetarian friendly)


  • Pomegranate Mule featuring Van Gogh Vodka
  • North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, Fort Bragg, CA
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Jazz IPA, Doral, FL
  • Central 28 Beer Company Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Popcorn Pairing Flight
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Decadent Delights (Showcase Plaza)

  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Caramel, Coconut and Maple Meringue
  • S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with chocolate mousse, toasted marshmallow meringue, graham cracker dust and malted milk chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate Caramel Mousse Bar, Flavored Meringue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • Ferreira 10 Year Old Port
  • 3 Daughters Strawberry Blonde Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight
  • Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont

Block and Hans (The American Adventure)

  • Honor Brewing Company Warrior IPA, Chantilly, VA
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY
  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Kona Brewing Co. Wailua Wheat, Kailua-Kona, HI
  • M.I.A. Brewing Mega Mix Pale Ale, Doral, FL
  • Founders Brewing Co. Porter, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Bell’s Amber Ale, Kalamazoo, MI
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Refreshment Outpost (Between China and Germany)

  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis

Fife and Drum (American Adventure)

  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

  • Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and Colored Pearls
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L’Art de la Cuisine Française (France)

  • Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: house-made pork rillettes, cornichons and house-made bread
  • Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: salmon in a puff pastry crust Paul Bocuse-style with spinach and beurre blanc sauce
  • Le Coucher de Soleil: sunset mango and raspberry cake


  • Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
  • L’Or par Edmond Thery: French Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Reserve 2015, Gustave Lorentz
  • Bordeaux, Château Tour de Granins, Grand Poujeaux, Moulis en Medoc 2015
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Mosaic Canteen (Morocco)

  • Hummus Trifle: Layered Hummus topped with spiced beef, pine nuts and dry cherries, served with pita chips
  • Mediterranean Flat Bread with za’atar, olive oil artichoke, olives, mozzarella and feta cheese
  • Chebbakia: hand-twisted strips of fried dough coated with honey, rosewater and sesame seeds


  • Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Orange Juice and Grenadine
  • Tarima Red, Alicante, Spain
  • Casa Beer
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El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)

  • Mixiote de Cordero: wrapped slow-braised lamb, marinated in tres chiles paste and spices
  • Tacos de Puerco: two corn tortillas with slow-roasted pork shoulder, marinated in ancho paste and served with sweet plantain purée and garnished with pea tendrils
  • Atole de Fresa and Mexican Concha Bread: warm strawberry drink served with Mexican concha bread


  • Frida Guava Margarita
  • Diego Passion Margarita on the rocks
  • Allende Craft Mexican Golden Ale
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Takumi Table (Japan)

  • Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: salmon, tuna and yuzu miso with coconut tapioca pudding
  • Taiyaki Dessert: Japanese stuffed pastry, sweet red bean filling, sesame cream, and raspberry sauce


  • Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake
  • Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup
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The Painted Panda (China)

  • Coconut Panda Rice Cake
  • Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Lotus Flower
  • Crystal Mooncake with fruit filling and garnished with toasted coconut


  • Scarlet Blossom: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry Syrup and Ginger Ale
  • Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Dragon Fire, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
  • Strawberry Bubble Tea (non-alcoholic)
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L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)

  • Involtini di Salmone al Basilico, Piso Venere, Salsa Romesco: basil-scented salmon roulade, purple rice and romesco sauce
  • Sformato di Melanzane e Pomodori, Mozzarella Fior di Latte: tomato and eggplant terrine, fior di latte mozzarella
  • Crema Fritta, Pesche e Rucola Pesto, Ciliege di Amarasca: cream fritters, peach and arugula pesto and amarena cherries


  • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco
  • Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo
  • Merlot, Montegrande
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer

Funnel Cakes (American Adventure)

  • Orange Cream Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
Future World East

  • Painted Lady Latte: a shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Créme Liqueur, topped with steamed milk and whipped cream


  • Night Sky Latte: a delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with steamed milk and whipped cream

Disney Traders

  • Cinnamon Sensation: a shot of Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whiskey, blended with steamed milk and whipped cream

The American Adventure

  • Dreamy Bourbon: a shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream Liqueur, blended with steamed milk and whipped cream

New and Returning Acts Will Perform During Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2018 for its second year.  The event will take place January 12 – February 19, 2018, and new this year, the festival will expand to seven days of the week instead of just on the weekends. During this event, guests can celebrate art, food, and entertainment, including live entertainment throughout World Showcase.

Matboukha Groove – With a name that means “cooked,” this returning act spices up the promenade with a unique and entertaining fusion of World Music styles. Catch Matboukha Groove’s Epcot encore at the Morocco stage Jan. 1- July 1, 2018.

Groovin’ Alps – Grab your lederhosen and get ready to dance along with this high-energy German percussion band. This brand-new group brings the sounds of the mountains to Epcot with Bavarian folk tunes played on items found on a dairy farm. Find Groovin’ Alps in Germany from Jan. 10 – March 27, 2018.

Bodh’aktan – Returning to once again rock Canada’s Mill Stage with the fun of kilts, jeans, sweat and beards, Bodh’aktan mixes Quebecois, folk, and polka to make fantastic rock and dance music. Join the party Jan. 12-28, 2018!

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