Epcot Events

The year 2023 is poised to be magical at Epcot, with a calendar chock-full of special events that will dazzle and delight. From the beloved Disney characters meeting and greeting fans to the unforgettable sensory journey of international food and wine festivals, there’s something for everyone.

Not to mention, the holiday traditions upheld during the enchanting Festival of the Holidays. And let’s not forget the long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind that has revamped Future World! As part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, these Epcot events 2023 are sure to make a year to remember.

So, grab your tickets, and let’s dive into what’s to come in the thrilling world of Epcot!

Epcot’s Special Events 2023

Flower and Garden Festival

Be dazzled by a floral fantasia at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, a beloved Disney tradition that has been enchanting visitors since its inception. Bursting with vibrant colors and fragrances, this special event transforms Epcot into a magnificent botanical display.

Topiaries of beloved Disney characters come to life, staging a spectacle that’s nothing short of breathtaking. From hands-on exhibits for the budding green thumbs to outdoor kitchens serving delectable bites and refreshing beverages, there’s an abundance of fun and flavor waiting at every turn.

Remember, this festival is included with your theme park admission, making it a must-see event on the Epcot calendar of events for 2023.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Hold on to your taste buds! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an annual extravaganza full of global cuisine, music, and more. Hosted in the heart of Epcot’s World Showcase, this beloved event allows you to embark on a culinary journey around the world without ever needing a passport.

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Savor the flavors of delectable dishes from various countries, paired with meticulously selected wines and craft beers. This festival doesn’t just satiate your taste buds; it’s also a feast for the eyes and ears with live performances from renowned artists to keep you entertained.

As you saunter around the World Showcase, don’t forget to say hello to your favorite Disney characters popping up unexpectedly throughout the festival! Remember, park admission is required to join this international culinary party, so make sure to mark your calendar for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2023!

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a celebration of creativity from around the globe, kicking off the year in vibrant style! This beloved event blends visual, culinary, and performing arts from various countries showcased within the vibrant Epcot World Showcase.

Immerse yourself in magnificent artistic displays, participate in interactive workshops, and indulge in food and drinks that are masterpieces themselves. Not only will your mind be enriched, but your taste buds will be on a world tour of their own!

Festival of the Holidays

Get ready to experience a swirl of enchantment and holiday traditions at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays. This special event is a heartwarming extravaganza that immerses you in the rich cultural heritage of countries from around the globe.

Walk through the World Showcase, where each pavilion springs to life with unique celebrations filled with festive décor, appetizing food, and drink, and beloved Disney characters embracing the spirit of the season.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Candlelight Processional, a much-anticipated highlight of the Festival of the Holidays at Epcot. This event embodies the true essence of the holiday season, bringing a touch of magic to every visitor’s experience.

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The Processional is a harmonious fusion of storytelling and majestic music, featuring a celebrity narrator, a magnificent 50-piece orchestra, and a stunning choir that breathes life into the biblical tale of the nativity.

Bathed in the warm glow of candlelight, this enchanting performance fills the Epcot air with joyous carols and a sense of wonder, creating an unforgettable holiday tradition. As one of Epcot’s special events, the Candlelight Processional is a captivating spectacle you won’t want to miss!

World Showcase

This epicurean extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to indulge in food and drinks from around the globe, all without leaving the comfort of Walt Disney World. From the hearty German bratwursts in the Bavarian-inspired setting to the delicate sushi in the Japan pavilion, the World Showcase promises an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

Don’t miss the wine pairing at the Italy pavilion or a chance to try traditional Moroccan mint tea. So come, take a stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase – your passport to flavor-filled fun!

Who doesn’t love the chance to meet and greet some beloved Disney characters? As part of Epcot’s special events in 2023, there will be appearances by your favorite Disney characters in various parts of the park.

Feel the magic come alive as you encounter these enchanting personalities, ranging from classic mainstays like Mickey and Minnie to the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy. Don’t forget your autograph books and cameras for those memorable moments! Whether you’re young, or just young at heart, these special character appearances are sure to light up your visit with fun and laughter.

Future World Features

Prepare to be launched into a thrilling race across the cosmos, alongside your favorite characters from this beloved Disney franchise. This part of the park is getting a cosmic makeover and is the home of the highly-rated attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

This much-anticipated addition to Epcot’s Future World catapults guests into the cosmos, enveloped in the action-packed world of Marvel’s iconic superheroes. The adventure begins in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.

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You will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment the Guardians of the Galaxy arrives and adventures across the cosmos ensue! This attraction is an innovative blend of storytelling and coaster technology, sure to make it a must-see for thrill-seekers and Marvel fans alike.

Don’t miss this intergalactic ride! You’ll be left starry-eyed and craving more space adventures!

Theme Park Admission: Tips for Buying Tickets

When planning your visit to the Epcot special events in 2023, it’s crucial to get your theme park admission sorted ahead of time. Here are a couple of tips to guide you:

Early Bird Catches the Worm

Tickets for events like the Epcot International Flower and Wine Festival or the Festival of the Holidays tend to sell out quickly. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance to secure your spot.

Purchase Online

Buying your tickets online through Tripster is convenient, saves money, and ensures that you have your tickets in hand before you arrive at the park. This way, you can avoid long queues at the ticket booth.

Check the Calendar

Be sure to check the Epcot calendar of events 2023 before buying your tickets. Certain events may require a separate ticket, so plan accordingly. Remember, enjoying the magic of Epcot’s special events is all about planning!

Special Event Packages

Experience the magic of Disney like never before with our exclusive special event packages for Epcot’s 2023 events! These packages are carefully curated to give you an unforgettable experience filled with fun, entertainment, and of course, your beloved Disney characters.

Whether you’re a foodie hoping to explore the delightful flavors at the Food and Wine Festival, an art enthusiast waiting to feast your eyes on masterpieces at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, or a holiday lover wanting to indulge in age-old traditions at the Festival of the Holidays, the packages got you covered.

And let’s not forget the thrill-seekers! Remember, these special event packages require theme park admission. So, make sure you have your tickets ready to join in the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebrations. Let’s get the magic started!

Magic Kingdom Celebrations

Yearning for even more magic? Check out these Magic Kingdom events below.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

2023 is set to be an exciting year for all Disney enthusiasts as everyone continues to commemorate the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! This once-in-a-lifetime event is a spectacular, magical extravaganza, illuminating the theme park with a dazzling display of lights, colors, and beloved Disney characters.

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Prepare to be swept off your feet as Magic Kingdom transforms into a radiant beacon of joy and wonder, honoring five decades of creating unforgettable memories. Be sure not to miss out on this enchanting event that has been half a century in the making!

It’s truly a magical time to visit, with the celebration adding an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to the already spellbinding atmosphere of Walt Disney World!

In 2023, Epcot Will be Bursting with a Series of Exciting Events

From the enchanting Festival of the Holidays to the culinary delights of the International Food and Wine Festival, there’s an event for everyone.

Special events will also feature beloved Disney characters, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees. The World Showcase will continue to deliver your favorite holiday traditions, including the awe-inspiring Candlelight Processional.

And let’s not forget the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Whether you’re a tried-and-true Disney fan or making your first visit, Epcot’s 2023 event calendar promises a year filled with magic and memories.

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