Pop’t Art Cookies – from EPCOT International Festival of the Arts


Pop’t Art

Makes 6


1/2 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 egg white

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1/8 teaspoon salt


6 tablespoons chocolate-hazelnut spread


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3-4 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Food coloring


Cream sugar and butter in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with

a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add egg white and beat for 1 minute.

Slowly add sifted flour and salt and beat at medium speed until a soft

dough forms.

Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone

baking mat.

Roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface.

Cut into six, 3×5-inch rectangles.

Place cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until

golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes.


Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread on each cookie,

leaving a border of about 1/8 inch around the edges of each cookie.

Set aside.


Whisk powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and the vanilla

extract in a pie plate until smooth. Add additional milk if the glaze is

too thick.

Set aside 2 tablespoons of glaze in a small bowl.

Dip each cookie, chocolate-hazelnut side down, in the glaze to cover

the chocolate.

Set on a wire rack to dry.

Mix remaining glaze with desired color or colors of food coloring. Use a

fork to drizzle colored glaze on top of the cookies.


2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts – Jan 12 to Feb 19, 2018


It’s that time of year again!

EPCOT’s 2nd Annual International Arts Festival, this year’s festival will be from January 12 through February 19, 2018. New for this year, the majority of the Festival activities will be around 7 days a week. The Disney Broadway Concert series will still be a weekend only event, like last year.

This is an all-inclusive event that will introduce your inner aficionado to the annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.

Guest walking around the World Showcase will find an assortment of entertaining events:

Performing Arts Highlights:

Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Community arts showcases

Live performance art

International music and variety acts

Acrobatics and gravity-defying feats of strength

Amazing living statues

Visiting marching bands

And more!


The concert series happens every Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon.  Each weekend they will have 2 Disney Broadway actors/singers performing Disney songs from Disney Broadway shows.

2018 Appearance Schedule

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is currently scheduled to take place on the following dates:

3 shows a night: 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm


January 12 to 15 Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

January 19 to 22 Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

Kara Lindsay will be new for the 2017 season…but Kevin Massey is returning from last year.

Video from 2017: Kerry Butler (played Belle on Broadway) and Kevin Massey (played Tarzan on Broadway), performed favorites from Disney Broadway shows.


January 26 to 29 Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White

February 2 to 5 Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White

Kissy and Simmon both performed during last years festival. I’m looking forward to watching them again.

Video from 2017: Kissy Simmons (played Nala on Broadway) and Alton Fitzgerald White (played Mufasa on Broadway), performed favorites from Disney Broadway shows.


February 9 to 12 Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

February 16 to 19 Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland will also be returning from last years festival. They did a wonderful job last year, so looking forward to this year.

Video from 2017: Ashley Brown (original Mary Poppins on Broadway) and Josh Strickland (original Tarzan on Broadway), performed favorites from Disney Broadway shows.

If you’d like priority seating for one of these performances, Dining Packages are available for booking at select Epcot restaurants (listed below). Reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE*.

Akershus Royal Banquet HallBreakfast: Adult $60.00 / Child $62.00 Lunch: Adult: $70.00 / Child $42.00 Dinner: Adult: $70.00 / Child $42.00
BiergartenLunch: Adult: $44.00 / Child $25.00 Dinner: Adult: $51.00 / Child $29.00
Coral Reef RestaurantLunch: Adult: $66.00 / Child $22.00 Dinner: Adult: $66.00 / Child $22.00
Rose and CrownLunch: Adult: $57.00 / Child $21.00 Dinner: Adult: $57.00 / Child $21.00
The Garden GrillBreakfast: Adult $43.00 / Child $27.00 Lunch: Adult: $57.00 / Child $36.00 Dinner: Adult: $57.00 / Child $36.00

*Tip: When calling, ask for the (name of the restaurant) Festival of the Arts (meal period, breakfast, lunch or dinner) package.


Along with all the great art and performances found around the lagoon of the World Showcase, you will find Food Studios…that will take you on a culinary and art adventure.


  • World Showcase, Epcot
  • Daily from January 12 to February 19, 2018
  • Food studios open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Please note: the following menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian.

Here is an album with the menus and offerings from 2017 season,



Welcome to the Disney Scene blog

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Hello, welcome! This is a first for me, and I hope you will be patient with me as I learn how to do this. I am a Disney fan and Walt Disney World Personal Shopper. Here I will talk about what is going on at the Walt Disney World resort…be it events, food, merchandise, or just the day to day goings on at the park. So please join me as I go on this Magical Journey!