The annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort invites guests to immerse themselves in the visual, culinary and performing arts in ways that only Disney can offer. See Epcot from a new lens as you experience live concerts and art performances, workshops, art signings and much more. Beginning on January 17th through February 24th 2020, park guests can enjoy various entertainment offerings of the festival, many of which are included with their park admission. Whether enjoying Epcot with family during a leisure stay before or after your convention, or if you opt to visit the park in the evening after your meetings have concluded, keep reading to discover exactly what this exciting festival has to offer.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series
Take a seat at the America Gardens Theatre and enjoy performances from your favorite Disney on Broadway stars. These talented performers pair up for three daily showtimes to enchant guests with renditions of their favorite songs from Award-winning productions. Don’t miss returning performers Kara Lindsay and Adam Jacobs and additionally enjoy some new faces such as Syndee Winters and Michael James Scott. You can view the complete lineup of talented performers here.
The best way to experience these entertainers is by reserving a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, which guarantees seating for one show on the day of the dining experience. Guests can visit ArtfulEpcot.com or call (407)WDW-FEST to make a reservation. Sit back and sing along during your visit to this musical medley.
Deconstructed Dishes & Culinary Delights
Any Epcot festival would not be complete without unique marketplaces serving up culinary delights bursting with bright hues and flavors. This year, festival goers can enjoy 12 Food Studios each offering a delicious variety of treats that are a feast for the senses. Visit The Deconstructed Dish to try the sweet treat shown above – a deconstructed strawberry cheesecake featuring whipped New York style cheesecake with fresh Florida strawberries and sugar cookies with Micro-basil (KA). You can also enjoy additional abstract fare such as deconstructed versions of popular sandwiches; the Reuben and the BLT.
New to the festival this year is the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Take a technicolor tour around Epcot and collect 5 stamps in your Festival Passport from participating locations. After you’ve completed the stroll visit Decadent Delights to collect your colorful culinary prize! Want to plan ahead for your visit? View the festival menus for each of the Food Studios here.
Photo Ops & Exclusive Festival Fun
Discover a whole new meaning to the phrase “picture yourself” when you become a part of the art! During the festival, you can find famous works of art throughout Epcot and step inside for an exclusive photo opportunity. Be sure to share your photos on social media after you strike a pose for masterpiece pics taken by Disney PhotoPass “paparazzi” or your own camera.
Other festival must-dos include admiring carefully curated collections from both up-and-coming and established artists, and leaving your mark on the park by participating in the Expression Section: a paint-by-numbers mural that is fun for all ages. Professional workshops, merchandise and artist galleries and Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt round out our list of our favorite things to do during this colorful festival.
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