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Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019

Last year, Alex and I went to Disney World for my birthday in January. We didn’t even know about the International Festival of the Arts, but man am I glad we stumbled upon it. The artwork all over the World Showcase was just beautiful.

When?

In 2019 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will last for 39-day with a celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. From January 18th to February 25th, the festival will offer activities for the whole family.

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New in 2019

A Disney Broadway sing along will happen seven days a week with daily showings at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs. The list includes:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission. You can book reserved seating by booking a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package.

What’s Included?

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will feature 13 Food Studios with all kinds of delicious eats to enjoy. There will also be fun activities for guests of all ages including:

  • Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • At the Artful Photo Opportunities, Guests can step inside masterworks of art and take photos with friends.
  • The Paint with a Disney Artist program invites Guests to learn under the tutelage of a professional (offered select Fridays and Sundays, including continental breakfast, for an additional fee).
  • Performing artists are scheduled throughout the festival, demonstrating gravity-defying feats of strength, acrobatics and many other skills.
  • International musical and variety acts will share their talents with guests, including the return of Bodh’aktan to the Canada stage and Delta Q, a new group performing in Germany.
  • Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.
  • A variety of workshops led by professionals will teach different artistic techniques, such as floral design, ink and paint, mixed-media art and more (offered Friday-Monday for an additional fee). As a memento of what they learn, guests will take their creations home with them. Details on workshop registration
    will be released soon.
  • Complimentary 30-minute seminars will give Guests helpful instruction for producing their own artwork at home.

So, are you ready to book your vacation for January or February? Let’s make it happen! As of today, November 5th 2019, there are vacation packages available for a family of 4 for 4 nights for as little as $1976 (this just includes a 4 night stay at a Disney resort and a 4 day base park ticket per person).

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