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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to Wow Guests Through Feb. 21, 2022

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to Wow Guests Through Feb. 21, 2022
Written by Noah Roy

The EPCOT International Arts Festival, running through February 21, 2022, will offer exhilarating adventures in the visual, culinary and performing arts.

Throughout the 39 days of the festival, chefs display dishes inspired by artistic movements, visual masterpieces come to life, and Broadway stars sing beloved show tunes in a celebration of performance art that is sure to captivate festival-goers as only Disney does.

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts takes place within 18 months of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, giving guests the opportunity to be “handyman” during the world’s most magical celebration.

Among the highlights of the festival are:

  • The guest favorite, DISNEY ON BROADWAY, presents three shows every evening from the festival. Broadway stars have performed cherished songs over 25 years of award-winning theater productions. Visit www.ArtfulEPCOT.com for dining packages to pair with concert offerings.
  • Taste and sip around the world at 15 Food Studios that offer creative international and local food and drinks to please every palate. From Morocco to Canada and America, brand new dishes are skillfully created and presented on every menu. Newcomers to Food Studios are Deco Delights (Dulce Chocolate Mousse) and The Craftsman’s Courtyard (Prince Edward Island grilled cast iron mussels). New vegetarian offerings include the Three Carrot Method: Marinated and Grilled Barberry, Pickled Carrot, and Ginger Carrot Puree.
  • Put on your sneakers and prepare your appetite for the gorgeous Walk of the Colorful Kitchen, a fun food picnic that highlights five sweet and savory offerings included at Festival Passport. Collect all 5 passport stamps and qualify for a delicious artist plate cookie.
  • Dazzling art takes center stage at the festival. Must-see masterpieces from over 100 Disney and visiting artists will be found throughout EPCOT. Take a look at the artists in action with a peek inside the Disney Artist Gallery or WonderGround Gallery. At ground level, works by chalk artists will be displayed along the bridge to Showcase Plaza.
  • The Showcase Plaza comes alive with the musical acts, a spectacle of exciting power with Art Defying Gravity and visual art in performance, led by an artist who draws favorite Disney characters in a matter of minutes.
  • Fun for all ages. Kids can create their own masterpieces of chalk art at Kid’s Chalk Art while families can leave their creative imprint on a larger-than-life mural in Expression: A Paint by Numbers Mural. At the Animation Academy, learn from an animator how to draw a Disney character. Illustrations of the Walt Disney World Resort attraction by Disney Imagineers from around the world will be featured in the exhibition Drawing on Inspiration: Celebrating 50 Years of Magic.
  • Via the World Showcase, guests can enter some of the most iconic artwork from around the world in unique Artful Photo Ops For an additional cost, Figment’s Brush with the Masters invites guests to hunt treasure around the World Showcase. The lovable purple dragon hides in famous artwork. Bring back your completed map to watch Figment to retrieve an artful surprise!
  • Figment also adds an artistic touch to the exclusive collection of festival merchandise that includes accessories, special gifts and more.
  • To experience the EPCOT International Arts Festival, guests need a valid park entry and park reservation for EPCOT on the same date.

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