The 2020 International Festival of the Arts at Epcot

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The 2020 International Festival of the Arts at Epcot

The 2020 International Festival of the Arts runs January 17th –  February 24, 2020.

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Welcome to the 2020 Festival of the Arts at Epcot!

Lots More to See, Do and Eat During the 2020 Festival

  • Grab a paintbrush and add color to a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • Join Figment’s Brush with the Masters, a scavenger hunt where the friendly dragon has painted himself into famous pieces of art in each World Showcase pavilion.
  • Marvel at and purchase works by Disney’s iconic artists with displays throughout World Showcase.

Watch visiting artists as they create new pieces, from Disney-inspired works to creative art across diverse mediums.

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2020 Festival of the Arts t-shirt

  • Create festival-inspired T-shirts and candles.
  • Explore the Green Landing Family Play Zone where Wall-E and Eve invite the entire family to enjoy a lush, green environment built for exploring.

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    They had these cool life-sized paintings all over the World Showcase.

  • Jump into photo-ops located throughout Epcot, such as the Peter Pan Storybook installation by the United Kingdom pavilion where guests can flap their fins in Mermaid Lagoon or get their pirate on at Skull Rock.
  • Indulge in new culinary fun at the Le Cellier Brunch in the Canada pavilion, a leisurely prix fixe bounty each Saturday and Sunday in the relaxing Canadian chateau. Reservations required.

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    See this amazing 3D Moana Chalk Art at Epcot’s 2020 International Festival of the Arts. Yep… it’s actually flat and just sketched onto the sidewalk. So talented! 🙂

  • See amazing sidewalk chalk art!

Three new films will debut at Epcot on the starting day of the festival. Guests can enjoy the “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” at the France pavilion; “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” at the Canada pavilion and “Awesome Planet” at The Land pavilion.

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New 2020 Festival of the Arts Minnie Ears! ❤

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2020 Magic Band

“Where everyone is an artist.”

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Disney paintings everywhere!

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A new wall mural is painted every day.  (Free event)

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It’s fun to see it started in the morning, then come back in the late afternoon and see all the progress made on it.

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We chose the blue color, #7.  You are supposed to paint at least 4 squares in your color.  The festival passport is free.

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The new 2020 EPCOT logo, back to all caps again!

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Free postcard when you’re done painting. The Faces of Figment the day we were there.

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Special LE Magic Bands for the 2020 Festival of the Arts.

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Some Festival merchandise.

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Wineglasses

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Figment’s treasure map for Brush with the Masters.

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Figment’s mug with spoon.

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The coolest things during the Festival are the Living Sculptures!

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There are 6 of them. So cool!

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So cool!

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There are male and female living sculptures.

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Silver, gold, and rose gold metallic colors.  Amazing!

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More things to see and do at the Festival:

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Artists at work.  They paint from opening to closing, when it’s not raining.

Festival highlights include:

  • Artist appearances
  • Artful photo ops
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Destinations DiscoveredTour
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Gallery exhibits
  • Interactive mural
  • Living Statues
  • Walking chalk gallery
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Kidcot Fun Stops
  • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered Tour
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Cookie painting!  We tried this sugar cookie!

The Festival of the Arts features several unique food booths, each with an eclectic menu that puts an emphasis on presentation and plating as much as bold flavors.

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Pop Tarts, $4.50. We also got a slice of the Almond Cake.  $4.50

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Paint your own pop tart (with icing!).  Ian says that this is the best poptart that he’s ever tasted!

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Ian’s colorful poptart. It was very good!

Original artwork will be on display at the Odyssey Festival Showplace located in the Odyssey building near the entrance to World Showcase.

In addition, chalk artists will reproduce classic works on canvas as well as park sidewalks, Epcot Living Statues literally come to life and guest performance artists create magic on the spot—with only a wave of their paintbrush!

The America Gardens Theatre offers the free Broadway Concert Series, with songs from Aladdin, Newsies, The Lion King and more. Guests can sing along to sensational, show-stopping renditions of unforgettable Disney hits… bravo!  Visit the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on each festival day to catch the Disney on Broadway Concert Series.

The show-stopping schedule currently features:

  • Jan. 17, 20, 21 and 24 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
  • Jan. 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Jan. 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee
  • Jan. 26, 28, 29; Feb. 1, 2, 5 and 6 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Jan. 27, 30, 31, Feb. 3, 4, 7 and 8 – NEW! Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • NEW! Feb. 9 – Special performance featuring Lindsay, Massey, Hunt and Jacobs
  • Feb. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Feb. 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 – NEW! Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
  • NEW! Feb. 24 – Special performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott.

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The 2020 Festival of the Arts.

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Epcot’s Festival of the Arts

Some photos from the 2019 Festival of the Arts:

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This flowerbed was gorgeous! So colorful!

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2019 t-shirt

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Amazing amount of flowers planted ahead of the International Flower and Garden Festival.

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Christian sent us this postcard from the day he went to the Festival.  ❤

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Jump into some artwork by the France Pavilion.

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So pretty at night too!

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We love the way they illuminate Spaceship Earth at night!

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Cheers to the new year!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Meeting Mickey and Goofy at Epcot.

My CM friend got me the 2020 Festival Ears!  I love them!

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