Epcot’s Festival of the Arts starts January 17th and it is packed full of entertainment and interactive fun! Along with the return of some old fan favorites are some brand new shows and experiences. There’s so much to do at this festival it’s a shame it only runs until February 24th.
Disney on Broadway
One of my all-time favorite things about Festival of the Arts is the Disney on Broadway concert series. It’s so amazing to be able to listen to the amazing vocals of some of broadways hottest stars. A full lineup can be found here. These shows can fill up fast so make sure to catch a seat early.
It’s so amazing to watch and I can’t wait to see all the performances this festival.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Three shows will be debuting at the start of Festival of the Arts. The first is the brand new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along. This is a super cute show located at the theater in the France Pavilion. There’s a fun twist on the Tale as old as Time so much sure you check this adorable show out. You can read our article on the full show here.
Canada Far and Wide
Canada Far and Wide is the updated circle vision show coming also. This show was so beautiful and I highly recommend seeing it. It’s definitely a great way to beat the heat. This show is located in the far back of the Canada Pavilion and can be seen throughout the day. We got to see a screening of it so you can watch the video below, though nothing can beat seeing the 360 degree view.
The last of the three new shows coming is Amazing Planet. This show can be found at the top floor of the Lands Pavilion. It’s narrated by Ty Burrell from Modern Family. It’s always great to take the family and learn how to save our planet.
Also returning this year to Festival of the Arts is Defying Gravity. This amazing acrobatic group definitely lives up to its name. This fun group can also be seen throughout the day.
It wouldn’t be an art festival without the art! One of the artists featured is Trevor Carlton. He’ll be at the opening of the festival on Friday January 17 until that following Monday the 20th. You can find him rocking out to an amazing playlist and painting up some gorgeous paintings. There’s so many talented artists coming make sure to check them all out.
One of the best things about Festival of the Arts is how interactive it is. There’s so much to be able to do as a family or even if you need some alone time. There are amazing workshops and some fun hands-on experiences throughout the festival. Returning this year is the extremely popular canvas painting. It’s like a giant paint by numbers for everyone attending. This is fun and free to do. There’s also a new scavenger hunt! These are always a great way to stroll along through the World Showcase.
There are also several interactive art experiences that have pieces you make and will be able to bring home. These experiences are an additional price beyond a park ticket. Handimals, 2D Cel Ink and Paint Animation, and Interactive Glass Art by Arribas Brothers are among some of the experiences available. All three of these were so different but amazing activities for the whole family to do. The schedule for the amazing Ink and Paint Animation workshop can be found here. The Arribas Brothers Interactive Glass can be found in Germany and the prices actually include shipping!
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No matter what you chose to do or see at this years Festival of the Arts you’ll be sure to be entertained. There so much at this amazingly creative festival it’ll definitely take multiple trips to see and expectance it all. The Festival of the Arts starts Friday January 17th and runs until February 24th. Make sure to subscribe and follow along to Chip and Co on all social media for even more coverage of this fan-favorite festival.
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