It’s officially the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts and we are SO excited.
It’s time to celebrate all the arts, from culinary, to performing, and visual! While we’ve been enjoying munching on some delightfully artistic bites today, we have also been loving the entertainment for this year’s Fest. While we had already gotten a sneak peek of what was to come, today we’re looking at all the entertainment at the 2020 Festival of the Arts!
The main event at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts is the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, which takes place at the America Gardens Theatre. Tonight we got to see a performance by Broadway stars Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, and, WOW, what a treat! These two performed hits from The Little Mermaid, Aida, and The Lion King, and we loved every second of it!
Want to find out how you can get guaranteed seating with the Disney on Broadway Dining Package? Click here!
Over in Future World, prepare to be amazed by these incredible Living Statues. These feature some (seriously talented) folks posing as, well, a living statue!
These guys are so talented!
In the Germany Pavilion, enjoy the music of Lebendig, in their Disney-debut! The German band will be performing on select dates for the entirety of the Festival.
At the performance stage in Future World, you can take in a variety of different performances depending on the time of day you visit! From musicians, to stunning acrobatics, there’s always an exciting show that will be taking place on stage.
We got a sneak preview of performances from Art Defying Gravity and Trevor Carlton — check them out here!
For the FULL LIST of Festival of the Arts experiences, make sure you grab a Festival Passport on your way in! Showtimes will also be listed in the passport, and also posted through the various performance locations.
Obviously, it wouldn’t be the Festival of the Arts without plenty of opportunities to see some art! From classes to photo opportunities to hidden works of art, there’s a little bit of everything at this year’s Festival! One of our favorite touches has to be the Character Artwork displayed around the meet-and-greets in Epcot. We spotted a few different portraits, lovingly drawn by beloved Disney characters! Check out this portrait of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, courtesy of her father, Maurice. We found this one by the Belle meet-and-greet in the France Pavilion.
There was also this charming portrait of the White Rabbit by Alice, located in the UK Pavilion by the spot where Alice does her meet-and-greet!
For those that want to take home your own work of art, you can also check out the Sugar Painting over at the China Pavilion! This traditional Chinese candy art uses sugar syrup to paint animals.
Just check out how cool this Bear Sugar Painting is!
There are also opportunities all over the park to take a step into a famous work of art, with Artful Photo Ops located around Epcot. This returning favorite gives guests the chance to take a truly unique snap inside some iconic paintings.
Step inside this famous Van Gogh painting to become your very own work of art!
Sunflowers and Cafe Terrace at Night are two new photo opportunities located in Future World.
Another returning favorite is the Paint-By-Numbers Mural, which this year is located where the former Mouse Gear gift shop used to be. How gorgeous is that painting going to look with Spaceship Earth in the background?!
Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt, is another returning favorite! With a new map this year, kiddos will have a blast searching for hidden Figments among some famous works of art. Once their palette map is completed, it can be redeemed for a prize.
You can find the map at Port of Entry for $7.99 plus tax!
This year’s festival also features two kinds of Chalk Art – 2D Chalk Art, as well as 3D Chalk Art. We spotted these 2D Chalk Art drawings of Anna and Elsa from Frozen, as well as Bruni from Frozen 2.
Nearby, there was a 3D Chalk Art drawing of Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf from Frozen. Wow – they really do make these look 3D!!
Over in the Germany Pavilion, you can show off your own artistic prowess with Interactive Glass Art!
Here, you can purchase a project, and then select the glass you’d like to have fused into your piece. You can choose anything from a necklace to a picture frame to have created!
Speaking of interactive, we were psyched when we learned there would be a Spin Art Experience available at the Japan Pavilion!
The experience allows you to select four colors of paint, and then watch as your masterpiece is spun to life before your very eyes! The experience can either be done tabletop or on a bike, but either way you will create some stunning artwork.
And don’t forget that over in Future World East you’ll find the Green Landing Family Play Zone.
The area is themed after WALL-E and is a great place to let the little ones run around!
Learn more about the other premium Artist workshops and demonstrations offered at this year’s Festival of the Arts here!
And don’t forget to check out our report coming to you LIVE from the first day of Festival of the Arts! The festival runs through February 24th, 2020, giving you plenty of time to create and explore all the worlds of art at Epcot!
What entertainment are you most excited for at this year’s Festival of the Arts? Let us know in the comments!