The first Epcot festival of 2020 is almost here! Epcot International Festival of the Arts takes guests on a global celebration of culinary, performing, and visual arts. From the Disney On Broadway Concert Series to the new Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, don’t miss your chance to experience this festival from January 17, 2020 to February 24, 2020.
To make this festival debut even more exciting, Epcot will kick off opening day with three new films to experience around the park. Awesome Planet opens in Future World at the Land Pavilion, Canada Far and Wide opens in World Showcase at the Canada pavilion, and the all-new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along premieres at the France pavilion in World Showcase!
When it comes to Epcot International Festival of the Arts, color is key! The menus at this year’s Food Studios are bursting with bold colors and flavors. Sample artsy bites and sips across the festival groups, and don’t forget to mark down your favorites! You can collect a stamp for each menu item you try and fill your Festival Passport. There are 12 Food Studios to choose from this year, including Epcot classics like the Deconstructed Dish!
Three times a day all festival long Disney on Broadway Concert Series will take the stage at the America Gardens Theatre! These talented performers will wow you with tunes from some of your favorite Disney Broadway shows like Newsies, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Here’s the full schedule for this year’s Disney on Broadway Concert Series:
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 Kissy Simmons, Alton Fitzgerald White, Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin 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 Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Liana Hunt and Adam 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 NEW! Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
NEW! Feb. 24 – Special performance featuring Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Syndee Winters and Michael James Scott.
In addition to the Disney On Broadway Concert Series, the Germany pavilion will be welcoming Lebendig from January 17, 2020 to February 25, 2020. The four-piece pop/rock group performs covers and originals in a contemporary interpretation of the German Schlager style. Don’t miss your chance to witness their performance for a limited time during Epcot International Festival of the Arts!
The true beauty of Epcot International Festival of the Arts is that guests of all ages can enjoy this creative celebration! The kiddos can play at the Green Landing Family Play Zone, everyone can paint their own piece of the Paint by Number Mural at World Showcase Plaza, and you can make family festival memories at the various Disney PhotoPass Artful Photo Ops around the park.
Epcot International Festival of the Arts debuts this month on January 17, 2020 and runs until February 25, 2020! This first Epcot festival is the perfect start to the new decade, so make sure you have the chance to experience the fun for yourself.