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2018 Epcot International Festival Of The Arts Has Started At Walt Disney World

In 2017, a new festival debuted at Epcot. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts ran on weekends for six weeks. It was a hit, and it has returned for 2018. The sophomore year of the celebration began on January 12, and it is bigger and better than before.

 

 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts features something for everyone. You will want to pick up a Passport, which serves as your guide. There is an art walk, photo ops where you can become part of a work of art, chalk art, and much more. Your whole family will want to experience the living statues near the Fountain of Nations. A drawing session is led by a Disney artist. Art Defying Gravity is a stage show where you’ll see the impossible happen before your eyes. There are classes that you can book for an extra fee. At Festival of the Arts you will not be bored.

For those who love shopping there is special festival merchandise for sale. There are also works of art and prints available for purchase from a variety of artists.

One of the highlights of Epcot International Festival of the Arts has returned. Disney on Broadway Concert Series features Broadway stars performing Disney on Broadway classics. The concerts are held on Fridays through Mondays, and there are three shows most days. The performers are as follows:

January 12-15 and January 19-22; Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

January 26-29 and February 2-5; Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White

February 9-12 and February 16-19; Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

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It wouldn’t be a festival at Epcot without outdoor kitchens. For Epcot International Festival of the Arts, there are several “culinary arts” booths. They include Pop Eats! and The Painter’s Palate. Some of the permanent walk-up locations, such as Fife & Drum, also feature additional food and drinks that celebrate the arts.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts runs daily through February 19, 2018. It is included with Epcot admission, although some things may cost extra. Outdoor experiences are held weather permitting.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.