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Credit: Disney / Disney Parks Blog

Whilst you might be planning your Disney trip for all things Christmas, Walt Disney World is planning fun for you and your family with the EPCOT International Festival of Arts! It begins on January 14th and goes until February. 21st, 2022. So what makes this year’s festival so special? We it is the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World – so they’re adding a bit more magic into this year’s celebration!

So what can you look forward to?

SHOWS! -Bringing Broadway to the Parks of course! According to Disney Parks Blog,

The popular DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series returns, with three shows each evening headlined by Broadway stars performing beloved songs from more than 25 years of award-winning stage productions. Beginning Dec. 14, guests can visit ArtfulEPCOT.com to find out more about DISNEY ON BROADWAY Dining Packages that pair with this memorable concert series.

Disney Parks Blog

We can’t wait to see all the shows and songs that DISNEY ON BROADWAY has to offer – and that’s just the beginning!

FOOD! – Many people can’t think about EPCOT without dreaming of all the wonderful dining experiences there is to offer! EPCOT International Festival of Arts is no exception. There will be plenty of “art-inspired menus” at 15 different Food Studios throughout the World Showcase. The complete guide for everything food-related will be out in early 2022 so check the Disney Parks Blog website or check in with our sister website Chip and Co for more Disney Parks news.

MORE FOOD! – Did you think that was it? According to Disney Parks Blog, guests will also be able to “join the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll highlighting five sweet and savory offerings listed in the Festival Passport.” If you receive the 5 stamps needed on the passport, a delicious Artist Palette Cookie awaits you at the end!

ARTISTIC DISPLAYS – Well it wouldn’t be a Festival for the Arts if we didn’t get to see some amazing art displays. Over 100 Disney and visiting artists will be displaying their stunning work all around EPCOT. You may recognize some of your favorite pieces that normally can be found at the Disney Artist Gallery! Disney Parks Blogs says you can expect “WonderGround Gallery, accompanied by pieces from ACME Archives, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Wyland Galleries and POP Gallery” as well!

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Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural

If you love collecting merchandise each year and are looking for the theme, Figment will be the focal point – so Figment fans, unite, and get your wallets out! For the kids (and the kid inside all of us) you can even draw chalk masterpieces and contribute to paint-by-numbers! And for when you are looking to rest your weary feet, there will be a “Visual Art in Performance“, where an artist will paint iconic Disney characters in front of your eyes – in minutes!

If you are looking to enjoy the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, make sure you have both valid admission and the correct park reservation for EPCOT on the exact date you intend to go. We love the holiday season and everything that comes with it – but there is something about celebrating art that make this festival something special.

PHOTO / INFORMATION : Disney / Disney Parks Blog

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