From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeremy Schoolfield
The new year is fast approaching, and with it comes an inspiring way to celebrate the best of the visual, culinary and performing arts, all in one destination. The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts kicks off Jan. 14 and runs through Feb. 21, 2022. The festival is extra magical since it’s taking place during The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
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.
Speaking of dining, guests will discover a delicious
variety of art-inspired menus at 15 Food Studios throughout World
Showcase. Deco Delights and The Craftman’s Courtyard will debut at the festival,
featuring artfully presented cuisine and beverages as visually appealing as
they are delicious. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for a complete foodie
guide in early 2022!
Guests can also join the Wonderful Walk of
Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll highlighting five sweet and savory
offerings listed in the Festival Passport. Once guests have purchased and
received a stamp for all five items, they’ll earn a delectable Artist Palette
Visual art comes to life in a variety of ways
at the festival, too. More than 100 Disney and visiting artists will showcase
their dazzling works throughout EPCOT. Guests can spot artists at work from the
Disney Artist Gallery and the WonderGround Gallery, accompanied by pieces from ACME
Archives, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Wyland Galleries and POP Gallery.
Figment also lends an artistic touch to this
year’s festival merchandise collection which includes apparel,
accessories, trading and so much more.
Guests of all ages can watch imaginative chalk
artists create masterpieces at Chalk Art Galleries, or improve their own
artistic skills by learning how to draw a Disney Character at Animation
Academy. Children can create their own chalk masterpieces at Kid’s Chalk
Art and families can leave their artistic stamp on a larger-than-life mural
at Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural. Around World Showcase,
guests can step into renowned paintings from centuries past in stunning Artful
When it’s time to recharge their creative energy, guests can sit back and watch Visual Art in Performance, as an artist paints favorite Disney Characters in a matter of minutes.
To experience EPCOT International Festival of
the Arts, guests must have both valid admission and a park reservation for
EPCOT on the same date. Check back with us here on the Disney Parks
Blog for other festival highlights in early 2022.
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