With just under a month to go until the start of EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts, Disney is sharing additional details about how the festival will look this year. We even have new food to look forward to! Are you visiting the scaled back experience in 2021?
Festival of the Arts 2021
Enjoy all of the culinary, performing, and visual arts wrapped up in one festival! In between the food, the paint-by-number mural, and marketplaces that display beautiful artwork, there is so much to satisfy your craving for the arts.
We have written extensively about this festival, which is the newest of the EPCOT festivals. You can read our guide HERE. We also wrote about 5 reasons you would love Festival of the Arts and a full review.
I attended the festival for the first time last year, and I absolutely loved it. My favorite part was watching all of the artists create the sidewalk chalk art! Such talent!
This art-filled festival begins on January 8, 2021 and runs through February 22, 2021. This is in line with previous years.
You can check out the first update for the festival HERE. We learned that the paint-by-number mural, special photo opportunities, a scavenger hunt, and more WILL RETURN! However, specific details were a bit scarce until now.
What’s new for 2021?
According to Disney Parks Blog, the following are new and/or updated for 2021:
Voices of Liberty will take centerstage at America Gardens Theatre with a brand-new showcase – The Disney Songbook. From “When You Wish Upon a Star” to “Let It Go,” the ensemble will perform Disney songs and celebrate the artistry of Disney composers and lyricists.
Over at World Showplace, you can catch live performances by “Art Defying Gravity,” a spectacle of thrilling strength acts, and “Visual Art in Performance,” a high-energy, onstage visual artist who paints favorite Disney characters before your eyes in just a matter of minutes.
Food Studios located around World Showcase are where you can view – and eat – great works of art. Vibrante & Vívido Food Studio, a new location between France and Morocco, will feature a mouthwatering (and photo-ready) chilled seafood cocktail with octopus, scallops, shrimp, black garlic aïoli, tomato coconut sauce and serrano lime oil. Or, indulge on Blue Corn Pupusa stuffed with cheese and topped with shredded pork, guajillo and árbol chile sauce, cabbage slaw and aji amarillo crema. A foodie guide is coming soon!
Other ways to enjoy the Festival: Take part in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, where you’ll use the Festival Passport as a guide to purchase five vibrant food items and receive a complimentary, tasty technicolor treat.
The popular Figment’s Brush with the Masters returns this year, as well, inviting you to help Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase. You will be able to purchase a map and stickers for the family-friendly hunt at a variety of merchandise locations. Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will run for 46 days and be available with valid admission and a park reservation for the same date.
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