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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 pm
by robbalvey
By now we all know about Epcot's Food & Wine Festival and the Flower & Garden Festival. But there is another Festival that is only celebrating its 3rd year in 2019 and that is the "Epcot International Festival of the Arts" which sneaks into the park between Christmas and Flower & Garden.

Let me tell you that this event sort of came out of nowhere and took everyone by surprise! The event focuses around the "arts" and when we say that we mean paintings, music, culinary delights, sculpture, chalk drawings and much more!

Much like the other popular festivals at Epcot, the Festival of the Art will feature food kitchens around World Showcase, a wide variety of shops and stalls featuring Disney art by many different artists much of which will be exclusive to this event.

And of course my favorite part of the event is the "Disney on Broadway" concerts which feature real, legit Broadway stars from many of Disney's theatrical productions in New York performing some of the most popular songs that their characters from the shows also sang. And many of these are the same talent as you can hear on those shows cast recordings!

The event will run January 18th through February 25th and you can find more details about it here:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts/

Let's show you a few photos and some video from the preview we attended!

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:19 pm
by bert425
this event looks amazing, and that Panna Cotta has me drooling.

Super intrigued by the delicate sugar work from China. is it flavored sugar too? or just the cool design on a stick to munch on?

I'd be star-struck around the Broadway stars. . but how cool to meet them.

I *so* want the stuffed Mickey with the EPCOT logo in the design.. gonna have to ask some friends who live local (and I'll see in Atlanta later this year) to pick me up one so they can bring for me!

great report from what looks like an event I need to make plans to attend at some point.

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:20 am
by DBru
Disney on Broadway Concert Series?!?! Yes YES YESSS!!! Can't wait to see Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee belt it out in a couple weeks!

Also that chalk art is fantastic. But what happens when it rains? lol

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:45 am
by Satans Hockey
Stuff like this makes me wish I lived closer to there. If it was around 8-10 hours or so by car I'd have a season pass lol

That beer flight looks absolutely amazing and great report as always!

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:04 am
by Hilltopper39
We had a great time at the Festival of the Arts last year, really loved the whole concept of it. I might actually prefer it to Food and Wine.

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:32 am
by A.J.
I'm going to brave the crowds on Saturday. I must have the Lobster Bacon mac and cheese, and that glorious pop art tart.

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:41 pm
by cfc
All hail the Beef Wellington and the Panna Cotta!

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:20 pm
by COASTER FREAK 11
I am so excited to finally experience this event this year!

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:14 pm
by jray21
That Beef Wellington looks amazing.

Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:05 pm
by Nrthwnd
DBru wrote:...Also that chalk art is fantastic. But what happens when it rains? lol


Back to the real world. ;)