The 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts begins Friday, January 17, and runs through February 24. And today, we attended a media preview to bring you a sneak peek at the culinary, visual, and performance arts you’ll enjoy at this year’s Festival.
Visit our Festival of the Arts main page to see everything coming to the Festival this year!
As with all Epcot Festivals, the Festival of the Arts is home to Food Studios (food booths) and lots of special events and offerings.
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Food Studios Preview
Next year’s Festival of the Arts will be home to 17 Food Studios offering up artistically plated food as well as creative drinks. At the preview today, Disney shared a handful of dishes and drinks coming to the Festival on Friday.
The Sous Vide Chicken Roulade is a feast for the eyes (and also for the stomach).
Cuisine Classique has introduced Seared Corvina with braised ratatouille.
Deconstructed Dish always brings the creativity. This year the Sliced Corned Beef is back.
Another returning bite: the Almond Frangipane Cake at Pop Eats.
New this year is the Wonderful Walk of Color tour which invites guests to purchase and try five or more colorful bites around the booths and to collect a prize at the end of the hued food tour. One option: this Rose Panna Cotta from Masterpiece Kitchen.
Refreshment Outpost has a fun Popcorn Pairing Flight.
And there will be specialty drinks at the booths, too.
Click to see the Festivals of the Arts’ full menu offerings here.
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Merchandise Preview
As always, Figment is the star of the merchandise for the Festival of the Arts. The imaginative guy is featured on shirts, hats, pins, mugs, and more. The star of the merchandise show: Figment Ears featuring flip sequins! See more views of the ears here.
There’s loads of colorful, cheerful merchandise coming to the Festival, too! Check it out below!
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Concert Series Preview
The Festival’s Disney on Broadway Concert Series brings Broadway stars to Epcot to perform on the American Adventure stage. See this year’s lineup here!
During the preview today, Broadway stars Kissy Simmons, Alton White, Heidi Blikenstaff, and Gavin Lee performed hits from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, and more!
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Art Preview
With a name like Festival of the Arts you can expect to find plenty of art around the park. As in years past, artists will be creating pieces throughout the Festival — with many available for purchase, too! See our preview of the art here!
During today’s preview, an Art in Motion artist created masterpieces right in front of us! Check out this incredible work from artist Trevor Carlton! He created this during the preview in a matter of minutes. So much talent! And you can catch him painting throughout the Festival on the Showcase Plaza Stage.
Art Defying Gravity also performed at the Festival preview today, displaying stunning acts of strength, flexibility, and trust. Visitors of the Festival will be able to catch Art Defying Gravity during the Festival. (In years past, they were in Future World; Disney didn’t say where we’d see them in 2020.)
The Festival will also include opportunities for guests to create their own art! The Paint By Number experience has been available for years. It’s a fun way for guests of all ages to contribute to a massive art piece. You can typically find this in Future World.
You’ll also receive a postcard of the artwork you helped create.
The Spin Art Experience is new this year and looks like a blast! One guest pedals a bike to create expressive, colorful art pieces!
Are you looking forward to the Festival of the Arts? Let us know in the comments!
Learn more about the Festival of the Arts here!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Walt Disney World to attend the media preview of the Festival of the Arts. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.