Check Out Info For the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World

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The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in 2019.  The 2019 festival will be a 39 day long celebration that will focus on a variety of different types of art, including visual, culinary and performing arts.  The festival is set to begin on January 18th and will run through February 25th.  It is sure to be fun for the entire family with a variety of different activities, workshops, experiences, cuisine and more.  New for 2019, the Disney on Broadway musical performances will be offered daily! The daily showings will be 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8 PM.


Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The performances will take place at the America Gardens Theatre stage within the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.  There will be a different pair each week performing songs from shows like “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast”.  Here is a look at the line-up of performers:

  • Kerry Butler (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • Meredith Inglesby (“The Little Mermaid”) and Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
  • Heidi Blickenstaff (“Freaky Friday”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
  • Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
  • Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

The concert series is included with park admission to Epcot, but if guests are interested in reserved seating they can do so by booking a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package.  These packages will be available starting on November 8th for booking during event dates.

Here are a few other highlights of what guests can expect during the festival:

  • Everyone’s invited to grab a paintbrush and help create a wall mural along World Showcase Plaza.
  • At the Artful Photo Opportunities, you can step inside masterworks of art and take photos with friends.
  • The Paint with a Disney Artist program invites guests to learn under the tutelage of a professional (offered select Fridays and Sundays, including continental breakfast, for an additional fee).
  • Performing artists are scheduled throughout the festival, demonstrating gravity-defying feats of strength, acrobatics and many other skills.
  • International musical and variety acts will share their talents with guests, including the return of Bodh’aktan to the Canada stage and Delta Q, a new group performing in Germany.
  • Guests can join in the fun of Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a map at select merchandise locations.
  • A variety of workshops led by professionals will teach different artistic techniques, such as floral design, ink and paint, mixed-media art and more (offered Friday-Monday for an additional fee). As a memento of what they learn, guests will take their creations home with them. Details on workshop registration
    will be released soon.
  • Complimentary 30-minute seminars will give guests helpful instruction for producing their own artwork at home.

Who else can’t wait to check out the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!