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Enjoy Special Experiences During the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Stephen Juliano

Stephen Juliano, President & Lead Vacation Planner

Back in November, the Walt Disney World® Resort announced an all -new experience for 2017, the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts. This new festival will showcase visual, culinary, and performing arts for six weekends January 13 – February 20, 2017.

During the festival, you will be able to witness legendary Disney artists, both historical and current, create Disney masterpieces live, take in amazing scenes from Disney on Broadway’s award-winning shows, and enjoy some culinary creations that look too good to eat!

Each of the six weekends (Friday – Monday) will feature different artists, performances, and culinary experiences.

Today, Disney announced that a number of special experiences are being added to the lineup. These ticketed events provide exclusive opportunities for you to truly experience what goes on behind the scenes of the art that we all love.

The Gesture Drawing Class, led by former Disney animator Todd Bright will give you a hands-on opportunity to experience this foundational practice for animators, storyboard artists, and directors. Todd’s Story Telling Drawings class will teach you how a single drawing tells a story, and teach you the art of quick-sketching from the life that is all around you.

Sample animation from Todd Bright.

Video Courtesy of Bright Animation on Facebook.

Guests can also enjoy workshops showcasing watercolor paintingmixed media artcalligraphy, and even floral arrangements!

If theatre is more your style, you can enjoy a magical dinner and show combination! Enjoy a three-course breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a select Epcot® restaurant, followed by priority seating at that evening’s 8 pm showcase. The show will combine Broadway talent from award-winning Disney on Broadway shows such as “The Lion King”, “Newsies,” and “Aladdin.” You won’t want to miss this!

There is still limited availability at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels during this festival, but availability is shrinking quickly. If you are interested in experiencing this magical celebration of talent, request a quote today and get started! Your Extra Magic Trips vacation planner will guide you through everything, including securing reservations for these special events!