We booked our January 2017 trip to Disney World in order to visit our new DVC property for the first time. What a happy coincidence when we found out that the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts would be happening while we were there! Here are a few highlights:
Food studios were set up around World Showcase. Here are just some of the offerings that we sampled:
There were tents selling art all around World Showcase. At most of them, artists were available to sign their work for you.
In the Odyssey Festival Showplace, work by Disney Legends Mary Blair and Herb Ryman were on display. This may have been my favorite part of the whole festival!
Art seminars were also taught in the festival showplace. This was a painting class:
Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to any of the Disney on Broadway concerts, but I’m sure they were fantastic! We did, however, take advantage of several festival photo ops. Here’s one:
What do you think of this new festival? Does it sound fun, or is Disney getting too festival-crazy?