A New Seasonal Offering
Epcot have announced that a new annual event will be joining it's seasonal offerings. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will run each weekend between 13th January and 20th February 2017. This will be just before the International Flower and Garden Festival which begins on 2nd March 2017. The event will showcase visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world. Work from artists both new and old (including Disney legends such as Mary Blair) will be showcased. Each weekend will feature new pieces so if paying multiple visits across the festival, you will be sure to see something new!
Entertainment & Food Offerings
Disney have stated that the festival will also showcase Broadway talent in concert. The concerts will feature two performers taking the stage with some of Disney's Broadway hits. These include the Lion King, Aladdin and Newsies to name a few. The concerts will take place on the America Gardens Theatre Stage however this has only been confirmed for the inaugural year. As with most other Epcot seasonal events, there will also be food offerings. It is not clear in the Disney announcement whether there will be booths around the world of one central food hub. They have stated that there will be food on offer at their Food Studios. We'll keep you posted with any new details that are announced.