Last year Epcot hosted its first ever Festival of the Arts. It was such a success, they’re bringing it back for a second year!
From January 12–February 19, 2018, guests can enjoy all sorts of fun centered on the arts. From live performances to culinary demonstrations, visual displays and a slew of fascinating workshops, you can fill your senses with celebration and education!
Here’s a look at what you’ll find.
Art of Topiaries – Our Disney horticulture team will show how Disney creates some of their amazing signature topiaries.
Watermelon Carving – A watermelon will be artfully carved while you receive great tips and tricks to use at their next party.
Magic with Water – The Disney Photo Imaging team will discuss tips and tricks for taking great photos around water — including swimming pools, play fountains, waterfalls, and even in the rain. You’ll also learn about how to use camera settings, lenses, and locations to get the best results.
Animated Flip Books – This session is Animation 101. Guests will have the opportunity to create their own animated Flip Book while going over the fundamental principles of animation with one of our Disney animators.
Food Styling 101 – If you love taking photos of amazing dishes, this is your experience. The session will look at the basics of what goes into making food photo- and video-ready. Lessons include going from ingredients to a beautiful hero shot, talking tricks and tools of the trade, and sharing tips to make their own food photography shine.
Inspiring Floral – This workshop will share floral design principles along with Disney-inspired creations to help you bring the magic of Disney home at any time of the year.
Handcrafted Calligraphy – Learn how to hold an oblique pen, create proper letter formation, and correct common issues in the fine art of calligraphy.
Phone Cam Photography – This photography session from Disney Photo Imaging is for everyone! Here you’ll learn how to maximize the capabilities of your phone’s camera to improve photos. Lighting adjustment, color adjustment, taking High Dynamic Range photos, time lapse, and how to edit photos are just a few of the topics on the agenda.
Handwritten Typography – Nothing is more personal than typography created by hand. At this workshop, a Walt Disney World Resort creative service manager will teach you how to draw your own hand drawn typography to create personalized gifts and cards.
Storytelling Drawings – A single drawing can tell a story. At this workshop a Disney animator will share the art of quick sketching from life. Gesture drawing of people covered in this session is a foundational practice for animators, storyboard artists, and directors.
Disney on Broadway Dinner Shows
Maximize your experience at the Festival with a meal at one of the participating Epcot restaurants and priority seating for our Disney on Broadway concert series. The concert series will feature pairings of Disney on Broadway stars, singing favorite songs from award-winning Broadway shows.
When you reserve a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, you’ll be able to relax at your meal with friends and family and rest assured that your priority seats are waiting for you for the 5:30, 6:45 or 8 p.m. concert. Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and include a 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location.
These dining packages do have limited availability, so be sure to make your reservations early. Contact your A Time to Treasure Travel agent for full details.
Will you be in Orlando during the Festival?
It’s not too late to join the celebration. We even have some special offers available during the dates of the Festival. Get in touch with one of our expert agents to book your trip today! You can even request a FREE QUOTE online.