More details announced for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Dec 14, 2020 in "Epcot International Festival of the Arts"

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020 9:53am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has released more details for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts taking place January 8 through February 22 2021.

Voices of Liberty will take to the America Gardens Theatre with a brand-new showcase – The Disney Songbook. From “When You Wish Upon a Star” to “Let It Go,” the ensemble will perform Disney songs and celebrate the artistry of Disney composers and lyricists.

At World Showplace, you can catch live performances of the strength act “Art Defying Gravity,” and “Visual Art in Performance,” an onstage visual artist who paints favorite Disney characters before your eyes in just a matter of minutes.

There will be 15 Food Studios located around World Showcase. New kiosks include Vibrante & Vívido Food Studio, a new location between France and Morocco, featuring chilled seafood cocktail with octopus, scallops, shrimp, black garlic aïoli, tomato coconut sauce and serrano lime oil. Also on offer will be a Blue Corn Pupusa stuffed with cheese and topped with shredded pork, guajillo and árbol chile sauce, cabbage slaw and aji amarillo crema. 

'Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts' will also include:

  • Diverse work of Disney and other invited artists on display in marketplaces encircling World Showcase Lagoon
  • Special photo locations scattered around the park
  • Paint-by-number mural that serves as a collaborative art project for all
  • Performances by favorite EPCOT musical artists Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors.
  • Scavenger hunt as you search for Figment around World Showcase
  • Festival-exclusive merchandise

Unfortunately the popular Broadway Concert Series is not part of the plans. The festival will run from January 8 to February 22 2021.

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DznyGrlSDFeb 23, 2021

Notes from NeverlandFeb 23, 2021

The affectionate name given to the times when Epcot is festival free.

Little Green MenFeb 23, 2021

Diet Epcot??

DznyGrlSDFeb 22, 2021

Last day of Festival of the Arts. Diet EPCOT starts tomorrow until 3/3 when Flower and Garden begin. EPCOT will be pleasantly dead this week.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 22, 2021

Shopdisney has two MagicBands that weren't even at the park when we were there. But that's it. That's a good idea about FB pages though! I never think about that.

CrazydisneyfanlukeFeb 21, 2021

Maybe check to see if anything is available there, or even some Facebook pages where they shop at Disney for you.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 21, 2021

That's all pretty much what I figured too. It was definitely a major bummer. This was the first time my husband had experienced FotA and he was really wanting the baseball cap. I just never dreamed there would be hardly anything left when we went. Of course some of the items I can find on ebay...for double and triple the original cost 🙄

CrazydisneyfanlukeFeb 21, 2021

Either 1 of 2 things. 1. Demand was a lot higher than expected and they do not have the time to restock the supply. 2. They thought the demand would be lower and ordered less supply. To me it looks like they wanted to ensure that the stock ran out before the event was over.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 21, 2021

Does anyone know why pretty much all the merch was sold out several weeks before the festival is over? We went the 2nd week of February, and the only merch was a very small section in World Showplace. There were a couple of shirts, phone cases, magnets, key chains, and the art palette plate. And the cheapest ornament I've ever seen...seriously, the image looked like it came from someone's personal printer and was stuck on a cheap acrylic circle, and then strung with some of that super cheap curling ribbon you use on gifts. They didn't have any of the merch I had planned on getting in stock. Super disappointing. We went the exact same time last year and they still had plenty of merch everywhere. Is it just because of covid and decreased attendance?

GillyanneFeb 07, 2021

Does anyone know if either of the MB above are sold out in the park? I really want the AP one and family has a reservation for Tuesday. If I know they're sold out no need in waiting for her to check...

trainplane3Feb 01, 2021

Little bump but the Magicbands for the festival are online now. I don't recall seeing them there a few days ago.

SourcererMark79Jan 11, 2021

You're welcome, and I'll add there were some displays in future world east behind where mouse gears used to be. We would have missed them if we went to the right at SSE

note2001Jan 11, 2021

This is the info I'm looking for. Thank you. Everyone seems to be stuck on the food ignoring the "art" aspect of the event (aside from the ego feeding selfie stations)

TouchdownJan 09, 2021

So glad the lava cake and melted Brie in bread bowl are back, they were amazing last year.