PHOTOS - A look at the changes to Epcot's Future World holiday decor as major construction continues

Nov 25, 2019 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays decor
Posted: Monday November 25, 2019 10:48am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays gets underway at the end of the week during a period of continued major construction at the park.

Despite the construction, the Christmas Tree remains in its usual location at the entrance to World Showcase - an area that is most unaffected by the redevelopment work.

The JoyFul! gospel show which was previously performed on the Fountain of Nations stage has now been relocated to a new stage built in World Showcase Plaza. 

The new location looks to be a great spot for the show, but will likely impact viewing angles for the nightly Epcot Forever fireworks view.

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TouchdownDec 11, 2019

Saw Isabella Rossalini tonight, she did a fantastic job and you could tell how happy she was to be there, I just love when performers show their joy. Also, I don’t care what anyone else thinks Candlelight is the best thing Disney does all year long.

LilofanDec 06, 2019

Chita Rivera pulled out due to health issues. Now Warwick Davis is not coming. I'm sure there are some back ups standing by.

MisterPenguinDec 06, 2019

The question is... will anyone notice?

surfsupdonDec 06, 2019

Still one of my favorite shows, despite who the host is. But I agree....no Christmas Holiday tag after the new fireworks show is a pretty big let down.

Tony the TiggerDec 06, 2019

The ol’ Davis switcheroo!

LeeADec 06, 2019

I’ve had an email from Disney to say that Warwick Davis has been replaced with Geena Davis on 21st December. I was looking forward to seeing Warwick but I’m sure Geena will be great too.

wdwmagicDec 02, 2019

peter11435Nov 30, 2019

They will have time to reload for NYE. There will be additional hardware available by the 4th.

CrazydisneyfanlukeNov 30, 2019

Didn't Disney say last year that it was the final holiday tag? They did not say the same about NYE or 4th, but with the changes being made around World Showcase and the lagoon, I wouldn't be surprised if they just did a simple count down into EF. Harmonious might be up and running for the next 4th, so they may do something then.

iMaxNov 30, 2019

4th and NYE, but it looks like the NYE tag is staying, but why not keep the Holiday tag.

TouchdownNov 30, 2019

I think that’s a mistake not having a tag, especially with a brand new ride at DHS. I foresee a sizable migration of guests after seeing Candlelight choose to go to DHS to ride of ROTR at the end of the day.