Some people have planned their Disney trips in advance, especially for the drinking around the world that will happen during the New Year's celebration. Epcot plans on releasing a new festival lineup next year starting on Friday, January 13 to Friday, February 20 as an extension of the Food and Wine festival, called International Festival of the Arts. The broadway lineup will consist of singers and actors who worked on plays such as "Tarzan" (1999) to "The Little Mermaid" (1993) and even "Beauty and the Beast" (1991).

Winter in Florida

EPCOT sees less attendance in the winter months early in the next year. Ironically, there is a surge in attendance in December because of Christmas and New Year. The tourist season doesn't pick back up until the summertime when everything is warmer at Disney or any other Disney park. But this event will host local actors and singers to sing from some of the greatest Disney movies that were released when VHS was around back in the 1980s and 1990s and somewhere in the early 2000s.

Pricing will vary based on the event and the seasonal tourist attractions at EPCOT but general park admission is between $91-$114 for their wintertime tourism attendance. The International Festival of the Arts is an extended Food and Wine festival that includes live performances from broadway actors to culinary masters. Interactive art stops will be placed around the park for children to draw in watercolor, learn the art of floral arranging in Japan (Ikebana as it is called in Japanese), drawing gestures, learning calligraphy.

The workshops are priced at $39 during the weekdays of the festival.

Performances at EPCOT

While the list of singers has not been released by the park, they did release the broadway talent that would be performing during the festival. Here is the list of performers and their pieces that they will perform:

  • Jan. 13-16, 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland will sing pieces from "Tarzan," "Beauty and the Beast," "Mary Poppins," and "The Little Mermaid."
  • Jan. 27-30, Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey will sing pieces from "Aladdin," "Tarzan," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Newsies."
  • Feb. 10-13, 17-20: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White will sing pieces from "The Lion King," "Aida," "Aladdin," and "The Little Mermaid."

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