There are quite a few new film experiences coming to Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2020. As announced at the D23 Expo, there will soon be a new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along joining Impressions de France at the France Pavilion, Awesome Planet at the Land pavilion, and Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 at the Canada pavilion. Today it was announced that all three of these experiences will be opening at Epcot on January 17, 2020. This is the first day of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts as well.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along will be at the France pavilion. It is directed and produced by Don Hahn. Hahn produced both the original animated and then the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast for Disney. The show invites guests to participate in this tale as old as time in a new way. This new theatrical experience will be narrated by Angela Lansbury, who voiced Mrs. Potts in the original film. Along with the arrival of this new film at the France pavilion, Impressions de France is also getting an upgrade so that both can be shown in 4K. The shows will run in rotation with each other.
The Canada pavilion is getting a new 360-degree show. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 will be an update to the previous incarnation of the show, “O Canada! The new show will be narrated by Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy with a new score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington. It will also include new scenes.
Awesome Planet will be a 10-minute film that will show off the beauty and wonder of our planet Earth at the Land pavilion. It will include both stunning visuals but also in-theater effects. This new show will include an original score by Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price.
What do you think of the new entertainment offerings coming to some of the screens found in Epcot? Share your thoughts in the comments below!