Don’t Miss Any of These EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Photo Ops!

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts begins on January 13 and continues through February 20, 2023. During its run, there are some fun Disney PhotoPass photo locations to check out and enjoy. Five have been highlighted by the Disney Parks Blog as ‘can’t miss’ opportunities. These five are shown below. The Festival of the Arts is a fantastic celebration of several different arts that has a lot of fun opportunities to not only take fun photos, but also be in them. Check out these five here:

Figment Magic Shots  

Magic Shots are all about using your imagination, which of course leads us to Figment! This year, we’re introducing three new Magic Shots inspired by everyone’s favorite playful dragon. You can find these Magic Shots at the following locations:

  • Figment Wings: Most Disney PhotoPass locations in EPCOT
  • Figment Chalk Art: At the main entrance to the park and near the entrance to World Showcase under the Monorail beam
  • Figment Flying: Most Disney PhotoPass locations in EPCOT

Tiny World Magic Shot: Festival of the Arts Edition

This 360-degree shot near the main entrance of the park (now available both during the day and after dark!) has quickly become a fan favorite, so we’re giving it a bright splash of color during the festival. Even if you’ve taken this photo before, be sure to stop by for this limited-time edition.

Artful Step-in Frames

All around EPCOT, you can literally step into works of art. The more you have fun with it, the better your photos will be! I was going to include a photo in this blog post of me smiling just right in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, but I couldn’t take the picture without laughing. Maybe next time! Disney PhotoPass photographers will be at select locations to help you strike a perfect pose.  

Paintbrush Prop + Magic Shot

No, these Magic Shots aren’t a figment of your imagination! After 6 p.m. at the main entrance of the park, a photographer can offer you a special prop that creates a beautiful light painting Magic Shot when the photo appears in your gallery. Art made easy!

Pixel Stick

When the sun goes down, the famous pixel stick comes out! In my opinion, this is the photo op where our photographers’ creativity really shines. Bask in the glow of the light while a photographer creates a painting around you. Every photo taken through this method is a completely unique work of art. This photo op usually draws an audience, because even if you aren’t capturing a photo, it sure is fun – and kind of hilarious – to watch the process. It’s available near Creations Shop on the pathway to World Showcase. When you see a giant light-up stick being masterfully twirled around, you’ll know you’re in the right place.

As can be seen above, there are some really fun and artistic Disney PhotoPass shots to be enjoyed during EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. Which one is your favorite? Have you experienced any of them before? Share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions in the comments below!


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