Disney is looking for artists for the EPCOT International Holiday Festival!


The holidays are fast approaching! This November, Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrating the holidays starting in November, and there is so much Christmas cheer in store for visitors of all ages. One of the holiday traditions we can’t wait to relive is the EPCOT International Holiday Festival!

If you’ve always wanted to be a Disney Parks Artist, then this article is for you! Read on to learn more about the auditions Disney Live Entertainment is hosting for EPCOT Festival of the Holidays.

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Audition to be a holiday storyteller at the next EPCOT festival

The 2021 EPCOT International Holiday Festival runs from November 26 to December 30, providing guests with over a month of festivities throughout the EPCOT Theme Park in Florida. And now we have more exciting news: Disney is hosting auditions for the festival!

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The EPCOT International Holiday Festival is a festival like no other that showcases holiday traditions celebrated by cultures around the world. Each of the World Showcase pavilions offers something unique to the festival. And throughout the season, there are performers – known as Holiday Storytellers – who really bring the festival to life.

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Currently, Disney is accepting online submissions from actors of all abilities and gender identities for the EPCOT International Holiday Festival at Walt Disney World Resort. Specifically, Disney Live Entertainment is looking for artists for the Italy Pavilion and the Norway Pavilion as part of the World Showcase.

Below is a description of the actors Disney is looking for this festival season, thanks to the official casting call webpage:

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Local Central Florida Actors for International Holiday Festival

Disney Live Entertainment is actively accepting ONLINE SUBMISSIONS from actors of all abilities and gender identities for the International Holiday Festival presented within Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida.

Performers are identified in the local Central Florida region and are on seasonal contracts from November to December 2021.

Performers employed by the Walt Disney World® Resort are covered by the terms and conditions of a collective agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

While searching:
Actors for Holiday Storytellers – Throughout the holidays, World Showcase comes alive with the legends and lore of the season.

Italy – La Befana: female identity role. Actors must be transparent and vulnerable.

Norway – Barn Santa: Male identification role with vocal ability. Great storytelling ability, comedic instincts and who will have fun with physical comedy. Recorder or wind instruments a plus.

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You can find more information about this role – including how to submit your audition online – on the official Disney Auditions website here. The Disney Auditions website features all of the roles that Disney is currently recruiting for.

Find out more about EPCOT Festival International des Vacances

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You want to know more ? Click here to book your vacation trip to Walt DISney World Resort and read the official description of this beloved EPCOT vacation festival below:

Epcot International Holiday Festival
Presented by AdventHealth
Special event located in the World Showcase at Epcot

Join us in celebrating the holidays around the world at this lively seasonal festival at Epcot from November 26 through December 30, 2021. Check back later for festival updates.

An international Christmas extravaganza!
Experience a festival like no other, showcasing the happy holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. The Epcot International Holiday Festival presented by AdventHealth surrounds you with the wonderful sights, sounds and flavors of the season, celebrated by cultures near and far.

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Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more updates on Disney Parks news!


Darcy J. Skinner

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