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New at EPCOT: Encanto Show & CommuniCore Hall Opening


EPCOT is constantly evolving, giving us almost always something to look forward to! Today marks a significant milestone with the permanent unveiling of CommuniCore Hall, complemented by the limited-time, vibrant sing-along show, “¡Celebración Encanto!.” Join us as we explore these exciting additions to the EPCOT experience.

¡Celebración Encanto! Premieres at EPCOT: A Must-See Experience

¡Celebración Encanto! at EPCOT
¡Celebración Encanto! at EPCOT

Step into the magic as “¡Celebración Encanto!” makes its grand debut on the newly unveiled CommuniCore Plaza stage at EPCOT. Running until September 6, this 20-minute live stage show features the beloved songs and story from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto, presented multiple times daily to guests of all ages.

¡Celebración Encanto! at EPCOT
¡Celebración Encanto! at EPCOT

Echoing the charm of “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, two storytellers bring the magical tale of Encanto to life with movie trivia and interactive sing-alongs. Belt out favorites like “The Family Madrigal,” “Surface Pressure,” and “What Else Can I Do?” – lyrics are provided onscreen, so everyone can join in! 

Audience participation is encouraged as select guests are invited onstage to dance and help narrate during “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” explaining the mysterious family member’s backstory. You’ll even pick up some new dance moves to show off during your next Encanto viewing. Get ready for appearances from Mirabel and (yep – we are talking about him) Bruno! After the show, join them for an unforgettable dance party, complete with live instruments for the audience to play alongside the dancing cousins.

EPCOT’s latest addition, ¡Celebración Encanto!, celebrates the magic of Encanto with shows at 9:45 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:25 PM, 2:25 PM, and 3:25 PM.

Explore the New CommuniCore Hall Now Open at EPCOT

EPCOT's CommuniCore Hall
EPCOT’s CommuniCore Hall
EPCOT's CommuniCore Hall
Inside EPCOT’s CommuniCore Hall

The final construction walls at EPCOT’s central area have come down, unveiling the stunning new CommuniCore Hall, a year-round hub for EPCOT’s famous festivals. This addition complements the tranquil World Celebration Gardens located just behind Spaceship Earth, offering guests an indoor space to recharge and get a reprieve from the Florida sun. 

Mickey & Friends Meet & Greet at CommuniCore Hall
Mickey & Friends Meet & Greet at CommuniCore Hall

In this new space, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy welcome guests at the Mickey & Friends Meet and Greet. Positioned against a striking mural of EPCOT, it’s the perfect backdrop for unforgettable photo ops and cherished moments with some favorite Disney characters.

This new venue also boasts a quick-service food window offering beloved dishes from previous EPCOT festivals. Here’s a look at the current menu selections:

EPCOT’s Festival Favorites Menu

Festival Favorites at EPCOT
Festival Favorites at EPCOT

Cheese-stuffed Arepas – $5.25
With Cilantro-Lime Crema and Cotija

Cheese-stuffed Arepas – $6.50
With Chicken and Avacado

Coconut Tres Leches – $5.00
Vanilla Cake soaked with Oat, Almond, and Coconut Milk topped with Toasted Coconut

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About Kelsey Bowyer

Kelsey hails from the land of chocolate, ketchup, and Mister Rogers – known to most as Pennsylvania. Her family’s annual visits to the sunshine state instilled a love of storytelling and theme parks at an early age. In 2015, she packed her bags for the Disney College Program but decided to make this move permanent and call Orlando home. When she is not roaming Orlando’s world-class Theme Parks with her husband, she can be found lost in a book, planning her next vacation, or petting dogs.