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The Latest on Festival Disney 2023 and Disney Performances

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Here’s the latest on Festival Disney 2023 and Disney performances straight from the head mouse!

 

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Performance Groups

Will there be fewer performance groups accepted than in the past?

There will be so many exciting things happening in 2023 that performance opportunities may be limited.

These opportunities are determined on a rolling basis and for multiple venues.

 

What do we need to do to give our group the best chance of performing?

Groups are accepted based on talent exhibited in the application video.  They are compared to other groups requesting the same experience on the same date(s).

If possible, request a Monday or Wednesday when there may be greater availability.

 

Performance and Workshop Dates

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Will our group be considered for all the dates we are available?

Yes. Choose the first available date to submit on the PlanEars application. Then, in the notes section, list any other dates you are available. You will be compared to the other groups for all subsequent dates.

 

If our group is not chosen to perform, can we remain on the waitlist?

Yes.  All groups who request a performance will remain on the waitlist for their requested dates.

 

If our group misses the reviewing date deadline but there is availability, will applications still be accepted?

Yes. Applications will be accepted based on availability.

 

Our group only wants to do a workshop.  Will we still have to wait to hear if we are accepted?

No. Workshop-only applications will continue to be processed in the normal 2-3 week timeframe.

Our group wants a performance and a workshop.  Will we have to wait to see if we are accepted for both?

Yes.  Since multiple performance dates are being considered, we’ll confirm the workshop once the performance is confirmed.

If we are NOT accepted for a performance, can we still add a workshop?

Yes.  Workshops applications are accepted based on availability.

 

Audition Requirements

Because of the challenges schools have faced during the past few years, will the audition requirements be different?

No.  A performance video from the past 12 months is still required.  No virtual performances will be accepted.

Festival Disney 2023

Festival Disney includes only traditional concert ensembles (concert choirs, concert bands, string orchestras, and full orchestras).  Each school is permitted to have up to two of each of these ensemble categories.

Festival Dates

March 10 – 11, 2023

March 16 – 17 – 18, 2023

March 23 – 24 – 25, 2023

March 30 – 31 and April 1, 2023

April 13 – 14 – 15, 2023

April 20 -21 -22,  2023

April 28 – 29, 2023

Will virtual solo and small ensemble competitions still be offered?

Yes.  Virtual solo and small ensemble competitions are still available.

 

Will Festival Disney groups still be able to add a Performing Arts Performance?

No.  Unfortunately, because of limited availability and new audition procedures, Festival Disney groups will not be able to add a Performing Arts Performance.

 

Will Festival Disney groups still be able to add a Performing Arts Workshop?

Yes.  Festival Disney groups can add a Performing Arts Workshop Monday – Thursday only and based on availability.

 

When will Festival Disney competitions take place?

Competition weekends are Friday/Saturday ONLY.  The Awards Ceremony takes place Saturday evening.  No groups are scheduled on Thursday.

 

What will the 2023 Festival Disney Awards Ceremony look like?

You can expect the format to be similar to past ceremonies and take place at the Walt Disney World® Resort on Saturday night.

Make the Magic Happen Now!

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Disney 2023 promises to be a magical experience for your students – but you must plan NOW.

Contact your fairy godmothers at Kaleidoscope Adventures, a Disney-preferred planning partner, to reserve your spot for 2023.  Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime student performance opportunity!

 

PLAN YOUR TRIP!

 

Related Reading

The Latest Changes at Walt Disney World Resort

How to Make Your Disney Trip Educational

 

Updated January 2023

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