Epcot’s Disney & PIXAR Short Film Festival Show Closes for a Week

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Word came out today that one of Epcot’s hidden gems will be closing for a week. The Disney & PIXAR Short Film Festival show is closing for refurbishment on June 12th and reopening June 19th.

If you aren’t familiar with the short film festival, you might be in for a pleasant surprise in visiting it when it reopens it. The theater shows three short films (currently, La Luna, Get a Horse and For the Birds) in succession with 4D effect.  Fastpass+ is available for it, but usually not necessary as it rarely is packed. It is a great way to burn a little time at Epcot while waiting for a dining reservation or to escape the rain or the heat that often comes through during late afternoons in the summer.

Please see our full listing of Disney World attraction closings and reopen dates here for a full rundown of important dates.

Update 6/17/17: Chip & Company is reporting that the closure is more than just a periodic refurbishment. Imagineers will actually be replacing two of the short films that are shown. “Get a Horse” stays, but “La Luna” and “For the Birds” will be replaced by the short “Feast” which made its debut in theaters with Big Hero 6 in November 2014 and “Piper” which made its theatrical debut last year with “Finding Dory.”

Here is a quick look at Feast:

And the adorable Piper:

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