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Dave Perillo Reveals Maelstrom, Orange Bird Art Coming to the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is just around the corner, and artist Dave Perillo has revealed a look at two of his upcoming four offerings that honor the history of Walt Disney World.

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EPCOT fanatics are sure to love this piece honoring Maelstrom, the “high-seas adventure” that operated at the Norway Pavilion from 1988 to 2014. According to Perillo, his favorite part of the ride was the three-headed troll which sent guests “back, back, over the falls,” so he was determined to include it in the piece.

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For Magic Kingdom lovers, the Orange Bird flies high above Sunshine Tree Terrace, Citrus Swirl in hand in this piece.

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Additionally, Perillo provided a look at his process with this original concept sketch for the piece.

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Perillo, whose art has been featured at previous festivals, will be available to sign his work at the Wonderground Gallery tent near the France Pavilion from January 15-21. You can get a full look at his signing schedule here!

The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts runs from January 14 through February 21, 2022.

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  1. I miss Maelstrom so much. I know that Disney needs to brand literally everything into a merchandising opportunity, but I miss EPCOT being about the actual culture of each of the represented cultures. I feel the same way, albeit to a lesser degree, about the old Mexico pavilion ride too. I wish we could see a return to unbranded rides in general, but I know that’s never going to happen. It’s just a shame Norway lost their entire pavilion to a country that doesn’t even exist in real life.

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