Wining and Dining Through EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2022

by Mommy Frog on July 20, 2022 141 Orlando

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Summary

As one of our favorite events of the year at Walt Disney World, EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival combines our love for Disney, food and wine. Honestly, what could be better than hopping around World Showcase and sampling new foods and drinks? This year's festival runs from July 14 through Nov. 19, 2022. With delicious food and drink, fun kids' activities, renowned entertainment and themed merchandise, there's something for everyone at this popular event. We hopped over on the first day, so we have all the exciting details on the 2022 festival. (And don't froget to download this year's Global Marketplace menus, organized in walking order!)

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival – 2022 entrance signage

Overview of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival – Smoked Corned Beef and Chocolate Cake from Flavors from Fire

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival has been taking people’s taste buds all over the world since 1995, and the festival keeps getting longer and longer (no complaints here, though — more time to try all the international cuisine!). For the 2022 event, the festival began July 14 and will continue through Nov. 19. The event features its signature global marketplaces, live music, scavenger hunts and more. It's our favorite way to try new foods and flavors from all over the world!

One of the best parts about one of EPCOT's most popular events is that you can experience the bulk of the festival with your regular Disney World tickets. However, you will need to foot the bill for your eats and drinks, which can add up if you have a hearty appetite like us frogs at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022. For the most part, kiosk food prices usually run between $4 and $9, with beverages varying from $3 to $10.

During past festivals, you could fine-tune your kitchen skills at a number of cooking demonstrations and seminars. These premium events have not taken place in recent years, but they could return for future festivals.

Global Marketplaces at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2022

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival – Brazil booth

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Menu

Bon appetit, froggy friends — we now have downloadable menus, organized in walking order for you to use during your visit. Click here to download! Or, pop over to our full post on this year's Global Marketplace menus.

Savor cheese dishes around the world with Emile's Fromage Montage. Purchase five cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces and collect a stamp in your Festival Passport. Once complete, head to the Shimmering Sips booth for a special prize!

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Fry Flight from The Fry Basket

The Fry Basket (located near Test Track) was the new marketplace this year, which the whole Frog Family loved! The Fry Flight trio provides a wide range of flavors from sweet to salty, including sweet potato fries with marshmallow cream. While all delicious, our favorite of the three were the Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar fries. Yum! We also grabbed the new Adobo Yuca fries, which we also enjoyed. The new booth was a hit with the whole family, were tadpole approved, and are perfect for sharing. Its location makes it a perfect first booth before heading toward World Showcase (plus, head next door to the Odyssey building to cool off and sit and eat inside!)

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Festival gift card wristband

All of these marketplaces take credit and debit cards, but we find it's easier to use our MagicBands if we're staying on-site. (You can currently save on your Disney World hotel room by booking with us!)

We're also fans of purchasing an official festival gift card for the day, available at several merchandise locations around EPCOT. These mini-sized gift cards include a wearable plastic band so that you can swipe and go! Set your limit at the outset, and these gift cards keep you on a budget. They also make a fun souvenir and let you enjoy all of the food and drinks you want until you reach the end.

Since EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 runs for four months, there's plenty of time to come back and try lots more delicious food and drink!

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Entertainment

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Eat to the Beat concert series, Baha Men

Hoppy news — the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series is back for 2022! Hear from internationally recognized artists, as well as local bands, at the America Gardens Theatre. Eat to the Beat Dining Packages are also available for booking.

Eat to the Beat Performances

  • July 14 to 15 – Baha Men
  • July 16 to 18 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • July 22 to 23 – Tonic (NEW)
  • July 24 to 25 – Jeremy Camp (NEW)
  • July 29 to 30 – Taylor Dayne
  • July 31 to Aug. 1 – Tiffany
  • Aug. 5to 8 – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • Aug. 12 to 13 – The Devon Allman Project
  • Aug. 14 to 15 – Christopher Cross
  • Aug. 19 to 20 – Journey former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
  • Aug. 21 to 22 – Air Supply
  • Aug. 26 to 27 – Blanco Brown (NEW)
  • Aug. 28 to 29 – 98°
  • Sept. 2 to 3 – Southern Avenue
  • Sept. 4 to 5 – Kris Allen & David Cook
  • Sept. 9 to 10 – Hoobastank (NEW)
  • Sept. 11 to 12 – Jimmie Allen
  • Sept. 16 to 17 – Los Amigos Invisibles (NEW)
  • Sept. 18 to 19 – American Authors
  • Sept. 23 to 24 – BBMAK
  • Sept. 25 to 26 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 – Stokley (NEW)
  • Oct. 2 to 3 – Sheila E.
  • Oct. 7 to 8 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 9 to 10 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 14 to 15 – Robert Randolph Band (NEW)
  • Oct. 16 to 17 – Newsboys (NEW)
  • Oct. 21 to 22 – Ray Parker Jr. (NEW)
  • Oct. 23 to 24 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 28 to 31 – Hanson
  • Nov. 4 to 7 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 11 to 12 – Kenny G
  • Nov. 13 to 14 – Sugar Ray

Kids' Activities at EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Kids with Remy's Scavenger Hunt

Even though "wine" takes up half of the festival's name, the tadpoles aren't left out! There are several family-friendly activities that any frog at any age can participate in at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022.

Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt around the park and win a special prize. Be on the lookout for statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase. You can purchase the map and stickers from select merchandise locations. We got ours from Port of Entry at the entrance to World Showcase.

Pluto's Pumpkin Pursuits

New to the festival, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, kids can partake in a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt to find character-inspired pumpkins! You'll be able to purchase a special map and stickers at select merchandise locations, including Creations Shop, Port of Entry and World Traveler at International Gateway. Then, once completed, return your map to Disney Traders (near the entrance to World Showcase) or World Traveler (at International Gateway).

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – 2022 Event logo merchandise collection

Leap doesn't believe me, but I swear the festival merch gets cuter and cuter each year, and I just cannot resist. There's always the classic Event Logo collection — we love the vibrant, contrasting colors of the 2022 collection. (I need that spirit jersey!).

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Princess Tiana merchandise collection

We are, of course, extra excited about the Princess Tiana Collection (representing our favorite film, "The Princess and the Frog"). There are also collections celebrating Mickey and Minnie, Figment, Remy and more, with additional merchandise debuting later this fall!

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – 2022 Figment merchandise collection

Tips for EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

1. Make a Plan Before Heading Out

If you take your food as seriously as I do, you'll want to identify a few must-try items in advance. It's a great way to whet your appetite, and it can help you budget. I make a list of the things I want to try and at which global marketplaces I can find them. It's not meant to be exhaustive because I want to leave a little room for discovery, but it helps me plan which foods (OK, desserts) I don't want to miss.

You can also do this when you get to the festival. Be sure to grab a festival passport, a pocket guide with all of the menus, which is also available digitally through the My Disney Experience app.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Mimosa flight from Shimmering Sips

2. Have a Budget and Stick to It

As we mentioned earlier, setting a spending limit at the outset is the best way not to go overboard. You can use cash, credit, debit, gift cards or MagicBands (if you're staying at a Disney World Resort hotel). We prefer the miniature-sized festival gift cards because they are convenient with their wrist strap, and also make nice souvenirs.

3. Share Food Among Your Frog Squad

Another way to sample a little bit of everything is to go to the festival with a group. Even if it's just you and your bestie, a good time is guaranteed. Whether it's friends or family, everyone is bound to have different tastes. Get whatever you want and then share with the rest of the group!

Portions can be smaller than normal for some food items, so it's nice to have everyone try a little bit when possible and then head to the next one for lots of variety!

4. Be Ready for Lines at Festival Marketplaces

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – The Fry Basket

Lots of frogs will be trying the many food and drink offerings around the World Showcase, so be prepared for some busy lines for your favorite treat. Lines can vary so we recommend utilizing the list of favorites you made and prioritizing ones you definitely will wait for. If a line was short, we often hopped in while we could. If a booth has an extra-long line, you can always try back later. Weekends and evenings will see longer lines, as more locals tend to hop by.

5. Scout Places to Eat

You don't want to dash and dine at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Don't underestimate the importance of having a place to enjoy all of the food you're about to consume. We recommend scouting out a place to sit BEFORE grabbing those handfuls of food. That way, you're not left scrambling for seating. Have one member of your frog squad hold down your spot (or even a standing table) while others grab food and drinks.

There's generally a decent amount of standing tables around the festival booths, but limited seating options. Try to strategically find shade when possible, as most of World Showcase involves walking in the sun. Our favorite seating area is in the Odyssey, the building between Test Track and the Mexico side of World Showcase. This building houses the Brew-Wing marketplace and has a large room with tables and chairs. We actually grabbed fries from The Fry Basket just outside and headed in for some much needed A/C!

6. Keep an Eye Out for Photo-Ops

Cute photo with a short wait? Count us in! You can find colorful festival displays at the entrance and as you transition from Future World to World Showcase.

7. Pace Yourself

It can be very tempting to dive into every dish (or drink) you see, but this is where your plan comes into play. Use that handy passport to help pace yourself as you travel around World Showcase ... but remember it's also OK to try something that just looks too yummy to pass up.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 - kids on playground

8. Let the Kids Have Fun

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival isn't just for adults! You can tackle the Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt or pick up a Kidcot Fun Spot bag filled with stickers and colorable postcards. We found the Kidcot activity bag at a majority of the pavilions — some spots harder than others to find them, but you can always ask a cast member if you have any trouble.

When in doubt, head to the playground! The Green Landing Family Play Zone is located between Creations Shop and Test Track and provides a wonderful playground for tadpoles to enjoy. There are many festival booths nearby so you can grab some food and play!

9. ... And Let Them Eat!

Sure, first impressions of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival cuisine may come off quite exquisite and not exactly kid-friendly. Have no fear! The festival does a great job of combining traditional favorites with something new and exciting. What better way to get your tadpoles to experiment with veggies than with interesting Disney dishes?

10. Try New Things You Might not Consider Beforehand

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – Chesapeake Crab Slider from Hops & Barley

Small plates inspired by cuisines from all around the globe could introduce you to your new favorite food! Don't be afraid to try that vegetable you've never heard of, the cheese with the funny name or interesting new drink. You might just like them! (If not, I'll be hoppy to finish it for you.)

11. Dress Up and Have Fun

Whether it's just you and your bestie or a whole army of frogs, you'll have more fun if you get in the wine and foodie spirit. Wear your team colors, custom trip T-shirts or matching wine glasses. It will be a blast!

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022 – "Beauty and the Beast" projections on Spaceship Earth

12. Watch the Spaceship Earth Projections

Ever since the new lighting was installed on Spaceship Earth in 2021, EPCOT's icon has dazzled guests at night with colorful displays. While the Beacons of Magic projections occur for Disney World's 50th anniversary, each festival has also debuted a new projection show (that alternates with the Beacons of Magic). For Food and Wine this year, it's time to be our guest with "Beauty and the Beast" projections. You'll hear classic songs from the film as color transforms over Spaceship Earth.

There are no set times for the projections, though they typically happen every 20 minutes or so, and usually only occur before Harmonious, not after. We caught a showing around 8:50 p.m., but times can vary. As it starts to get dark earlier, there will likely be more opportunities to see these fun new projections.

There is a lot to digest (so to speak) as you decide what to experience at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022! Do you have any questions about this year's event? Share in the comments below!

Related: Here's What Is Coming to EPCOT in 2022 and Beyond

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 25, 2022 at 2:32 a.m. Jennifer Says...

Any updates on the hurricane affecting the food + wine festival for October 2022?

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Aug 29, 2022 at 6:38 p.m. Küster Diane@gmail.com Says...

Do you have more detailed info on the September 10 th wine tasting event or know where to go to find out more, like hours, ticket prices and what it includes??

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Jul 21, 2022 at 8:49 p.m. David Says...

Any news on whether the Party for the Senses is coming back for 2022?

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Jul 21, 2022 at 4:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

No details for Party of the Senses have been announced for this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2022 at 10:58 p.m. Frank Says...

I’ve read Tuesday and Wednesday’s are the best days but When is the best month to visit Food and wine ? Thank you

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Jul 13, 2022 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank!

For the most part, the festival remains the same throughout its run. There are a few food booths that will open later on Aug. 15 (these are noted in our guide), so keep that in mind if you'd like to be there when all food booths are available. As far as crowds go, September is typically the best month (excluding Labor Day weekend) since kids have just gone back to school, so it's a slower time in general.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2022 at 5:48 p.m. Robin Says...

Thanks for the detailed post!! I’m going to Disney world at the end of September for two days and we reserved a one day ticket for magic kingdom and one day for Hollywood studios. Does this mean we wouldn’t be able to access the food and wine festival since we don’t have a ticket for Epcot? What exactly do you mean by, “One of the best parts about one of EPCOT's most popular events is that you can experience the bulk of the festival with your regular Disney World tickets.”

Thanks so much!!!

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Jul 11, 2022 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin!

It sounds like you have a 2-Day Base Ticket — is that correct? If you're planning on going to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, then you would not be able to hop over to EPCOT since you're using your ticket at those two parks, one for each day. However, if you have a Park Hopper ticket (or if you consider upgrading to a Park Hopper ticket), then you would be able to park hop to EPCOT. Now, if you have a 2-Day Base Ticket, in order to upgrade to a Park Hopper, you would need to do so for the entire length of your ticket (both days). But if, by chance, you have two separate 1-Day Base Tickets, then you may upgrade only one of those to a Park Hopper (if you would only want to park hop for one day). Essentially, what we mean by "you can experience the bulk of the festival with your regular Disney World tickets" is that you do not need a separate special event ticket on top of (or instead of) regular park admission, like you do for After Hours events or holiday parties, but you still need to have valid admission (specifically for you, that would mean upgrading to a Park Hopper ticket, adding a day to your Base Ticket or changing one of the parks that you're visiting). We hope this helps to clear everything up!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2022 at 3:14 a.m. Robin Says...

This was SO helpful!!! Thank you for all the info!

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Jul 13, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

You're welcome, Robin! We hope you have a frogtastic time! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2022 at 1:36 p.m. Fran Says...

Will there be the Canadian cheese soup?

A favorite!!!

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May 11, 2022 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

We hope so, Fran! It's a popular favorite, so it does return often. Keep hopping back as we'll update once the Foodie Guide is released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 22, 2021 at 4:19 p.m. Kimberley Says...

Are there cheaper tickets available if you just want to experience the F&W festival? Instead of having to buy regular park admission? Thank you

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Oct 22, 2021 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberley!

At this time, park admission is the only way to experience the festival (no separate tickets for the event are offered). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2021 at 12:50 a.m. Kimberly Says...

What time does epcot open and close on October 29, 2021?

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Aug 9, 2021 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly!

Park hours are usually released two months in advance at a time. The official park hours aren't available for Oct. 29 yet (at this time, the last date showing is Oct. 18), but based on the hours that are currently showing for all of October, EPCOT is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will likely have similar hours, but check back to confirm in a few weeks (and park hours can be subject to change as well).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2021 at 10:53 p.m. Brigitte Says...

I’m driving home from Epcot now and almost every Food and Wine special booth was closed. Are there special days it’s open? Most were shuttered.

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Aug 2, 2021 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brigitte!

There are several booths opening later on Oct. 1. Otherwise, all other food booths should be open daily!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2021 at 10:14 p.m. Bill Bates Says...

As Celiacs we feel left out of the F&W Festival. Unlike most dining locations at WDW the F&WF makes little attempt to offer Gluten Fee items in each venue or country. There are precious few available in the menu offered on website, when we asked staff they simply replied, "Nothing is Gluten Free!" (sniff, "Why bother us"). Totally unlike the rest of WDW restaurants, where they really TRY to accommodate Celiacs, with Gluten Free items. We are mystified why they ignore us...and our $$$$$!

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Oct 22, 2020 at 6:58 p.m. Annette Says...

Hi, need to know about food fest. Is there a set price for food and wine tasting? Or do we pay for this separately as we go along ?

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Oct 22, 2020 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annette!

Entry to the festival is included in the cost of your admission! If you'd like to snack and sip along the way, you pay for those separately at each location as you go along.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2021 at 2:46 p.m. Gina Ferraioli Says...

Is the Entitlement Pass available this year?

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Jul 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gina!

Entitlement passes are not available this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2020 at 2:16 p.m. Karen Says...

Any idea if Hawaiian Pavilion is going to have their scrumptious cheesecake with the roasted macademi but topping at the 2021 festival? I usually make that my first and last stop every day (and many stops in between).

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Oct 19, 2020 at 11:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

We sure hope so! We don't have information on 2021's festival just yet, but we'll update this guide as soon as we do! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2020 at 12:07 a.m. Sue Says...

Will festival still be going on the weekend of October 10?

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Sep 25, 2020 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

An end date for the festival has not been announced just yet, so be sure to hop back! We expect that it will continue through early to mid-November :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2020 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

As a quick update, the Food and Wine Festival will end on Nov. 22 this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2020 at 8:58 p.m. Sandra Says...

What date will be the last for the Food and Wine festival in 2020? Blog says "through Fall" but I'm looking for an actual date. Thank you

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Oct 15, 2020 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandra!

As a quick update, the Food and Wine Festival will end on Nov. 22 this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2020 at 4:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandra!

That's still TBD, but we'll be sure to update as soon as we know more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2020 at 12:50 p.m. Carol Says...

How can we plan our annual November Food and Wine trip when you don't have November dates? When can we expect to get real dates so we can book hotels and flights?

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Oct 11, 2020 at 8:38 p.m. Kim Says...

I agree...and here it is mid October and still no definite end date. C'mon Disney!

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Oct 15, 2020 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol (and Kim!)

As a quick update, the Food and Wine Festival will end on Nov. 22 this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2020 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol!

Since this year is a little different than most, all Disney has released so far is that the festival will be going on through "the fall;" no exact dates have been provided. We'll be sure to update as soon as we hear more! We do, however, know that Holiday Kitchens for the Festival of the Holidays will be open beginning Nov. 27.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2020 at 8:54 p.m. Suzanne Jensen Says...

Do you know if the ESPN Flavors from Fire booth is there for 2020? That was my favorite last year!!

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Sep 23, 2020 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzanne,

Just a quick update: The Flavors from Fire food booth opened this past week, and our guide has been updated with its menu!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2020 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzanne!

We loved that one too! Unfortunately, it's not available this year during Taste of Food and Wine. We're hopeful something similar will return in 2021!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 24, 2020 at 11:16 p.m. Christina Says...

Do the food booths accept AP discounts? I can’t find any info about it

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Sep 29, 2020 at 1:31 p.m. Todd Says...

No, the kiosks do not offer an AP discount

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Aug 15, 2020 at 7:24 p.m. Jenna Says...

Where did you have those shirts made? The Social Distancing Around the World?

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Aug 17, 2020 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenna!

We aren't exactly sure where they had those shirts made, but we've seen lots online, including on Etsy :) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2020 at 2:54 p.m. Lauren Says...

So the Food and Wine Festival is still on for 2020? I was just looking at tickets and wondered if they would still have it.

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Aug 5, 2020 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Yes! A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is currently taking place (it began when EPCOT reopened July 15) and will continue through the fall. The modified festival experience includes the global marketplaces, but certain elements such as Eat to the Beat Concert Series and the premium workshops & seminars are not taking place.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2020 at 6:33 p.m. Mike Says...

So, is it confirmed that Specialty Events such as the French Family Meal Traditional Lunch have been canceled for 2020? I have heard nothing from Disney itself and my most recent call into DVC got me a "we don't know either" answer....

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Jul 30, 2020 at 2:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Yes, unfortunately it's been confirmed that special events won't be available for this year's modified event. We're hoping they return for 2021 and will keep this post updated as new details are released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2020 at 12:26 a.m. Karen Says...

We enjoyed an all day VIP experience at the Food & Wine Festival in 2016 and have wanted to do it again since! Will there be any VIP packages for 2020?

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Jul 2, 2020 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

We haven't heard specifically on the VIP Experience for Food and Wine, but many of the park's other VIP Experiences have been cancelled for the initial reopening phase. We'll update as soon as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2020 at 8:47 p.m. James Says...

Best resort to stay as as far as far as convenience to the 2020 Food and Wine Festival?

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James!

Any of the Epcot-area resorts would be great picks! We love the convenience of being able to walk back after festivals at resorts such as Disney's Beach and Yacht Clubs, Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Walt Disney World Swan Dolphin. (While the Swan Dolphin is technically a Marriott resort, it still offers guests Disney Resort hotel perks, including the 60-day FastPass window and Extra Magic Hour benefits.) Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 26, 2019 at 12:41 p.m. Pete atkinson Says...

Do you have an idea of when the bands will announced for eat to the beat in 2020? Do they usually announce bands around the same time each year?

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Dec 26, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pete!

The Eat to the Beat lineup is usually announced in May or June. We'll be sure to update as soon as we know more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2019 at 12:07 a.m. Hillary Says...

I was at the Norway spot and after my family and I got off of the Frozen ride, we kept going to the farthest end of the gift shop and found ourselves in a perfume and lotion as well as fashion spot. on October 26th, 2019 of the food and wine festival, Norway was hosting a special guest who was promoting his incredible perfume, lotion, and the bag he created that was shown at the Paris fashion week. we are desperately hoping that we can find his name and search for the perfume and lotion he was selling that day (that we didn't buy because my dad wanted to go and was being Grumpy of the 7 dwarves, mom and I were very interested.) I was hoping that we could find out what his name was and as well as what the name of the perfume and the lotion of the same scent he was selling was called. please, can someone help us out?

otherwise, we had a very magical time. if only we had purchased the perfume and lotion while we were there!

thank you!

the Happy but unscented daughter of the Angry dwarf :)

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Jun 22, 2020 at 9:24 p.m. Connie Jo Smith Says...

It was probably Laila Perfume by Geir Ness. I was very intrigued by this perfume in Norway as well, and remember a gift bag or collection in a bag.

I didn't purchase it right then amd inteneded to go back for it but didn't. It is a very popular fragrance in Norway from what I understand.

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Oct 24, 2019 at 11:08 p.m. David Says...

Is the food festival at the same time for 2020

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Oct 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

We don't have exact dates for 2020 just yet, but the festival tends to take place close to the same time every year. We'll be sure to update as soon as we know next year's dates!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2019 at 10:33 p.m. John Says...

What’s is the actual cost for the food and wine festival? Is each dish and drink individually priced or does the $19 cover unlimited dishes and drinks?

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Oct 24, 2019 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

Food and Wine Festival admission is included with your Epcot park admission! The food and beverage options are then purchased separately.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at midnight Lu Says...

Where do we pick up the Festival Passport, please?!

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Sep 17, 2019 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lu!

The festival passports are available near the entrance, once you're past the touch points. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2019 at 4:51 p.m. robin Says...

hi, on our last trip to the F &W festival, i purchased in the welcome center, a prepaid drink dela and it hung around my neck and as i had a drink, i handed it to cashier, i think it was 8 coupons attached, not sure but are they offering that this year, it was a pretty good deal, and fun, thanks

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Aug 30, 2019 at 7:24 p.m. Michelle Says...

How would I know which items are considered a snack Credit on the dining plan?

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Sep 3, 2019 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Look for the Disney Dining Plan icon on the menus of the kiosks at the festival; that's generally the best indicator that there's an option available that counts as a snack, and a cast member can then identify which goodie meets your needs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2019 at 9:51 p.m. Lacey Says...

Thanks so much for all of your amazing content! We’re going to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival (and Disney) for the first time with our children and have a few questions:

1) Do all booths open at 11 am (even the new donut one, simmering sips, etc.) Is there a place where I can look up that information?

2) How can we get the passports for the kids to stamp?

Thanks again for all of this great info!

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Aug 21, 2019 at 12:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey!

That's correct -- all booths open at 11 a.m. Passports can be purchased from any store inside of Epcot! You can find a list of all of the booths in the post above, or here. We generally grab ours just before Mexico to start our tour.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. Kristen Says...

Hi there!

This will be my husband's and my first trip to Epcot AND Food and Wine. We will be there September 29th thru October 3rd. I've been scouring the web trying to get SOME idea of what the lines are like for the festival food and beverage booths. I've read lots of vague stuff about the lines being long in the early to mid afternoons, but could you provide any approximate guidelines to what we should expect? Unfortunately TouringPlans doesn't have any info on F&W. If we get to booths right at 11, are we talking like maybe a 5-10 wait? And then noon and on into th afternoon is "long" like 20 mins per booth or 40 mins per booth? I know you can't predict the future but any estimates based on what you've experienced would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

If you get there at 11 a.m., your wait would likely be less than 10 minutes at all booths with afternoon times at the more popular booths around 20 to 30 minutes. Hoping you and your husband have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2019 at 5:34 p.m. MrsFS Says...

How miserable would it be to take my 2 & 4 year olds with me and another adult to F&W?

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Jul 25, 2019 at 4 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You know your kiddos (and the experience you're looking for) best! We think with a stroller and some breaks for rides and exploring, your tadpoles would be just fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 5, 2019 at 3:49 p.m. Keri Says...

What characters show up at Epcot?

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Jun 28, 2019 at 6:20 p.m. Tommie Says...

We were at the Food & Wine festival in 2017. We were told if you buy a ticket late in the afternoon/evening, you will be able to enter the festival the next day without an additional charge. Is this correct?

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Jun 28, 2019 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tommie!

To our knowledge, that is not correct, unfortunately. A ticket is required for each individual day's admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 18, 2019 at 9:12 p.m. Lori Foxworth Says...

Hello! How many days would you suggest doing the Food and Wine Festival? What time of day are the food and beverages available?

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Jun 19, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

It really depends on your schedule! If you're only here on a short trip, you could make it around the festival in a day. But if you have the time to explore, we'd suggest coming back multiple days so you can try everything you want. The festival's food booths around World Showcase open at 11 a.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 11, 2019 at 8:28 p.m. Brittany Says...

Where can we purchase the hop on gift cards?

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May 9, 2019 at 2:17 p.m. Becs Murden Says...

Hi!

We will be in WDW for the first few days of August - we were hoping to attend some of the paid events such as the Parisian breakfast but everything doesn’t seem to start until September! Is there any events on the first few days?

Thanks!

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May 13, 2019 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becs!

The festival begins Aug. 29, so the events will begin then and continue through Nov. 23. It looks like the first paid event is Mexican Tequila Lunch available on Aug. 29 and 30, and as you noted, the remainder begin in September and October. Have a wonderful time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2019 at 11:11 p.m. M Edwards Says...

Will the Food and Wine Festival Premium Package be offered for 2019?

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Apr 15, 2019 at 3:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

No information has been released about the Premium packages just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 26, 2019 at 8:55 p.m. Sarah Lafreniere Says...

Are you still able to use Dining Credits for Eat to the Beat or does that cost more? Will I still be able to book meals at Epcot the nights this is going on? I am a little nervous now. Thanks.

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Jan 30, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

Dining credit information for Eat to the Beat has not yet been released (nor has the lineup/dates, and it's too early to book regular dining reservations just yet) but we've got our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 10, 2018 at 8:13 p.m. Christine E Says...

We did the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series Dining Package” and found it interesting no discounts were allowed in restaurant. (Tables in Wonderland or DVC)

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Nov 12, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine!

That is correct - typically, discounts are not allowed on dining packages.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2018 at 11:11 p.m. Maria Says...

How much is a ticket to Epcot?

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

Prices vary depending on when you want to visit and how long. Check out all of our options.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2018 at 10:33 p.m. Denise Says...

Has anyone been to FW on the last day? It’s the only day we can go (Monday) and we’re imagining the ends of recipes, kiosks broken down and the beginning of tearing everything down

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise!

OMG - no worries! Epcot keeps the festival TOTALLY up and running through the final day, just as good as it would be if you had visited in the middle of it. The only difference is that you might see some holiday decorations popping up as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2018 at 8:54 p.m. Tiffany Says...

Hi.

We plan on attending the festival on October 5. Should we start first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds and also can you purchase an all you can eat and drink pass? Thanks

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Oct 1, 2018 at 9:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany!

The marketplaces typically don't open until 11AM, but we do recommend arriving early! Unfortunately, there is not an all-you-can-eat pass.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2018 at 11:50 p.m. willow Says...

I would like to ask about The Epcot passport.

How we can get The Epcot passport inside the Epcot.

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Sep 23, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. Kristina Hogue Says...

They have them everywhere! When you walk into Epcot, there are stands with maps of the park in many different languages, usually the passports are right there. No worries, you will see them all around, I promise. Have fun!!

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Sep 19, 2018 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Willow!

You can grab a passport wherever you find brochures in the park :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. Laura Says...

What time does the Eat to the Beat Concert series start each night?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

On every evening of the festival, a classic American band or artist takes the stage at the America Gardens Theater at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2018 at 3:21 a.m. T Says...

Hi,

Heading the 1st week in October. Will it be so crowded that the restaurants will be full we will need dining reservations. Or will most people head to Food and Wine. I am interested in the restaurants at Epcot.

Also how crazy busy will it be that week we were planing to eat there during the evenings Oct 1-5?

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds that week. It shouldn't be too crazy busy! Be sure to make reservations at any sit-down restaurants. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 12:25 p.m. John W Says...

We are heading to Orlando WDW for Xmas this year. It's great to have Undercover tourist as our start point for tickets and hotel!

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Aug 6, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. Wendy Says...

We are attending F&W and are on the DDP. Can we use a quick service meal entitlement for tasting portions and an alcoholic beverage (now that the dining plan includes alcoholic beverages), or only snack credits for the tasting portions (and purchase alcoholic beverages separately)? Thanks.

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Aug 14, 2018 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy!

We can't confidently answer your question quite yet, as this is the first year of the festival for which this will be applicable. We'll be sure to ask when we attend the first day! Keep an eye on this post for answers.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2018 at 4:44 a.m. Emily Says...

Hi! I made a rookie mistake and planned a disney vacation over labor day weekend so I could go to the food and wine festival for the first time. After looking at all the horror stories of going opening weekend or on a weekend in general, I am reconsidering.. We only had plans to go to food and wine on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, but I may just cancel our trip altogether and plan for a time where we can go on a less busy time period. If you could give an opinion on whether to cancel or not please do! If you don't think we should cancel and could give advice on the best time of day to go, that would be great. I wouldn't mind the crowds as much, but the people I am going with I know will not be happy.

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Jul 9, 2018 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily!

Uh oh! To us, even a busy trip to Disney World is still a blast. But we totally understand the struggle and pressure to make sure the people you are going with have fun too. If you're worried they will be bothered by the crowds, we definitely recommend rescheduling your trip since Labor Day and the beginning of Food & Wine will bring in lots of guests. We would hate for you to not enjoy your trip because you have secondhand stress! You can check out our Crowd Calendar for the best times to visit, and feel free to reach back out if you have any other questions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2018 at 5:32 p.m. Carol Says...

First time to F&W this Oct with our group of 5; we have only one day which is a Sun so I know it will be crowded; I am hoping to do a few rides in the morning; F&W for lunch; more rides; then walking around to see how the crowds are and if we want anything else to eat; I am thinking of doing a sit down dinner at Epcot due to the crowds I am thinking will be there at dinner; is this wise? And I saw that white tray above in the pictures? Are those offered any where at the Festival? Thank you!

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Jul 3, 2018 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol!

This sounds like the perfect plan to us. Our best advice would be to dine at "off" times. For example - an early lunch around 11 a.m. and an early dinner around 4 p.m. (with extra snacking at the Food & Wine booths later on, of course!) would be the best approach. The white tray was included with a sampler dish we purchased last year. Yum!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2018 at 5:43 p.m. Shannon Says...

Hi,

I'm doing Disney World this fall and it's falling in the middle of the food & wine festival... Sad thing is I don't drink and am currently seeing little interest in the festival. Is it possible for me to stick to a "regular" Epcot touring plan and not focus on the festival without it impending the fun? We're only in the park until about 6pm and I want to see as much as possible...

Thanks!

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Apr 18, 2018 at 10:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

OMG - don't worry! The festivals don't interfere with the standard Epcot experience at all. You can definitely stick with a "regular" Epcot touring plan and enjoy your day! Much of the crowds will be drawn towards the Food & Wine exclusives, leaving the rest of the park as your oyster!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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