The Festival Center, headquarters for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is officially open!
Here are some of the fun souvenirs that you can take home to remember the 2012 Festival long after you’ve sipped and sampled your way around the World!
What are you planning on taking home?
Festival T-Shirts and Wearables
As always, the Festival is offering LOTS of different t-shirts in different styles for men and women. One of the coolest 2012 adds is the “Brews Around the World” line, which features this awesome t-shirt, sweatshirt, glasses, and a bottle opener. (We’ll show you the glasses in just a bit!)
I love the color of this women’s shirt!
And it’s about time we have a “Mission Around the World” shirt, right? And now we have pics of front AND back!
Cups and Plates
Light up glasses mean you never have to say goodbye to that Glowtini!
You can also get an Epcot 30th Anniversary light-up glass at some of the World Showcase Booths around the park!
The souvenir stein at the booths is sporting a new logo this year.
This handy and super cute acrylic tasting plate means that you never have to worry about finding a table!
There are also nice small plates and glassware to take home. Throw your own Food and Wine Festival! Why not?
Stemless wine glasses are a great way to remember the fun — and a chic statement for serving wine or even cocktails.
And here are the Brews Around the World glasses we mentioned before! I have a feeling that a few of these will be going home with me.
These small plates and dip server are pretty cute and would be handy for a tapas party, I’m thinking.
If you aren’t a big t-shirt or glassware fan, this tote is a great way to remember the Festival – and will come in handy for toting all that bread, wine, and cheese around!
Always a very quick sellout are the bags that Epcot has made from the previous year’s banners! These are such a cool souvenir, and a great way to recycle the artwork from the year before. So far, we’ve spied two styles. This messenger bag features a giant lobster front and center!
There’s also a cute makeup bag available again this year as well.
This year’s signature print is available as a clock, on coasters, or framed.
Vinylmation collectors, take note! Here is the limited edition (2,500!) Festival vinylmation, featuring Lady and the Tramp’s Tony!
And of course, everyone’s favorite bear, Chef Duffy, is dressed for the occasion! This little guy proved very popular in 2011 – only the cookbook outsold him!
And if you want a convenient and hip way to pay for your purchases (cash is such a pain at those kiosks), consider loading this handy little gift card with your Festival budget.
Introduced in 2010, these little cards – complete with wristbands – are seriously convenient.
I’ll be updating our merch list this week as we check out more items in the Festival Center and around the park!
So what are you going to buy at the festival?