We’re headed in to the “soft opening” of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival today, and we’re gathering some v. cool news that we want to share with our readers!
Stay tuned the rest of this week for fun news and live updates as well as updated food pictures from the World Showcase Marketplace Booths!
And speaking of those Booths, there are a few updates that we have to share with you that are NEW for 2014. Let’s start with beer…
Craft Beer “Booth” Moves Into Odyssey Center
Remember, like, two years ago when Disney said they were going to do a “lounge” in the Odyssey Center during the Food and Wine Festival…and it never happened? Well, this may be the year!
The Odyssey Center is typically only open for private events, but we’ve seen it used as an event space during past Festivals. This year, they’ve moved the entire Craft Beer booth into the massive space!
We’ll have more details (and inside photos) for you soon, but in the meantime, plan to stop at this “booth” for a little A/C and some brew before continuing on your way around the “World!”
In case you’re new to Epcot, you’ll find this location between Future World and the Mexico Pavilion. (You can see Test Track and Mexico in the background in this photo.)
In addition to a new locale, the booth adds food this year as well! Check out the new menu here.
Updated Puerto Rico and Brazil Marketplace Booths
The Puerto Rico booth has a new design — it’s two stories tall! In fact, it has a whole new “area” to call its own! Here’s the entrance arch.
Everything was still behind scrims as of yesterday, but here’s a glimpse at the new booth!
The new structure is in the middle of an immersive space (similar to the beer garden area in Germany) showcasing tropical plants.
And for those of you who have experience with the old Belgium “beer garden” area from past festivals, that spot is now home to a hip and happening Brazil booth — complete with seating area. (Belgium is still here for this year’s festival, it’s just been moved to a “downgraded” spot.)
More to come! Stay tuned to our updated 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage for even more news and details!
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