News! D23’s Sip and Scream Event Returns to the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

We have some more exciting news about special events at the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Food and Wine Festival Updates 2016 Info Graphic

Today’s we have details on an exclusive event just for D23 Gold Members! The Sip & Scream event is returning to the Food and Wine Festival this year, combining Halloween fun with Festival food and more.

This year’s D23 Sip & Scream event takes place on October 5, and includes the opportunity to attend a morning or afternoon taping of ABC’s The Chew. The show’s co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Daphne Oz will share recipes and Festival surprises with the audience.

The Cast of The Chew at the 2015 Rockin' Burger Block Party

The Cast of The Chew at the 2015 Rockin’ Burger Block Party

Sip & Scream attendees will also get a $25 gift card to check out the eats and drinks at the Festival Marketplaces, including three dishes from The Chew Collective – Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese; Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce; and Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle!

The Chew Collective's Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese

The Chew Collective’s Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots, and Feta Cheese

But wait! There’s more! The Sip & Scream continues with an “exclusive presentation” in World Showcase AND reserved seating at that evening’s Eat to the Beat Concert at the America Gardens Theater.

Following the concert, the event culminates with a Halloween-themed dessert reception at Isle de France (an outdoor event space in Epcot’s World Showcase) where guests will enjoy spooky desserts and VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. And when the clock strikes midnight, guests can head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experience: A Midnight Soiree at the Tower of Terror! (Note that the Tower of Terror experience is an extra cost.)

Ready to Plan for Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

The DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order! This 250+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever.

2015 DFB F&W Guide Cover

Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!

Order your 2016 edition today and we’ll immediately send you the 2015 edition for FREE to get started on planning right away! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% off the cover price!

The D23 Sip & Scream costs $125 per person (plus a $5 processing fee). The event is open to D23 Gold Members and their families. Members can reserve a ticket for themselves and 1 family member. Tickets go on sale July 11 at 10 a.m. PT at the D23 website. Each Sip & Scream guest will receive a copy of The Chew cookbook, and a $25 Disney Gift Card.

The Tower of Terror Midnight Soiree is a separate D23 event and the cost is $245 per person (plus a $5 processing fee). That event includes a behind-the-scenes experience at the attraction followed by a midnight soiree featuring themed food and entertainment. Tickets for this event go on sale July 11 at 12 p.m. PT at the D23 website.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Index
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2016 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
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2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS
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How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Join the Disney Food Blog Newsletter to find out as soon as we do about more details! Booking begins July 21. Booking opens for Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, and Golden Oak residents July 19. Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and general admission for some special events will be bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com as well as by phone.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents will be eligible for a discount (per person, per event) for beverage seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. Discounts are by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Chase Disney Visa Cardholders may be able to book select special events, demos, and seminars early. A limited number of seats would be available for the TBD booking date.

Are you making plans to attend the D23 Sip and Scream at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Let us know in the comments!

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