Dates and Details for the 2018 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

We have some exciting news about upcoming Fall events at Walt Disney World!


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced the dates, menus, and seminars for the 9th Annual Food and Wine Classic. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018!

The Food and Wine Classic also coincides with the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And once again, the Food and Wine Classic will include both Seminars and The Causeway.

Want to know what else you can expect at the 2018 Food and Wine Classic? Here’s a run down!

The Causeway

The central attraction of the Classic is the more than 40 tasting stations featuring dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries on the Causeway. Check out the Menus page for an idea of what you can expect!

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

This year several new menu items are joining returning favorites including Dynamite Rock Shrimp, Late Season Zellwood Corn, Wasabi Foam, Matsutake & Japanese Eggplant, Crispy Lotus Root from bluezoo, and Shake & Bake Style Southern Fried Chicken, Black-Eyed Pea Puree, White Cheddar Fondue, Bacon Infused Roast Garlic Gravy from Picabu.

Carnival Corner, Chinatown, and The Pig & Poke

In addition to the Causeway Tasting Booths, the Food and Wine Classic offers three special food areas this year, Carnival Corner, Chinatown, and NEW for 2018, The Pig & Poke.

In Carnival Corner, guests can indulge in dressed up fair food! We’ve delighted in Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn, and Funnel Cakes in years past. We excited to see if these fun favorites return this year!

Funnel Cakes from Carnival Corner

Funnel Cakes from Carnival Corner

Chinatown joined the line up in 2016 and returns again this year, and the food is incredible.

Duck and Bao -- Up Close

Crispy Duck

I’ll be lining up for seconds of their Crispy Duck and Shanghai Dumplings this fall!

The Pig & Poke is a new Hawaiian Luau-themed area where guests can indulge in new menu items including Traditional Earth Baked Kalua Pork, “Tuna Poke,” and Shave Ice. We can’t wait to hear more details about this new area!

The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden, first introduced in 2014, makes its way back again this year. Look for lots and LOTS of craft beer and cider, both local and national.

Terrace Beer Garden Entrance

Terrace Beer Garden Entrance

In addition, the area offers guests tasty dishes, like Jager Schnitzel and new for 2018, a Berliner Doner Kabab featuring Split Roasted Strauss Farm Veal, Garlic & Parsley Yogurt Sauce, Red Cabbage and Onions, Buttered Warm Flatbread.

Jager Schnitzel

Jager Schnitzel

The Beer Garden is offered as an add-on to your Causeway Ticket for an additional cost.


Seminars offer an immersive educational opportunity as participants delve deeper into the crafting of beverages, food and beverage pairing, and cooking demos.

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

This year, there will be 10 seminars offered — including two returning favorites that were new in 2017, “Riesling: So Sweet and So Dry” and the “Grand Tasting Experience.” Check out our Seminars page for details and pricing.

Sunday Bubbles Brunch

Also returning in 2018 will be the Sunday Bubbles Brunch. The event, which will once more take place at Il Mulino New York Trattoria, will be held on Sunday, October 28.

Il Mulino

Il Mulino

We’ll share the updated menu soon!

Check out our review of the 2017 WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!

Tickets and More

Tickets for one night of the Causeway only are $127 per person. One night of the Causeway plus Beer Garden is $155 per person.

A La Carte ticket booklets containing 25 tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $50. These tickets are perfect for those with a lighter appetite or for underage guests. Offerings range from two to six tickets per item.

To book Seminar tickets or purchase Causeway Tickets, visit the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic website.

To book a package, including hotel stay and tickets to Food and Wine Classic offerings, contact the Swan and Dolphin at 888-828-8850.

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