Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events UPDATE! What’s Back and What’s NOT RETURNING!

Today’s the big day: early booking for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival opened at 9AM this morning for Disney Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland Members, and residents of Golden Oak. And for the rest of us, it’s the first look we are getting at what’s on — and what’s OFF — for the 2018 Festival.

Click here to visit our Festival Main Page, where we’ve gathered everything under the sun to help you plan your 2018 visit to Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

Most of this information still isn’t available on DisneyWorld.com, and it’s taken lots of time on hold and some virtual digging to gather it. But we’re saving you the trouble!

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What You Need to Know BEFORE You Book Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events!

REAL TIME UPDATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018, 2:38PM ET:
Booking is currently open for annual passholders, DVC members, Golden Oak residents, and Tables in Wonderland members.
Annual Passholder hotline: 407-560-7277
DVC Member Services: 800-800-9800
Regular Booking Number: 407-WDW-FEST
This morning, guests have been able to book Party for the Senses; French events (Parisian Breakfast, Parisian Afternoon, Family Traditions); Italian Regional Lunch; Food and Wine Pairings in Japan and Morocco; Hibachi experience in Japan; and low-cost seminars and demos.
Discounts are available for low-cost events Mon-Thurs for affinity groups.
Confirmed that all events outside of Epcot are not returning, including Trader Sam’s Behind the Scenes and Grand Floridian Brunch with a Twist, all culinary adventures in signature dining — events at places like Flying Fish, Victoria and Albert’s, etc.
Other events NOT returning: Japanese craft beer tasting, Morocco Food and Wine Pairing (Mediterranean food and wine pairing IS returning).
DVC and Passholder wait times are now down to under 5 minutes.
SEE ALL SPECIAL EVENTS HERE being updated in real time
SEE ALL LOW-COST EVENTS HERE being updated in real time
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Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival kicks off on August 30, 2018, and will tantalize taste buds until November 12! That’s 75 days of food, drink, and special events and experiences that, frankly, we don’t want to miss.
2017 Epcot Food and Wine

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

Booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival events opens on June 14th at 7AM for the general public, and on June 12th at 9AM for select affinity groups like DVC members, Annual Passholders, and Tables in Wonderland members; and that means it’s TIME TO PLAN TODAY!

If you want to make the most of your visit to this uber-popular festival, you can’t wait until you step foot into the park to sort it all out. Last year’s festival had 35 food booths and more demonstrations, seminars, and special events than ever before, and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger!

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Review: Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake at Oasis Canteen in Walt Disney World

Oasis Canteen is an Indiana Jones-style snack spot where guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can pick up funnel cakes, cold drinks, and floats. We love the design of the kiosk, with its industrial details and aged signs.

Oasis Canteen

Oasis Canteen

And right now, there’s a totally indulgent funnel cake on the menu that you’re definitely gonna want to add to your how-much-sugar-can-I-eat-on-vacation list (we’re not the only ones with one of those, right?): Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake!

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Two Great Ways to Skip the Lines at Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land is opening this month, and we are totally freaking out! With two new rides — Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers — and a new quick service joint — Woody’s Lunch Box — plus tons of playful, larger-than-life toys and character meets, our heads are spinning! (Good thing we’ve gathered everything there is to know before Toy Story Land opens here!)

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

Toy Story Land Concept ©Disney

But as with any new addition to Walt Disney World, crowds during the opening days (and months!) of Toy Story Land are sure to be massive. But there are some ways to beat the crowds in this brand new land, and it’s all about technology!

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Rainbow Treats at Walt Disney World

Every June, Walt Disney World gets even more colorful with rainbow gear and eats that celebrate peace, love, and Mickey Mouse during the unofficial “gay days” in Orlando. And this year is no exception! Here we’ve got some fun drinks, eats, and merchandise to color your days at Disney World!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

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News: Joffrey’s Disney Coffee to be Sold in Grocery Stores Nationwide!

If you’ve grown to love Joffrey’s Coffee at the Disney Parks, your morning coffee routine is about to get Disney-fied!

Mickey Mouse Joffrey's Coffee!

Mickey Mouse Joffrey’s Coffee!

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Review: Pineapple Churro at Disneyland Resort’s Castle Churro Cart

Disneyland Resort is the land of Mickey Mouse, princesses, and churros. Okay, maybe that’s not an official designation, but churros are a quintessential part of the Disneyland experience. With so many from which to choose (and even more available during Pixar Fest!), there’s a churro for everyone!

Our Disneyland correspondent, Heather (check her @DiningInDisney on Instagram!), is always up for a new churro, and she brings us the Pineapple Churro today! She picked this up from the churro cart in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Pineapple Churro

Pineapple Churro

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DFB Video: Best Disney DONUTS!

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing DONUTS!!!

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Donut Sundae

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Donut Sundae

Who doesn’t love a donut?! I know I do… but there used to be a time when there weren’t a ton of donuts to try in Disney World or Disneyland. But these days? That’s all changed (including some options you might not expect, like the Donut Sundae above)! So we’re showing you some of our favorite spots for donuts on both coasts! [Read more…]

Review: NEW Strawberry Beignets at Disneyland’s Mint Julep Bar!

It’s beignet time (all the time, but we digress)! You know we’re always on top of the seasonal, temporary flavors at Disneyland Resort’s Mint Julep Bar, and right now, it’s strawberry season!

Mint Julep Bar

Mint Julep Bar

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The NEW Western Dog at Refreshment Corner in Disneyland Resort!!

In case you were wondering, we are still making our way through the extensive, ever-evolving Pixar Fest food, and we’re still loving every minute of it.

Today we’re at Refreshment Corner — often referred to as Coke Corner (which we like because alliteration) — and we’re digging into a hot dog that’s got so much good stuff on it that we already want another.

Refreshment Corner -- a/k/a Coke Corner

Refreshment Corner — a/k/a Coke Corner

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