Disney Food News This Week: June 17, 2018

Happy weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!

Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake

Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake

Pixar Fest is ON at Disneyland Resort! This fun festival runs through September 3! Click here to get a checklist for ALL the food at Pixar Fest and see our review!

Booking is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Find out EVERYTHING you need to know about the festival on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival pages!

And it’s time to get the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 e-book! Save 25% now with code wdw2018!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

New DFB Video: The BEST Things that Happened in Disney World Last Week!

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What Events To Book at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival – DFB’s Recommendations!

If you’re making plans to attend the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, tomorrow is a BIG day! That’s when general public bookings begin for Seminars, Demonstrations, Eat to the Beat Dining Packages, and Special Events!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Food and Wine Festival – running from August 30 through November 12, 2018 – features delicious eats and sips at the Marketplace Booths in addition to incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and more! And booking the right Seminar, Demonstration, or Special Event is a big decision to make — which is why we’re going to share a few recommendations to help you plan!

Click Here to Check Out ALL the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Details!

Special Events at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The Special Events at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival can be some of the most memorable of your Festival experience…and the most expensive! So it’s important to choose something you’ll really enjoy! These are a few of our must-do Special Events!

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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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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Early Booking Date Confirmed For Select Groups!

We’re in high-planning mode for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! And a big part of that process is picking and planning for the Festival’s Special Events and Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations.

Party for the Senses

Party for the Senses

Booking for Special Events and Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations opens up to the general public on June 14, 2018. But certain affinity groups will have early access to booking! [Read more…]

BREAKING!!! 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival NEW Events, Eats, Booking Dates, and More!

IT’S TIME to make some serious Food and Wine plans, my friends… because we have a TON of information about the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Running from August 30 – November 12, 2018, the Food and Wine Festival features incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and delicious Marketplace Food Booths, and so much more! Let’s check out what’s happening NEW in 2018… including a new Character Dance Party, a Mimosa Bar, new dishes at the Food Booths and more!!

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4 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Budget Tips You Need to Know BEFORE The Festival!

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival 2018 kicks off on August 30 and runs through November 12! That’s 75 days of demos, drinks, and delicious eats! And you know the DFB: we’re on pins and needles waiting for food booth info — and menus, menus, menus!

Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich

Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich

If you want to maximize your fun — and your funds — you’ll want to do some advance planning.

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2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule Announced

We are so excited to share BIG news with you today! We have more information about the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which takes place August 30-November 12, 2018!

Click HERE for All Details on the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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Today, the full Eat to the Beat Concert line-up is here!!! There are lots of exciting returning acts. We’re marking our calendar to catch Hanson, Sugar Ray, and Tiffany in person. But we always look forward to learning about new acts as well! This year, Sheila E, 98 Degrees, Glass Tiger, and more bring new life to the party!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-Up

A lot of of favorite acts from year’s past are returning to this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival, but there are few new acts joining the lineup!

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DFB Video: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101!

Hey, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today… it’s time for Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101, my friends!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

You may be surprised about all there is to know about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! It’s much more than the Food Booths scattered all around the park providing extra food and drink options for Epcot guests (though we love those, too!). If you’ve never been to the Food and Wine Festival (or even if you have!) you may not know about all the extra Epcot happenings from Special Events to Culinary and Beverage Seminars and Demonstrations, to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and much, MUCH more! So join us in our first in a series of videos all about our favorite event of the year: the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! [Read more…]

2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Early Registration for Annual Passholders and DVC Members

We have some more news about registration for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, which takes place November 1-4 during the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Earlier this week we shared that the registration for this Fall’s 2018 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon had been delayed. But then two days later, runDisney announced that registration for the General Public opens Tuesday, March 20 at 12PM ET.

And now we have some details about Early Registration for affinity groups including Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders! [Read more…]