2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Festival Center Tour and Festival Merchandise

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is officially underway!


We spent the better part of last week taking a look at all there is going on this year, and shared with you our Best of the Fest so far. And we aren’t finished yet!

We’ll be sharing our reviews of Marketplace Booths as well as impressions of some of the Special Events taking place throughout the Festival.

And speaking of special events, many of them take place in Festival Center, which serves as the headquarters for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. But there’s more to the space than just stages for Culinary Demos and Beverage Seminars.

We are eager to share with you all that the Festival Center offers this year. Let’s head in and take a tour of the space. Along the way, I’ll also share with you some merchandise we spotted for 2016.

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Center

You’ll find the Festival Center located to the left as you enter Epcot and pass beneath Spaceship Earth. Head toward the old Wonders of Life Pavilion in Future World East, and you’ll be going in the right direction.



Enter and head left or right down the easily accessible ramp, and you’ll come to the Information Desk. This is your first stop if you have questions, but it’s also where you’ll pick up tickets for events taking place in Festival Center. These include Culinary Demos, Beverage Seminars, and several other special events. [Read more…]

Fun Find: Food Christmas Ornaments in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

I could spend hours wandering around Germany’s Christmas Shop just staring at the gorgeous and delicate glass ornaments there. But my favorites are always the food-themed ones (natch!), and I found a few new ones for you this year!

Tree -- Germany Christmas Shop

Located just beyond Karamell-Küche, this spot is full-on Christmas 365 days a year. We’ve highlighted a few food ornaments at this shop before, and I can’t wait to show you some awesome new additions for your German Food Tree (which I totally know you have).

To round out your collection, how about a bottle of glühwein, a foamy mug of beer, or an elegant beer glass? And seriously…have you ever seen a bratwurst on a Christmas tree? If you’ve been dreaming of the day, it’s here, my friends.

Glühwein, Beer Mug, Beer Glass, and Bratwurst Ornaments

This little teddy bear has a soft pretzel as big as his head.

As it should be.

Bear with Pretzel

I’m not sure what the message of this silver stein emblazoned with a red heart is. “I heart beer?” Sounds legit.

Whatever it means, the foamy [Read more…]

Disney Gift Guide: Save an Additional 15% on Fun Disney Food Gifts!

Ho Ho Ho, everyone! Do you have all of your Christmas shopping finished yet? What about your decorating?

If the answer is NO, I have some great news. We bumped our regular Friday gift guide to Monday this week because The Disney Store online is having a terrific sale, TODAY ONLY! You’ll receive 15% off your total order — store-wide — plus free shipping on $75 or more with promo code MAGICAL.

So, to celebrate saving money, we’ve put together some fun Disney food finds for your favorite friends! (Remember, the discount is store-wide, so these are just our suggestions. ;-D)

Delicious Disney Cookbook

When your attention turns away from decking the halls and back to the kitchen, we have a few gifts that will be perfect for your favorite Disney food fan who’d like to bring the magic home.

For the gourmet, check out Delicious Disney Cookbook. Perfect for your friend who likes to try their hand at the yummy restaurant recipes found throughout Disney.

Delicious Disney Cookbook

Personalizable Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel

If you’re looking for something that friends can use year-round, check out the Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel. And it’s personalizable — perfect for the friends who just moved into that new house, or just got married!

Red Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel -- Personalizable -- Available in Red

Light Up Disney Village “Mickey’s Ice Cream Shop” by Dept. 56

Here’s a fun, unique Disney touch for your coffee table or under the tree. Check out this Light Up Disney Village “Mickey’s Ice Cream Shop” by Dept. 56. A perfect addition to your holiday village.

Light Up Disney Village "Mickey's Ice Cream Shop" by Dept. 56

Vinylmation Jingle Smells 2 Series Ornaments

Some serious cute — and cool! That’s what I think of the [Read more…]