News! 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events, Dates, and Prices; Booking Begins August 13th

Great news! We’ve got another few pieces of the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival puzzle! And we now know that booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events will begin on August 13th at 7am ET! Call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

The big news? French Regional Lunches are coming back this year…and Italian Regional Lunches are continuing! We’ll also see a few new additions to the festival special events docket.

Be sure to check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events page for ALL of the details on these options; and check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for all of the latest news and updates on this year’s festival.

New Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

Scotland, Land of Food And Drink (Sept. 28), $95 or $115
Spirits Confidential (Nov. 1), $80 or $95
Parisian Breakfast (Saturdays), $37
Hibachi Experience (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5), $120

We’ll have more details for you about these events on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Imported Beers at a Food and Wine Festival Special Event in Italy

Returning Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

“3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery (Oct. 4, 11 and 25), $55 or $90 (sweet seats) — See a review here!
Epcot Wine Schools (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 3), $135 per person
Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 25 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary)
Mixology Series: Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French (Saturdays), $65
Kitchen Memories (Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8), from $110-$170
Cheese Seminars (Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), $80 — see a review here!

Cheese at Food and Wine Festival Cheese Seminar


Party for the Senses (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2), $145, $180 or $285 — See a review here!
Food & Beverage Pairings (Tuesdays, Thursdays), $55 — See a review here!
Sweet Sundays (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10), $99
The Discovery of Chocolate (Oct. 13 and 27), $75
Italian Regional Lunches (date and price TBD)
French Regional Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!
Mexican Tequila Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!

There are plenty more where these came from! We’ll have more details for you about these events and MORE on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Grilled Scallop with Chile de Arbol Foam and Huitlacoche Mushroom at Food and Wine Festival Tequila Lunch Pairing

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations

Don’t forget about our pick BEST VALUE of the festival — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations!

Dates and times for these are usually the last pieces of information we get on the festival, but we do know that Culinary Demos ($14), Mixology Seminars ($15), and Beverage Seminars ($14) will again be offered at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for more information on our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page!

Chef Cat Cora at a 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstration

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News! The DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order!

The best part? By pre-ordering, you automatically get our 2012 Food and Wine Festival Guide for FREE, instantly! That means you can start planning NOW for your trip!

Use code prefoodwine at check-out for a $3 discount!

DFB Top Tips for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Event Booking

UPDATE: To book online, go to http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining/ and click the “dining event” button.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still scrambling to figure out what events I’d like to sign up for during the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Cheese seminar? Discovery of Chocolate? Wine School? Italian Regional Lunch?

But no matter what, I’ll have it all sorted out by 7am EST tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 14th, because that’s when booking opens for ALL guests to snag their chosen 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival events!

It’s easy to book: just call 407-WDW-FEST to book all events. Some events will be available for booking online at http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining/ — click the “dining event” button.

So here’s your reminder to get planning! And I wanted to share a few of my top tips for Food and Wine Festival Booking with you as well!

DFB Top Tips for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Event Booking

Get Started Early

A few minutes here or there might not matter in most things, but when it comes to booking Food and Wine Festival events, a few minutes can really make a difference.

Many of the most popular Food and Wine Festival Events sell out quickly — and by “quickly,” we mean in mere minutes — so the earlier you’re on the phone or on your computer, the better.

Additionally, wait times on the phone can be brutal if you call after 7AM, so try to dial right when that number flips on your digital clock.

Plan Ahead

There’s no better way to have a great time at one of the biggest Food and Wine Festivals in the world than to plan ahead. Know what’s happening when you’re there, and know what events are must-dos for you. We’ve got comprehensive event information on [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Discounts and Early Booking Date Announced

8/11 UPDATE: DVC Members have been added to the list of folks receiving the discount and early booking option.

We just heard the news that both Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to book 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival low-cost seminars and demonstrations taking place Monday-Thursday during the festival for a discounted rate.

More big news? Those same groups will be able to book those events four days earlier than other guests! Tables in Wonderland members and Annual Passholders are able to book on August 12th at 9am ET for ALL low-cost seminars and demonstrations during the festival. All other guests must wait until the August 16th booking date, when all events open for booking.

Announcement for Tables in Wonderland Members -- click for larger image

From the Disney World Annual Passholder Website:

* Mixology Seminars: A mixologist demonstrates the art of preparing trendy and classic cocktails, then serves you the final product. Cheers! At 6:00 p.m. daily. $10 per Passholder, tax included.

* Culinary Demonstrations: Celebrated chefs and beverage professionals offer helpful tips and tasty samples at these 45-minute culinary demonstrations. At 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. $9 for standard demonstrations and $11 for celebrity chef demonstrations. Cost is per Passholder, tax included.

* Wine/Beverage Seminars: Meet a featured winery principal or beverage expert, learn helpful tips and sample the selected wines/beverages. At 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. $8 for standard wine/beverage seminars and $10 prestigious wine seminars. Price is per Passholder, tax included.

To book, call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378. Remember, discounted prices listed above are only valid for pre-arrival bookings on Monday-Thursday events.

The only remaining info we need? What the seminars are. Here’s hoping we get that information soon!

For comprehensive information on the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, see our fully-updated index page!