We never turn down an opportunity to visit Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and one of our favorite Epcot activities is checking out the new eats. 😉 Refreshment Port, located on the path between World Showcase and Future World, is a convenient spot to grab a quick bite.
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!
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!
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!
One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there is always something new to experience — even if you’ve been hundreds of times. Here we’ve gathered 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World — so let’s all go try something new!
1. Experience the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat
This moving Magic Kingdom experience requires no Fastpass+ — just a desire to participate in a formal flag lowering ceremony held at the Magic Kingdom flagpole in front of the Walt Disney Railroad Station. The ceremony includes fanfare by trumpets, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner accompanied by the philharmonic.
After the lowering and folding of the flag, a guest veteran is handed the flag and a short procession up Main Street, U.S.A., is accompanied by a medley of U.S. military songs. This event takes place daily, so check with Guest Services or the Times Guide to find out when to watch!
2. Drink up — for free!
Not that we need any excuse to dig into our favorite donuts (at the Disney Parks and in the real world!), but today is National Donut Day, so we’re basically obligated to eat as many donuts as possible.
But let us take a moment to wipe the glaze from our chins so we can bring you some of the coolest, tastiest donuts at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort! Grab a napkin, folks!
1. Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor’s Donut Sundae in Magic Kingdom
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!
If you want to maximize your fun — and your funds — you’ll want to do some advance planning.
The World of Disney food is a complex and ever-changing one, and that makes keeping track of it all darn near impossible. That’s why you have us. 😉 Here we will unravel 21 of the most prolific Myths About Walt Disney World food!
1. The kids’ menu is only for kids.
Y’all, if your vacation is packed full of Advance Dining Reservations and tasty quick service joints, you’ll want to know that this myth doesn’t hold water. Anyone can order from the kids’ menu — and if you or your traveling companions have eyes that are bigger than your stomachs, the kids’ menu might be just right for you! Often you can find similar offerings, both common (like chicken nuggets at Columbia Harbour House) and not so common (like sustainable fish bowls at Satu’li Canteen).
Whether you’re looking to save stomach space, hate wasting food, or want to save a little money, don’t neglect the kids’ menu!
2. Only sit-down restaurants are high quality.
Snacking around Epcot is one of our favorite things to do here at the DFB! And today we’re super excited to share the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks e-book!
To celebrate the launch of the fully-updated 2018-19 edition of the DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks we’re offering a 25% off discount with the promo code Epcot18.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort tend to jump on particular food trends and…never let go. Right now, it’s all about the Push Pop.
The craze started slowly back in 2015 during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival when France introduced the Peach Iced Tea ice pop.
Then France served the Ice Pop Pomme (an apple flavored alcoholic ice pop!) at that year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival.