Food for Thought: Should I go to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

It’s time to think about planning for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, and if you’re like a lot of Walt Disney World guests, you’re trying to decide if you want to brave the crowds in order to graze the grub. We get it: Food and Wine isn’t for everyone.

Here is some food for thought about Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival to help you decide if it’s right for you! 

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

2017 Epcot Food and Wine

1. Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival draws big crowds.

If you love swimming upstream (both ways) in a sea of human beings, we have good news! Food and Wine draws huge crowds to Epcot’s World Showcase (in particular) and the rest of the park. This can create an energetic and festive atmosphere that’s tailor made for those who thrive on being around other like-minded foodies and celebrants.

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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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What’s New in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World: May 7, 2018

There’s always something new happening in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, and this week is no exception! We’ve got menu changes, new merchandise, construction updates, and extras! Join us to see What’s New!

West Side

West Side

Disney Springs New Menus & Eats

Coca-Cola’s Rooftop Bar is serving up sweet treats, including Coca-Cola Cake and Coca-Cola Brownies! Yes, we will embrace the Treat Yourself mantra!
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What’s New in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?: April 10, 2018

Welcome to the worlds of Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Fantasy — Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! We’re bringing you What’s New in the ol’ MK — from Spring Break week, y’all!

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

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News! FULL 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Booths Announced!

Hooray! We’re happy to share the great news that the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus are now available!

See the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Start Planning!

As always, we have individual pages created for every single booth, including the menu and food photos of repeat items and even some brand new dishes!

Head over to our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page to see the full booth menus!

In the meantime, I’d love to share with you some of the brand new menu items at this year’s festival…

Some new additions to this year’s booths are:

The South Korea Marketplace brings another great option with a really fun addition, the Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce.

Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi

Brand new desserts at the Desserts & Champagne Booth include a Chocolate Orange Cupcake, Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake, and [Read more…]

Grand Launch: Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the Grand Launch of the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book! And to celebrate, we’re offering a $2 discount this week only! Use code EPCOT at check-out!

Based on reader requests, we’ve created a detailed snack guide to help you find the best eats (and treats!) in Walt Disney World’s Epcot. You’ll see some of your old favorites as well as some snacks that you might have missed. We’ve kept most of the snacks in the $1-5 range, but there are a few big spenders in there. (Yep, that turkey leg is gonna cost you!)

The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is the fourth in our Disney Food Blog mini-guide series, created to supplement our massive Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book. Here you’ll find in-depth information, photos, and reviews about classic and new-to-you Epcot snacks — in great detail!

Why Epcot snacks? Because you said so! :-) With the enthusiastic response to our DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book and the outpouring of emails asking for an Epcot version, we figured this would be the perfect next step. It’s no secret that some of our favorite snacks are in Epcot!

How Do I Get One?

There is absolutely no waiting to satisfy your snack cravings! This mini-guide is an instantly downloadable PDF guide with over 180 pages of information and advice on over 150 delicious snacks that you can savor in Disney World’s Epcot. Download your copy right now, and start planning!

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Snacks in Epcot!

This mini-guide is guaranteed to help you better plan your snacks and treats in Epcot, or your money back — we all know that treats in Epcot are just as important as a FastPass for Soarin!

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Special Disney Holiday Eats and Experiences Page on the DFB

Gingerbread Mickeys

Disney food-lovers have lots to be excited about during the holiday season at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

From life-size Gingerbread houses to Candy Cane Fudge, the parks and resorts celebrate with sweet treats and special dining experiences!

You may have noticed a new little holiday icon on our sidebar!

That links to a page where we’ll be compiling all of our Disney World and Disneyland Holiday information, so if there’s anything you need to know — check there!

For the third year in a row, we’re sharing the yummy offerings found only at the holidays, including some awesome reader suggestions for seasonal dining.

Boardwalk Gingerbread Display

We’re covering all the news about holiday-themed eats and we’ve already seen some fun and decorative treats this year. They almost look too pretty to eat! ;-)

The Gingerbread Displays are beginning to appear, too. All our favorites have returned at the Contemporary, Boardwalk Beach Club, and Grand Floridian resorts. We’ll tour them in the coming weeks!

In Disneyland, the annual Candy Cane frenzy has begun. Dates can be found here! Also, sign up now to work on your holiday construction skills. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen will be holding gingerbread house workshops!

From gift ideas to information on Holiday events, we’ll keep you up-to-date on our 2011 Holiday Dining Page.

What’s your favorite WDW or Disneyland holiday experience? Let us know in the comments section!

And if you’re in a Disney park or resort this holiday season and find something yummy, let us know and send over a pic!

Mid-Festival Sale on the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book!

The 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival has reached its midpoint and we’re celebrating with a sale for this week only!

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book is our helpful guide that gives you the tools you’ll need to navigate the flavors, feasts and fun offered at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! See an Orlando Sentinel review of the e-Book here!

And this week you’ll be able to purchase the book at 20% off — our deepest discount yet! Just use code MIDPOINT at the check-out screen. :-)

Plan Your Visit With Our Full Daily Schedule of Events

The first step in planning is to know what’s happening at the Festival during YOUR visit. We’ve organized the full schedule of events — for every single day of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival — in this new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide.

Use our full event schedule to review only the information you need to make your Food & Wine Festival visit as magical as possible.

Here’s a screen shot of the daily event schedule!

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With photos of World Showcase Booths and food, and menus for each booth, you’ll get to map out your touring strategy before you arrive!

Food and Wine Festival Customized Touring Strategies and Food Crawls

We have touring strategies to make the most out of your visit – whether you’ll be there for a day or a week! These include: [Read more…]

Disney Launches Food & Wine Festival App

Bring your smartphones to the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! There’s a new Food and Wine App! Just scan the QR code (looks like Spaceship Earth!) found on any of the booth menus at the festival.

2011 Caribbean Menu -- see the QR Code at the upper right

This app will give menus and prices for each booth, the videos we highlighted here, and recipes. Find out what events are being offered and if the event that interests you is still available or sold out. Look for concert schedules, food locations, and social media sharing tools.

QR code for Food and Wine App

Of course, we just have to mention that the Disney Food Blog is STILL your resource for World Showcase booth food photos — these are not yet available on the Disney app as far as we can tell! ;-) We’ve updated our individual booth pages with this year’s menu photos and pricing, too!

We’ll see you at the Festival!

Upcoming Disney World Menu Changes: Rose & Crown, Beaches & Cream, and Sanaa

We’ve had a couple of menu update reports from friends of the Food Blog over the past couple of days! Here’s what we’re finding out…

Rose & Crown Restaurant

A new lunch menu started September 14th at the Rose & Crown in Epcot’s United Kingdom.

New Rose and Crown Menu - click for larger version

Thanks to @scarlettashley1 for the breaking-news tweet!

Sanaa

Over at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village, Sanaa will update its menu slightly this Fall. Our source isn’t sure of all the new details, but Sanaa will likely add [Read more…]