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!
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!!
It’s time to engage sight, sound, smell, and TASTE at the Party for the Senses!
Year after year, the Party for the Senses remains one of the most highly anticipated Special Events for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Boasting a huge variety of dishes created by Master Chefs and drinks along with live music and entertainment, the Party is a highlight of the season for many Festival guests.
We wait all year for the start of it. Yep — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is underway!
If you haven’t been, be sure to put the event on your Disney Bucket List. At this time of year, Epcot is transformed into a food lover’s paradise. With Festival Marketplace Booths throughout both Future World and World Showcase, the opportunity to Eat Your Way Around the World(s) is even more exciting!
But there are also some choices if you’d like to splurge a little. Party for the Senses draws big crowds every year, as do pairing events and signature dining options at restaurants throughout the resort.
It’s a lot to plan for! So we’d love to offer you advice on a few Dos and Don’ts for navigating the Epcot Food and Wine Festival like a pro. Consider these pointers as you make plans to attend this year’s event. [Read more…]
Update on Saturday, July 15: — We are LIVE again today for a second Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview Event, and we’re updating this post with even more NEW Food Photos! Photos include dishes from brand new booths as well as super exciting updates to old favorites, like Ireland. Scroll through to see the very latest!
We’re LIVE today from Walt Disney World with some new details for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Earlier this week, we shared the full list of Booths and Menus, Special Events, and Booking Dates.
Since then, we’ve been gathering additional information about early booking opportunities and just who can call when.
Today, Disney has filled in a few more of the gaps.
2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Details, and NEW Food Photos
Returning after a period away from the booth lineup, we welcome back Spain, India, Thailand, and The Cheese Studio. That means there are more booths than ever this year — 35 to mark the 35 years of Epcot.
But of course, this means that we have to say goodbye to a few to make room. Gone from the booth line-up in 2017 are the Desserts and Champagne, Poland, and South Korea booths.
As always, you can visit our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Index page for ALL the menus and links to individual booth pages showing food photos. We’ll be updating these pages throughout the festival with photos of every single food item!
But today, we’re sharing MENU and BOOTH Details as well as FOOD PHOTOS from both World Showcase and Future World booths! Start Your Planning NOW!
In previous years, Party for the Senses one of the festival’s biggest (and priciest) Special Events, brought together over-the-top food and drink, paired with up close and personal entertainment provided by Cirque de Soleil. But in 2016, that all changed, as the events became much more specifically themed and the slate of entertainment changed with each party.
Join us as we look back at one of the events from last year, which celebrated Disney Springs.
Party for the Senses: A Sense of Disney Springs
Have you ever been inside the cavernous World ShowPlace? What? You don’t even know what that is?
Well, that’s because it’s a special events pavilion that’s only opened up for big doings, such as holiday dinner buffets… and grand tasting events during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, like Party for the Senses. During the rest of the year, the venue, located between the Canada and UK Pavilions, is hidden behind a large set of wooden doors.
As you enter, the first room is normally sort of like a giant receiving hall. Go past this area, and that’s where the party really starts. [Read more…]
Early Booking Date Confirmed
And speaking of Special Events, it has been confirmed that Disney Vacation Club Members and Tables in Wonderland Members are eligible for early booking for this year’s Festival. While the general public can book all events July 20th at 7:00 am EST, DVC Members (as well as the previously confirmed Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholders, and, we believe, Golden Oak Residents) can book select Special Events such as Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It” Workshops and “Party for the Senses” starting at 9:00 am EST on July 18th.
Food and Wine Festival Discount and Perks
These affinity groups are also confirmed as eligible to receive a $2 discount for low-cost events on Mondays through Thursdays.
Additionally, DVC Members who are looking forward to the “Party for the Senses” may book from a block of 50 seats reserved specifically for Members for the September 23 and October 21 party dates!
After August 4th, remaining spaces will be available for both Members and guests. DVC Members who book from the reserved seating block will also receive a complimentary wine glass designed for the occasion.
We have a few updates for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which is running for a record 75 days this year from August 31 until November 13!
2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates
Disney starts releasing Food and Wine Festival information in small bites this time every year. And right now we have details on the NEW Marketplace Booths, Party for the Senses, new activities and dishes for kids, and special events! Read on for more! [Read more…]
Today, we have a big treat for you!
You know that we love to talk about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival here at DFB. It’s like the Super Bowl and Olympics and Christmas all rolled into one!
And while there’s tons to do and see and eat throughout the event, some of the most highly anticipated premium events are the Parties for the Senses. (See the review of our last time attending the event here.) In 2016, you can choose from parties held on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, and 29, featuring different themes. Read all about it on our Special Events Page! [Read more…]
The 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for September 25-November 16, 2015!
That’s more than seven full weeks to enjoy all that this incredible event has to offer. And there is so much to do and see!
I’ve often thought through the years that it would be great to stick around for the entire Food and Wine Festival and take in every special event, cooking demonstration, and Eat to the Beat Concert. But we both know that’s not gonna happen. Who has that kind of time, right?
Well, here’s the good news. Even if you’re short on time, you can still enjoy so much of what the festival has to offer by planning ahead.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at some of the Touring Strategies featured in the DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And don’t forget — when you pre-order the 2015 Guide, you’ll receive the 2014 immediately for free, so you can get started planning right away!
Today, we’ll get started by discussing how to make the most of the festival when you only have one day to enjoy it!
Get An Early Start
Even if you only have one day to spend at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, you can still make the most of your time. Plan to arrive early — a day where there are morning Extra Magic Hours would be ideal. And then head to the Festival Center when it opens at 9:00AM.
Here, you can browse the shops and pick up your free [Read more…]