Welcome back to another update from EPCOT! There never seems to be a dull moment in this park these days, with a TON of new and exciting offerings just around the corner, including Harmonious, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and (finally!) Space 220!
The big update from EPCOT today has to do with several new booths opening up at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival! That’s right, the number of booths available just expanded considerably over the last few days, and we’re going to cover all of it right now!
EPCOT Food Updates
Since we last reported on the latest happenings at EPCOT, the Food and Wine Festival opened several new booths! While the festival has been going on for about a month now, a whole lineup of booths were scheduled to open until October 1st.
We were thrilled to see most of those booths have opened EARLY! These include the brand-new Lobster Landing booth.
If you’re a fan of lobster, we think you’ll love this new addition to the Food and Wine Festival. It’s clearly the star ingredient in all of the dishes, and we found them all to be delicious (especially the Baked Lobster Dip)!
Another new booth this year that opened early is Mac and Eats! This booth includes FOUR different mac and cheese dishes, which truly makes our foodie hearts sing!
Thankfully this booth was a big hit for us, from the cheesy and creamy macaroni to the delicious toppings on all of the dishes! Definitely give it a try on your next visit to EPCOT.
We also saw some of our favorite booths return to Food and Wine this year, including Spain!
While the booth wasn’t a massive standout to us compared to other booths at the Food and Wine festival, we still enjoyed its menu, including their Charcuterie in a cup as well as their Spanish-style Paella.
Another returning favorite that we got to visit this week is The Alps. This is where you’ll find our beloved Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese, along with other tasty food and drink items (but really you’re here for the cheese).
We highly recommend The Alps booth every year, and this year is no exception! Grab a serving of that Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese!
We also got to check out the India booth on a recent visit to EPCOT!
A standout dish to us was their Warm Bread Service! It’s like a miniature version of the Indian-Style Bread Service you can get over at Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. We love that there’s a way you can get a small taste of this item without leaving a theme park!
We also stopped by a “new” booth, Kenya! While the booth itself is technically new, its menu features returning Food and Wine dishes.
Kenya is a solid destination if you’re looking for unique, bold flavors. The Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap was the standout for us!
We also checked out an oldie but a goodie, Ireland! This returning booth features some Food and Wine classics, including the Fisherman’s Seafood Pie, Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake, and the Guinness Baileys Shake.
We were very glad to see this Food and Wine staple finally open this year; check it out on your next visit to EPCOT!
Our final big update from the Food and Wine Festival comes from the Brew-Wing booth! This booth has been open since the start of the festival, but on a recent visit we spotted three new beers on the menu!
The three new beers are the Good Monster Double IPA, the Tropical Bay IPA, and the PastryArchy Root Beer Float Imperial Brown Ale. Give them a try next time you stop by Brew-Wing!
You can also order these two flavors individually in a cup or a cone. We love seeing new Dole Whip flavor combinations arrive in the parks and resorts!
Click here to read our full review of the Watermelon and Pineapple Dole Whip Swirl at Refreshment Outpost.
EPCOT Construction Updates
We have a quick update to share as we wait for the new Creations Shop to open in Future World! This store will replace Mouse Gear as your go-to destination for all things Disney World merchandise.
Painting has been taking place on the exterior of the shop location, and it seems to be coming along well!
Creations Shop is currently scheduled to open this summer, so stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
We also have a few merchandise updates to bring to you today from EPCOT! Our first stop is Mouse Gear, where we spotted a new tropical-themed bucket hat!
These bucket hats are all the rage right now, and you’ll find a few different styles and colors of these around Disney World. This particular hat is available for $29.99.
We also found a new Food and Wine Festival magnet at Mouse Gear!
That’ll do it for our latest update from EPCOT! Be sure to follow along as we bring you more updates and news from the parks and resorts, especially as Disney World gears up to kick off its 50th Anniversary Celebration! A lot of exciting new offerings are in the works, so stick around to be up-to-date on the newest rides, restaurants, hotels and more!
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Have you visited the Food and Wine Festival yet this year? Let us know what your favorite dish was in the comments!