The Countdown is ON!
We’re officially just 30 days away from the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival at Disney World — it runs July 14th through November 19th, 2022. Here at DFB, we’re BIG fans of this festival — and we love going every year and trying everything to bring you reviews, hidden gems, and more!
Whether you make an annual trip to try the new eats or you’re planning your first visit, today we’re sharing a few of our BEST Food & Wine Festival Tips!
1. Grab a gift card to stay on budget.
If you’re like us, you’ll want to try everything when you visit the Food & Wine Festival, and it becomes very easy to spend more than you meant to! You can have a GREAT time whether you can just taste a few things or you have a sky’s-the-limit budget, though.
An easy way to keep track of your spending is to put your budgeted amount on a Disney Gift Card at the beginning of the day. Disney World even stocks gift cards on wrist bands just for this purpose!
2. Get your “must-haves” early in the day.
While we want to try all kinds of festival food and drink, there are always a couple of items that are at the TOP of our priority list.
While the Food & Wine Festival booths are usually open until park close, things DO sell out for the day. And with supply chain issues still plaguing Disney World, we expect that sell-outs could happen more frequently than in previous years. So be sure to try your top items early in the day to minimize the risk of missing them altogether.
3. Don’t make dining reservations.
We know, we know. We are frequently telling you to plan ahead and make dining reservations as soon as you possibly can. And EPCOT is such a great park for foodies — with SO MANY great table-service restaurants.
BUT, your festival touring day is just not a day that we suggest you plan for a big meal. Forgoing a dining reservation will leave you with more time, more money — and more room in your stomach — to sample the festival goodies you can’t get every day of the year.
4. Let us help you plan.
With 31 booths and additional locations serving hundreds of interesting tastes and sips, it can be hard to make an attack plan. The DFB team has been attending every EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival for years, to bring you the best advice and most complete information out there for planning your trip!
Our DFB Guide to the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is available RIGHT NOW for pre-order, and we’re giving DFB readers a copy of the 2021 guide FREE for immediate download with your order!
Planning ahead is the BEST strategy for getting the most out of your time and money at this event. This guide contains photos of EVERY menu item at the festival, along with a full schedule of the special events and demonstrations that take place!
We love what we do, and you’re why we do it, so we’re also offering you a DFB Reader discount today! Use discount code CHEFS to save 20% off the cover price of the guide!
Don’t forget to make a park pass reservation for the day(s) you plan to go to the festival, and keep following DFB for more 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival news!
Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!
What is your favorite EPCOT festival? Tell us in the comments!