And, while we were strolling along to the different food booths at the festival, we spotted some BIG NEWS that we had to share with you!
The first Epcot Festival of 2019 has officially begun! Today kicks off the third annual Epcot Festival of the Arts!
Today through February 25, 2019, three artistic disciplines — Visual, Performance, and Culinary — will be celebrated in special art exhibits, participatory activities and photo ops for guests, complimentary seminars and extra-ticketed interactive workshops, and performances including the Disney on Broadway Concert Series.
Today, we’re focusing — naturally! — on the Culinary Arts! You can find these at Food Studios around the World Showcase, which, like the Marketplace Booths for the Food and Wine Festival, bring new tapas sized dishes and unique drinks to the park. Additional items are also added to permanent locations in Epcot.
And we’re trying them ALL to bring YOU the items you’ve got to try at the Epcot Festival of the Arts! You can see pictures of every item by visiting our Food Studios page. But right now? Check out our…
BEST OF THE FEST!!
Here are our favorite food and drinks from the day!
There’s so much going on in Epcot! They are getting ready for the Festival of the Arts to open next week, adding new rides, attractions, restaurants, and even more. This visit was jam-packed with updates!
Let’s dive into all of the updates and start in Future World at one of our first stops on every visit — Fountain View for Coffee and Cupcakes!
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is ON!
This annual Epcot Festival just kicked off today and runs through December 30, 2018. And in addition to over a dozen international food booths, guests will be entertained by Holiday Storytellers and the Candlelight Processional, which share cultural traditions for the holidays around the world.
Returning this year is Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree — a festive kid-friendly Scavenger Hunt similar to Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt from the Food and Wine Festival. Only for the holidays, we’re helping Chip & Dale collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree.
The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts SOON and we’re SO excited!
As part of our countdown we’re making a list of all the food and beverages that we MUST eat and drink at this year’s Festival and we’re adding items from today’s featured booths: the Festival Center Wine Shop, Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar, and Taste Track (which is usually a seasonal kiosk but is joining the Festival this year)!
These three booths are the NEW booths for this year’s Festival and we can’t wait to visit them!
is a fabulous opportunity to eat lots of great food and to drink lots of great drinks. And while we know we’ll be putting some of our returning favorites on our must-eat list — we also make a second list: New Stuff We Can’t Wait to Try! (Yeah, we’re all about lists here at DFB!)
And this is that list — including a few items we got the chance to sample recently!
Guinness Baileys Shake – Ireland
The new Guinness Bailey’s Shake from the Ireland booth got us all kinds of excited when we saw it on the menu! We were expecting a frozen, creamy drink with a powerful hit of Guinness and Baileys — and that’s just what we got when we tried it during a preview! PLUS it comes with the glass! We can’t wait to try it again!
The Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar is brand new this year, and the offerings sound incredible! Mimosas include varieties like the Tropical Mimosa and the Madras Mimosa (which we have tried!), and there’s a tasty-sounding, kid-friendly drink called Frozen Apple Pie!
But aside from those intriguing drinks, the Mimosa Bar is also serving up pastries like an Almond Croissant and a Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing! One of each, please! [Read more…]
We’re LIVE today from Walt Disney World with more details for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
In just a few weeks from now, the Festival kicks off. So before you’re feasting at the Fest, you can feast your eyes on NEW Food Photos that we have for several of the new dishes hitting the scene this year!
And don’t forget… you can see the full list of Food Booth and Menus so you can start putting together your Must-Eat list here!
PLUS we have a ton of new info on everything from where to learn to make Candy Sushi, to a Counter Service Eat to the Beat Dining Package, more information on the several new family-friendly offerings and much more!
The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival runs from August 30th through November 12th, and there’s lots to check out in the meantime.
Here we go!
2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival NEW Food Photos
Brazil: Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew
will be serving Moqueca this year!
This Brazilian Seafood Stew features scallops, shrimp, and white fish with coconut-lime sauce and steamed rice.
Ireland: Guinness Baileys Shake
We know a LOT of you are excited about this one: the new Guinness Baileys Shake! [Read more…]
What do you need after taking a speedy spin on everyone’s favorite design-your-own-vehicle attraction, Test Track? A snack, y’all! (FYI: Most questions can be answered with “a snack.”) And we’re thrilled to tell you that the Test Track-adjacent Taste Track beverage and snack kiosk is open — again — for business!