We never turn down an opportunity to visit Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and one of our favorite Epcot activities is checking out the new eats. Refreshment Port, located on the path between World Showcase and Future World, is a convenient spot to grab a quick bite.
Booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival events opens on June 14th at 7AM for the general public, and on June 12th at 9AM for select affinity groups like DVC members, Annual Passholders, and Tables in Wonderland members; and that means it’s TIME TO PLAN TODAY!
If you want to make the most of your visit to this uber-popular festival, you can’t wait until you step foot into the park to sort it all out. Last year’s festival had 35 food booths and more demonstrations, seminars, and special events than ever before, and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger!
But in the future, it will be home to three Table Service locations, as Disney has announced that a Signature Dining experience “inspired by the natural beauty of Japan” is on the way to the Pavilion!
Teppan Edo… it’s been a while, my friend!
Teppan Edo Restaurant
Too long, I might say. I tend to not visit Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion as often as other spots around Epcot’s World Showcase — not because I haven’t enjoyed it in the past (because I have). This is due to the fact that as Epcot’s resident hibachi grill, the menu and experience doesn’t tend to change very much. So from a reviewer’s perspective, there isn’t a hugely revised menu or anything to keep readers posted on.
But from a Disney fan perspective (and Epcot fan. And Japan Pavilion fan. And FOOD fan!), I was rather keen on making a new Advance Dining Reservation here. And when @DininginDisney and her family happened to be going, I was excited to tag along!
So, let’s see how this recent visit went!
Check-in for Teppan Edo is located just outside the steps leading up to the restaurant.
You’re traveling the World Showcase at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and you need some Tiramisu. Trust us, we know the feeling. Head on over to the Italy Pavilion, and pony up to the Via Napoli Donkey Cart.
Well, the start of a new week is always a bit challenging, but we’re back with another DFB Video today that we hope adds some fun to your day: it’s our Epcot CANDY Challenge!
I mean, THAT’S a challenge we can all get on board with, right? We’re taking you all around World Showcase AND Future World to show you selections of candy from all around the globe that you can include on YOUR Epcot Candy Challenge! And you never know… you may find a new favorite that you had never heard of before! So join us on a tour for LOTS of the sweet stuff in Epcot today (and grab a pen and paper… or your smartphone ) to prepare your list as you get ready to watch our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]
Here at the DFB, we love all things Disney dining. And that includes merchandise designed to make our dining a little more Disney — even at home!
So imagine our wonder when we discovered a line of Alice in Wonderland tea party dishware and accessories in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot.
If you’re going to be enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation this spring, you’ll definitely want to schedule some time to explore Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. Everyone from expert gardeners to those of us without green thumbs can appreciate the astounding botanical displays, but beyond the flowers and plants, there are so many other reasons to check out the Festival.
With 15 food booths (called Outdoor Kitchens at Flower and Garden) and numerous demonstrations, tours, and displays, Flower and Garden is a must-do. But like the larger Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, the Flower and Garden Festival can be a lot to take in. So your pals at the DFB have assembled some top tips to help you navigate this most beautiful of special events!
Click here to see Full Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus and Food Photos Of EVERY SINGLE FOOD ITEM AT THE BOOTHS!
Now to our TOP TIPS!