Let’s talk about EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! It is my absolute favorite festival at EPCOT! This year’s festival runs through November 19 so there’s still time to plan your trip! Eat and drink your way around the world at 31 marketplaces throughout World Showcase. Save room because there will be so much you want to try!
The food and drinks are obviously the star of this show but there are so many other things to enjoy at the festival! Our family’s personal favorite is Remy’s “Ratatouille” Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt! EPCOT usually has some sort of scavenger hunt with every festival and this year’s features Remy hiding in World Showcase. Remy is a really good hider so don’t be afraid to ask Cast Members for a clue! For $9.99, you’ll receive a map with stickers and a souvenir cup of your choice (while supplies last). Pro tip – go ahead and pick up your prize when you pay for the map so you don’t have to go back later to get it. You can pick up your map and prize from Port of Entry, Creations Shop, or World Traveler at International Gateway.
Another favorite highlight is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series in American Gardens Theatre! This concert series is included in your admission ticket so feel free to take a seat and enjoy the music or come and go as you please! There are still 22 performers this season, my personal favorite being Hanson! I got to see them at the Eat to the Beat Series in 2013 and it was amazing – all my 90’s kid dreams came true! Concerts happen nightly at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. For a full list of who’s performing during your trip, click here!
Finally, my Pro Tip for the Festival is to pick up a Festival Disney Gift Card that you can conveniently wear on your wrist! They’re reloadable and make for easy checkout around the World Showcase! Also, if you swipe your debit/credit card too many times in the same location, your bank might think its fraud and turn your card off! Its always easier to just grab a Festival Gift Card!
Some of my favorites from the Festival this year!
Not Pictured Favorites:
-Kālua Pork Slider from Hawaii | 5
-“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Foley Mignon | 5 — truly one of the best food options at the festival!
-Belgian Waffle from Belgium | 5 for either option
-Cowboy Macaroni & Cheese from Mac & Eats | 5
Full Foodie Guide can be found here!