Experience the World at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival.

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Most people consider pumpkin spice lattes as the official start of fall but Disney lovers know that the Epcot International's Food and Wine festival is the true start. The festival runs August 29th – November 23rd which means you can also head to Magic Kingdom and enjoy “Not So Scary Mickey” or “Mickey's Very Christmas Party”.

How Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival Works?

Throughout World Showcase and Future World, food marketplaces are set up with various themes and represent a different region’s cuisine. The plates are small so that you can fully partake in each region. It's a casual experience that allows you to flow as you wish.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival marketplace. Merchandise, Book and Bottle signings.
Stop in Epcot's World Marketplace for Book and Bottle Signings

Do you need special tickets to attend the Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival?

Your theme park ticket to Epcot gets you into the food and wine festival however additional tickets are needed for specialty events and seminars.

Epcot Food and Wine festival map and passport with newly designed Epcot ears.
Grab your map, passport and Epcot Ears when you arrive

Can I use my Disney Dining Plan (DDP) at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival?

Purchasing a Disney Dining Plan prior to attending the festival is a great idea and perfect for your budget. You can redeem your snacks credits at the festival for food only. Grab a Festival Guide upon entering the parks, and check with each booth for Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit availability.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival guest visiting the Hawaii Marketplace #tasteepcot
Hawaii was a popular marketplace to visit.

How are the crowds during Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival?

The festival last 87 days and is spread out to make the best use of space. There will be times where you have to wait longer than expected but it's worth the wait. It tends to be more crowded at night and on the weekends but the good thing is you can use the time to learn more about the culture of the booth that you are visiting.

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It with Chef Jennifer Hill Booker is a seminar offered at Epcot's International Food and Wine festival. #TasteEpcot
Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It with Chef Jennifer Hill Booker

What else is there to do at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival?

You don't have to just eat and drink at the festival. There are also seminars, demonstrations, music and the theme park is open for exploring. Check out my favorites- Test Track and Soaring.

Epcot food and wine map with food allergy information. #tasteepcot
Epcot Food and Wine Map

How does Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival deal with food allergies?

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are very good at noting the many different food allergies that exist. The Festival has on-menu notations to help you find what works for you.

Epcot Forever is the new show that showcases  soaring fireworks inspiring music, lasers and colorful glowing kites flying above and around the park’s World Showcase Lagoon.
Epcot Forever end of night spectacular

Can I Bring My Kids to Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival?

There is something for all ages! Kids of all ages will love the character sightings and the chance to make candy rolled sushi presented by Disney by Adventures. The Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak -themed scavenger hunt and Disney du Jour Dance Party will help kids run off some energy and get in on the fun! And don't forget about the family play zone areas throughout the park and the end of the night spectacular “Epcot Forever”. Epcot's new show is a showcase of soaring fireworks, inspiring music, lasers and colorful glowing kites flying above and around the park’s World Showcase Lagoon.

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