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How to Plan: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Visit

Epcot Food and Wine Festival has arrived!

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

With so many things to see and to, and EAT I’ll be sure to be there often to check it all out!

How to Best Enjoy the Food & Wine Festival

  1. Know what you want to eat ahead of time.
  2. Plan your budget.  Eating and drinking around the world adds up fast.
  3. Decide what time you’d like to see the Eat to the Beat Concert.
  4. Make Eat to the Beat Concert dining reservations if desired.
  5. Make a plan for entertaining the kids. I use Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak game to keep them wanting to explore the world showcase.

Festival Kiosks for the International Food & Wine Festival

World Discovery

Coastal Eats

Flavors From Fie

The Fry Basket

World Celebration

Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey

Near Disney Traders

The Noodle Exchange

 

 

World Showcase

Mexico

China

India

The Alps

Germany

Spain

Italy

Flavors of America

Japan

Greece

Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina

Belgium

Brazil

France

Ireland

Canada

Australia

Hawai’i

Outpost

Refreshment Outpost

Kenya

Near Disney Traders/Walkway to Imagination or Near Canada

Shimmering Sips

Refreshment Port

Swirled Showcase

Char and Chop

Wine and Wedge

Bubbles and Brine

 

Gluten-Free options by country

Disney does an amazing job of providing options that are food allergy-friendly and GOOD!  The festivals are no different!

What is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series?

Each night Epcot hosts some great musical artists with their Eat to the Beat Concert series.? The upbeat music makes for a concert-style atmosphere that adds to the Food and Wine Festival fun.

In addition to the concert series at the American Garden Theater in the World Showcase, you’ll also find performances around the world and throughout the festival.

Line up 45 mins prior to the showtime for entrance into the theater.  For especially popular artists line up an hour early or book a Concert Dining package for guaranteed seating.

Guests with reserved seating (book a concert dining package for reserved seating) will enter the American Garden Theater first and then standby guests will be allowed entry.  Drinks are not permitted inside the theater.

The last show of the evening is generally the least crowded.

Show Times:

5:30, 6:45, 8:00 pm

Location: American Garden Theater, World Showcase

 

What is “Eat to the Beat Dining Package”

When you make a reservation with an Eat to the Beat Dining Package (not all reservations have Eat to the Beat seating privileges) each person in the dining party will be allowed a guaranteed spot at one of the nightly shows.  The reserved show time is based on the dining time selected.

Planning Ahead:

  • Dining plans are accepted
  • 2 table credits per person.
  • Reservations should be made on your My Disney Experience account or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
  • Make sure to choose the Eat to the Beat Dining Package at your desired restaurant NOT a regular dining reservation.
  • Breakfast: Buffet or family-style meal
  • Lunch/Dinner: Appetizer, entrees, and dessert or buffet/family-style in some restaurants.

2019 Participating Restaurants:

  • Biergarten Restaurant: Germany
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Chefs de France: France
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Coral Reef Restaurant: The Seas
    • Lunch and dinner
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant: The Land
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • La Hacienda de San Angel: Mexico
    • Lunch/Dinner
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant: China
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room: United Kingdom
    • Lunch and dinner
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante: Mexico
    Lunch and dinner
  • Spice Road Table: Morocco
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Teppan Edo: Japan
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Tokyo Dining: Japan
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante: Italy
    • Lunch and dinner
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria: Italy
    • Lunch and dinner

2019 Merchandise & Collections

Each year the festival offers endless merchandise to commemorate your experience.  You’ll find t-shirts, plushes, kitchenware, ears and more!

Chef Mickey Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

 

Seminars and Demonstrations

To reserve your spot for any of these events visit TasteEpcot.com

Fun for the Kids

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

This is a favorite in our house!  It’s a great way to keep the kids interested and moving around the World Showcase!

The cost of the map with stickers is $6.99 and can be picked up Festival Center, Pin Central, Disney Traders or World Traveler.

After the map has been completed (and even if you don’t complete it) return to one of the above locations to retrieve your prize.

Festival Play Area

Near Test Track and always a favorite stop for the kids!

 

Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumphhttps://www.loveofthemagic.com
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.
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