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Your Guide to the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

It is officially the tastiest time of year at Walt Disney World - the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival has arrived! This year the festival is running from July 27th - November 18th 2023. You won’t want to miss out on everything this festival has to offer. From the Global Marketplaces, Eat to the Beat Concert Series, Festival Merchandise and so much more - it’s fun for the entire family.

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Pure Magic Vacations Travel Tip: When you arrive at EPCOT be sure to pick up an EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, Festival Passport. This passport will showcase the festival offerings and includes all menus for every booth so you can be sure not to miss one that may catch your eye.

Global Marketplaces
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is of course filled with plenty of tasty goodies. There is no better way to take in everything EPCOT offers than by tasting your way around the world with authentic global cuisine offerings. With 25+ different locations to grab festival exclusive food and beverage options there is something for everyone to enjoy… and we mean everyone! You will be able to use the festival cuisine key to locate plant based offerings, when you see a leaf beside a menu item it means it is Plant-Based and made without the use of animal meat, dairy, eggs and honey! Guests in need of allergy friendly offerings may speak to a cast member about their request or upon arrival to the park they may ask to get in touch with a Special Diets Trained Cast Member.

Check out some of our team’s must have picks:

Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Flavors from Fire)
- Pure Magic Julia

Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll (Canada)
- Pure Magic Ashley

Mimosa Flight featuring a Tropical Mimosa (Sparkling Wine and Minute Maid Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava Juices) a Blood Orange Mimosa (Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice) and a Berry Mimosa (Berry Fizz Sparkling Wine and White Cranberry Juice) (Shimmering Sips)
- Pure Magic Caitlyn

Pao de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Brazil)
- Pure Magic Trish

Fry Flight: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries (plant-based) / BBQ Bacon Fries with Smoked Aioli / Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with Candied Pecans, Toasted Marshmallow Cream and Maple Bourbon Glaze (The Fry Basket)
- Pure Magic Brittany

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Two of our favs -- the smoked corned beef and the Brazilian cheese bread!

Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The perfect accompaniment to delicious food and beverage offerings is live music. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series offers a mix of chart topping musical acts as well as some of Orlando’s local talent on most evenings of the festival. Each night you can catch the musical acts performing at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM.

Check out this year’s awesome concert lineup HERE!

If there is a musical act you are really excited to see, consider an EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival - Eat to the Beat Dining Package. Book a package at one of the following locations and receive guaranteed seats to one the concerts that evening: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Rose & Crown Dining Room and Spice Road Table.

Additionally, if you decide at the last minute that you’d like guaranteed seating for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series you can visit Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue for same-day dining packages (subject to availability).

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You never know who you'll run into at the Festival!

Emile’s Fromage Montage
If you are familiar with the movie Ratatouille then you must be familiar with Remy’s brother Emile and his love of all things food, most specifically cheese. Join Emile on a stroll around EPCOT trying the variety of cheese dishes throughout the festival. When you enjoy five of Emile’s Fromage Montage menu items and receive a matching stamp you will receive an extra special prize. Bring your stamps in your festival passport to the Shimmering Sips booth for your “surprise” of Strawberry Cheesecake Soft Serve that comes topped with Mini Cheesecake and Graham Cracker Crumbs.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak
If you are worried the kid’s won’t enjoy what the festival has to offer - you will want to be sure to participate in Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt. For $9.99 at select merchandise locations around EPCOT you'll receive a map that displays all of the hidden Remy’s you can find around the park. Everytime you spot a Remy you can use one of the provided stickers to mark off the one you have found. Once you have completed your Scavenger Hunt, return back to a merchandise location to claim your prize! This year, the prizes are fun designed lunch bags! Choose from a Mickey, Figment, Remy or Encanto pattern.

Pure Magic Vacations Travel Tip: Pick up a Festival Disney Gift Card before you start making your way eating or drinking throughout the park. This gift card is attached to a spiral wrist coil for an easy way to pay for your food and drinks!

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Green Landing Family Play Zone
Another festival offering for the little ones is the Green Landing Family Play Zone. Let your mini Mouseketeers run off some of their energy at this playground filled with fun. It is located right by the Coastal Eats, Flavors from Fire and Fry Basket festival booths so you can grab a bite, grab a seat and watch the kids enjoy the simple pleasures of this Wall-e themed play zone!

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Festival Merchandise
The Disney way to finish off a day is by picking up some commemorative merchandise! The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival has come out with plenty of merchandise options in three different collections. Choose from the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival collection, the Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Picnic Collection and Disney’s Encanto Collection.

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival collection features apparel, accessories, kitchen essentials with much, much more! The Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Picnic Collection includes the newest popcorn bucket as well as a folding tray table, Dooney & Bourke and plenty of other tempting souvenirs to take home. Lastly, Disney’s Encanto Collection is filled with fantastical and magical home decor!

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It’s not too late to enjoy everything the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival has to offer for its 2023 season and not too early to begin thinking about your 2024 Walt Disney World vacation. Reach out to your Pure Magic Vacations Travel Agent to begin your countdown today!

Planning magical vacations for families since 2011, Pure Magic Vacations is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Travel Agency - EarMarked Platinum Producer.

 

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