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Epcot Food and Wine Festival

 

The 19th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 19 - November 10, 2014 - a record 53 days long!

 

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The special dining events can be booked by calling 1-407-WDW-FEST. All bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Is this your first time planning a trip to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and you don't know what to expect?  Check out our FAQ blog here for answers to all your questions!

2014 Information

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival



Celebrating its 19th year, the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from September 19 - November 10.  Your Epcot admission is all that's needed to participate in this popular event!

The Festival Welcome Center features a Wine Shop where you can purchase your favorite selection as well as other event souvenirs.

There are marketplaces featuring food, wine and beer. The appetizer-sized portions usually range in price from $4.00 - $8.00 (drinks range from $3-$6) and provide the perfect opportunity to try the traditional cuisine from around the world.

The International Food and Wine Festival will play host to seminars, tasting events and sumptuous dinners overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs. 

The event is once again sponsored by Chase, who offers the Disney Rewards Visa Card and Disney Visa Debit Card.  Cardholders will have access to the Chase Lounge at the Festival, located on the third floor of the American Pavilion.  Complimentary beverages will be served and electronic charging stations will be available daily from 11:00am - park closing. Just present your Disney Visa Card to gain access to the Lounge.


New at Epcot Food and Wine Festival in 2014!


 

Tip: Purchase a Food & Wine Festival gift card to pay your way around the World Showcase.  It's much easier than trying to dig for cash or credit cards as you go from location to location.

**All celebrity guests, events and dinners are subject to change without notice.


2014 Festival map

 

2014 Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces

 

Tip: Get a map when you enter the park and circle the items and locations that you definitely want to try.  It will help you pace yourself so you don't fill up at the first few stands.


Prices of the menu samples usually range from $4.00 - $8.00.


2013 Food & Wine Festival Brazil

 

2014 Food & Wine Festival Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located in Future World East between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy.  Open daily from 9:00 am - park close.  At the Festival Center, stop by the Information Desk from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm to get any of your Food & Wine Festival questions answered.  Guests can also get their Marketplace Discovery Passport Completion Stamp here.

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Eat to the Beat Concert Series - 2014

As with all Disney events, themed entertainment is part of the festivities. Visitors to the Food and Wine Festival can “Eat to the Beat!”

The following line-up of performers is scheduled for the 2014 "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series:

 

09/19 - 09/21 - Jo Dee Messina - NEW!

09/22 - 09/23 - The Pointer Sisters

09/24 - 09/25 - The Commodores - NEW!

09/26 - 09/27 - Christopher Cross

09/28 - 09/29 - Hanson

09/30 - 10/02 - Air Supply

10/03 - 10/05 - Starship (starring Mickey Thomas)

10/06 - 10/08 - Sugar Ray

10/09 - 10/10 - Fuel

10/11 - 10/12 - Sister Hazel

10/13 - 10/14 - Richard Marx

10/15 - 10/16 - Billy Ocean

10/17 - 10/19 - Night Ranger

10/20 - 10/22 - Smash Mouth

10/23 - 10/24 - Jim Brickman - NEW!

10/25 - 10/26 - Los Lonely Boys - NEW!

10/27 - 10/28 - Wilson Phillips
10/29 - 10/31 - Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX

11/01 - 11/02 - 38 Special

11/03 - 11/05 - Boyz II Men

11/06 - 11/07 - David Cook - NEW!

11/08 - 11/10 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Performances are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 at the America Gardens Theater.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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Dining Experiences - 2014

 

*All prcies are listed with gratuity, but without tax.  Theme park admission is required for all events.  Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.

NEW! Ultimate Day VIP Tour - This daylong tour begins at the Festival Center's VIP Lounge and includes champagne, a beverage tasting, six-course tapas-style lunch, wine, private backstage tours, time on Epcot attractions, food and beverage pairings with Disney chefs, VIP seating at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and reserved seating for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks spectacular.  $399 per person (21 and up only). Thursday and Sundays on select dates September - November.  407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687)

NEW! Late Nights LIVE! - This street party will run from 9:45pm to 1:00am on Thursdays for the length of the Festival. Located between the United Kingdom Pavilion and the World Showcase Plaza, the event will give guests a chance to sample six selections from the Festival marketplaces, enjoy live music, entertainment and a DJ.  Greece, Hawaii and Desserts & Champagne will be featured.  Other marketplaces will rotate throughout the Festival.  $79 per person, plus tax. For advance reservations, call 407-939-3378. Theme partk admission not required if guests enter park after 9:00pm.  (This was originally scheduled for Tuesdays as well, but the event has been cut back to just Thursdays.)

NEW! Epcot Food & Wine Festival Premium Package - This package is available just for guests of the Walt Disney World resorts and the Swan and Dolphin hotels.  Package includes in-room gift with wine (for guests 21 and older), festival wine glass, truffles, Food & Wine Festival MagicBand, $50 Disney gift card and credentials for Premium Package Areas.  The credentials will allow guests access to 10 VIP areas around World Showcase - order items from the Marketplaces and have them delivered to you in the VIP area.  Admission to Late Nights LIVE! is also included.   12:00-8:00pm Monday - Thursday from 9/22-11/6. $199 per guest, plus tax.  Theme park admission required.  Call 407-939-1889 for information.

NEW Boot Camp Series: This 2-hour interactive adventure will allow you to explore your Inner Chef and gain culinary confidence.  Take your pick from four different boot camps:

World ShowPlace Events Pavilion East Hall, select Sundays 1:00-3:00pm, $119 per person.

NEW Dining Through the Decades, A Tribute to Walt Disney: October 24, $99 or $119 per person

NEW Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Boot Camp Series - interactive epicurean adventure: September 21, October 5, 12, 19, November 2, $119 per person

NEW Experience Puerto Rico - The All Star Island: September 20, 7:30pm, $99 per person

NEW Food for Thought: Celebrity chefs will share tips, memories and food inspired by their cookbooks. 

Fridays, plus Saturday October 11, 10:00-11:45am, $169 per person.

NEW Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner: A five-course dinner featuring white truffles and the atmosphere of an Italian summer villa.  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, $295 per person

NEW Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing: A five-course dinner served in the atmosphere of the Moroccan seashore. Spice Road Table, Morocco Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm, $55 per person

NEW Shake and Indulge Like the French featuring Grand Marnier: This event is sponsored by Grand Marnier, the number one liqueur in France.  You are welcomed with a mimosa, then will sample Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge.  Learn to shake and muddle drinks like the pros and sample Crepes Suzette and desserts au Grand Marnier.  Monsieur Paul in France Pavilion, Saturdays beginning September 27, 2:30-4:00pm, $55 per person.

Party for the Senses-Held in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, this elegant party is perfect for foodies.  Sample great food from famous chefs, 50 wines and beers and live entertainment.

General admission is $145, a main floor reserved table is $189, and a reserved table in the premium Wine View Lounge is $299. Reserved seats include a specialty cocktail and admission at 7:15. 

2014: 10/4, 11, 18, 11/1. 7:30-10:00 pm

Party for the Senses featuring Disney Chefs from Around the World: Chefs will guide guests on a journey of culinary techniques from the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond.  A variety of stations will be set up to offer samples of cuisine from around the world. World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, October 25, general admission - $149, main floor reserved table - $189 or Vine View Lounge - $299 per person.

Party for the Senses

 

Cheese Seminars at the Festival Center: Learn about cheese from experts and other industry professionals. The featured cheese will be paired with selected wines and introduced by a knowledgeable wine representative.

2014: Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am. $79 per person.

3D Disney's Dessert Discovery at World ShowPlace Pavilion: This is a dessert lover's dream. You can sample a variety of desserts and cordials. You will also enjoy VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Cost is $59.  Sweet Seats VIP seats are available for $99 (includes private table, early entry, specialty dessert, specialty beverage) 

2014: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 from 8:00-9:30pm

Food and Wine Pairings: You will learn about 3 regional wines with 3 tasting size portions of cuisines from select Epcot restaurants. The themes will vary according to location. Featured wineries and menu selections change daily.

2014: Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Cost is $55.

French Regional Lunches: 4-course lunch inspired by the countryside of France.

Hibachi Experience - An interactive experience with six courses prepared at your table by Teppan Edo chefs, showcasing Japanese Teppan cooking techniques.  Sake pairings will accompany each course.  Teppan Edo, September 23, 20, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 4:30-6:30pm, $120 per person. 

Italian Food and Beer Pairing: 4-course menu featuring Italian dishes and craft beers.  Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, $76 per person.

Italian Food and Wine Pairing: 4-course menu of Southern Italy's hearty dishes and regional wines. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm, $83 per person.

Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon: This 4-course meal will showcase ingredients found across Italy and used in regional specialties.  Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00-2:30pm, $94 per person.

Mexican Tequila Lunch: Regional dishes from Mexico will be paired with a selection of tequila. La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm, $75 per person.

Japanese Food & Wine Pairing: This 3-course Japanese dining event will showcase culinary techniques, creative dishes and a sake pairing for each course.  Tokyo Dining in Japan, Thursdays, 3:30-4:45pm, $55 per person.

Parisian Breakfast: Enjoy a French breakfast at Chefs de France.  Mimosa, freshly made baguettes, brioches, croissants, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice.  The baguettes are made from scratch at Les Halles Boulangeries Patisserie. Chefs de France in France Pavilion, Saturdays 9:00-10:30am, $39 per person.

Sunday Mornings With... : A celebrated pastry chef or baker takes the stage to showcase and serve a plate brunch and dessert sampler.  Sundays, $99 per person.

There will also be daily culinary demonstrations ($15), Mixology Seminars ($15), and Wine Seminars ($15).

Signature Dinners - 2014

The Signature Dinner is a meal with wine pairings. A Host Chef teams with a Representative from one of the hosting wineries who will present the dinner's wine. Prices are listed per person, plus tax, gratuity included.  Theme park admission is not required, except for The Hollywood Brown Derby and Le Cellier Steakhouse.

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Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers

 

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers: