Epcot Food and Wine Festival
September 19 - November 10, 2014 - a record 53 days long!
Details for 2014's Festival haven't been released yet, but we'll update as soon as they are!
- 2014 Photos
- Festival Highlights
- Welcome Center
- Eat to the Beat Concert schedule
- Dining Experiences
- Signature Dinners
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.
- Patagonia Marketplace - combines the flavors of Argentina and Chile. The kiosk will serve a spicy salmon dish - a Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri. Two Chilean wines will be offered: Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier and Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rose.
- Farm Fresh Marketplace will replace the Florida Local Marketplace - serving local flavors, such as a "Bacon and Eggs" dish with applewood-smoked, pepper-coated bacon, sweet corn, potatoes, Hollandaise and pickled jalepenos. There will also be a griddled yard bird (chicken) with braised greens. Drinks will include Orlando Brewing Company's I-4 IPA and Salt Lake City's Uinta Brewing Company's Ba Ba Black Lager.
- Brazil Marketplace's new dish will be Mocequa de Pescado, tilapia with a coconut lime sauce and steamed rice. They will also feature crispy pork belly with black beans, onions, avocado and cilantro; pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) and cocados (coconut candy).
- Polish Marketplace - will offer a new sauerkraut pierogi and pork goulash.
- "Sunday Mornings with..." - a plated brunch featuring a baker or pastry chef, who will create three desserts for sampling.
- "Boot Camp Series" - interactive challenge event.
- "Food for Thought" - a celebrity cookbook event on Friday mornings.
- Celebrity chefs will be attendance: Warren Brown, Dean Max, Allen Susser, Rock Harper, Erika Davis, Jennifer Hill Booker, Paula DaSilva, Dana Herbert, Jerome Brown, Duskie Estes, John Stewart, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, and "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.
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.
2013 Festival map
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.
- American Adventure Coffee Cart
- Apple maple spice latte, hot or iced
- Beef tenderloin tips berbere style with okra, jalepenos, tomato and pap; South African bobotie with turkery and mushrooms (gluten free; MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc; Fairview Pinotage; The Wolftrap Red: Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier
- Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini (gluten free); Grilled Lamp Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies (gluten free); Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll's Berries and Vanilla Custard); Coopers Brewery, Original Pale Ale; Chateau Tanuda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
- Potato and Leek Waffle with beer-braised Beef; Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream; Belgain Waffle with Berry Compote featuring Driscoll's Berries and Whipped Cream; Hoegaarden; Stella Artois; Leffe Blonde; Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur; Belgian Beer Flight:Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, Stella Artois Cidre
- Block & Hans
- Rovert Mondavi, Fume Blanc; The Great American Wine Company, Chardonnay; The Great American Wine Company, Red Blend; Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon; Domaine Chandon Brut Sparkling Blanc de Noir; Still River Winery Apple Ice Wine
- Mocequa de pescado: Regal Springs premium tilapia with coconut lime sauce and steamed rice (gluten free); Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and cilantro (gluten free); Pao de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread; Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy; Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer, Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine; Tannat Reserve; Frozen Caipirinha
- Brewer's Collection
- Radeberger Pilsner; BraufactuM Colonia; BraufactuM Palor; Schofferhofer Grapefruit; Altenmunster Oktoberfest; BraufactuM Roog; BraufactuM Darkon; BraufactuM Progusta IPA; Beer flight 1: Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Colonia, BraufactuM Palor and Schofferhofer Grapefruit; Beer flight 2: Altenmunster Oktoberfest, BraufactuM Roog, BraufactuM Darkon and BraufactuM Progusta IPA
- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup; Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (gluten free); "Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce (gluten free); La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine; La Face Neige Sparkling; Moosehead Lager; Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah
- Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce; Mongolian beef in a steamed bun with chili mayo; Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles; Chicken potstickers; Tsing Tao Beer; Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling; Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah; Kung Fu Punch with Vodka and triple sec; Happy Lychee with tequila and Vodka; Mango green tea with popping bubbles
- Craft Beers
- Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale; Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale; Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze; Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale; Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils; Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL; Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale; Beer Flight 1: Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale; Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale; Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze; Beer flight 2: Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale; Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils; Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL; Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale
- Desserts and Champagne
- Dessert Trio: Passion fruit coconut creamsicle, blueberry lime cheesecake roll and chocolate espresso opera cake; Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles; Nicolas Feuillatte Rose; Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial; Ruinart Blanc de Blanc; Dom Perignon; Frozen S'mores featuring Monin Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
- Farm Fresh
- Nueske's Pepper Bacon hash with sweet corn, potatoes, hollandaise and picked jalepenos (gluten free); Griddled "yard bird" with braised greens (gluten free); Orlando Brewing Company, I-4 IPA; Ba Ba Black Lager, Uinta Brewing Company; Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery; Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale, Cigar City Brewery; Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen-Key Lime Wine; Chateau St. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling; St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel; Beer Flight: I-4 IPA, Ba Ba Black Lager, Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale
- Fife & Drum
- Ghirardelli ice cream sundae; Mmmhops Pale Ale
- Tartelette aux escargots: Escargot tart with garlci, spinach, bacon and parmesan; Gratin de crozet de savoie: Wheat pasta gratin with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese; Boeuf Bourguignon (braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes); Creme Brulee caramel fleur de sel: Sea Salt caramel creme brulee topped with caramelized sugar; Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664; Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Cote Blanche; Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Chateau Bonnet; Sparkling Pomegranate Kir; La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice
- Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese); Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll; Berliner: Yeast doughnut filled with apricto jam; Altenmunster Oktoberfest; J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling Kabinett; Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spatlese; J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling Auslese; Kallstadter Kobnert Spaetburgunder Spatlese Dry Barrique Style
- Vegetarian moussaka; Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (gluten free); Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce; Spanakopita; Domaine Skouras Moscofilero; Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri; Alpha Estate Axia Syrah-Xinomavro; Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS Natural Yoghurt Liqueur
- Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise; Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips; Kona Brewing Company's Big Wave Golden Ale; Kona Brewing Company Castaway IPA; Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine; Aulani Sunrise featuring Sammy's Beach Bar Rum
- Hops and Barley
- Artisan cheese plate featuring Cabot Cloth wrapped cheddar, Purple Haze chevre goat cheese and Cave Man blue cheese; Baked lobster alfredo; Florida grass fed beed slider with pimento cheese; Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins and cream cheese icing; Samuel Adams Octoberfest; New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot; Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat; Leinenkugel's Seasonal Shandy; La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay; Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Cambria Estate Winery; Beer flight: Samuel Adams Octoberfest; New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot; Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat; Leinenkugel's Seasonal Shandy
- Intermissions Cafe
- Southwest chicken wrap; Vegan trio; Fruit and cheese plate; Side salad; Grapes; Tuna salad with pita; Asian chicken salad; Key lime tart; Brownie; J Vineyard Pinot Gris (wine on tap); Franciscan Chardonnay (wine on tap); Di Seno Malbec (wine on tap); Acrobat Pinot Noir (wine on tap); MARTINI Prosecco; Caposaldo Sweet Sparkling Peach Moscato; Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee; Medall Light Beer; Einstok Icelandic White Ale; Angry Orchard Hard Cider - Crisp Apple; Assorted soft drinks; Dasani water
- Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie; Kerrygold Cheese Selection: Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig; Warm Chocolate Pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (gluten free); Guinness Draught; Bunratty Meade Honey Wine; Bunratty Potcheen Chilled Irish Coffee; Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
- Ravioli alla caprese: cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil; Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread; Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Fruit); Moretti Lager Beer; Moretti La Rossa Beer; Prosecco; Pinot Grigio Placido; Chianti Placido; Frozen primavera with limoncello and tequila
- Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Kazan Volcano Sauce); Teriyaki gyoza bun: steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce; Chirashizushi: Salmon, shrimp, crab and egg served over seaweed salad and ginger rice; Kirin Draft Beer; Sake: Kikusui Ginjo; Sake Sunrise; Sparkling Peach Sake Gell
- Liberty Inn
- Hess Shirtail Chardonnay; SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon
- Shrimp Taco: fried shrimp, pickled habanero pepper and onions on a flour tortilla; Taco de Ribeye with Salsa de Chipotle; Sweet corn cheese cake; Dos Equis Beer; Sangria; Tequila Flight; Mango-strawberry Margarita
- Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket); Spicy shrimp roll with cilantro and mint sauce; Baklava; Casa Beer; Guerouane White; Sangria, Mimosa Royale: sparkling wine and orange juice topped with orange liqueur
- New Zealand
- Marinated Green Lip Mussels with Garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs; Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, baby arugula and black currant reduction; Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney; Kim Crawford Pinot Gris; Mohua Sauvignon Blanc; Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonna;, Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
- NEW! Patagonia
- Beef empanada; Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato puree (gluten free); Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri (gluten free); Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut; Terrazas Reserva Malbec; Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier; Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rose
- Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream; Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash; Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer; Blaufraenkische Donausonne, Hungarian Wine; Frozen Szarlotka (apple pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
- Puerto Rico
- Ensalada de carrucho: Caribbean conch salad with onion, tomato and cilantro (gluten free); Carne guisada con arroz blanco: slow-braised beef with Puerto Rican-grown rice (gluten free); Friturias: Sorullitos (sweet polenta fries) and bolitas de queso (cheese fritter with mayo ketchup); FlanCocho: vanilla caramel custard with chocolate coffee cake; Gasolina Sangriiia; Medalla light beer; Frozen San Juan Breeze; Frozen San Juan Breeze with Don Q Limon Floater; Chilled Club Caribe Mango Rum (neat)
- Refreshment Cool Post
- Mango Star featuring African Starr Rum; frozen yogurt
- Refreshment Port
- Croissant doughnut; fried shrimp with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce; fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce; Dole Fruit Squish'ems! Apple-Strawberry; Dole Whip soft-serve; Dole Whip soft-serve with creme de cacao white; Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
- Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes; Fresh potato pancake with smoked Scottish salmon and herb sour cream (gluten free); Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon (gluten free); Crannachan: traditional Scottish dessert trifle; Innis & Gunn Original; Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich 12 year; Glenfiddich Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year)
- Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice (gluten free); Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce; Tiger Beer; Marqués de Cáceres Satinela; Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick's Gin and Cherry Herring
- South Korea
- Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce; Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw; Bokbunjajoo: Bohae Black Raspberry Wine; iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew; Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chaisul Soju
- Blackened Chick'n Breast, farro wheat and spicy gumbo sauce featuring Gardein Chick'n Breast; CraB'less CraB Cake with pepper slaw and Cajun remoulade featuring Gardein; Chocolate-blood orange cupcake with tofu icing; Red Bridge Ale; The Vegan Vine Chardonnay; Paperboy Red; Fresh Watermelon Juice
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.
- Merchandise Shops -
- Pick up Festival logo merchandise at the Stockpot Shop, such as pins, shirts, hats, aprons, kitchenware and artwork.
- At the Festival Center Wine Shop, browse through hundreds of wines that have been showcased at the Festival.
- Wine/Beverage seminars: Learn tips from a wine or beverage expert and sample the selections. Daily at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Cost is $14, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
- Culinary demonstrations: These 45-minute demonstrations will give you tips and samples from chefs and beverage professionals. Mon-Sat at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 pm, Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00pm. Cost is $14, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
- Mixology Seminars: Learn how to prepare both trendy and classic cocktails from a professional mixologist. Daily at 6:00 pm. Cost is $15. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
- Back to Basics - Pick up tips from the pros to make your next dinner party a success. Festival Welcome Center, Spotlight Stage. Fridays-Sundays 12:15, 2:15, 4:15 and 6:15pm.
- The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar, hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Chocolate sculptures will be on display from the Walt Disney World Resort Pastry chefs. Sample chocolate, purchase drinking chocolate, select a wine and chocolate pairing and shop for Ghirardelli chocolates. Daily from 9:00am - park close.
- Book Signings and Meet & Greets: Meet authors and other personalities speaking at the Festival. There will be the opportunity for you to get your purchased books and merchandise items autographed. Check daily schedules.
- Bottle Signings: Meet the winemakers and get your purchased bottle of wine autographed. Check daily schedules.
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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!
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.
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Premium events are now available for booking. To book, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
*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 Tuesdays and 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.
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:
- Food and Wine Pairings 101, Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, 9/21/14
- Chocolate, Graycliff Chocolatier Erika Davis, 10/5/14
- Cake Decorating, Gabrielle Parisi of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken NJ, 10/12/14
- Pickling 101, Allen Susser of Chef Allen's in Hollywood FL, 10/19/14
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.
- Norman Van Aken, Norman's at The Ritz Carlton in Grande Lakes, Orlando FL, 9/19/14
- Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine's nosh in Bluffton SC, 9/26/14
- Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern's Canteen in St. Louis Park MN, 10/10/14
- Jamie Deen, The Lady and Sons in Savannah GA, 10/11/14
- Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill & Topolobampo in Chicago IL 10/17/14
- Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT/Lunchbox/RangeFamily/MealAggio in Frederick MD, 10/24/14
- Cat Cora, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora in Sentosa Island Singapore, 10/31/14
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.
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.
- English Cheeses & American Wines, Max McCalman, 9/20/14
- United States Cheese & Craft Beers, Max McCalman, 9/27/14
- French Cheeses & Wines, Erin Hedley, 10/4/14
- Spanish Cheeses & Wines, Max McCalman, 10/18/14
- United States Cheeses & Wines, David Gremmels, 10/25/14
- Italian Cheeses & Wines, Max McCalman, 11/1/14
- A Taste of Europe, Cheeses & Wines, Max McCalman, 11/8/14
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).
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.
- Narcoossee's: 9/27/14, 12:00pm, Dennis Thompson, $149
- Flying Fish Cafe: 9/27/14, 1:00pm, Tim Keating, $149
- Le Cellier Steakhouse: 9/30/14, 11:30am, Al Youngman, $109
- Jiko - The Cooking Place: 10/2/14, Jon O'Brien, $195
- The Hollywood Brown Derby: 10/2/14, Craig Schleider, $189
- The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: 10/2/14, 6:30pm, Robert Leonardi, $110
- Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant: 10/2/14, 6:30pm, Kevin Dundon, $177
- Flying Fish Cafe: 10/8/14, 6:00pm, Tim Keating, $189
- Fulton's Crab House: 10/8/14, 6:30pm, Mark Boor, $100
- Le Cellier Steakhouse: 10/14/14, 11:30am, Al Youngman, $109
- The Hollywood Brown Derby: 10/16/14, 6:00pm, Craig Schleider, $189
- Flying Fish Cafe: 10/22/14, 6:00pm, Tim Keating, $189
- California Grill: 10/23/14, 6:30pm, Brian Piasecki, $279
- Jiko - The Cooking Place: 10/23/14, 6:00pm, Jon O'Brien, $195
- Victoria & Albert's: 10/24/14, 6:30pm, Scott Hunnel, $549
- The Wave...of American Flavors: 10/30/14, 6:30pm, Frank Brough, $159
- Flying Fish Cafe: 10/30/14, 6:00pm, Tim Keating, $189
- Flying Fish Cafe: 11/5/14, 6:00pm, Tim Keating, $189
- Portobello Country Italian Trattoria: 11/6/14, 6:30pm, Tony Mantuano, $100
- Narcoossee's: 11/8/14, 12:00pm, Dennis Thompson, $149
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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers:
- More than 300 national and international wines
- A record 46 days long
- More than 76 kinds of international foods, each appetizer-sized portion priced $3-$8
- 160 of America’s most celebrated chefs and Walt Disney World chefs
- More than 300 wine and beer seminars
- More than 1,200 fireworks exploding each night over World Showcase Lagoon in “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”
- 138 Eat to the Beat! concerts performed
- 33,000 bottles of wine and champagne
- 1.5 million sumptuous samplings throughout the festival
- 600 items tasted during VIP Chef Tours
- 300,000 wine servings
- 360,000 servings of beer
- 100,000 desserts
- More than 500 pounds of watermelon to be tasted at the 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery parties.
- More than 5,000 pounds of lobster for Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster Rolls and Linda Bean’s Lobster Claw Cuddlers at the Hops & Barley marketplace plus Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie at the Ireland marketplace.
- Blog - The Good and Bad of “Toy Story of TERROR!” on Blu-ray
- American Idol Experience is now closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios - This attraction closed August 30, 2014. No definitive plans have been announced for this space.
- VIDEO: Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed - Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed brings Vegas to Walt Disney World. Villains Unleashed took over Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 23, 2014 and part of the hard ticket event was Oogie Boogie's Freak Funhouse Show. Oogie Boogie hosts the show that features a sword-swallowing act, daredevil archery and a finale full of fire!
- Refurb closures planned for Walt Disney World water parks - Typhoon Lagoon will be closed 10/26/14-1/3/15 and Blizzard Beach will be closed 1/4/15-3/14/15.
- Top 5 Signature Dining Experiences at the Walt Disney World Resorts - 1,600 listeners and viewers of our DIS Unplugged web-cast voted on their favorite signature restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort hotels.
- Blog - The Top 5 Underutilized Spaces at Walt Disney World
- Starbucks will open at Hollywood Studios in February 2015 - The Trolley Car Cafe will be located along Hollywood Boulevard and be themed like a trolley car station. Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange pastry items will be available. An exact location hasn't been announced.
- VIDEO - Frozen Fireworks Multi-Angle Full Show - “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”
- VIDEO: Star-Lord & Gamora from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Villains Unleashed - Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and Gamora made their first appearance ever at the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 Dance Party during the Villains Unleashed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
- Mikala Canoe Club Marina at Polynesian to be closed for refurb - The marina will be closed 9/15 - 9/19/2014. Sail boat/motorized boats and fishing excursions will not be available.
- Entrance 4 to Downtown Disney's parking lot now closed - Entrance 4 (between Cirque du Soleil and DisneyQuest) is now closed permanently. The only entrances are Entrance 2 (across from the Hess Station) and Entrance 5 (across from Typhoon Lagoon).
- VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Opening Ceremony - Villains Unleashed kicked off at Disney's Hollywood Studios with an opening ceremony hosted by Hades, Pain, Panic and Megara from Hercules. Once the stars of the night took the stage they introduced some of the 50 Disney Villains guests could meet at the special hard ticket event.
- VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Event Overview - Over 50 Disney villains took over Disney's Hollywood Studios for the Villains Unleashed Event.
- Times updated for events at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - The Party is a specially ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom that begins September 1.
- Villains' Sinister Soiree add-on available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - This special add-on will give guests preferred viewing for Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade (8:15pm) and the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Lady Tremaine will host a dessert soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table Restaurant for you and some of her friends.
- 5 Elements from the Disney Parks that You'll Find on a Disney Cruise Ship - You have been to the Disney Parks, and you love them. You keep going back for that pixie-dust rush. You can’t imagine a vacation apart from Disney Parks, yet somehow the “old and familiar” is getting a bit old and familiar. This is where the Disney Cruise Line enters. It’s a Disney vacation of a different variety. The dissimilarities are a bit obvious. You’re on a ship in the ocean, visiting foreign places. This is nothing like being landlocked in a park, surrounded by coasters and kiosks. So what can you expect from the Disney Parks to carry over to your cruise?
- Blog - "Villains Unleashed" needs leashing up - Disney's overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night
- Mickey's PhilharMagic refurb extended - The end date has been moved from September 19 to the 28th. The attraction will go down September 8.
- Enchanted Tiki Room going down for refurb in late September - The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed from 9/27 - 10/3/2014.
- Two Epcot New Year's Eve dining events released - More New Year's Eve events are yet to be released.
- Blog - Beyond Aulani
- Updated operating schedule for monorails - The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.
- Charging stations for electric vehicles added to Epcot parking lot - Disney has added four Level 2 ChargePoint charging stations to the Journey parking lot at Epcot. Electric vehicles will be charged $.35 per kw/h, with a minimum charge of $1.50.
- Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets sold out on 10/31/14 - Tickets are still available for all other dates.
- New Move it! Shake it! Dance and Play it! Street Party to debut at Magic Kingdom this fall - Stitch and Phineas & Ferb will join the party and Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will ride on top of giant gift boxes. The soundtrack will feature remixed classic party songs and guests will vote for one of three current hits to be played.
- VIDEO: What's New at Aulani - Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa has many new offerings. Quick service at Ulu Cafe, kids splash zone at Keiki Cove, two new pools, and much more.
- MagicBands can now be purchased without ticket media - The bands are now available for purchase across property.
- Changes to boat schedules at Downtown Disney - Schedules have been changing recently due to construction.
- Blog - The Good and Bad of the "Muppets Most Wanted" Blu-ray
- Ultimate Day VIP Tour available at Epcot Food & Wine Festival - 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.
- Blog - New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven
- Sunrise Safari at Animal Kingdom ending 12/28/14 - This tour is exclusive to Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club Level guests.
- American Idol Experience to close August 30 - No plans have been announced for the space.
- Florida residents save $40 on Cirque du Soleil tickets - Through September and October, Florida residents will save $40 on adult Cirque du Soleil tickets purchased at the box office.
- VIDEO: The Refurbished Capt. Cook's at Polynesian Resort - After a long refurbishment, Capt. Cook's has reopened at the Polynesian Village Resort. Major changes include artwork in the seating area, a new menu, no more ordering off of touch screens and the tragic loss of the Dole Whip self-serve machine.
- American Film Institute at the end of Backlot Tour to close - As of August 17, the American Film Institute Showcase exhibit at the end of the ride will be closed. This exhibit features props and costumes from various films. The gift shop will also close.
- D23 Expo 2015 tickets are now on sale - Tickets for next year's D23 Expo are now on sale. The D23 Expo will be held August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
- Blog - Polynesian Resort's Capt. Cook's quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment
- Golden Oak Outpost now serving specialty waffle fries - This walk-up stand is located on the backside of Frontierland on the walkway to Adventureland.
- Tower of Terror On-ride videos available with Memory Maker - After riding The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a video of the guest's ride will be added to their My Disney Experience account. This video is only available to guests who have purchased Memory Maker.
- Win a 2 Night / 3 Day stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin! - Answer 3 questions about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on our contest page for a chance to WIN!
- Great Irish Hooley Festival to be held at Downtown Disney - "Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration. Celebrate with food, drink and dancing.
- Update coming to My Disney Experience - make dining reservations 20 minutes in advance - A new update will allow guests to make same day dining reservations only 20 minutes in advance.
- Performance times updated for Night of Joy - Disney’s Night of Joy is a hard-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom that features contemporary Christian performers.
- VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Polynesian Resort Lobby - Lobby Waterfall - Take 5 Minutes to Relax at the Polynesian Resort.
- Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Continues to Materialize
- Refurb scheduled this winter for the Haunted Mansion - The attraction will be closed from 12/1 - 12/19/14.
- It's Tough to be a Bug refurb extended until 9/27 - This attraction was originally scheduled to reopen August 11, but will instead stay closed through September 27.
- Yankee Trader shop refurb extended through December - The shop is becoming a Haunted Mansion gift shop.
- Polynesian Resort opens new Dole Whip location
- Popular EPCOT acts to depart this Fall
- Wet 'n Wild employee trapped in pool; now in critical condition
- Star Wars mobile game app released by Disney
- Disney contract approved by part-time employees
- Citation banning whale trainers from water will not be appealed by SeaWorld
- Disney cancels 2014 Festival of the Masters art show
- Radio Disney to shut down stations and lay off employees
- Disney proposes new contract for part-time employees
- SeaWorld announces new habitats for killer whales
Today's Theme Park Hours
Epcot Future World:
Epcot World Showcase:
|9:00 - 7:00
9:00 - 9:00
11:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 6:00
10:00 - 6:00
10:00 - 6:00
Extra Magic Hours Morning: Animal Kingdom
Extra Magic Hour Evening: Hollywood Studios