• On Aug 10, 2019
    Suzanne from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How early do kiosks open at the food and wine restival? I want to go when it's least crowded

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Suzanne! 

    I am real foodie and an adventurous eater, so visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is one of my favorite things to do. I'll actually be there on vacation right around the same time you are, so I'm sure that you're just as excited as I am that this year is the longest run in the Festival's history and we'll be able to enjoy world-class international cuisine from August 29 through November 23, 2019.

    The Global Marketplaces, which are the star of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival every year, open with World Showcase at 11 a.m. At that time, you'll be able to stroll leisurely around the booths and try all the incredible dishes you've been looking forward to. Make sure to pick up a Festival Passport when you arrive at Epcot so you can check out all of the menu items available and make your plan for the day. The Global Marketplaces will stay open until the theme park closes, so you can enjoy Festival fare all day! It's a really popular place to be in the evenings and on the weekends, so I always like to plan my trips to the Festival on a weekday afternoon if I can. Operating hours are subject to change, so make sure to check My Disney Experience on the day you're visiting.

    Have a magical day, Suzanne!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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