• On Jul 15, 2017
    Stefanie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the food kiosks for International food and wine festival stay open during EPCOT evening extra magic hours? Looking for the best way to "snack around the world"

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stefanie! Thanks for stopping by with your question.

    Stefanie, the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival is one of my favorite festivals at Epcot. I love being able to literally taste my way around the world, being able to try smaller portions of dishes I might not ordinarily be brave enough to order. And those usually end up becoming favorites!

    In years past, the global marketplaces will close during regular park hours, so they won’t remain open during those evening Extra Magic Hours. But if you’re hoping for smaller crowds, plan on being there when the marketplaces open, which is usually at 11 am, or when World Showcase is scheduled to open on your visiting day. I’ve personally been there early and it’s been wonderful! You get to be among the first to explore and taste your way around the World Showcase with fewer guests than you would later in the evening. 

    Keep in mind, schedules are subject to change without notice, so be sure to check before you go so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

    I just saw the menus for this year are posted and boy, do they look amazing! Returning are some favorites, but don’t miss out some of the new-comers like Light Lab, Flavors from Fire, and The Cheese Studio, Hosted by Boursin® Cheese. And I don’t recommend browsing these hungry. You will most definitely end up with a rumbly in your tumbly!

    Have fun planning and be sure to come back and see us again real soon!

    TTFN- Ta ta for now,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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