• On Aug 31, 2018
    Sandy from NJ 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.

    We happened to be leaving Disney the day after the 1st day of the food & wine festival last year. We checked it out and loved it! Going back first week of October and was curious what are the hours for the food & wine festival?

    Hi Sandy!

    Exploring all of the scrumptious foods throughout Epcot is one of our favorite things to do when we visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival adds even more tasty options!  We love exploring as many of the Global Marketplaces as possible and sampling all of the unique cuisine!

    Although hours are always subject to change, the Festival Center in Future World East opens at 9 a.m., so you will have some time to explore, pick up your Festival Passport, and plan out which of the Global Marketplaces you would like to visit first.  Generally, the Global Marketplaces will not begin serving all of the scrumptious treats until 11 a.m., but you never know when they may open a bit early!  The festival closes at the same time that Epcot closes each day, so make sure you check out the Park Calendar for the dates that you plan to visit.  That way, you can plan to experience as much as possible before the park closes during your tasty visit!

    A few of my favorite treats from this year's festival are the Cheese Trio from The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin Cheese, the Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel from The Chocolate Studio, and the Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread from Ireland!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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