Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 13, 2015
    Debra from PA 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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    My husband and I are taking a last minute trip to Orlando next week. We would love to spend some time in WDW /wine festival. We are not staying on property and have nothing reserved or planned. Any suggestions on how to best utilize our time?

    Hi Debra!  

    I experienced four days of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival last week!  I'm still full from all of the delicious dishes I ate.  If you are flexible with your days, I highly suggest going during the week.  The lines during the weekend were at least double to triple as long.  The lines on Thursday, Friday and Monday were only about 5-10 minutes long.  

    A convenient way to pay for your samplers is to pick up a specialty gift card that attached to your wrist like a bracelet.  It's fast and easy when it's your turn to order.  My group purchased the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Tasting Sampler and it really worked out well.  For $59 plus tax per guest, you get reserved seating for that evening's Eat to the Beat concert, 8 food and beverage entitlements to use at any of the Global Marketplaces and a limited release pin.  Some of the food and drink items we were sampling were $8, so it saved us a little money by using our entitlements for those.  You can purchase those ahead of time or at the Festival Center at Epcot.  There is a limited quantity each day, so it's best to pre-purchase.

    Take a look ahead of time at what each Global Marketplace offers.  Even print out a copy and mark down the places you want to visit while you are there.  This will cut down on your meandering time as well.

    Bon appetit!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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