• On Aug 19, 2016
    Crystal from PA 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 will be at the park during the Wine and food festival. Do we need to purchase separate tickets for this also as well as Mickey's Christmas Party. I am assuming these are not part of our general ticket purchases?

    Hi again, Crystal,

    I'm happy you are considering a visit to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival during your vacation. It's my favorite special event of the year at Walt Disney World.

    Admission to the festival is included in your admission to Epcot; no special ticket required. The Eat to the Beat concert series each night is free with admission, as is entrance to the Festival Center.

    The 30 Global Marketplaces, which offer tastes and sips from a variety of cuisines, usually open at 11 a.m. The food and drink samples range from about $3.50 to $8 each. We like to look through the marketplace menus in advance and come up with a game plan, then nosh our way around the World Showcase.

    We also enjoy the culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars in the Festival Center ($15). The culinary demonstrations feature star chefs and give you a portion of the demonstrated dish, a glass of wine and a copy of the recipe. The beverage seminars include tastings and an educational presentation.

    Friday and Saturday nights can be crowded, so if you can visit during the week, I'd recommend it.

    Thanks again for your question. Enjoy the festival!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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