Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Chris from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning on going to EPCOT to experience the greatness that is Hanson during the Food and Wine Festival and I love a good platter of meat from Regal Eagle Smokehouse. Is food and drink allowed in the amphitheater seats so I can get my Mmmm Bop on and eat?

    Hi Chris,

    It's always nice to connect with another Hanson fan! Magical worlds collide when Hanson performs at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival on October 27 - 30 this year. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series brings high-quality entertainment to the America Gardens Theater in the heart of EPCOT's World Showcase.

    Hanson is set to perform three times each night: 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. They are one of the more popular bands featured during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series so I'd plan on getting in the standby line at least 60 minutes early, which is to the right of the theater as you look at the stage. There's not a bad seat in the house, which is a covered outdoor amphitheater. You can also hear the music walking by the theater, from the standby line, or even from the outdoor seating area of Regal Eagle Smokehouse. You are welcome to enjoy your brisket and brew in line or in the theater if that's your preference. To save time overall, I recommend using your My Disney Experience mobile app to place a mobile food and beverage order for your meal.

    Speaking of time-saving tips, if you'd prefer not to wait in line for over an hour, I recommend purchasing a same-day dining package for Regal Eagle Smokehouse. You can inquire about package availability at the restaurant that day. If available, you can eat at your leisure and enjoy guaranteed seats to an Eat to the Beat concert that night. The theater entrance for dinner package Guests is to the left of the theater as you look at the stage. I'd arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime to grab your seat and enjoy the pre-show vibe.

    My panelist pal Jessica is also a Hanson fan, which she shares more about in the latest planDisney podcast episode. We'll be MMMBop-ping our heads in solidarity later this month, Chris. Tell Isaac, Taylor, and Zac we say, "Hi!"   

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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