Adults Food and Wine at Epcot
  • On Jun 17, 2022
    Nette from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am planning our 2023 Food & Wine trip and am curious about the little gift cards you wear on your wrist. Can you purchase them with a regular Disney Gift Card or only cash? Essentially, can you purchase a gift card with a gift card? Thanks!

    Hello, Nette!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I am so excited to see that you are already planning to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in 2023! My uncle always said, “it’s never too early to start planning your next Disney vacation!” 

    The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is my favorite of all EPCOT festivals. The food, the music, the exclusive merchandise, and the atmosphere all contribute to a magical experience that only EPCOT can bring you. While the dates and details for the 2023 event have not been announced yet, you can still begin to plan your experience. 

    The exclusive festival Disney Gift Card wristlets come in so handy while sampling the offerings at each kiosk. No need to fumble for your purse or wallet, you don’t even have to scan your MagicBand and enter a pin. Just hold up your wrist during checkout for the Cast Member and you are minutes from enjoying food and drink from one of the featured countries at the festival.

    To purchase one of these Gift Cards, simply visit a retail location within EPCOT to purchase one. Gift cards can only be purchased with cash, credit, or debit card. It is a minimum of $25 to activate (subject to change) them. Once they are activated they can be reloaded at a retail location using cash, debit, or credit card. You can transfer a balance from an existing Disney Gift Card online by visiting These wristlets are accepted everywhere Disney Gift Cards are accepted. So you are not limited to just using them in EPCOT. They make a great souvenir and I keep them in my official Food & Wine guide after my trip has ended. 

    If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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