• On Aug 12, 2019
    Laura from VA 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.

    Planning for Nov 2020 but have never been that time of year. How does the Food and Wine Festival affect crowd size?

    Hi, Laura!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting during one of my favorite events, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!  At 87 days, this year's festival will be the longest in the event's history.  I am planning to visit twice during this year's festival, and my mouth is already watering in anticipation of all the delicious snacks and beverages I hope to try.

    While there is no way to predict for certain what crowd levels will be like during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, in my experience, Epcot tends to be a bit more crowded than usual on weekends during this event.  Many locals visit for a fun night out on the weekends, and out-of-town guests often travel in for a long weekend just to attend the festival.  If your vacation itinerary allows it, I would recommend visiting the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on a weekday for the lightest crowds.  As for crowd levels at the other theme parks, I have always found that fall is a wonderful time to visit, with fairly moderate crowds.  Please keep in mind that the fall season this year may be affected by the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but we really have no way to know for sure.

    Don't forget to take a look at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series schedule to see which artists are performing during your visit.  If you plan to take in one of these performances, purchasing an Eat to the Beat Dining Package will guarantee you'll have a great seat.  I like to book my Eat to the Beat Dining Package for breakfast at Garden Grill Restaurant.  The sticky bun bake at Garden Grill Restaurant is one of my favorite foods!  I enjoy a great breakfast, then spend the rest of my day snacking around the world at the Global Marketplaces.  For more great Disney Parks Moms Panel tips for your Epcot International Food & Wine Festival visit, check out this great article.

    See ya real soon!

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