Family at 2022 Food & Wine Festival; EPCOT
  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Hank 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.

    Traveling to EPCOT for the Food and Wine Festival, what are some recommendations for mocktails so that our kids can enjoy special drinks?

    Hey howdy hey, Hank!  

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for asking us about specialty drinks for your kids on your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is always a great time, but just because it has “wine” in its title doesn’t mean it’s only for adults. I just explored the festival Global Marketplaces last week so I’m happy to share some mocktails from the menu and fun sips to find for your kids.

    Don’t sleep on Joffrey’s, the official coffee supplier at the Walt Disney World Resort. Throughout EPCOT, their many locations offer seasonal drinks – with or without coffee. Check out the Frozen Roseberry, a refreshing blend of frozen lemon and strawberry-rose syrup.

    At the Odyssey, our Muppet friends have taken over Brew-Wing Lab and concocted some fun libations worthy of a good Instagram debate. These beverage-based experiments include the Frozen Fusion (a blend of pomegranate and raspberry frozen tea fused with orange ice cream molecules) and the now-famous Pickle Milkshake! Yes, it’s as green and wild as you think it will be. This festival location isn’t too far away from my favorite attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, but I recommend you save the galaxy BEFORE sampling these fun and filling drinks to avoid ruining the day with a dizzying tummy ache from your time and space travels.

    At the China global marketplace, they feature a Passion Fruit Bubble Tea which is always a fun texture and flavor for kids to try. Pair it with their Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings, a tasty snack that I really enjoyed last week as an impromptu stop on my world travels around the festival.

    There are some new global marketplaces this year to help celebrate Disney100, where EPCOT is the epicenter of this magical milestone. Check out Swirled Showcase (get it?) where they feature a Frozen Apple Pie and Cinnamon Apple Cider non-alcoholic drinks for a refreshing seasonal sip.  

    While snacking, sipping, and strolling is a lot of fun, I also like to reserve a table service meal during my EPCOT adventures. An Eat to the Beat Dining Package will allow you to enjoy a delicious meal together plus priority seating for a lively concert that day at the America Gardens Theatre. The bands may mostly be from our era, but I bet your kids will also have a blast at these wonderful shows!

    I hope this helps you plan an exciting day together on your trip, Hank. There’s so much to enjoy during a day at EPCOT and I hope your kids enjoy finding these fun drinks along the way. Please let us know how else we can help you make the most of this special vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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