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

    I have a two day base ticket. After I have used the first day, can I then visit guest services to upgrade my second day ticket to a park hopper if I choose?

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for reaching out to us here at planDisney. We are always happy to help!

    Did you hear? It was recently announced that the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival starts on July 27, 2023, and runs until November 18, 2023. This means that when you are at the resort in September, it will be in full swing! This is the original EPCOT festival and some would argue the best. Between the Global Marketplaces, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and all the merchandise, it really is the most wonderful time of the year to visit the park!

    If you purchase a base ticket, you are more than welcome to add on the Park Hopper Option during your vacation. So, if you don't want to add it on until the second day, you can do that. However, that would not be my recommendation. The reason I say this is because the Park Hopper Option is attached to the entire length of your ticket, not to a specific day. What does that mean? It means that no matter when you add on the Park Hopper Option, you are charged the same price, even if it's the last day of your vacation. In other words, you will be charged for two days of the Park Hopper Option, but only using it for one day. If you are thinking of upgrading your ticket, I would do it before your trip or during your first day, and since you are only going for two days, use it for both days to get the most out of it. This is of course a personal preference!

    Jennifer, no matter what you decide, you are going to have a wonderful vacation. I love the Park Hopper Option for shorter trips as I am really able to maximize my time in the parks. Last April, I did all four parks in two days with the Park Hopper Option. Just make sure to prioritize the experiences you'd like to do as it isn't really possible to do everything at the Walt Disney World Resort in two days. However, if you use the Disney Genie Service to select your top priorities and help you plan an itinerary, purchase Disney Genie+, Individual Lightning Lanes, and secure Virtual Queues, you will likely get a lot accomplished! That My Disney Experience mobile app will definitely be your friend.

    If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out again in the future.

    Every adventure requires a first step,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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