Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
  • On Oct 16, 2022
    Angela from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Visiting WDW early November with my daughter and my mom. We've been many times, my mom hasn't been in 28 years. I'm looking for suggestions to make this vacation very special for my mom, who normally doesn't travel. Ideas? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Angela!

    How special for your mom to visit the Walt Disney World Resort after such a long absence. She'll be able to celebrate her return alongside the 50th Anniversary Celebration. With all the new rides and shows, EARidescent souvenirs and décor, tasty snacks and drinks, I'm sure she'll have the most magical time. 

    As Miguel from Coco says, “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” Here are some suggestions to make her upcoming trip extra special:

    If you'd like to book something truly unforgettable, then take a peek at the Enchanting Extras Collection. There are so many magical experiences to choose from, such as special fireworks viewings, spectacular shows, and fascinating behind-the-scenes tours. If your mom would enjoy a show, then I'd highly recommend Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney. I've seen it twice and both times I was grinning from EAR to EAR throughout the whole performance!

    You might also want to consider purchasing the Memory Maker. This is a great way to sprinkle some extra pixie dust on her memories. Throughout the theme parks, Disney PhotoPass photographers are waiting and ready to capture your most precious moments. By purchasing Memory Maker, your mom will be able to have unlimited downloads of her Disney PhotoPass photos. Not only that, but she can even share her captured moments with up to 25 members on her Family & Friends list. You can purchase Memory Maker - Advance Purchase at least three days in advance of activation and save some pennies. You can also purchase Memory Maker One Day for shorter trips. 

    Along the same lines, you could consider booking a Capture Your Moment photo session at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom, or Disney's Hollywood Studios. These personalized 20-minute photo sessions provide a perfect way to capture the memory of your trip.

    If you think she'd like to celebrate with a special meal, then Walt Disney World has so many wonderful dining options. Since your trip is coming up shortly, many of the more popular restaurants are probably filled up by now. However, it's worth checking to see what's available. If you can't get a reservation for the restaurant you want, don't panic. One of the fantastic features of the My Disney Experience Mobile App is the ability to make walk-up dining reservations at select restaurants. Give it a try and see if you can get lucky.

    Since you'll be at Walt Disney World during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, you can always enjoy some of the wonderful cuisine available at the Global Marketplaces. I'm sure she'd love taking a stroll around World Showcase and tasting all the delicious dishes and drinks.

    I hope that gives you some ideas, Angela! Thanks for stopping by planDisney. 

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I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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