• On Dec 13, 2016
    John from Derbyshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we're visiting WDW next Sept and bringing daughter's boyfriend for his first ever trip, how busy does EF&W Festival make Epcot as this is her fav park and she wants to show it off to him? Are wait times for rides usually longer than normal?

    Welcome back John! Thanks for stopping by with your questions.
    September is a good period to visit WDW. The weather is great and Disney Theme Parks tend to be less busy. Because of the amazing Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Epcot will be busier than usual, especially during weekends, when you can find many groups enjoying the event. Waiting time in lines for attractions tend to be a little longer than normal.
    If it is possible, I recommend you visit this enchanting park on weekdays during this Festival. I have been to WDW twice during this event and I remember once we decided to visit Epcot on a Saturday and it was very crowded. It was not a good experience to my 6-year-old daughter; we found long lines for all attractions and too many people walking around the World Showcase lagoon.
    Hope this helps your planning. Come back to visit us again soon if you have further questions.
    Have a magical day!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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