Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
  • On Feb 20, 2023
    Micheale from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I have never been to WDW for Food & Wine Festival. I am trying to decide the best plan for what day to do my park reservation for EPCOT. Are there daily activities for the festival, or will it only be held certain days

    Hi Micheale! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I feel a rumbly in my tumbly just thinking about the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation's timing couldn't be any better! Snacking and drinking around the World Showcase is always fun, but something about this festival takes the EPCOT experience to the next level. Let's get into your game plan, Micheale! 

    The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023 dates have not been released yet; however, last year's festival ran from July 14 until November 19, 2022. You can safely assume that the festival will be in full swing by the time your late August vacation begins. The festival is held every single day during its entire run. As a "local," I'll tell you that the festival tends to have a higher attendance on the weekends when kids are out of school and adults are out living their best lives. So, I recommend experiencing the festival on a weekday if you can.

    However, there may be some food booths that aren't open yet (sometimes certain booths have a delayed start). The majority will be open, so definitely download the Foodie Guide from Disney Parks Blog once that becomes available for 2023's festival. Here's a look at last year's Foodie Guide. The Hawaii and Canada booths always are my favorite food items (but I visited India's the most)!

    Also, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series usually doesn't have performances every day. So, if you want to, well, eat to the beat, you'll want to check out the full lineup to see when the star-studded performances will take place. Last year, the lineup was announced in late June on the Disney Parks Blog. So, be sure to keep an eye out for that update. I really hope that Boyz II Men return; they always put on an amazing show! By the way, if you make your Disney Park Pass reservation now, but want to change the dates once you see the lineup or for any other reason, feel free to modify the selection on your My Disney Experience account.

    While you're at EPCOT, be sure to take on the deliciously exciting Remy's Ratatouille Adventure attraction or, my personal favorite, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. In addition to these fun rides, complete the Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Game and check out the various cooking seminars and demonstrations (if they take place this year). 

    AN EXTRA GEM: There's usually some kind of themed food crawl that you can complete if you're up to the challenge! Since 2019, Emile's Fromage Montage activity has been a fun way to explore the various featured cheese dishes. Eat all of the dishes on the hunt, and you'll receive a special prize! If this returns for 2023, I highly recommend completing this mission! 

    If you have any further questions regarding your most magical visit, please give us a holler here at planDisney. I'm all ears

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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