Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
  • On Aug 14, 2023
    Liz from FL 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 was wondering if there was going to be a Florida Blue Lounge this year during Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Enjoyed it in the past. Thank you

    Welcome to planDisney, Liz, and thanks for this great question. With the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival currently running at Walt Disney World Resort, let's see if the Florida Blue Lounge will be part of the offerings.

    I spoke to some helpful Cast Members to see if this lounge will be open again during the 2023 festival, but announcements have yet to be made regarding its return. When the Florida Blue Lounge first appeared during the festival, it was for Florida Blue insurance members and their guests, but more recently, it was open to anyone who registered for a guest pass. The location has also been in a few different spots around the World Showcase, most recently in the Morocco pavilion. 

    I suggest watching the Eat to the Beat Concert Series page on the Walt Disney World website for the latest news regarding the lounge. Since Florida Blue Medicare is the presenting sponsor of the series, any announcements about the lounge would probably be made there. Another good source of official news is the Disney Parks Blog.

    In the meantime, if you need a break to cool down and enjoy refreshments during your EPCOT visit, I suggest Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion. The food court has a delectable menu, and I highly recommend the Cookies 'n "Cream" Chocolate Mousse Cup. It's one of my favorite plant-based options. There's ample comfortable seating there, and once you're rested, you can take flight on Soarin' Around the World

    Liz, I hope you enjoy your next visit to EPCOT, and I'm sprinkling pixie dust that the Florida Blue Lounge will return soon. But if not, I'm sure you'll have a magical time exploring all the festival offerings. Please stop by planDisney anytime!  

    Magic awaits,
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