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Festival Center Happenings – 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

A barbecue spare rib with cheesy pasta, baby potatoes and cooked greens

Get the latest on the amazing food, flavors and other exciting events you’ll find at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—open 9:00 AM to park closing.

A walkway flanked by trees leading to a domed building with a banner to one side reading Celebrating 20 years at the top, then Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase then Festival Center and along the bottom the phrase Open Daily 9 AM to park close

Tasty Fun at Every Turn

Carla Hall wearing a chef’s jacket stands behind a table posing with a copy of her book Carla’s Comfort Foods

Festival Stage hosted by ABC-TV’s The CHEW

A collection of spice jars each labeled with their contents

Back to Basics

In a wine shop, a man in a suit speaks to a group of listeners holding wine glasses who are gathered around tabletops that are decorated with baskets of plastic grapes

Book Signings and Meet & Greets

A row of 10 wine bottles held in a rack on a glass shelf against a wall

Bottle Signings

A large bunch of green grapes growing off of the vine

Seasons of the Vine

The Festival Center features a banner reading Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase as well as a display of merchandise including printed tee shirts, hand towels, carved wooden housewares, pot holders, oven mitts and aprons

Stockpot Shop

A sculpture depicts the character Remy from the movie Ratatouille smiling and waving as he stands on a cutting board beside two tomatoes

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

A row of wine bottles sitting upright

Wine Shop

A smiling young girl butters bread as she sits at a restaurant table watched by two smiling boys seated to either side.

Intermissions Café

Display panels are covered with imagery and text including on the upper left a photograph of a hand opening cocoa beans and the words Bean Selection, the number 1 and some smaller text beside it, below that is a photograph of a roasting machine, some smaller text, the word Roasting and the number 2 and occupying the entire panel to the right are the words The Chocolate Experience From Bean to the Bar hosted by with a logo reading Ghiradelli chocolate beneath

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to Bar - Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company

We’ve got the golden ticket! Sample this sinfully delicious confection, purchase gourmet drinking chocolate or shop for your favorite Ghirardelli treats. Guests can also learn about cocoa bean processing as well as enjoy amazing chocolate sculptures created by the master chefs at Walt Disney World Resort. You’ll be surrounded by everything au chocolat—the world’s most famous flavor!

A smiling couple hold cups of craft beer near a kiosk as a Cast Member looks on

ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: Visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.


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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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