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What's New! - 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Feast on first-time culinary events with guest chefs, signature meals and more—at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

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Gourmet Fantasies Come to Life

Rev kitchen skills, sate taste buds and binge on all-new experiences starring the world’s finest fare.

Calling all connoisseurs and food-lovin’ folks! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival scours the globe each year so we can serve up a heaping helping of unexpected flavors, five-star chefs and sinfully delicious fun sure to please the most discriminating palates. Once again, we’ve culled the crème de la crème to make 2016’s celebration our most spectacular yet!

Offering everything from informative seminars and noteworthy Marketplace items to a cornucopia of unique cuisine, “epicurious” Guests can indulge the senses like never before—check back for the full menu of appetizing events!

A variety of ingredients arranged on a table for the Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! hands on workshop including a sliced grapefruit, a bowl of sliced red onion and bowls of mango spears, orange slices and greens

Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Hone your mixology skills while picking up fun food and beverage techniques that put you in touch with your inner gourmand.

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Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Delve into the history behind this iconic, Tiki-themed eatery and learn how to craft famed specialty drinks during an island-inspired lunch.

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Beverage Boot Camp

Explore Mondavi winemaking and all there is to know about Maker’s Mark Bourbon from the masters.

Chef Phillip Ponticelli greets three Guests enjoying glasses of wine and their meals

Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Dine on a 5-course dinner prepared by top-notch chefs from across Walt Disney World Resort.

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Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef

Uncover trade secrets that take menus from passable to world-class—plus, savor a flavorful 5-course dinner after the hands-on class.

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The Secrets of Flavor

Discover how sensory memory affects our favorite foods during a 60-minute tasting and delectable 3-course lunch.

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The Ultimate Day at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Embark on a guided culinary adventure with this special VIP experience.

2016 Itinerary:

  • Your day begins with the Wonders Retreat at the Festival Center, where you’ll enjoy a celebrity chef hosted brunch from the best seats in the house.
  • After a break and a brief time to shop, you’ll return to the VIP Lounge for a hosted beverage demonstration featuring acclaimed wines, spirits and craft beers from around the world.
  • Next, you’ll venture to the Norway Pavilion to set sail on the newest attraction in the World Showcase—Frozen Ever After.
  • Then, it’s time to explore the Global Marketplaces! Disney Chefs will greet you and introduce you to the endless selection of bites and beverages while you taste 3 of the Festival’s most popular pairings.
  • Your next stop will be at the newly reimagined attraction, Soarin’ Around the World.
  • Afterwards, a certified Cicerone will lead you through a sampling of the Festival’s signature craft beers. Another delectable chef’s pairing will follow.
  • Post pairing, you’ll head to the America Garden Theatre to savor a glass of champagne and then rock out to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series from your priority seats.
  • When the concert comes to a close, you’ll have time to explore the Festival on your own.
  • If you choose to stay through the end of the day, you can watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth from a reserved location.

Learn More About This Tour

  • The 7-hour experience begins at 9:00 AM on the following Fridays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 30; and November 4, 11, 2016.
  • The cost of The Ultimate Day at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival experience is $399 per Guest, plus tax.
  • A 15% discount is available for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders and Disney Chase Visa Cardmembers.
  • See artists performing during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.
  • View celebrity chefs who will be presenting at the What’s Cookin’ With… brunch during the Wonders Retreat.
  • Check in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this experience at the Festival Center.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • This tour is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
  • Theme park admission is required and is not included with the cost of the VIP Tour.
  • Guest program content, tour itinerary, duration and availability are subject to change without notice.
  • Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate and must be able to show ID.
  • For reservations, please call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687.

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Global Marketplaces

Wake taste buds with all-new marketplaces filled with everything from farm-fresh goodies to the sweetest of treats!

Get into the foodie groove when we present a host of delicacies destined to become this year’s biggest palate-pleasers. Our latest Festival offerings include:

Chocolate Studio
Candyland’s calling… wander over to this chocolate-lover’s paradise for a whiff of sugary bliss.

Islands of the Caribbean
Bite into an exciting fusion of food and culture for a flavorful medley that makes your mouth sing!

Greenhouse Guru hosted by Village Farms
Sample amazing tomato recipes that turn straight-from-the-vine goodness into palatable rapture.

The Chew Collective
Modern technology meets epicurean wizardry for a revolutionary flavor sensation.

Wine & Dine Studio
Savor the best of the Golden State’s award-winning vineyards paired with signature dishes.

Learn more about the Festival’s Global Marketplaces.

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Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Bust a move as we introduce Festival first-timers to our lineup of musical acts!

The stars are out… and lighting up the stage! Check out the latest additions to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series:

Wang Chung
September 14 to September 15, 2016
Known for their song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”

The BoDeans
September 21 to September 23, 2016
Known for their song “Good Things”

Plain White T’s
October 7 to October 9, 2016
Known for their song “Hey There Delilah”

Jeffrey Osborne
October 12 to October 13, 2016
Known for his song “On the Wings of Love”

Toad The Wet Sprocket
October 22 to October 23, 2016
Known for their song “All I Want”

Living Colour
October 28 to October 29, 2016
Known for their song “Cult of Personality”

Soul Asylum
November 2 to November 3, 2016
Known for their song “Runaway Train”

Delta Rae
November 4 to November 6, 2016
Known for their song “Run”

Learn more about the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.


World Showcase

Valid Park Admission Required

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


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  • 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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