Jul 27, 2015

More Food, More Wine | #Magical Mickey

I wanted to share with you some news about an upcoming Disney event that I am very excited about this year. Why is that? Because I will be attending it this year. This week's post is about the 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

More Food, More Wine

All year round, Epcot is a fantastic park to get food and drinks from around the world, while experiencing a glimpse of their country and culture through the World Showcase. However, once a year, the savory foods and delicious drinks come from so many more countries. Every year in the fall, this year from September 25th to November 16th, you can enjoy the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. For someone like me, it's a foodie paradise, with a beer and wine for every dish.

This fall, on my Disney trip, I will get to experience the festival first hand for the first time. That's enough for me to be excited. Recently, there was some news announced by the Disney Parks blog that only added to the enthusiasm. As part of it being the 20th year for the festival, it will feature  30 global marketplaces. This year, it will stretch beyond the World Showcase and into Future World for the first time by adding 4 new food and beverage marketplaces. There will even be a cheese studio, and I enjoy a good cheese platter. It's why at many Disney dining options, I have no problem finding an appetizer, because many have some fine cheese plates.

Of course, if you're considering this festival and you run, I must suggest the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. This year is already sold out, but you may still be able to find a charity with open spot. Key word is may, because I haven't checked or anything, but that's always your only option after it sells out. The Wine & Dine Half is an evening race, that while last year was more than a little wet, it features an awesome finish line party with all that great food and wine, select attractions, characters and entertainment until 4 a.m.!

If you want to know more about the festival, check out the main Disney Parks site. You can find out about the marketplaces, tasting events, dining packages, and even celebrity chefs. If you get hungry enough, you can even book your trip.

I'll add more posts about the festival as it gets closer, and you'll be sure to be flooded with pictures when I actually attend, so we will revisit this tasty subject. Until then, have a nice week!

Have you ever attended the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival? Do you love food and wine like me?

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  1. This is my first year running Wine & Dine, so I'll be there! I'm super excited for both events. I've done a bunch of Disney races but the timing has never worked out for W&D and I've wanted to do it for years!!

    1. That is so cool. It looks like so much fun. I won't be there for the race though. We're going down at what was Tower of Terror time (and we planned to run but it was cancelled) but that overlaps with the festival. W&D Half is high on my list of races I want to run, for that awesome after party.

  2. I am SO EXCITED for the festival this year especially with the expansion into future world. Wine and Dine half marathon can't come soon enough!

    1. I can't wait to try it all. We have a whole day marked off solely to try to eat and drink it all (with sharing of course). We plan to hit all the booths.

  3. Will it happen again in this year?I am SO EXCITED for the festival this year especially with the expansion into future world.Last year i missed it.