An International Culinary Event held at Walt Disney World Resort
Would you like to enjoy Disney holidays to the fullest, then fall is the best time to visit Disney World when most of the major festivities are held. These include the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival that is usually held in the fall every year. If this would be your first time to spend holidays to Florida from the UK, most probably you do not know exactly what to expect. Therefore, it will help a lot to have some handful of information first in order to come up with the best plan for the trip.
One of the most popular annual events of Walt Disney World is the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The festival is a way to celebrate different culinary traditions around the world, which is set right around the huge World Showcase. In the event, guests move among trail of booths that represent the abundance of countries. Every booth serves ups handful of ethnic dishes and beverages for the purposes of providing an international trip for taste buds.
The admission price for the festival entitles guests to stroll around and join the celebration as well as watch the concerts that are held in America Gardens Theater. However, experiencing the full enjoyment of the festival would require additional cost. The food and beverages that you will be sampling should be bought. Likewise, seminars have fees as well as the dining packages and the premium experiences.
The food presented to the guests to sample and enjoy is not necessarily the same every year. There are instances that the marketplace would add or withdraw items from the menu. In addition, the festival has conventionally introduced food booths every year that represent new countries, which makes the event somehow different from the previous year. Young children with adventurous taste have as many food options as the adults can have. However, the booths in the festival may not specifically designate menu for the kids.
For wine lovers, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival features a Wine Shop that caters your favourite wine selection and event souvenirs. Marketplaces offer food, wine and beer. There are appetizer-sized portions that commonly costs for less than $10, which render the best opportunity of trying traditional cuisine of different countries. Moreover, the festival plays host to tasting events, seminars and sumptuous dinners that are attended by superior Disney Chefs and other popular guest Chefs.
If you choose special dining events, the same can be booked in advance by calling the designated reservation office and make the reservation. Chase that offers various types of Visa cards such as credit card, rewards card, Disney and debit card sponsors the event. Cardholders can access the Chase Lounge located at the American Pavilion. The event will serve complimentary beverages and provide electronic charging stations for the guests. Festival information desk will be available together with a social media photo booth as well as a computer station to be used to email Festival recipes. The lounge will host animation sketching class as well as caricature artists.
Additionally, the festival features a concert series called “Eat to the Beat”, which serves as the non-edible aspect of the celebration that actually became a contribution to its popularity. Every evening, the concert draws audiences to its stage outdoor to enjoy the music. Rotation of the musical acts is made every few days and they feature 70’s through the 90’s music. Moreover, the welcome center of the festival is also a hub that exhibits the event merchandise, culinary demonstrations and educational seminars. These serve as the core of the event along with the famous international smorgasbord.
Upon arrival at Walt Disney World, Disney holidays guests for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival can proceed to the Welcome Center that is located in the Future World East. It is open daily from nine in the morning until the closing of the park. Guests can drop by the information desk at the Festival Center for assistance to any questions that are related to the festival. They can also secure their Marketplace Discovery Passport Completion Stamp from the information desk.
Other extra items are available at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival including the Festival Cookbook that contains various recipes from the dishes around the world with additional 50 pages narrating the last twenty years history of the festival. There will be merchandise shops in the festival, scavenger hunt, intermission café, seminars on wine/beverages, culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars, back to basics and cheese seminars. These extra items and many other surprises await guests in the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.