Inside Disney Parks Gives Sneak Peek at Walt Disney World’s Food & Wine Festival

We are only a few days away from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival finally opening for the 2018 season.  The event begins on August 30th, 2018 at Epcot and will be offered every day for 75 days.  During this event there will be a variety of entertainment, dining offerings, merchandise, seminars and more that guests can check out.  The event itself is include in admission to Epcot and there are added enhanced experiences that are available for an extra cost.  Disney Parks Blog released the newest episode of Inside Disney Parks, where we get to take a behind the scenes look at what we can expect during this year’s festival.


Take a look at this awesome video below:

Here is a look at the topics that are covered during this episode of the show:

What’s Cookin’:  Culinary magic begins backstage at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! Chelsea Florig, project manager of Epcot Food & Beverage, shares a look at some new dishes.

Festival Wines: Disney Parks Blog author Jenn Fickley-Baker visits Proprietor of Festivals, Rick Decicco, to check out the best wines at this year’s event.

Live Music, Seminars: Mark Daniels share a taste of the Eat to the Beat concert series lineup of rock, country , pop and R&B acts. Mark also offers details on some of the live seminars and demonstrations and a look at some of the familiar faces you’ll see during your visit, including a special message from Alex Guarnaschelli, Executive Chef at Butter Midtown NYC.

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff:  Disney Parks Blog author Michael Ramirez takes us to Disney California Adventure park for a look at the new addition to Pixar Pier.

Food & Wine Unboxed: Cathy Dawson, product developer for merchandise events, unveils some top “must have” items at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Who else is ready for the festival to finally begin?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!