New Details for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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The wait is almost over! Disney’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is nearing closer to opening day. With Guests excited for the festival to begin, Disney continues to give sneak peeks into what’s to come. Last week, we got an update from the Muppet Labs. Joined by Dr. Bunsen, Honeydew and Beaker gave an update on the taste-testing headquarters where Guests can experience taste testing. The kooky concoctions and news were broken down here.

With the taste lab updates come more, including snacks in the Park and merchandise to take home. Guests can begin to experience EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival beginning July 27, 2023, through November 18, 2023. “Guests can take a culinary tour across six continents at this celebration of cuisine from around the world,” as Disney wrote, and experience some of these new featured events for the festival.


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The biggest release has been the new merchandise Guests can revel in. Bring the International Food & Wine Festival home with new clothing, backpacks, drinkware, and more! The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Event Logo Collection includes a jersey track jacket, new ears, Spaceship Earth Loungefly backpack, and CORKCICLE stemless wine glass. Guests can also purchase from The Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Picnic Collection or take home an apron or platter inspired by ‘Encanto’ (2021).

International food and wine festival

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Guests can indulge in food and drinks from 25 Global Marketplaces throughout the World Showcase. Some returning favorites include The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India, and Spain marketplaces. Disney Food Blogs reported continuing to check for more updates on these marketplaces and what sips and bites they’ll offer.

Inside the Magic reports, “Guests can enjoy flavors from Ireland, Canada, France, Greece, Belgium, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Alps, Kenya, India, China, Mexico, Australia, and Hawaii, among other delicious offerings from around the world. “This food aficionado’s paradise is replete with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate,” states Disney.”

International food and wine festival

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Live Entertainment

Enjoy Orlando’s local talent at Eat to the Beat Concert Series in EPCOT’s America Gardens Theatre at the American Adventure Pavilion. Guests can get a taste of the live entertainment and secure a spot at the concert with a dining package offered exclusively for Eat to the Beat.

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With so many exciting things to look forward to with EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, it’s hard to contain any excitement. As Disney releases more sneak peeks and fun updates, we’ll keep the Guests updated on what’s to expect in the upcoming weeks!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.