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Disney Unveils EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023 Dates: A Gastronomic Extravaganza Awaits
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other as the highly anticipated 2023 edition of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival descends upon the park. From July 27 to Nov. 18, 2023, visitors will be treated to a sensory feast, brimming with tantalizing flavors, captivating performances, and a vibrant atmosphere that will leave taste buds tingling and hearts soaring.
Mark your calendars and brace yourself for this gastronomic adventure. With its alluring Global Marketplaces, tantalizing cheese odyssey at Emile’s Fromage Montage, captivating treasure quest, and toe-tapping beats of the Eat to the Beat Concert, this festival promises an immersive journey that will ignite your senses and leave an unforgettable mark on your taste buds. Walt Disney World announced that reservations for Eat to the Beat Dining Packages will open on June 6, 2023.
The 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, along with all other EPCOT festivals, is included in the admission cost to the park. Annual Passholders can attend the festival at no additional cost, with the exception of blockout dates. For those purchasing a ticket, the starting price for a standard single-day ticket to EPCOT is $109. However, it’s important to consider additional costs for food and drinks at the festival booths, as prices vary depending on the items ordered.
Here is the list of confirmed events:
World Showcase and Global Marketplaces
Within the enchanting tapestry of EPCOT’s World Showcase, a vibrant tapestry of more than 25 Global Marketplaces awaits. These culinary havens, strategically scattered throughout the park, will transport guests on a tantalizing journey around the globe, adding an extra layer of intrigue to EPCOT’s iconic allure. Amidst this culinary mosaic, the Brazilian kiosk, nestled between the French and Moroccan pavilions, promises an explosion of South American flavors that will delight even the most discerning palates.
Emile’s Fromage Montage
Prepare to have your taste buds captivated at Emile’s Fromage Montage. This delectable venue offers a chance to embark on a cheese lover’s dream, where a plethora of artisanal cheeses from near and far await. By collecting five stamps at this tantalizing outpost, visitors unlock the path to a coveted prize, enticing them to savor every cheesy morsel along the way.
Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit
Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit is a pumpkin-themed scavenger hunt held during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, guests can search for decorated hidden pumpkins throughout the park. It offers an interactive activity for all ages, adding an exciting element to the festival experience. Participants explore EPCOT while discovering and marking the pumpkins they find. This Halloween-inspired adventure allows visitors to embrace the festive ambiance and enjoy the seasonal decorations. Join Pluto on this whimsical journey, immersing yourself in the magic of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
Classic Treasure Quest
For those craving an adventure beyond the plate, the festival reintroduces the beloved classic treasure quest. Across the park, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an enthralling journey led by a charismatic protagonist. As they unravel clues and unravel the mystery, a world of excitement and discovery awaits. Furthermore, festival-goers can bring home a piece of the experience with exclusive Food & Wine-themed merchandise, including stylish T-shirts, caps, mugs, and more, allowing them to savor the memories long after the last bite is savored.
Eat to the Beat Concert and Dining Package
Prepare to be serenaded as the illustrious American Gardens Theater transforms into a melodic sanctuary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The renowned “Eat to the Beat Concert” takes center stage, delivering a lineup of internationally acclaimed performers, local talents, and toe-tapping musical acts. The presentations take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m., each lasting 30 minutes, providing multiple opportunities for guests to experience the magic.