The 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival season has officially begun! The event runs from this weekend through November 19th, so you’ll want to visit Walt Disney World to try the new experiences for foodies and fun-loving families.
EPCOT’s iconic festival is a magical taste tour and flavorful journey. It’s a delicious celebration of the best in global food and drink along with live entertainment, family activities and more. Nearly one third of the menu offerings are new as well!
Upon the main entrance of EPCOT, you’ll find a new display featuring Chef Remy welcoming all connoisseurs of fine cuisine. You can grab a Festival Passport to use as your trusty guide to discover all the new food and drink items available at the more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout the park. These special food and beverage locations celebrate the best in global cuisine.
Debuting this year is The Fry Basket showcasing French fries presented with unique savory and sweet toppings – like the Fry Flight, featuring three different flavors! Or, check out India, a guest-favorite marketplace returning with three brand-new menu items.
For those who like to get an early start enjoying the festival and all that EPCOT has to offer, the Belgium marketplace will open at 8:30 a.m. daily to serve up delicious Belgian Waffles topped with either Warm Chocolate Ganache or Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, as well as Chilled Mocha Coffee.
All other marketplaces – including The Swanky Saucy Swine, Coastal Eats, Hops & Barley, The Alps, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Brazil and Flavors from Fire to name just a few – will open at 11:00am daily to entice guests with exciting new options and returning fan-favorites. Be sure to check out the full Festival Foodie Guide for photos of many delectable offerings.
Don’t forget to check out the music bands playing at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Be sure to check out this incredible list of performances and make plans for which you want to see. To see the full lineup of artists, performance dates, or to make a dining package reservation, visit TasteEpcot.com.
But that’s not all! There are other ways to have even more fun exploring the festival. If you’re a cheese lover try Emile’s Fromage Montage and take a walk on the tasty side to sample dishes featuring cheese served in inventive ways. Or, kids of all ages can embark on a Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt that’s très magnifique in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak.
Experiences introduced as part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration offer even more ways to cultivate fresh memories. Enjoy Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and join Chef Remy on a daring culinary journey as you zip, dash and scurry through Gusteau’s bustling Paris restaurant. Then, end your delectable day by watching “Harmonious” – one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney theme park.
Will you be going to EPCOT for the Food & Wine Festival this year?
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