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hello, my wife and I are coming sept 26-oct 4 cant wait! Staying at the swan. Been to disney many times but never during epcot f&w fest. Planning a bunch of time for epcot during our stay, any advice on must do's for the f&w festival?
Thank you in
- Asked by Mark on 9/11/2013
You are arriving during my favorite Disney season: the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
My husband and I love eating and drinking our way around the World Showcase during the festival. I like to look over the menus of the marketplaces
in advance to have an idea of what new items I want to try and what old favorites are returning.
There's no way to taste something from each booth for one meal. Since you have plenty of time, I suggest multiple circuits on different days for maximum tasting opportunities. I like to do entrees on one circuit, desserts on another, beers one day, wines another.
Don't miss a visit to the Festival Center in Future World. The center has selections of wines, cookbooks and other merchandise. It's also the spot for culinary demonstrations
, mixology seminars
and wine and beverage seminars
. Those often sell out so you may want to take a look at the schedule and make a reservation. We love these low-cost ($14-$15) events and try to do at least two each year. We've seen some great chefs and learned a lot about wines, whiskey and other spirits.
Make sure that you check out the Eat to the Beat concert series
as well, free shows at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily featuring big-name acts.
I hope you have a delicious, fun-filled visit. I suspect it will not be the last time you want to spend time at the festival. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions or offer more details. Enjoy!