As Fall closes in around the U.S. the communities of Horizon West near Orlando, Florida are in the perfect location to maximize your enjoyment of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. The Festival dates for this year are from September 25, 2015 to November 16, 2015.
Here are my best suggestions for making the most of one of the year’s top events at Walt Disney World:
Live close – five minutes is wonderful, but anywhere within an hour is great.
Annual or Premium Annual are best as they include free parking and no blackout dates as offering discounts on merchandise and some dining experiences. An added bonus is you can go as often as you like.
Go multiple times – there is simply no way to enjoy the vast number of culinary, entertainment, and educational experiences in one day.
Obtain a Festival banded gift card and preload it so all you have to do is walk up to each kiosk, order, and swipe your card. Each time you will receive an updated receipt showing your new balance. If you run out, no worries you can easily add more.
Go on line and check the website, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/ . That will enable you to see the vast array of opportunities available and make the most of your time.
You will want to sample so many of the culinary choices available to you, so build in down time by attending one of the educational workshops, or enjoy one of the wine or beer flights, or make your way to the American Gardens Theater in front of the American Adventure and enjoy an Eat to the Beat concert. Better yet, to cool off, go inside the American Adventure Rotunda and enjoy the many education displays of Americana in refreshing air conditioning, and be sure to stay for a concert by America’s only premiere fulltime acapella choral group, the Voices of Liberty. After the 15 minute concert you will also be invited to attend one of Disney’s best audioanimatronic shows, also called The American Adventure. It is great!
Stay well hydrated – drink plenty of water. It is still warm in Florida this time of year. (Hint: you can buy bottled water, but Disney’s entire potable water system is filtered so there is really no need, spend your money on all the great food and wine available at the festival.
Below are some of the great experiences available to you at this year’s EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival:
Taste Your Way Around the World
Desserts & Champagne
Hops & Barley
Rockin’ Music for Every Taste
David Cook September 25 to September 27, 2015
Wilson Phillips September 28 to September 29, 2015
Christopher Cross September 30 to October 1, 2015
STARSHIP Starring Mickey Thomas October 2 to October 4, 2015
Smash Mouth October 5 to October 7, 2015
The Pointer Sisters October 8 to October 9, 2015
38 Special October 10 to October 11, 2015
Rick Springfield October 12 to October 13, 2015
Sugar Ray October 14 to October 16, 2015
SOS Band October 17 to October 18, 2015
Air Supply October 19 to October 21, 2015
Fuel October 22 to October 23, 2015
Tiffany October 24 to October 25, 2015
Dennis DeYoung (original member of STYX) October 26 to October 28, 2015
Jo Dee Messina October 29 to October 30, 2015
Everclear October 31 to November 1, 2015
Boyz II Men November 2 to November 4, 2015
Sister Hazel November 5 to November 6, 2015
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy November 7 to November 9, 2015
Hanson November 10 to November 12, 2015
Maxi Priest November 13 to November 14, 2015
Chaka Khan November 15 to November 16, 2015
Festival Center—open 9:00 AM to park closing at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!
The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar - Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak
Book Signings and Meet & Greets
Seasons of the Vine
Back to Basics
What's New! - 2015 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
Rockin’ Burger Block Party
What’s Cooking with…(Celebrity guests)
Japanese Craft Beer Tasting
Festival Tasting Sampler Package
DEMONSTRATIONS & SEMINARS AT THE FESTIVAL
A Lesson from the Pros
Tutoring with a Twist
From the Winery to the Glass
Let Your Tastebuds Explore
Choose Your “Drill Sergeant”
Brunch with the Greats
Transform into an International Cheese Whiz
Make reservations today by calling (407) 939-3378.
ABC's The CHEW – 2015 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
ABC's The Chew – Live from Epcot!
2 New Festival Marketplaces from The Chew
A Night of Blockbusting Burgers
Special Ways to Party
Full List of Celebrity Chefs Appearing at the Festival
Andrea Robinson MS
Brian & Shanna O’Hea
The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh
Jennifer Hill Booker
Norman Van Aken
Pam Smith RD
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