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Premium Event Reservations Open Aug. 13 for this Year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

They’re some of the hottest tickets in town, so get ready to dial at 7 a.m. on Aug. 13 when the phone lines open to book reservations for premium events for the 18th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 27-Nov. 11.
Premium Event Reservations Open Aug. 13 for this Year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort
The all-important number to keep handy: 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378). Some of the popular events sell out fast, and there are new events this year, too, during the 46-day fest. From the over-the-top Party for the Senses grand tasting experience on select Saturday nights to a new taste of Scottish cuisine, there are lots of opportunities. Price per ticket:

  • New Scotland: Land of Food & Drink (Sept. 28), $95 or $115
  • New Spirits Confidential (Nov. 1), $80 or $95
  • New Parisian Breakfast (Saturdays), $37
  • New Hibachi Experience (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5), $120
  • “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery (Oct. 4, 11 and 25), $55 or $90
  • Epcot Wine Schools (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 3), $135 per person
  • Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 25 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary)
  • Mixology Series: Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French (Saturdays), $65
  • Kitchen Memories (Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8), from $110-$170
  • Cheese Seminars (Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), $80
  • Party for the Senses (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2), $145, $180 or $285
  • Food & Wine Pairings (Tuesdays, Thursdays), $55
  • Sweet Sundays (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10), $99
  • The Discovery of Chocolate (Oct. 13 and 27), $75

Additional events include Italian and French pairings and lunches, and a Mexican tequila lunch. Guests also can book special festival experiences including daily Culinary Demonstrations ($14), Mixology Seminars ($15) and Wine, Beer or Spirit Seminars ($14). Inside-the-park festival dining experiences as well as culinary and beverage programs require park admission fees. Event updates and details will be posted on the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Facebook page in August.


  • I spoke to a cast member this morning who said that the mixology and culinary demo information was posted today. Where would I go to find this? I want to plan my meals around the demos.

  • What is the date for the DVC advance purchase for F&W events??

  • Is there any more information on these events like a more detailed description of each, and the time of day?

  • I can’t wait to be back this year during runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend! I have not been since I was there for Race for the Taste in 2009! That year it was way too hot (heat indexes into the 100s.) The heat put a damper on the appetite. November should be lovely. I’m looking forward to the festival playing host to all of the runners.

    for the love of Disney running

  • We celebrated my husband’s 50th last year at our first ever F&W. I can’t wait to go again. We did it in style with a dozen spectacular events. It cost a lot of pennies and was worth every one of them. I highly recommend the Tequila tasting luncheon, the culinary demos are great. Omgosh just everything!!! W aren’t slated to go again until 2015, but I honestly doubt I can hold out that long. Add on the Halloween party and it just doesn’t get any better.

  • If you do a meal event, be sure to sit close to the event MC/speaker. In two different events last year, we wound up on the outer edge and couldn’t hear because of background noise from vent fans or other restaurant patrons. Otherwise, I can heartily recommend these as a fun adventure.

  • I can’t wait! Absolutely my favorite time of year to visit. I understand there is a tremendous amount of effort & coordination that has to occur so all event details are in order prior to releasing more info. I do hope, however, that details will be released early enough in August (personally, I’d prefer July – haha) so that we have more than a few days to review and make plans prior to calling on the 13th. Thanks! Really looking forward to the festival!

  • I did this for the first time last Sept and loved it. I would recommend anyone to go to this event.

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