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

posted on June 12th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

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.

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Lee on June 12th, 2013 at 11:29 am

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


Christine on June 12th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

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!


Jim from WI on June 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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.


Jennie from CA on June 13th, 2013 at 4:41 am

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.


Erin from RI on June 13th, 2013 at 8:16 am

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


Erika on June 13th, 2013 at 10:52 am

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


LeeAnn from GA on July 10th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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


Barb on August 6th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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.