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Bookings Now Open for Premium Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

There are more ways than ever to celebrate at the 20th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival September 25-November 16 – and while plenty of events are included with park admission, we look forward each fall to the over-the-top “premium events.”

Get ready to book your reservations when the phone lines open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 30: 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378). And while some favorites fill up fast, there are lots of new events to celebrate the festival’s 20 years at Walt Disney World Resort. Some events can be booked at culinary demos, beverage seminars, mixology seminars, general admission for Party for the Senses and general admission for the Rockin’ Burger Block Party. Check out all the events at the website, then get set to dial or book online!


Beginning today, you can go to to choose your own lineup, but here are our top picks:

  • Get a glimpse of the cast of ABC TV’s “The Chew” at a new premium event on October 8 in World ShowPlace: the Rockin’ Burger Block Party, with specialty burgers and sliders inspired by top names in the music industry such as Dave Matthews and his Dreaming Tree Wines and Carlos Santana’s Casa Noble Tequila. (Two additional Burger Block Parties are set for September 25 and November 6.) This one includes VIP seating with a specialty cocktail toast, premium bar and more.
  • One of a series of popular Party for the Senses premium events will be the first-time Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses October 31, an elegant, dance-the-night-away, gourmet tasting party with Champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails paired with food. (You’ll want to masquerade in chic yellow and black.)
  • Another Party for the Senses we don’t want to miss is October 24 with Disney chefs from the United States, Europe and Asia cooking their favorite cuisine that represents their cultures as well as the Disney Parks and Resorts they call home. Additional Party for the Senses dates are October 3, 10 and 17, and each evening starts with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series at the America Gardens Theatre. Following the show, head to World ShowPlace for a sensational evening with more than 50 tasting stations. (And Cirque du Soleil is back!)
  • What’s Cookin’ With … begin the morning with a delightful plated brunch and sparkling wine toast. Culinary celebs will demo a favorite dish and then sit down with the emcee to answer questions from the audience and share secrets of their successes. The brunch happens every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Guests include:

  • September 27: Andrew Zimmern
  • October 2: Amanda Freitag presented by Mylan
  • October 4: Bryan Voltaggio
  • October 9: Jamie Deen
  • October 11: Carla Hall
  • October 16: Gale Gand
  • October 18: Cat Cora
  • October 23: Allen Susser
  • October 25: John Ash presented by Verlasso
  • October 30: Robert Irvine
  • November 1: Erika Davis
  • November 6: Buddy Valastro
  • November 8: David Guas
  • November 13: Alex Guarnaschelli
  • November 15: Sarah Fioroni

Others premium events we look forward to trying: the Mexican Tequila Lunch, Japanese Craft Beer Tasting and the new French Family Meal Traditions.

Included in regular Epcot admission are the new Back to Basics series, special book signings, Eat to the Beat concerts, cultural adventures, Marketplace Discovery Passport and attractions and park entertainment.

Entertainment and Events are subject to change without notice.


  • I’m also looking for information about the Premium Package. We planned our trip around the hope it was returning. Can we please get confirmation on whether or not it will? Thank you!

  • Do you have to use all eight food allotments in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tasting Sampler on one day, or is it only the priority seating for Eat to the Beat that is date specific? How do we book this special dining package?

  • Any update to advance purchase of tickets for Party for the Senses for Chase visa card holders? No one seems to be able to verify that AP holders can purchase advance tickets for reserved seats on July 24th for this event.

  • Early booking for TIW and AP’s start Friday but Disney still hasn’t released the demonstration schedule yet! What is up with that?? How are we supposed to book these if we don’t know the schedule?? What is the delay? And where is the information on the Premium Packages too?

  • No Parisian breakfast this year?

  • Like Erin, Im trying to find out if the Premium Package will return for 2015.

  • Where can I find the details on the “French Family Meal Traditions” premium event?

  • Looking forward to the festival! I noticed some of the names and dates for “What’s Cooking With” as listed above are different than what is posted on the epcot food festival site, Which list is accurate? Thanks!

  • Do you know if the Premium Package will be back this year?

  • i want to go to this festival! amazing!

  • When is all the information abut the French Dining events going to be posted? Also the Schedules for the Culinary, Beverage & Mixology Seminars? I believe there is still some other information missing regarding the tasting packages and a few other events.

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