September is my favorite month of the year as I celebrate two awesome things – my birthday and the return of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort. The latter is celebrating 20 years this fall, and I can’t wait to taste my way around the world again. I recently stopped by the Festival Center in Future World to check out the merchandise being offered this year. Here are some of my favorite things you will find throughout Epcot.
The Festival Center is located between Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE pavilions in Future World. This location houses many experiences including a merchandise location, wine shop, Intermission Café, and cooking demonstrations. This is also a great place to pick up the new scavenger hunt called Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak (see my fellow author Michelle Harker’s article for details.
This year, there are three distinct art programs for the merchandise – World Showcase logo, Disney characters dressed as chefs, and Brews Around the World. You may recall reading about some of these items in a previous Disney Parks Blog article. Guests will find many of these items including apparel, home décor, drinkware and other goods at this location. One item that won’t arrive until later during the festival is the previously shown Figment coffee mug (just in case you were looking for it).
I’m also happy to announce a specially designed charm from PANDORA. This sterling silver charm with white and black enamel features Chef Mickey, and it will be released during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Finally, we will offer a limited release tee-shirt on our Disney Parks online store from September 25 through October 1. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. You can order the shirt by visiting DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents.
Here are a few other items I found including a new Disney Gift Card and Festival Cookbook. I hope to see you at Epcot this fall!