The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World Resort from September 14 to November 14, 2016. I recently shared a preview of commemorative products created for this event in a Disney Parks Blog Unboxed video. Today, I have a look at the Festival Center in Future World which houses demonstrations, wine tastings, a merchandise shop and more.
The Festival Center is open every day during the festival this year and can be found between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy. As in previous years, we have a themed merchandise shop set up inside the location.
In the shop, guests will find a variety of the items I previously discussed in the Disney Parks Blog Unboxed video including apparel, home décor, headware, and more. You can also find a specially designed Disney Gift Card that’s a perfect companion for enjoying a day at the Festival.
I love all of the Figment products this year including an apron, ornament, oven mitt, and t-shirts. There will also be a salt and pepper shaker trashcans that have both chef Figment and the event merchandise logo.
New this year is a wine glass by TERVIS. We will also have stemmed and stemless wine glasses sold in two-packs. The Festival Center also has an extensive wine shop that also offers wines created for this annual event.
Finally, guests can use Made with Magic items during the Eat to the Beat concert series this year. We have recently introduced a new Minnie Mouse-inspired headband to the Made with Magic collection. You may recall that we introduced Made with Magic last fall in World Showcase (see this video for details).
Guests may find Festival merchandise at the Festival Center and in select merchandise locations throughout Epcot. The Chef Mickey charm by PANDORA Jewelry will only be found in Mouse Gear for about a week. Then it will be shared with additional locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Select items (excluding the Dooney & Bourke handbags created for this event) may be found on the Shop Disney Parks mobile app.
I hope to see you at Epcot!