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Members to Get a Jump Start on Festival Reservations

Ryan March

by , Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

A record 35 global food-and-wine marketplaces will celebrate 35 years of Epcot during the 22nd annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which sets another festival record this year by growing to an unprecedented 75 days – from Aug. 31-Nov. 13 guests can sip, savor and stroll their way around World Showcase.

Now recognized among America’s top food festivals, this favorite annual event once again presents opportunities to enjoy bites and beverages from the aforementioned marketplaces, mix and mingle with celebrity chefs, experience hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations, enjoy nightly “Eat to the Beat” concerts (225 performances over the festival’s run) at the America Gardens Theatre and more.

As part of Membership Magic Ever After, Disney Vacation Club Members may get a jumpstart on booking specially ticketed experiences at this year’s festival, including culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars and the highly anticipated “Party for the Senses.” While guests may begin booking the culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars and “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It” experience at 7 a.m. Eastern on July 20, Members may do so through Member Services beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern on July 18. (Note that Members also receive a $2 discount off culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars held Monday through Thursday.)

Members looking to enjoy the popular “Party for the Senses” experience, meanwhile, may call Member Services to book from a block of 50 seats reserved for Members at both the Sept. 23 and Oct. 21 parties until Aug. 4, after which any remaining spaces will become available for Members and guests alike. As an added bonus, Members taking advantage of this unique “Party for the Senses” opportunity will receive a complimentary specially designed wine glass.

To learn more about the festival before calling Member Services, visit


  • As there is no longer general admission (Category 3 is now Guaranteed Seating, is that block of DVC seats a number of tables in Guaranteed Seating?

  • Are the 50 reserved spots for PFTS for general admission? Any word on if the Premium Package will return?

  • Does this include the special meal events, such as the food/wine pairings?

  • When will the schedules for culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars be available?

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