This summer, you can embark on a tasty tour across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® at Walt Disney World Resort. This delicious celebration, which kicks off July 15 and runs through Nov. 20, features a full menu of new flavors and sips along with live entertainment, family activities and more. That’s 129 days of fun for the entire family!
Global Marketplaces will serve up a host of international flavors, including fan-favorite dishes from Hawai’i, Australia, Germany, Canada and Greece, as well as new spicy, savory and sweet plates to please your palate. We’ll have more details on specific menu items in an upcoming Foodie Guide, but there are new Global Marketplace concepts coming to Morocco, The American Adventure and throughout the park in July, with even more marketplaces opening in the fall.
CORKCICLE is the presenting sponsor for this year’s festival, and if you visit Shimmering Sips Global Marketplace and four other locations during the event, you’ll discover several sparkling beverage options available for purchase in an exclusive keepsake CORKCICLE premium beverage container.
You can also commemorate your visit and bring the culinary magic home with other official event merchandise created just for the festival, including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.
Popular entertainment is back too, with performances by Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre and Jammin’ Chefs. The festival will also open with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, a live-music concert series performed Friday through Monday evenings. Local bands from across Central Florida will take to the America Gardens Theatre stage, playing popular songs of yesterday and today.
For families, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak will send kids of all ages on a savory scavenger hunt around the festival. Another way for families to have fun together is by participating in Emile’s Fromage Montage. You’ll find new ways to experience cheese when you purchase five participating dishes from select Global Marketplaces, including a passionfruit cheesecake with toasted macadamia nuts. Collect five stamps and scurry over to Shimmering Sips for a prize!
The festival is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date. Keep checking back with us here on the Disney Parks Blog for more details. You can also visit TasteEPCOT.com and keep an eye out for #TasteEPCOT on social channels for more info.
We went 2 wks ago & I loved the Epcot F & W festival! I bought the 750ml canteen. HOWEVER I participated in the Frommage Sweepstakes and so dearly hoped to have won the Corkcicle Flute but was disappointed when they handed me a cheap plastic cup that would not be able to be packed and survive traveling! I really anticipated that Corkcicle would have done something nicer. Anyway…. I should have known not to expect something better
Any word on Party for the Senses returning?
So excited but still no updates as to the Food & Wine 5km? So worried registration will show up with no advance warning and will be sold out before I can sign up. Is it still under discussion or is an announcement imminent?
Can’t wait! Anxiously awaiting the Foodie Guide / menus. Any special events this year like lunches, wine pairings, tastings, demonstrations etc.?