The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE is right around the corner, and today, we’re excited to share more details – including a brand-new experience that brings a whole new meaning to molecular gastronomy!
From July 27 to November 18, guests can take a culinary tour across six continents at this celebration of cuisine from around the world. From delectable Global Marketplaces and fresh new merch to nightly live entertainment, there’s so much for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Flavorful Fun is Brew-Wing at Odyssey
Don your lab coats and prepare to experiment with delicious flavors as Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey invites guests on a flavorful adventure, featuring the culinary creations – and madcap mishaps – of Muppet Labs!
That’s right – Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his faithful assistant, Beaker, who appear throughout the venue via videos from Muppet Labs, will welcome you to their taste-testing headquarters, where the inventive duo are busy creating scientific snacks and mind-blowing beverages. You’ll have a chance to sample some of their kooky concoctions like the Unnecessarily Spicy, Yet Extremely Tasty Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings, or the Pickle Milkshake. Consider it a flavor experiment in the name of science!
Global Marketplaces to Satisfy Every Palate
Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain marketplaces. Also coming later this fall, the culinary team will add four new Global Marketplaces to commemorate the Disney100 celebration: Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge, Bubbles & Brine and Swirled Showcase. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog, where more details will be shared in a Foodie Guide soon.
Delectable Merchandise to Savor at Home
What would a visit to the festival be without great merch to mark the occasion? There are so many crave-worthy collections, it will be hard to choose just one. And really – why choose? Here are some of my favorite items.
The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Event Logo Collection marries bright colors and bold graphics for a fresh new look. For the first course, get ready to swoon for new ears! You’ll be ready to “choose your own course” with this colorful addition to your collection. Look closely, and you’ll even spot Spaceship Earth! And check out this sporty Spirit Jersey track jacket, featuring Chef Mickey Mouse in his chef’s best.
A must-have Loungefly mini backpack commemorates Spaceship Earth in the pocket detail and will let everyone know that you’re a serious EPCOT foodie. Personally, I have my eye on this CORKCICLE stemless wine glass. It’s perfect for warm summer days, tailgating, and trips to the beach. And perfect for every casual occasion, these whimsical coasters are sure to be a hit at your next backyard bash.
The Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Picnic Collection includes this Dooney & Bourke tote bag – the quintessential accessory for carrying a baguette and some wine to your next al fresco gathering.
Gathering around the table is the best way to spend quality time with family and friends, and the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Disney Encanto Collection will help you entertain in style. Don this fashionable apron as you prepare your feast. This colorful serving platter brings the Family Madrigal casita to life in a riot of vibrant color.
Sizzling Sounds at America Gardens Theatre
Wrap up a fun-filled day by enjoying live musical entertainment at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare, featuring a blend of chart-topping musical acts and a taste of Orlando’s local talent. Guests can secure a spot for these performances with an Eat to the Beat Dining Package. Find out more by visiting TasteEPCOT.com.
Note that to experience any in-park offerings, guests must have valid theme park admission and may need a theme park reservation depending on type of admission and date of visit. The ability to visit a theme park is subject to the park’s capacity limitations. As we continue to count down the days until the beginning of the festival, stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for more updates.