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guardwife66
07-28-2009, 10:44 AM
We have made reservations and are going to the Fort in October. :banana: :woohoo:

So now my question is, could someone explain the food and wine festival at Epcot to me? :confused: If this is not the right place to ask, please point me in the right direction.


Thanks so much! :worship:

2goofycampers
07-28-2009, 11:29 AM
MMMMMMMMMM Enough said ? :rotfl2:

Several countries set up booths with samplings of their food and wine and beer. Here is further info.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/guides/epcot/events/index.htm

BradyBz12
07-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Some more info HERE (http://allears.net/tp/ep/foodwine.htm) and HERE (http://land.allears.net/blogs/allearsteam/2009/07/a_conversation_with_mary_ann_h.html)

...and I agree YUUMMMMM! :thumbsup2

Brocktoon
07-28-2009, 01:39 PM
This will be my 3rd F&W fest in October, and we pretty much time our Ft visits to coincide with F&W.

Disney has released the official info at:

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/

Besides any of the special dinners and parties going throughout the fest, there are probably two main areas to checkout.

1) As you arrive in Epcot, head over to the old Wonders of Life Pavillion. That now acts as a welcome center for the fest. They'll have current info with what wine / food seminars will be going on, as well as any book signings that may be taking place. The majority of the seminars and book signing will take place at the Welcome center. This year the seminars will be $8, where in previous years they were free. They also have a wine bar, and a shop selling most of the wines/liquors being shown at marketplace kiosks.

2) The markeplace kiosks are my favorite part of F&W. They will have 20 or so large kiosks/booths stationed around the World Showcase. Each kiosk has a selections of food and drinks from it's native country. They are usually appetizer sized samples, with the food running from $2-8, and the drinks usually around $5-10. Yes, it can get expensive, but it's so much fun drinking and eating around the world. The site I linked above has a list of what's offered this year, but no prices yet.

guardwife66
07-28-2009, 02:02 PM
Wow, I am so glad we are going during this time. Something new for me to experience at Disney. :thumbsup2

I can't wait. Is it October yet?? :rolleyes1

Born 2 Fish
07-28-2009, 03:05 PM
I don't know if anyone has told you yet,, but,, if you do the dining plan when your at Disney,,you can save your "snack credits" and use them to purchase from the food vendors at the F&W fest. :thumbsup2

nonnasally
07-28-2009, 08:01 PM
Planning our very first wine and food fest in October for my husband, the gourmet cook's 60th birthday. Is it true that you can use the snack portion of the quick service dining plan for booths at Food and Wine? Ready to book entire trip and don't want to go over budget needlessly! Also, for you October vacationers ( my first) will I still get a tan? Really love the heat of August, but DH hates it. Love this site. Feel like I am there already. thanks!

morgan01
07-31-2009, 06:59 AM
This is best celebrated in France where you can find thousands of wine brands and yet some will be remaining.

ntsammy5
07-31-2009, 07:33 AM
It's a misnomer becaues it's actually Food and Wine AND BEER Festival - there's lot's of beer too.

2goofycampers
07-31-2009, 01:38 PM
Is it true that you can use the snack portion of the quick service dining plan for booths at Food and Wine? Also, for you October vacationers ( my first) will I still get a tan? ut DH hates it. this site.

Yes, you can use your snack credits for food samplings at The F&W Festival, have done it several times.

Yes, you definitely still can get a tan and a burn.

FlaFortCampster
07-31-2009, 02:18 PM
So now my question is, could someone explain the food and wine festival at Epcot to me? :confused: If this is not the right place to ask, please point me in the right direction.


Thanks so much! :worship:

Something that involves beer and wine, the right place?????? I believe you will find many an expert on said product here.:rotfl2::rotfl2:

A great event to attend. One pointer, we got a prepaid gift card last year to pay as we went and it made it so much easier. Enjoy. :thumbsup2

guardwife66
07-31-2009, 02:39 PM
Something that involves beer and wine, the right place?????? I believe you will find many an expert on said product here.:rotfl2::rotfl2:

A great event to attend. One pointer, we got a prepaid gift card last year to pay as we went and it made it so much easier. Enjoy. :thumbsup2

Can you explain this prepaid gift card? Is this a disney card you buy there or one you bought somewhere else? :confused3

ntsammy5
07-31-2009, 03:10 PM
It's just a Disney Gift Card and it does speed things up a bit - the prices for the food are reasonable by Disney standards and the beer & wine are the normal Disney prices - somewhere in the $7 range or a little cheaper.

FlaFortCampster
07-31-2009, 07:53 PM
Can you explain this prepaid gift card? Is this a disney card you buy there or one you bought somewhere else? :confused3

We got our card at the Welcome Center which it looks like it's in Future World East this year. Very easy to obtain, just find the register, ask for gift card and tell them how much you want to put on the card. If you don't use all the $$ on the card, you can easily use it somewhere else, food, gift shop, etc. They even had a nice wrist strap. I guess after a few beers and wine, the card could get lost. :banana:

It's a really fun time. :thumbsup2

Brocktoon
07-31-2009, 08:42 PM
It's a misnomer becaues it's actually Food and Wine AND BEER Festival - there's lot's of beer too.

Being a huge beer geek, I have to say that Disney sort of lacks in the beer offerings year round, and really miss the mark during the F&W fest. There are a few treasures here and there, but you have to hunt for them. I wish they would they would bring in some of the microbrewers for the Fest.

With that said, I always enjoy the Sam Adams festival brew, and I'm looking forward to the Abita brews. They should have the Abita amber, as well as thier Purple Haze at the NOLA kiosk.

The great thing about staying at the Ft during F&W ... I always pre-pack the RV with a few cases of good microbrews!!

ntsammy5
07-31-2009, 09:03 PM
as well as thier Purple Haze at the NOLA kiosk.


FWIW they have Purple Haze at the pool bar at POFQ all the time. I still like the beer though and agree more would be better but I can live with what they've got.......

FlaFortCampster
08-01-2009, 06:58 AM
The great thing about staying at the Ft during F&W ... I always pre-pack the RV with a few cases of good microbrews!!



So why don't you set up a booth for sampling at the Fort??? :confused3 Just a thought.:lmao:

SCCamper
08-01-2009, 07:32 AM
So why don't you set up a booth for sampling at the Fort??? :confused3 Just a thought.:lmao:


mmmmm.....Beer sampling.

Born 2 Fish
08-01-2009, 02:52 PM
[QUOTE=Brocktoon;32968090] With that said, I always enjoy the Sam Adams festival brew, and I'm looking forward to the Abita brews. They should have the Abita amber, as well as thier Purple Haze at the NOLA kiosk.
QUOTE]

Whooa dude,,Purple Haze is a beer now ??
Way back in my experimental dayz it wasn't beer ! :hippie: Course, could splain what happened to suma them brain cells.

ntsammy5
08-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Times change, brain cells never grow back. Just a personal observation