7 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Now through November 20, 2021, guests can embark on a tasty tour across six continents during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE at Walt Disney World Resort. This delicious celebration, features 129 days of foodie fun, including a menu of new flavors and sips along with live entertainment, family activities, and more. Keep reading for the seven reasons you don’t want to miss this year’s festival.


1 – Over 20 Tasty Global Marketplaces

More than 20 Global Marketplaces are now open, with more joining the party this fall (October 1). New marketplaces open now include The Noodle Exchange, The Swanky Saucy Swine, Rotunda Bistro, Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina, and Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience. Later this fall, new Global Marketplaces include Kenya, Mac & Eats, and Lobster Landing. Returning favorites include Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE, Earth Eats hosted by Impossible, Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin Cheese, and Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN.

Click here for full menus and lots of photos of items available.

Click here for all of the menu boards with pricing for easy planning!

2 – Fabulous New Food and Drink Items to Try

At those Global Marketplaces are some fantastic items you don’t want to miss. We recently spoke to Disney Chef Courtney, and she walked us through some of the items you’ll want to try this year. Learn more in the video below.


3 – Emile’s Fromage Montage

Keeping that foodie vibe from Disney and Pixar’s “Ratatouille” going, families can also take part in Emile’s Fromage Montage, where they purchase five participating cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces. Those who collect all five stamps – including a passionfruit cheesecake with toasted macadamia nuts – can scurry back to Shimmering Sips to claim a prize.


4 – Offical Event Merchandise

Guests can commemorate their visit to this year’s festival with official event merchandise, including apparel, home décor, kitchen essentials, trading pins, and more. There are four different collections at this year’s festival. They include:

    • EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Collection
    • Belle, Be Our Guest
    • Remy Shakes Things Up
    • Minnie’s Apple Orchard

Check out some of the items available in the photos below.


5 – Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak invites kids of all ages on a magnifique adventure to find Chef Remy around the festival. Guests can purchase a map and stickers from select locations and then search for statuettes of the “Little Chef” hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces. Those who complete the scrumptious scavenger hunt earn a special surprise, courtesy of Chef Remy.

The first set of prizes for the scavenger hunt are bowls!

6 – Live Music

Live music will fill the air during this year’s festival. At the America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, local bands from across Central Florida play popular songs of yesterday and today, Friday through Monday, at the America Gardens Theatre. Live acts performing daily include Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre, and the Jammin’ Chefs.

7 – “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”

As the event continues into the fall, it will be part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. As we mentioned above, the ten new outdoor kitchens will open on October 1, along with the debut of “Harmonious” and the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure also opening on October 1!

Click here to learn more about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!”


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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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