BREAKING NEWS: Disney Releases Details & Dates for Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Time to get out those calendars! Walt Disney World has announced the dates for the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! Catch all the details below.
Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Amie Gorrell:
I have some tasty tidbits to share! Get your appetite ready to sip, savor and stroll because the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE returns to Walt Disney World Resort July 14 through November 19.
Our teams of Disney chefs, mixologists and sommeliers have been testing, tasting and collaborating to create a smorgasbord of culinary delights. Prepare your taste buds to go on an epicurean journey and discover new concepts and menu items at more than 25 Global Marketplaces located throughout EPCOT. Returning favorites will include The Swanky Saucy Swine, Appleseed Orchard, Hops & Barley, Earth Eats hosted by Impossible and Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE. Some Global Marketplaces will open a few weeks later, as well, to keep the 129-day event spicy.
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare returns this year with internationally recognized artists as well as local bands offering fun tunes on the America Gardens Theatre stage. Keep following the Disney Parks Blog for more details about the lineup of bands and musical artists playing this year’s festival.
But that’s not all! Beyond the sips and bites, a full menu of fun offers more ways for everyone in the family to enjoy the festival:
- Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. Kids of all ages can search for Remy on a savory scavenger hunt around EPCOT – simply purchase your map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations.
- Try delicious cheeses served in fun ways as part of Emile’s Fromage Montage – collect stamps in the festival passport after eligible purchases at select Global Marketplaces.
- Commemorate your visit and bring the culinary magic home with official festival event merchandise, including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.
- In addition to the festival, discover incredible new EPCOT experiences during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, “Harmonious” and the Spaceship Earth Beacon of Magic.
I hope this update whets your appetite for the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. You can also visit TasteEPCOT.com and keep an eye out for #TasteEPCOT on social media for more tasty tidbits.
Editor’s Note: We are including our review of the 2021 Food and Wine Festival so readers can have a better understanding of what is offered during the festival. Certain offerings may change for the 2022 festival.
RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
by Chad and Cindy Nykamp
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 30 Tasty Global Marketplaces
More than 30 Global Marketplaces are now open. New marketplaces include: The Noodle Exchange, The Swanky Saucy Swine, Rotunda Bistro, Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina, Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience, 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.
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 is also part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can now enjoy”Harmonious” and the expanded France pavilion including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!
Click here to learn more about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!”
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