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The 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival – What You Need to Know

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE is now open! The festival continues through November 19, offering new experiences for foodies and families as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” honoring the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary. It’s a delicious celebration of the best in global food and drinks, along with live entertainment, family activities, and more. Learn all about the festival offerings below!





 

Click here to view our Instagram Story to see photos and video from our recent visit to this year’s festival.

1 – New Sips, Fresh Bites at Global Marketplaces

More than twenty-five festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink. This year, the creative Disney culinary teams have dreamed up unique dishes as nearly one-third of the menu offerings are new. Here is a sampling of the many flavors:

  • Debuting this year is The Fry Basket featuring French fries presented with unique savory and sweet toppings including the Fry Flight which features three different flavors: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries; Barbecued Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli; and Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream and caramel whisky.
  • A guest favorite from years past, India returns with three brand-new items: Crispy Paneer with Mango- Curry Ketchup, Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream, and Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread.
Credit: Disney/Harrison Cooney
  • The Belgium marketplace, opening at 8:30 a.m. daily, serves up Belgian Waffles topped with either Warm Chocolate Ganache or Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, as well as Chilled Mocha Coffee – perfect for those who want to get an early start.
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine entices guests with the return of a fan favorite: Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese, and a new item: Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion, and Cilantro-Lime.
  • Hops & Barley showcases the best of America with a new Chesapeake Crab Slider with Tangy Coleslaw and Cajun Remoulade, as well as Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.
  • The Alps showcases a new item that’s perfect for the changing seasons: Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Riesling-poached Pears, Red Wine-braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast.

And dozens more returning favorite dishes can be found throughout the Festival at the Germany, Spain, CanadaAustralia, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Coastal Eats, and Flavors From Fire Marketplaces – to name just a few!

Click here for the full menus at each of the Global Marketplaces!

Click here to see photos of the menu boards with pricing details!

Beer Braised Beef from the Belgium Marketplace

2 – Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare

Live musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre are scheduled to feature internationally recognized artists Friday through Monday and local bands rocking the house Tuesday through Thursday. With genres spanning Rock, Latin, Rap, Pop, Country, Gospel, and more, some of this year’s lineup includes:

    • Big Bad Voodoo
    • Daddy Tonic
    • Blanco Brown
    • Hoobastank
    • Los Amigos Invisibles
    • Sheila E.
    • 38 Special
    • Robert Randolph Band
    • Newsboys
    • Ray Parker Jr.
    • Billy Ocean
    • Hanson
    • Boyz II Men
    • Kenny G
    • Sugar Ray
    • And many others!

Click here for the full lineup of artists performing at this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

With an Eat to the Beat Dining Package (for Friday through Monday concerts), guests can enjoy a leisurely meal at a select EPCOT restaurant and guaranteed seating at one of the performances later that same day. To see the full lineup of artists, performance dates, and pricing, and to make a dining package reservation, guests can visit TasteEpcot.com.


 

3 – Fun Activities for the Entire Family

Guests can have even more fun exploring the festival by participating in interactive experiences (separate purchase required):

    • In Emile’s Fromage Montage, cheese lovers can take a walk on the tasty side to sample cheese dishes served in inventive ways. To participate, guests must purchase five different items from the list of qualifying dishes available at select Festival Marketplaces (found in the Festival Passport) and collect a special stamp from each location they visit. Then, guests can receive a special dessert served in a festival cup.
    • Kids of all ages can embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. In this savory scavenger hunt, guests purchase a map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations (while supplies last) and then explore EPCOT to find Remy statuettes to match their stickers to the map. Whether they choose to search for the ingredients or not, guests may then return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a festival keepsake.
    • New this year! From Sept. 29-Oct. 31 (or while supplies last), special Halloween fun for the whole family is available in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can search around EPCOT to look for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Whether they choose to search for the pumpkins or not, guests may then return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a small festival keepsake item.

4 – Sip, Savor, Repeat…and Shop!

This year, the festival merchandise team is serving up five new collections to savor. For the first time, Princess Tiana has her own merchandise collection! The new merchandise line includes an array of New Orleans-inspired kitchenware and apparel and marks the first time Princess Tiana has her own festival merchandise line. The collection features illustrations that showcase Tiana’s passion for cooking and the memorable shade of lily pad green used in Princess Tiana’s iconic dress in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “The Princess and the Frog.” Items in the collection include an apron, measuring cups, cake stand, spatula, flour sifter, rolling pin, oven mitts, and more.

Credit: Disney/Harrison Cooney

Guests can visit Festival Markets throughout EPCOT to shop for official event items. Here are the five merchandise collections:

    • Event Logo Collection, with something for everyone, including commemorative apparel, accessories, and adorable keepsakes
      Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Minnie Mouse Collection, evoking nostalgia for longtime Disney fans with an assortment of tabletop and kitchen-themed items, an apron, and more.
    • Princess Tiana Collection, an array of kitchenware and apparel with New Orleans-inspired culinary flair, marks the beloved princess’ first exclusive festival specialty merchandise line.
    • Chef Figment Collection, paying tribute to Figment’s love of all things purple – including beets – this fun new collection includes kitchen essentials, trading pins, and more.
    • The Chef Remy Annual Passholder Collection features unique Remy-inspired merchandise, including apparel, trading pins, and collectible novelties.

Merchandise can be found at festival retail locations across EPCOT, with additional pieces debuting throughout the festival. Select items are also available on shopDisney.com.

 

5 – New EPCOT Experiences Celebrate Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary

Experiences introduced as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” offer even more ways to cultivate fresh experiences at this year’s festival:

Guests can now help save the galaxy in the new thrilling coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, in the park’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood. Not only is the coaster the first at EPCOT, but it’s also the first reverse launch for a Disney coaster and the first Disney Omnicoaster, where vehicles make controlled rotations to always keep guests focused on the action.

Guests also can enjoy Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France pavilion and join Chef Remy on a daring culinary journey as they zip, dash and scurry through Gusteau’s bustling Paris restaurant. Finally,  guests can enjoy Harmonious– one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park.

To experience the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, guests need both a valid park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. For more details on this year’s festival, guests may visit TasteEpcot.com.

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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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