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17 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2017

With an amazing land set to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in 2017, a new festival, a multitude of dining locations and popular returning events, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Walt Disney World® Resort!

Check out 17 reasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2017

1. “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” Fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

This “out of this world” fireworks spectacular, which returned a few weeks ago to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, uses the latest projections effects, lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics to light up the sky, Star Wars style.

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2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Inspired additions to Star Wars Launch Bay

Your can celebrate the newest cinematic addition to Star Wars, courtesy of an assortment of props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

3. MagicBand 2 Rolls Out

MagicBand 2, the next iteration of bands that offer the same helpful functions as the original bands, have just made their way to select Disney Parks merchandise locations and the Shop Disney Parks app. Stay tuned for more updates!

4. Exclusive New Star Wars Tour Now Available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This seven-hour experience, led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide, allows you to experience Star Tours – The Adventures Continue; get an insider’s tour and meet characters at Star Wars Launch Bay; screen “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” and enjoy Star Wars-themed menu items at Backlot Express. The tour wraps at the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, which includes reserved viewing for the show. Younglings ages 4-12 on the Guided Tour package can also train in the way of The Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. The price is $129 per Guest. Book your today by calling 407-939-7529.

5. Disney After Hours Events Return January-March

Disney After Hours returns to Magic Kingdom® Park on Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 2, 9, 16, March 2 and 9, 2017. This 3-hour event takes place after the park closes and is only open to a limited number of Guests, which means much shorter lines at 25 attractions, character greetings and more. The cost is $119 per adult or child (tax not included). Book today by calling 407-827-7185, or online at Disneyworld.com.

6. More Dining to Debut at Disney Springs

Dozens of shopping and dining locations made their debut at Disney Springs in 2016 – and even more are set to open in 2017! Stay tuned for news and opening dates for Planet Hollywood Observatory, Paddlefish, The Polite Pig, The Edison and Wine Bar George.

7. Milestone Races for runDisney

It’s the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. And to celebrate, they’ve made Donald Duck their mascot. Also, in anticipation of the release of “Beauty & The Beast” this spring, runDisney has themed this year’s Princess Half Marathon after the film.

8. First-Ever Epcot® International Festival of the Arts Begins January 13

Epcot will start 2017 off with a bang, offering a brand new art festival for you to experience. This new offering will run weekends between Jan 13-Feb. 20, 2017 and will showcase visual, culinary and performing arts.

9. Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Begins March 1

This year’s spring festival will run March 1-May 29, 2017. Festival “firsts” include brand-new topiaries of Belle and Figment, two new outdoor kitchens (bringing the total to 15), and a “Cars” interactive play garden for kids in honor of the upcoming Disney•Pixar film, “Cars 3.”

10. New Garden Rocks Dining Packages to debut at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

During the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, dining packages will be available on select days at a number of Epcot restaurants, combining dinner and reserved seating for performances of the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Stay tuned for more details!

11. New Family Raft Ride at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Coming this spring, you can enjoy a new family-style raft attraction at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Planned to be one of the longest Disney water park attractions, this experience will immerse you in the story of treasure hunter, Captain Mary Oceaneer. You will gently ascend in treasure rafts, only to plunge into a whitewater adventure where they may encounter some of Mary’s legendary treasure.

12. Boulder Ridge Cove, Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opening Summer 2017

Scheduled to open at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in summer 2017, Boulder Ridge Cove pool will feature an expanded sun deck and zero-depth-entry pool in what appears to have been an abandoned rock quarry. Geyser Point Bar & Grill, a new quick-service eatery, will be located in the heart of the feature pool area of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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13. Pandora – The World of AVATAR Opening Summer 2017

This new land will open its doors at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in summer 2017 with exciting new offerings – including AVATAR Flight of Passage, the Na’vi River Journey, the Satu’li Canteen Restaurant, Pongu Pongu drink location and Windtraders merchandise shop.

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14. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Returns for a Record 75 Days

This year’s festival will kick off on August 31 and run through November 13 – for a record 75 days!

15. 35th Anniversary of Epcot

The second theme park to be built at the Walt Disney World Resort will mark its 35th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2017.

16. More Updates to Star Wars-Inspired Land

As we’ve previously shared, a Star Wars-inspired land is currently under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Measuring 14-acres, this new land will transport you to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

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17. Return of Holiday Favorites

Stay tuned for updates on next year’s Candlelight Processional narrators, the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and more!

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menus Announced

Satiate your hunger and thirst with a burst of fresh food, fine wine and craft beers from a diverse host of global marketplaces—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

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2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menus


africa-00Africa
Journey deep into a diverse assortment of tastes and tannins, inspired by the countries of the African continent.

Food:
Berbere-style beef tenderloin tips with onions, jalapeños, tomato and pap*
Buttered chicken with micro cilantro and naan bread

Beverages:
Indaba Chenin Blanc
DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Róse
Fairview Pinotage*
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz


australia-00Australia
Enjoy a rich range of delectable menu options hailing from the land down under, including several Australian wines.

Food:
Grilled sweet and spicy bush berry shrimp with pineapple, peppers, onions, and snap peas
Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies*
Lamington: Yellow cake dipped in chocolate and shredded coconut

Beverages:
Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale
Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz*


belgium-00Belgium
Discover a different take on the waffle as you indulge in savory sweets and hoppy treats from the Kingdom of Belgium.

Food:
Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef and smoked gouda cream*
Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream
Belgium waffle with berry compote and whipped cream

Beverages:
Hoegaarden®
Leffe® Blonde*
Palm Spéciale Belge Ale
Stella Artois® Cidre
Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Beer flight: Hoegaarden®, Palm Amber Ale, Leffe® Blonde and Stella Artois® Cidre


brazil-00Brazil
Explore offerings from the Atlantic coastline as you make your way inland to the heartbeat of South American culture.

Food:
Escondidinho de carne, “Little Hidden One”: layered meat pie with mashed yucca
Crispy pork belly with black beans and tomato*
Pão de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy

Beverages:
Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer*
Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça


the-brewers-collection-00Brewers Collection
Pop the top and soak up some European-style suds. Or, order a flight to set off on your own beer smorgasbord.

Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Norbertus Special Hefeweizen
BraufactuM Progusta IPA
Shöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix

Bier Flight
Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
Norbertus Special Hefeweizen
BraufactuM Progusta IPA
Shöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix


canada-00Canada
Celebrate the “Great White North” with Yukon fare, including refreshing lagers and ice-cold wines.

Food:
Canadian cheddar cheese soup
Chicken sausage with creamy polenta and Minus 8 onion jam
“Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce*

Beverages:
Moosehead® Lager
Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
Tawse Vineyard Cabernet Franc*


marketplaces-01Cheese StudioNEW! 
Have it your “whey” with a sumptuous selection of smooth and savory cheeses.

Food:
Trio of artisan cheese
Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey
La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin® bread
Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote
Sweet goat cheese panna cotta with guava gellé
Cheese fondue with sourdough bread

Beverages:
Robert Mondavi FuméBlanc
Still River Winery Apfel Eis (apple ice wine)
Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon


terra-00Chew LabNEW!
Masterful techniques and modern technology come together for a 21st-century flavor revolution.

Food:
Olive oil poached salmon with fresh corn, bacon and pepper jam
New York strip, parsnip silk, balsamic glaze and arugula foam*
Liquid nitro chocolate almond truffle with warm whiskey caramel

Beverages:
Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles*
Smoking Hibiscus featuring Montelobos® Mezcal Joven


china-00China
Commemorate the countrymen of the world’s most populous nation with a choice of their food and beverage favorites.

Food:
Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce
Gaoli beef slider*
Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
Chicken pot stickers

Beverages:
TSINGTAO Beer
Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling*
Ritzy Lychee with cognac and vodka
Happy Peach with peach liqueur and dark rum
Kung Fu Punch with vodka and triple sec
Mango jasmine tea with popping bubbles


craft-beers-01Craft Beers
Sophisticate your knowledge of all things hops and barley with a cool brew or flight from a popular craft brewery.

Beverages:
Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale, Lakeland, FL
Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL
Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin, Orlando, FL
Swamp Head Wild Night® Honey Cream Ale, Gainsville, FL
3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter, Oakland Park, FL
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Clearwater, FL
Flight #1: Florida Harvest
Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale, Lakeland, FL
Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL
Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin, Orlando, FL
Swamp Head Wild Night® Honey Cream Ale, Gainsville, FL
Flight #2: Craft Beer Lovers
3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter, Oakland Park, FL
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Clearwater, FL

Food:
Craft beer snack mix: sweet and savory blend of nuts, fruits, and crackers
Charcuterie plate: Country pâté, cured meats, and crostini
Pimento cheese dip with pretzel crisps
Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail


epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival-10Desserts & Champagne
Seduce your sweet tooth to the core while you tickle your nose with any one of the bubbly sensations that await you.

Food:
Chocolate cherry explosion
Strawberry-basil champagne “toast”
Guylian® Belgian chocolate seashell truffles

Beverages:
Nicholas Feuillatte Blanc de Blancs
Möet & Chandon Impérial
Veuve Clicquot® Ponsardin “Yellow Label”
Dom Pérignon
Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
Orange Blossom Brewery Toasted Coconut Porter float with caramel ice cream
Cream soda float with caramel ice cream
Frozen S’mores featuring Monin® Toasted Marshmallow Syrup


puerto-rico-00Dominican RepublicOn Hiatus Since 2007!
The dazzling flavors of Spanish, African and indigenous Taino cuisine come together for a tantalizing assortment of Dominican dishes.

Food:
Lechón asado: Roasted pork with mangú, pickled red onion and avocado*
Soufflé de yuca: Yuca soufflé topped with griddled cheese
Pescado con coco: Seared grouper, pigeon peas and rice with coconut sauce
Caramel flan with rum-roasted pineapple

Beverages:
Presidente Pilsner Beer*
Frozen Dominican piña colada featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum
Frozen sugar cane cocktail featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum


farm-fresh-00Farm Fresh
Appease your hunger with a hearty harvest of fresh fare—straight from the farm and on to you!

Food:
Loaded mac n’ cheese with Nueske’s® pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, peppers and green onions
Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens*

Beverages:
Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
Wyder’s® Dry Pear Hard Cider
Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider
Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen Wine
Tom Gore Chardonnay*
Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon
Hard cider flight:
Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
Wyder’s® Dry Pear Hard Cider
Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider


france-00France
Peruse France for a taste of the finer things… food and drink both classical in tone and timeless in their presentation.

Food:
Croissant aux escargots with garlic and parsley
Boeuf bourguignon: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes*
Crème brûlée vanille chocolat: Vanilla & chocolate crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar

Beverages:
Beer, Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, Vielles Vignes Mommessin
Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet*
Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
Ice Pop Pomme: Apple juice, vodka, and St. Germain liqueur
La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice


germany-01Germany
Revel in the spirit of the Rhineland—sink your teeth into a tasty sausage and then wash it down with a German beer.

Food:
Schinkennudeln: Pasta gratin with ham and cheese*
Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll
Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

Beverages:
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett*
Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
Kallstadter Kobnert Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Spätlese Dry
German Riesling flight:
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese


greece-00Greece
Experience old country flavors from a classic land, whether pulled from the sea or picked from trees on the hillside.

Food:
Vegetarian moussaka with Gardein™ sausage crumbles*
Greek salad in a cone
Chicken gyro with tzatziki sauce
Spanakopita

Beverages:
Domaine Skouras Moscofilero*
Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
Alpha Estate Axia Syrah Xinomavro
Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS® Natural Yoghurt Liqueur


hawaii-00Hawai’i
Say “aloha” as you travel across the Pacific for some tropical flavors and island favorites, both savory and sweet.

Food:
Kālua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole® Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise*
Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips

Beverages:
Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave® Golden Ale*
Kona Brewing Company, Pipeline Porter
Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum


Food And Wine FestivalHops & Barley
Endear yourself to the sensibilities of the States, from stout ales to artisan cheese plates.

Food:
New England Lobster Roll*
Florida grass fed beef slider with pimento cheese
Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins® and cream cheese icing

Beverages:
SweetWater Take Two Pils
Goose Island® Honkers Ale
Samuel Adams® Rebel IPA
Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA
La Crema® Chardonnay*
Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
Beer Flight (Includes 4, 4 oz. servings)
SweetWater Take Two Pils
Goose Island® Honkers Ale
Samuel Adams® Rebel IPA
Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA


epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival-01Intermissions Cafe

Food:
Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles
Southwest Chicken Wrap
Tuna Salad with Pita
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Crudité of Carrots, Celery and Broccoli with Creamy Pepper Relish
Fruit & Cheese Plate
Side Salad
Grapes
Key Lime Pie
Brownie

Beverages:
Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
MARTINI® Prosecco
Caposaldo Peach Moscato Sweet Sparkling Wine
Iron Horse Vineyards “Fairy Tale Cuvée” Sparkling Wine
Presidente Pilsner Beer
Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
Assorted soft drinks
Dasani Water


ireland-01Ireland
Jaunt over for favorite flavors o’ the Emerald Isle, including robust cheeses, honey wine and chilled Irish coffee.

Food:
Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie
Kerrygold® cheese selection: Reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig
Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard*

Beverages:
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen*
Kerrygold® Irish Cream Liqueur


italy-00Italy
Embark for a delightful occasion in Italy to get your fill of fresh-made pasta and wines from the countryside.

Food:
Ravioli alla caprese: Cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil
Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: Chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread*
Cannoli al cioccolato: Chocolate-covered cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit

Beverages:
Moretti Lager Beer
Moretti La Rossa Beer
Pinot Grigio, Placido
Corbinello, Montegrande
Chianti Classico, Placido*
Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
Prosecco, Bosco del Merlo
Frozen margarita with limoncello and tequila


japan-01Japan
“Roll” by Japan’s marketplace for an authentic sushi roll. Or, slake your thirst with a draft beer or sake.

Food:
Spicy hand roll: Tuna and salmon with Kazan Volcano sauce
Teriyaki gyoza bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce
Miso Udon: steamed shrimp, vegetables, and noodles in a spicy broth

Beverages:
Kirin Draft Beer
Pineapple Fuzed Sake
Sake – Komatsu Tateaki Samurai
Sake – Suigei Drunken Whale*


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Come for the culture, stay for the food—enjoy tacos fresh from the grill while you get your fill of ice-cold cerveza.

To eat:
Tacos de camarón: Battered shrimp, pico de gallo, pickled onions, and chipotle mayonnaise
Chilaquiles de pollo: Corn chips layered with seasoned chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro
Pastel de elote con queso: sweet corn cheesecake

Beverages:
Dos Equis Lager Beer with Floater*
Mexican sangria
Tequila Flight
Guava margarita


epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival-00Morocco
Make way for food inspired by the rugged mountainsides of this north African nation, including Berber cuisine and beer.

Food:
Kefta pocket: Ground seasoned beef in a pita pocket
Harissa chicken roll
Baklava

Beverages:
Casa Beer*
Guerouane White*
Sangria
Mimosa Royale


New Zealand
Savor the other side of the equator and taste what Kiwi pride is all about—enjoy treats from land, sea and vine.

Food:
Steamed green lip mussels with garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs
Seared venison loin with wild mushroom marsala sauce and kumara dumpling*
Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney

Beverages:
Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
Brancott Estate® Flight Song™ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford Chardonnay
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir*


patagonia-00Patagonia
Tempt your tastes with a sampling of South American cooking, inspired by the continent’s mountainous southern tip.

Food:
Beef empanada
Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée*
Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri

Beverages:
Undurraga Sparkling Wine Brut
Calle Ocho Chardonnay
Kaiken Torrontés
Terrazas Reserva Malbec


poland-00Poland
Take part in hearty Polish entrees while you whet your whistle with beer, wine and delicious vodka-based beverages.

To eat:
Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream
Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash*

Beverages:
Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
Donausonne® Blaufränkisch Hungarian Wine*
Frozen Szarlotka Apple Pie featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka


Refreshment Port

Food:
Croissant doughnut with cinnamon and sugar
Dole fruit bowl: choice of pineapple tidbits or mandarin slices
Fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce
Pineapple Dole® Whip soft-serve ice cream
Pineapple Dole Whip soft-serve ice cream with Bacardí® Coconut Rum

Beverages:
Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum


Food And Wine FestivalRefreshment Cool Post

Food:
spicy hot dogs with kimchi slaw and korean mustard

Beverages:
Mango Star featuring African Starr Rum t
frozen “Brown Elephant.”


scotland-land-of-food-and-drink-00Scotland
Set out into the Highlands and take your pick from one or more of several Scottish mainstays.

Food:
Haggis with neeps and tatties: Traditional Haggis with rutabaga and mashed potatoes
Fresh potato pancake with Scottish smoked salmon and herb sour cream *
Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon
The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked cake with lemon cream and toasted oats

Beverages:
Innis & Gunn® CASK OAK Aged Beer*
Brew Dog Punk Ale
Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick’s Gin
Glenfiddich® Single Malt 12-Year Scotch
Glenfiddich® Single Malt 15-Year Scotch
Glenfiddich® Single Malt 18-Year Scotch
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch flight (12-, 15- and 18-year)


south-korea-00South Korea
Complete your full-circle tour of authentic Asian tastes with a sizable serving of kimchi, a South Korean favorite.

Food:
Korean Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi*
Roasted pork lettuce wrap with kimchi slaw

Beverages:
iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
Myungjak Bokbunja Raspberry Wine*
Soju Banana Milkshake featuring The Ginger People® Ginger Soother®


singapore-00Sustainable ChewNEW!
Treat yourself to fresh and flavorful selections inspired by the magnificence of mother nature.

Food:
Pork Spareribs with red wine, fennel, and cheesy mascarpone grits
Ricotta & zucchini ravioli with tomato sauce
Vanilla panna cotta with fresh figs and pistachio brittle

Beverages:
Founders Spectra Trifecta (Chamomile Kolsch)
Frozen Chew-tini
Beso Del Sol White Sangria*


marketplaces-02Wine StudioNEW! 
Sip some of the incredible reds and whites that the American West Coast has to offer.

Food:
Trio of artisan cheese
Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey
La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin® bread
Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote

Beverages:
Avviato Pinot Grigio, Oregon
14 Hands Chardonnay, Washington
Franciscan Equilibrium White Wine, California
Acacia Pinot Noir, California
Dry Creek Zinfandel, California
Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
Clayhouse Malbec, California
Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, California


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Wrap Up From Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Travel With Rick Episode 281

As Rick wraps up this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Marc Bigbie, Amanda Tinney, and Sarah McGovern Luka join him to discuss the hits and misses from the event.

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK – What was your HIT and MISS of this year’s Festival?


Week 7 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival With Travel With Rick

Join Rick and Amanda Tinney as they enjoy the Craft Beers, Hops and Barley, Scotland, and Desserts and Champagne Marketplaces, the final booths for this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

 

  • Craft Beers Marketplace – :44
  • Hops and Barley – 12:39
  • Scotland Marketplace – 22:58
  • Desserts and Champagne Marketplace – 31:49

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Week 6 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 279

This week Rick is joined by his wife Leslie as they sample the offerings from the Canada, Greece, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Marketplaces at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

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Week 5 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 278

As we continue to taste our way around Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, this week Rick is joined by West Coast friends Kate and Chad as they enjoy the Japan, Brazil, France, and Ireland Marketplaces!

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Week 4 of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – Episode 276

As we continue around Epcot‘s International Food and Wine Festival as Rick is joined by wine guru, Rhino Ken Zipeto and then enjoy the Italy, Morocco, Belgium, and Block & Hans Marketplaces!

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10 Things To Love About Fall at Walt Disney World

When the weather cools at Walt Disney World, you know it’s time to pull out the Halloween decorations and get ready for some magical treats! Here’s a list of the 10 things to love at Walt Disney World this Fall!0909ZW_0392CC-613x437

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties – This special after-hours Halloween party at Magic Kingdom Park is a must-do during a fall visit. Bring your Halloween costumes, get ready to trick-or-treat and expect to see some amazing Halloween entertainment and fireworks! More details on this offering here.

Villain’s Sinister Soiree – Available only on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights, guests can book this special package that offers a wicked good time that includes VIP viewing for the parade and fireworks, as well as an exclusive dessert party that features some of your favorite Disney villains, musical entertainment and some delectable treats. The package costs $99 per person. Contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner for more information.

Decorations- Fall at Magic Kingdom Park offers up some amazing photo opportunities, as our photography team showed in this blog post earlier this month. What I love most are the pumpkins along Main Street, U.S.A., which each feature their own unique design. Take a moment to check them out.

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Haunted Mansion Merchandise Shop Set To Debut – This fall will see the debut of a new dedicated merchandise shop that Haunted Mansion fans are guaranteed to love. Steven Miller offered a sneak peek at some of the items that will be available at the shop in this post. Stay tuned for more on the shop’s opening.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Each night through November 10, Epcot will come alive with food and fun thanks to the return of one of our most popular events, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This year, 25 marketplaces will show off the talents of 270 chefs, including some of Disney’s finest, as well as some celeb chefs.

Celebrity Chef Appearances – This year’s festival will feature appearances by celeb chefs Jamie Deen, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro and Allen Susser, among others.

Eat To The Beat Concert Series – While we’re talking about fall fun at Epcot, the Eat to the Beat concert series is already underway with several new acts – including Fuel, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys and David Cook – in the lineup. (Concerts are included in park admission).

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runDisney Races Return – Two race weekends – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend and Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend – will return to Walt Disney World Resort October 3-4 and November 7-8, respectively. Registration for Kids Races and after parties are still available.

Special Fall Treats – Even snacks are dressed up for the holiday, with new Maleficent cups, Zero popcorn buckets and more now appearing in parks.

Fall Savings on Resort Rooms – Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort this fall can save up to 30 percent on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, including Deluxe Villa Resort rooms and Deluxe Resort rooms. This offer is valid for stays most nights October 4 through November 25, and November 29 through December 23, 2014 and must be booked by October 3, 2014. (Some restrictions apply). To book, click on the image below.

What’s your favorite part of visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the fall season?


Marketplaces and Menus for Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival 2014

As Summer begins to turn into Fall our thoughts begin to drift towards our favorite time of year: Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

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Disney has released the new menus and marketplaces for this years event and we wanted to share them with you.  Do you have a favorite?

Africa

  • Beef tenderloin tips berbere style with okra, jalapeños, tomato and pap
  • South African bobotie with turkey and mushrooms (gluten free)
  • MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • Fairview Pinotage
  • The Wolftrap Red: Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier

America Adventure Coffee Cart

  • Apple Maple Spice Latte, Hot or Iced

Australia

  • Garlic shrimp with roasted tomatoes, lemon myrtle and rapini (gluten free)
  • Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies (gluten free)
  • Pavlova: Crispy meringue shell with fresh berries and vanilla custard
  • Coopers Brewery, Original Pale Ale
  • Chateau Tanuda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
  • St. Kilda Chardonnay
  • Nine Stones Shiraz

Belgium

  • Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef
  • Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream
  • Belgium waffle with berry compote and whipped cream
  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Stella Artois Cidre

Block & Hans

  • Robert Mondavi, Fume Blanc
  • The Great American Wine Company, Chardonnay
  • The Great American Wine Company, Red Blend
  • Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Domaine Chandon Brut Sparkling Blanc de Noir
  • Still River Winery Apple Ice Wine

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Brazil

  • Mocequa de pescado: Regal Springs premium tilapia with coconut lime sauce and steamed rice (gluten free)
  • Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato and cilantro (gluten free)
  • Pao de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
  • Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy
  • Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
  • Tannat Reserve
  • Frozen Caipirinha

Brewer’s Collection

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • BraufactuM Colonia
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Roog
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • BraufactuM Progusta IPA
  • Beer flight 1 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Colonia, BraufactuM Palor and Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Beer flight 2 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Altenmünster Oktoberfest, BraufactuM Roog, BraufactuM Darkon and BraufactuM Progusta IPA

Canada

  • Canadian cheddar cheese soup
  • Seared rainbow trout with bacon, frisee and maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (gluten free)
  • “Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce (gluten free
  • Moosehead Lager
  • La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • La Face Neige Sparkling
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah

China

  • Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce
  • Mongolian beef in a steamed bun with chili mayo
  • Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
  • Chicken potstickers
  • TSINGTAO Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Kung Fu Punch with vodka and triple sec
  • Happy Lychee with tequila and vodka
  • Mango green tea with popping bubbles

Craft Beers

  • Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis® – Chico, CA
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale – Milton, DE
  • Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale – Shiner, TX
  • Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze – Abita Springs, LA
  • Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale – Chicago, IL
  • Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils – Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL – South Burlington, VT
  • Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale – Athens, GA
  • Beer Flight 1 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Punkin Ale; Shiner Brewery, Wild Hare Pale Ale; and Abita Brewing Company, Purple Haze
  • Beer Flight 2 (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Ale; Florida Beer Company, Sunshine State Pils; Magic Hat Brewery, Dream Machine IPL; and Terrapin Beer Company, Rye Pale Ale

Desserts & Champagne

  • Dessert Trio: Passion fruit coconut creamsicle, blueberry lime cheesecake roll and chocolate espresso opera cake
  • Guylian Belgian chocolate seashell truffles
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
  • Dom Pérignon
  • Frozen S’mores featuring Monin® Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

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Farm Fresh

  • Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon hash with sweet corn, potatoes, hollandaise and pickled jalapeños (gluten free)
  • Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens (gluten free)
  • Orlando Brewing Company, I-4 IPA – Orlando, FL
  • Ba Ba Black Lager, Uinta Brewing Company – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale, Bold City Brewery – Jacksonville, FL
  • Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale, Cigar City Brewery – Tampa, FL
  • Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen-Key Lime Wine
  • Chateau St. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica® Riesling
  • St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel
  • Beer Flight (4 4-ounce servings): I-4 IPA, Ba Ba Black Lager, Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian Style White Ale

Fife & Drum

  • Ghirardelli® ice cream sundae
  • Mmmhops Pale Ale

France

  • Tartelette aux escargots: Escargot tart with garlic, spinach, bacon and parmesan
  • Gratin de crozet de savoie: Wheat pasta gratin with mushrooms and Gruyere cheese
  • Boeuf bourguignon: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes
  • Crème brûlée caramel fleur de sel: Sea salt caramel crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar
  • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Côte Blanche
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice

Germany

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta gratin with ham and cheese
  • Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll
  • Berliner: Yeast doughnut filled with apricot jam
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
  • Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
  • Kallstadter Kobnert Spaetburgunder Spätlese Dry Barrique Style

Greece

  • Vegetarian moussaka
  • Griddled Greek cheese with pistachios and honey (gluten free)
  • Chicken gyro with tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah-Xinomavro
  • Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS Natural Yoghurt Liqueur

Hawaii

  • Kālua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole® Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise
  • Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips
  • Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company, Castaway IPA
  • Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
  • Aulani Sunrise featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Hops & Barley

  • Artisan cheese plate featuring Cabot Cloth wrapped cheddar, Purple Haze chèvre goat cheese and Cave Man blue cheese
  • Baked lobster alfredo
  • Florida grass fed beef slider with pimento cheese
  • Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins® and cream cheese icing
  • Samuel Adams® Octoberfest
  • New Belgium Brewing Company Snapshot
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy
  • La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Cambria Estate Winery
  • Beer flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Samuel Adams Octoberfest, New Belgium Snapshot, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat and Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy

Intermissions Cafe

  • Southwest chicken wrap
  • Vegan trio
  • Fruit & cheese plate
  • Side salad
  • Grapes
  • Tuna salad with pita
  • Asian chicken salad
  • Key lime tart
  • Brownie
  • J Vineyard Pinot Gris (Wine on Tap)
  • Franciscan Chardonnay (Wine on Tap)
  • Di Seño Malbec (Wine on Tap)
  • Acrobat Pinot Noir (Wine on Tap)
  • MARTINI Prosecco
  • Caposaldo Sweet Sparkling Peach Moscato
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée
  • Medalla Light Beer
  • Einstök Icelandic White Ale
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider – Crisp Apple
  • Assorted soft drinks
  • Dasani Water

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Ireland

  • Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie
  • Kerrygold® cheese selection: Reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig
  • Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (gluten free)
  • Guinness® Draught
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen
  • Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Italy

  • Ravioli alla caprese: Cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil
  • Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: Chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread
  • Cannoli al cioccolato: Chocolate-covered cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Beer
  • Procecco, Bosco del Merlo
  • Pinot Grigio, Placido
  • Chianti Classico, Placido
  • Frozen Primavera with limoncello and tequila

Japan

  • Spicy hand roll: Tuna and salmon with Kazan Volcano sauce
  • Teriyaki gyoza bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce
  • Chirashizushi: Salmon, shrimp, crab and egg served over seaweed salad and ginger rice
  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Sake: Kikusui Ginjo
  • Sake Sunrise
  • Sparkling Peach Sake Gell

Liberty Inn

  • Hess Shirtail Chardonnay
  • SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon

Mexico

  • Shrimp taco: Fried shrimp, pickled habanero pepper and onions on a flour tortilla
  • Rib eye taco: Marinated rib eye, roasted chipotle salsa and grilled scallions on a corn tortilla (gluten free)
  • Sweet corn cheese cake
  • Dos Equis Beer
  • Sangria
  • Tequila Flight
  • Mango-strawberry margarita

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Morocco

  • Kefta pocket: Ground seasoned beef in a pita pocket
  • Spicy shrimp roll with cilantro and mint sauce
  • Baklava
  • Casa Beer
  • Guerouane White
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling wine and orange juice topped with orange liquer

New Zealand

  • Steamed green lip mussels with garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs
  • Venison sausage with pickled mushrooms, baby arugula and black currant reduction (gluten free)
  • Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

Patagonia

  • Beef empanada
  • Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée (gluten free)
  • Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri (gluten free)
  • Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier
  • Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé

Poland

  • Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream
  • Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash
  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
  • Blaufraenkische Donausonne, Hungarian Wine
  • Frozen Szarlotka (apple pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Puerto Rico

  • Ensalada de carrucho: Caribbean conch salad with onion, tomato and cilantro (gluten free)
  • Carne guisada con arroz blanco: Slow-braised beef with Puerto Rican-grown rice (gluten free)
  • Friturias: Sorullitos (sweet polenta fries) and bolitas de queso (cheese fritter with mayo ketchup)
  • FlanCocho: Vanilla caramel custard with chocolate coffee cake
  • Gasolina Sangriiia
  • Medalla Light Beer
  • Frozen San Juan Breeze
  • Frozen San Juan Breeze with Don Q Limón Floater
  • Chilled Club Caribe Mango Rum (neat)

Refreshment Cool Post

  • Mango Star featuring African Starr Rum
  • frozen yogurt

Refreshment Port

  • Croissant doughnut
  • Fried shrimp with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce
  • Fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce
  • Dole Fruit Squish’ems!™ Apple-Strawberry
  • Dole Whip Soft-serve
  • Dole Whip Soft-serve with crème de cacao white
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi® Dragon Berry Rum

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Scotland

  • Vegetarian haggis with neeps and tatties: Griddled vegetable cake with rutabaga and mashed potatoes
  • Fresh potato pancake with smoked Scottish salmon and herb sour cream (gluten free)
  • Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon (gluten free)
  • Crannachan: A traditional Scottish dessert trifle
  • Innis & Gunn® Original
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich Scotch Selection (12, 15 and 18 year)

Singapore

  • Lemongrass chicken curry with coconut and jasmine rice (gluten free)
  • Seared mahi mahi with jasmine rice and “Singa” sauce
  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Caceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring

South Korea

  • Kimchi dog with spicy mustard sauce
  • Roasted pork lettuce wrap with kimchi slaw
  • Bokbunjajoo: Bohae black raspberry wine
  • iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
  • Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju

Terra

  • Blackened Chick’n Breast, farro wheat and spicy gumbo sauce featuring Gardein™ Chick’n Breast
  • CraB’less CraB Cake with pepper slaw and Cajun remoulade featuring Gardein™
  • Chocolate-blood orange cupcake with tofu icing
  • Red Bridge Ale
  • The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
  • Paperboy Red
  • Fresh Watermelon Juice

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Eat to the Beat Concert Series Line-Up for 2013 – UPDATED!

Throughout the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, popular bands from the 80s and 90s take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot to share some of their greatest hits with the crowds!

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These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening (usually at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm).

Information is coming in very slowly for the 2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Series line up!

Early Line-Up for the 2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Series at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival

The Go-Go’s

  • Sept. 27-29 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Go-Go’s
  • Oct. 2-4 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 5-6 – Sister Hazel
  • Oct. 7-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 10-11 – Edwin McCain
  • Oct. 12-13 – Manhattan Transfer
  • Oct. 14-15 – Wilson Phillips
  • Oct. 16-17 – The Pointer Sisters
  • Oct. 18-20 – Night Ranger
  • Oct. 21-23 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 24-25 – Survivor
  • Oct. 26-27 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 28-30 – Smash Mouth
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Spin Doctors
  • Nov. 2-3 – Christopher Cross
  • Nov. 4-5 – Hanson
  • Nov. 6-8 – Dennis DeYoung
  • Nov. 9-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Early Line-Up for the 2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Series at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival

Spin Doctors

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will run from Sept. 27 through Nov. 11, 2013.

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