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My Favorite Items of the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

 

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is an event that I look forward to every year! Just like looking forward to a holiday or birthday, I love the excitement and anticipation that comes before getting to attend this great Epcot festival! I always enjoying getting to feast upon my favorite items that our returning from previous years. I also love the thrill of getting to expand my palate and try something brand new at the event!

 

This year’s 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival started on August 29th and is running this year through November 23rd. I was able to attend this year’s festival on two different trips during this 2019 season. I was in Disney World in August during the opening week of the Food and Wine Festival and I just recently returned from a family vacation to Disney two weeks ago and got to partake in more food and wine fun then!

 

I enjoyed getting to spend time in Epcot on these trips and getting the opportunity to sample a lot of Food and Wine Festival items! So now that I have experience this year’s 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, I am so excited to bring you my list of my favorite items I enjoyed:

 

Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip

Festival Marketplace: Coastal Eats

This was an item that was a first for me to try at this year’s festival. I am a big fan of seafood and this Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip from Coastal eats was a winner for sure. You get a lot of nice pieces of shrimp and 2 whole scallops in the dip itself making this item a great value. It also was a nice portion size and very rich in flavor making this item great to share. This item was served along with a generous amount of bread slices to accompany the dish. I will definitely be getting this item in the future!

 

Suja Organic Kombucha Flight

Festival Marketplace: Earth Eats

This was an item that was another first for me to try at this year’s festival. It was the Kombucha Flight. I recently was introduced to what kombucha is and have enjoyed buying it to enjoy at home for the health benefits that this drink provides. When I saw that the Earth Eats booth had kombucha at this year’s festival, I knew I had to try it! Earth Eats had 3 variations of kombucha that they sold, a green apple, a pineapple passionfruit and a ginger lemon. You could order these individually or get them in a flight like I did so you can sample all three. They were all excellent but I have to say that the green apple was my favorite!

 

Smoked Corned Beef

Festival Marketplace: Flavors from Fire

The Smoked Corned Beef has been around the Food and Wine Festival since the Flavors from Fire Booth first premiered. I have had this particular item every year since then and it remains on my list as a must get dish because it is that good! This item features corn beef, crisp potatoes, cheese curds, pickled onions and to top it all off – a beer-cheese fondue! All of these flavors accompany each other so perfectly making one unbelievable dish! The beef is always so tender and just melts in your mouth! I love this item!

 

Mala Chicken and Shrimp Bao Bun

Festival Marketplace: China

I am a huge fan of bao buns! I get so excited any time I see a bao bun on a menu. China typically has a bao bun at the Food and Wine Festival each year. Something that I love is that each year they mix it up with a different variation of a bao bun. This year inside the bao bun was a mix of both chicken and shrimp. I really enjoyed this take on one of my favorite food items!

 

Warm Indian Bread

Festival Marketplace: India

I consider this item to be one of the many hidden gems at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This item consisted of pieces of delicious traditional Indian naan bread served alongside 3 dipping sauces. If you have ever been to Sanna, the restaurant over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge then you know that they are known for their naan bread that you can enjoy with their selection of sauces. This is one of my favorite things to enjoy on Disney property and this item at the Food and Wine Festival felt like a miniature Sanna bread service experience! The 3 sauces that came with this Indian bread at the festival were a pickled garlic sauce, a mango salsa and a coriander pesto. My personal favorite was the mango salsa!

 

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my highlights from this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation’s Travel Planner today to plan your next magical vacation!

Epcot Festival Overviews! – Walt Disney World

 

I love Epcot so much at Walt Disney World! I love the spirit of innovation and technology that can be found in Future World and I love the adventure and discovery that can be found when exploring the pavilions in World Showcase! Every aspect of this Disney Park is right up my ally! Another thing I love about Epcot is that there is always something new and exciting taking place! Much of that is thanks to none other than the Epcot festivals! Over the years, the Epcot Festivals have grown and evolved and we have seen the introduction of brand new festivals with their own unique offerings! Now days, throughout the course of the year there is pretty much always a festival taking place in Epcot with the exception of summer time and the few in between weeks during the year when Epcot sees the transition from one festival to the next.

 

 

This means there is pretty much always something new and additional to enjoy during your Epcot visit! There are currently 4 festivals that take place at Epcot each year! Each event is unique and offers something for everyone! The 4 festivals are the,

  • Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts
  • Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

 

Here is an overview of what each one of these festivals has to offer!

 

Festival of the Arts

This festival is the newest to come to EPCOT.  It is held usually from mid January through mid February. This past year was only the third year and it has quickly become a favorite among guests.  It is definitely now my new favorite.  My family and I made a special trip just to experience it for ourselves because we all love the arts.  We were not disappointed!  There are many artists there doing meet and greets and will sign any art that you purchase.  I got a signed print from Ashley Taylor and enjoyed getting to talk to her for a bit.  Then there is the huge mural that you get to paint.  Just like color by numbers, you will get a brush and a small container of a certain color paint that you will be told to paint 5 squares of a number on the mural.  After you paint it and turn in your brush, you will be given a post card of what the finished mural will look like.  If you are there for a day or two you can see the finished product before a new mural is put up.  This was so much fun!  Another fun hands on experience is drawing with a Disney animator.  This is a 20-minute class where the animator will lead you step by step in drawing a Disney character.  At the end, you have your very own drawing that you can sign and date.  It is a fun free souvenir.  As you walk around World Showcase, there are props of famous paintings that you can jump into and be part of the scene. A photopass photographer will take your picture.  These are great to send to your friends and family back home.  If you love Broadway songs than you will not want to miss the Broadway Series concerts at the American Garden Theater.  Actual Broadway singers will perform the classic Disney hits.  Last but not least let’s talk about the food! The Disney chefs outdo themselves by creating delicious foods that are presented as a beautiful work of art.

 

Flower and Garden Festival

The Flower and Garden Festival is the most stunningly beautiful time of year to visit EPCOT.  It usually begins in early March and runs through May.  The landscape department does a wonderful job of transforming EPCOT with so many colorful flowers, plants and topiaries of the Disney characters.  The pictures you will get will amaze you!  Stop by the butterfly garden to be surrounded by more butterflies than you have probably ever seen before and watch as new butterflies hatch!  Your children will have a blast at the playground while you can sit in the shade of the beautiful garden and relax for a while.  At the American Garden theater you can attend the Garden Rocks concert series for some really fun music from some of your favorite artists.  Once again food will be a highlight at the outdoor kitchens.  Stop by each booth for a tapas size portion of some wonderful food and treats!

 

Food and Wine Festival

The Food and Wine Festival is the longest running EPCOT festival with this year being the 24th Anniversary.  This is also the longest festival giving you many opportunities to plan your visit.  This year the festival will run from August 29th through November 23rd.  This festival is all about food and beverage offerings with over 30 global marketplaces to visit.  You can truly eat and drink your way around the world.  There are many seminars and tastings with top Disney Chefs and renowned guest chefs.  You will also want to stop by the American Garden Theater for the Eat to the Beat Concert series, which will highlight many known musical artists during the course of the festival. This festival is a great way to try new foods from around the world with just tapas size portions.  You may find some new favorite recipes and your kids might even become a little more adventurous.

 

Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Offerings Begin November 19

This festival will begin this year on November 29th and run through December 30th.  You can stroll around the 11 World Showcase nations and experience their holiday traditions.  Performers will bring to life many time honored customs.  The World Showcase is filled with sights, sounds and flavors of the season.  Stop by the holiday booths for a taste of some wonderful Christmas comfort foods and sweet treats.  At the American Gardens Theater you can attend the Candlelight Processional.  This is the Christmas story told by a celebrity narrator, 50 piece orchestra and a full choir.  This performance always warms my heart and gets you in the Christmas spirit.

 

Check out our new YouTube video to hear more about what each one of these great festivals has to offer!

 

I hope this overview of the EPCOT festivals got you excited to try one out or a new one that you had not attended before.  Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner to get your next visit planned so you can enjoy these festivals for yourself!

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2019 Update!

 

It’s that time of year again! The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is about to officially kick off its 2019 season NEXT MONTH! Just this past week park goers have already been spotting some of the festival booths popping up around World Showcase and Future World! A sure sign of just how close we are to the festival’s opening day!

 

 

This year the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off on August 29, 2019. Fun Fact: This happens to be the same day that Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens over at Hollywood Studios! This is going to be one very exciting day across all of Walt Disney World property!

 

 

The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival runs this year from August 29 through to November 23, 2019. This is the longest run for the festival ever! This long stretch for the festival gives you a great window of opportunity to plan your visit to Walt Disney World to catch this amazing event!

 

 

This year the Food and Wine Festival will be home to more festival booths than ever before. Two of these booths are brand new for the 2019 season! The first new booth is The Alps, this booth will feature Swedish inspired food and beverage offerings. The second new both this year is the Appleseed Orchard. Here one will find many exciting food and drink items featuring apples. I am personal most excited to try the Caramel-Apple Popcorn!

 

 

In addition to experiencing an array of flavors from around the world at the various festival booth marketplaces, during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival you can also experience culinary demonstrations, hands-on activities, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, specialty merchandise and more!

 

 

I am very excited to be attending the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival next month! Check out our new YouTube video to hear some of the highlights I am looking forward to experiencing this year!

 

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next trip to Walt Disney World to experience all this exciting new magic for yourself!

Attending the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival During the Last Day of the Festival’s 2018 Season!

I have talked in blog posts before about how attending the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is an annual tradition for me and my family! We look forward to this time of year in Epcot all the time and always get excited to have new experiences at our favorite Epcot festival! This year we got to experience an Epcot Food and Wine festival first… attending the festival on its last day! That’s right this year we visited the Epcot International Food and Wine festival on November 12, 2018, which was the last day of the festival during this 2018 season!

 

 

Being at the festival on its final day for the year was a very cool experience. It gave us the perfect opportunity to try all of the food items that we did not get to sample during our visits to the festival on our vacation the previous month. The festival has so many items to try! So after a visit to the International Food and Wine Festival I always wish I would have had more time to try the items I missed! Being able to catch the last day of the festival gave us the opportunity to do just that! Another cool thing we got to experience was the transition that was taking place between Food and Wine decorations and Christmas decorations! It is rare to see the park with a mix of both and it was an awesome sight!

 

 

We landed at MCO, hopped on the Magical Express, headed to Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, then caught the bus straight to Epcot! The first festival item we sampled was from Earth Eats! This Festival Marketplace was home to an item that had made my top 5 items during our first visit to Food and Wine, the Impossible Burger gets its name because it is a 100% vegan burger! The Impossible burger was delicious and made my top 5’s because it was delicious, flavorful and maintained the same char-grilled taste of a real burger! After loving the Impossible Burger from Earth Eats I was excited to try another item from this marketplace! I got the Steakhouse Blended Burger! It was incredible, I enjoyed it even more then the Impossible burger because of how it was doctored up! This burger is a blend of beef and wild mushrooms accompanied by brie cheese fondue, arugula, truffle and blue cheese potato chip all on a brioche bun! My favorite part was the brie cheese fondue! So delicious!

 

 

The next item I tried was the Steamed Green Lip Mussels! This was the item I was most excited to try on this day! I tried mussels for the very first time during a vacation at the beach this past summer and ever since then I’ve been a mussel fan! I then became very excited to try the mussels from the New Zealand Marketplace at Food and Wine! These steamed green lip mussels are served in a garlic butter and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. This was my favorite item I tried on this day! The 3 mussels you get in the portion are very large. I was a little skeptical because sometimes larger mussels can be chewer, however that was not the case with these! These mussels were cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth! I am so glad I got to try them this year and I will absolutely be getting them for every year that they return!

 

 

Our next item we tried out was from the Brazil Marketplace. The item we tried was hands down the most popular item among festival goers! We got the Brazilian Cheese Bread! This item has been around for a few festivals now and I have always heard so many rave reviews about it! I had not tried it yet and was very curious to do so. I see now why this item is so popular, it was very unique and the perfect savory snack! After my first bite, I instantly thought that the cheese bread had a familiar taste! We determined it reminds us of a combination between a crescent roll and a mozzarella stick! Definitely so unique! You have to try it for yourself!

 

 

The last item we tried during our festival visit for this 2018 season was the Short Rib Tostada from the Mexico Marketplace. This is a brand-new item that just debut at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival this year! This tostada is a fried corn tortilla that is topped with short ribs, black beans, salsa verde and spring onion. This was the winner for me at the Mexico Marketplace this year! All of the accompaniments paired so well on top of the crunchy fried tortilla! I have a strong feeling that this item will be returning during the 2019 festival!

 

 

I vlogged our experience of attending the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival during the last day of the festival’s 2018 season! You can watch our new video on our YouTube channel:

 

And on that note… that was the conclusion of our time at this year’s 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. And now I can’t wait until 2019! Let the countdown begin! You can start planning your vacation now with one of our experienced and knowledgeable travel planners today! Our team is excited to make your vacation dreams a reality!

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival VIDEO Part 1!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is an event I look forward to every year at the Walt Disney World Resort! I vlogged my entire experience at this year’s festival and I am excited to share my experience with you through a new video series on our Kingdom Magic Vacations YouTube channel! Be sure to subscribe to see the rest of this food and wine series as well as many other Disney and travel related videos!

In part 1 you will see the beginning of our first day at the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival for this trip! We headed first to the Land pavilion to use our fastpass for the Living with the Land boat ride. While we were in the Land Pavilion we got to watch some of the Candy Sushi making! This is a brand new experience that is part of the festival this year! It is so cute! While riding Living with the Land we spotted some special displays in the attractions that were also part of the Food and Wine Festival! Next we tried our first market place of the Festival, Flavors from Fire! Spoiler alert! The item we tried here got a 5 out of 5 on my rating scale! Loved it! After trying our first festival item we made our way to the Festival Center!

The Festival Center serves as the hub for all things Food and Wine related! It is here that you can attend special demonstrations and cooking presentations. There is also a shop selling festival merchandise along with some other really cool walk-throughs and experiences. There are even some marketplaces inside the festival center this year such as Craft Beers and my favorite the brand new Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar! I tried the Key Lime Mimosa! I am so excited to share my experience with you through video!

Stay tuned for part 2! The Food and Wine Festival runs through November 12th this year! To plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort contact our knowledgeable team at Kingdom Magic Vacations!

Fall into Magic this Year at Walt Disney World Resort

Parties, races, culinary delights and more await guests during the upcoming fall season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Tastes, toys, treats and more are all on the menu this fall at Walt Disney World Resort. From culinary creations to sporting events to special parties, there are many different ways to fall into magic during the cool-down season, both in the theme parks and all across the resort.

23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Offers New Tastes

The aromas and flavors of more than 30 global food and beverage marketplaces, plus a full menu of new offerings such as “Sunday Brunch with the Chef,” welcome guests during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 30-Nov. 12. One of America’s top food festivals since 1996, the 75-day Epcot dine-around extravaganza will surprise guests with new and inspiring sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and several Future World venues. Highlights include:

  • The grandest of the festival’s don’t-miss tasting events, Party for the Senses in World ShowPlace, will welcome acclaimed chefs and vintners Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and Nov. 10. They will showcase creative bites and palate-pleasing sips with sensational live entertainment.
  • “Eat to the Beat” concerts – 225 in all – will rev up the America Gardens Theatre stage three times nightly with new musical acts including Vertical Horizon, 98 Degrees, Sheila E. and others. Selections span a broad range of eras and genres from rock and pop to rhythm and blues.
  • “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!” hands-on workshops Wednesdays and Thursdays provide new opportunities for guests to interact with visiting chefs, mixologists and other pros.

Throughout the festival, guests will find something for everyone in the family:

  • A Ratatouille-inspired adventure is back as Chef Remy encourages families to play together during Remy’s Ratatouille Hid ‘n’ Squeak scavenger hunt.
  • On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy an interactive Character Dance Party.
  • In the new Junior Chef Kitchen, children become the chefs and eat what they make in this complimentary experience each Sunday in the Festival Center.

This is just an appetizer for what’s to come this fall. The 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is included with theme park admission, but certain programs require a separate ticket and/or reservation; for full details, visit TasteEpcot.com.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Starts Sooner than Ever

Let’s boo this! There are even more nights to celebrate the spooky season this year during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event runs select nights Aug. 17-Oct. 31 at Magic Kingdom Park – the earliest in the calendar year it’s ever started. It’s also the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hocus Pocus,” so what better way to celebrate the film than the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular at Cinderella Castle, where the Sanderson Sisters take “stage fright” to another level.

Guests should keep their eyes open for dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many more beloved Disney Characters in the Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. There will also be plenty of sweets for all trick-or-treaters around the park, including allergy-friendly options. And each night during the party, the skies above an eerily lit Cinderella Castle come alive during Happy HalloWishes, a magical fireworks extravaganza that definitely goes bump in the night!

Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for ages 3-9 (plus tax). For a full list of event dates, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as space each night is limited. For more information, call (407) WDISNEY (934-7639).

New Toy Story Land: A Perfect Place for Fall Fun

Where better to spend a beautiful fall day than playing in Andy’s backyard, the young toy owner from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Storyfilms. In this extraordinary new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests are “honorary toys” surrounded by Andy’s favorites – Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and many more.

Across 11 fun-filled acres, guests can hop on the all-new Slinky Dog Dash for a family-friendly roller coaster ride, take a spin and enjoy some interstellar beats on Alien Swirling Saucers and go for the high score playing midway games inside the 4D world of Toy Story Mania! When toys get hungry, there’s no better place to grab a bite than Woody’s Lunch Box, a walk-up window featuring a bevy of nostalgic delights – from a grilled three-cheese sandwich to a Lunch Box Tart and much more.

Toy Story Land also offers a collection of new merchandise items, allowing guests to take their special memories home with them. Among the many highlights: a Buzz Lightyear Bubble Blower and a Slinky Dog headband.

Disney Junior Dance Party Shimmies into Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Later in fall, the new Disney Junior Dance Party premieres at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This live performance will feature high-energy music, a vibrant party atmosphere, special effects and characters from popular Disney Junior TV shows. Guests are invited to join all the fun with the stars of “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” “Doc McStuffins,” “The Lion Guard” and the newest hit series, “Vampirina.”

Two New Restaurants, Reimagined World of Disney Opening at Disney Springs

  • James Beard Award-winning Chef José Andrés – one of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2018” according to Time.com – will open a new location of his popular Jaleo this fall. It will offer an extensive menu of tapas that reflects the rich regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Designed by renowned Spanish designer Juli Capella, the new multi-level restaurant will feature breathtaking exterior architecture and a vibrant, theatrical décor representing the colorful, dynamic culture of Spain. Andrés’ Disney Springs venue will be his largest and most ambitious location to date.
  • A new restaurant by James Beard Award-winning Chef Wolfgang Puck will also open this fall. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will modernize the traditional “bar and grill” concept in a setting inspired by traditional farmhouses – with a touch of elegance. The restaurant will capture the essence of laid-back California dining made popular by Puck’s Spago, his flagship restaurant in Los Angeles.
  • In late fall, Disney Springs will reveal the newly reimagined World of Disney store, where guests will discover the products they love from Disney Parks in a dynamic and distinctly Disney environment. The flagship store remains open throughout the enhancement process.

New Hotel and Ticket Package Available Labor Day Week

The “Ultimate Disney Fall into Magic Package” is available this year for the week of Labor Day. The limited-time offer, available for booking through Aug. 19, includes a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resort hotel for arrival Sept. 3 and departure Sept. 8, 2018. The package also features four-day Magic Your Way tickets and an itinerary full of special experiences in all four parks – including access to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and two hours of exclusive evening access to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Packages start at $149 per person, per night for a family of four in a standard room at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. For more information, contact us today!

32 Eat to the Beat Bands Slated to Appear During 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts (known for their soulful rhythm & blues covers) will perform Oct. 1-2 at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Performances are included with Epcot admission. (Disney)

9 new acts join hit makers of all genres appearing Aug. 30 – Nov. 12, 2018

9 new acts join hit makers of all genres appearing Aug. 30 – Nov. 12, 2018
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Thirty-two musical acts will perform during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018. These performers represent a diverse collection of hitmakers from pop to country to R&B and more.

The concert series packs a powerful lineup ready to rock the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily. Eat to the Beat welcomes nine new-to-the-festival bands including MercyMe, Sheila E and Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts, who join 23 returning acts.

The lineup (included in Epcot admission and subject to change) includes the following artists, best known for these popular songs:

Aug. 30-31 Blue October – “Into the Ocean”

Sept. 1-3 Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Sept. 4-5 NEW! MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine”

Sept. 6-7 NEW! Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”

Sept. 8-9 NEW! Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys”

Sept. 10-11 Postmodern Jukebox – Known for vintage-style covers of modern hits

Sept. 12-13 NEW! Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want”

Sept. 14-16 Baha Men – “Who Let the Dogs Out”

Sept. 17-19 Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”

Sept. 20-21 Living Colour – “Cult of Personality”

Sept. 22-23 NEW! Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life”

Sept. 24-26 Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”

Sept. 27-28 David Cook – “Light On”

Sept. 29-30 Jeffrey Osborne – “On the Wings of Love”

Oct. 1-2 NEW! Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts – Known for their soulful rhythm & blues covers

Oct. 3-4 Everclear – “Santa Monica”

Oct. 5-7 Mark Wills – “19 Something”

Oct. 8-10 Air Supply – “All Out of Love”

Oct. 11-12 NEW! Anderson East – “All on My Mind”

Oct. 13-14 Smash Mouth – “All Star”

Oct. 15-16 NEW! 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night”

Oct. 17-18 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”

Oct. 19-21 The Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”

Oct. 22-23 Kenny G – “Songbird”

Oct. 24-25 Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”

Oct. 26-28 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built this City”

Oct. 29-31 Hanson – “MMMBop”

Nov. 1-2 NEW! High Valley – “She’s with Me.”

Nov. 3-4 Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”

Nov. 5-7 Boyz II Men – “End of the Road”

Nov. 8-9 The Hooters – “And We Danced”

Nov. 10-12 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O”

(Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert set list)

Festival-goers can book Eat to the Beat Dining Packages at 15 popular Epcot restaurants, guaranteeing a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation and confirmed seating at a same-day Eat to the Beat concert.

2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced

THE 2018 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL BRINGS 75 DAYS OF FALL FUN AUG. 30-NOV. 12

The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World® Resort this fall with 75 days of entertainment, events, wonderful food and tasty beverages.

The festival’s 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018.

This year’s festival will continue its tradition of fine dining events, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs, and a slate of concerts from favorite bands of the last few decades.

Stay tuned for updates on this year’s “Eat to the Beat” concerts, dining packages, special events and other fun.

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!

2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates

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The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World® Resort Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017. This year’s festival will be a record 75 days of global culinary creations, celebrity chefs, premium events, Eat to the Beat concerts, and more.

Stay tuned to Disney Travel News for more updates about this favorite fall event!

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


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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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Epcot Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced for 2015

It’s official! Epcot International Food & Wine Festival launches September 25 and runs through November 16 this year – 53 days of sweet and savory tapas-sized dishes and beverages, plus tasting seminars, culinary demos, signature dining experiences, live entertainment and more.

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Check back for more information. We’ll share all the information right here as details unfold.


Wine and Dine Half Marathon Recap

We welcome Kingdom Magic Runners‘ newest Guest Blogger, Beth Kripple, who shares her recap of her very first RunDisney race, Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon.

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There are few times when you won’t mind starting an adventure off “on a dark and stormy night”! Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World is definitely one of them. I had been prepping to run the race for several months. This was not only my first half marathon, but my first race ever. If I was going to run 13.1 miles, I was going to do it Disney-style. I knew that not being an elite athlete and being new to running was not going to diminish my first race experience if I was at Disney. From the first trip to the Expo to pick up my bib, through the race itself, and to the trip back to Disney Port Orleans Riverside at 3 am, the cast members and volunteers who endured the rainy weather with me had my back.

The support and help doesn’t just start the weekend of the race. On the Run Disney website is a lot of information, including training programs for beginning and intermediate runners, nutritional advice, and advice from experienced Run Disney participants on how to make the best of your time. This kind of support extends into social media and email as well. RunDisney will send out periodic emails as well as update on Facebook and Twitter. You are always in the know, and with the weather the way it was for Disney’s Wine and Dine, that helped with a lot of my first race nerves.

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Arriving at the race at 8:00 pm was a great mix of easy going and nervous excitement. There was no rush and no pressure. People were there to run, yes, but also to have fun. Around 9:30, the rain softly started. 10 pm, the first corral was off and running! Even though I was running alone, I did not feel alone. I had the chance to talk with other runners in my corral. We talked about our Disney vacations, joked about the rain and about how we did not care how rainy it got: if the race was on then we were running. There was exchange of advice and support all along the way. Cast members and volunteers guided areas of the route and manned drink stations in their ponchos, all still cheering us on and bringing smiles to our soaked faces.

It was a magical memory. My favorite part, besides finding that finish line, was running through Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the holiday lights. The lights were so beautiful and had a lovely reflection on the wet pavement. And just as an added bonus, rain makes laser lights look awesome with flashes and sparkles as the raindrops reflect the colored beams.

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Rain or not, I loved every minute of my first race and was so very thrilled it was a Disney race. I’m getting ready for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February! If you’re going to run, run Disney-style!


Guest Blogger – Beth Kripple

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Beth is a mom, librarian, sf geek, new runner, Disneyphile, and past Cast Member. Her favorite place to stay at Walt Disney World is Disney Boardwalk Villas. She has had the chance to visit Disneyland and Disneyland Resort Paris. Hopefully visits to Disneyland Shanghai or Disneyland Hong Kong (which only got a wistful wave as she passed through the city two years ago) are in the future, but Walt Disney World is her favorite!

Would you like to be a Guest Blogger for Kingdom Magic Runners? We’d love to share your race review (Disney or other race), product review or personal running accomplishment here! Feel free to email Carrie@KingdomMagic.com or Donna@KingdomMagic.com!

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.

 

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

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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!

Hope you enjoy today’s video, be sure to leave a comment and share it with your friends!

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