There’s Family Fun Around Every Corner at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Don’t worry Disney foodies, there’s still 6 weeks left of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Here at MickeyBlog, we’re also here to dispell the notion that the Fest is only for grown-ups. Running until November 23rd, the Food & Wine Festival is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Don’t believe us? Just check out some of the fantastic offerings that await guests!
We still have more than six weeks to enjoy all the fun in store for families during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival running through Nov. 23.
Disney du Jour Dance Party
Who wants to dance?! Get your festival dance groove on when the nightly Disney du Jour Dance Party pumps up the volume at the Future World East stage! Now through Nov. 23, a DJ will spin your favorite high-energy dance beats, and Fridays and Saturdays Radio Disney artists add celebrity cachet with rock-on performances. Watch for Disney characters like Remy, Emile and other Disney pals to show up and bust some moves right along with the crowd. ! Make the Disney du Jour Dance Party your family fun night. Upcoming acts include:
- Oct. 11-12 – Sky Katz (Pictured above) (“Like This,” Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home)
- Oct. 18-19 – JAGMAC (“Like a Band”)
- Nov. 1-2 – AJ Mitchell (“All My Friends”)
- Nov. 8-9 – Kylie Cantrall (“That’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout,” Disney Channel’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables)
- Nov. 15-16 – Erin Bowman (“Good Time Good Life”)
- Nov. 22-23 – Tegan Marie (“Horses”)
Bites and sips are a big draw at the festival, and you’ll want to check out the new Cool Wash and The Donut Box Future World locations that just opened Oct. 1. Dig into the Sweet Corn Fritter with Fresno and Red Pepper Jelly or the Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes at The Donut Box. Embrace your inner mixologist and create your own refreshing beverage at Cool Wash, a chill spot where you can combine slushy flavors like Blue Raspberry and Orange Cream, then garnish with sweet treats like with candy pebbles, popping pearls, jelly drops, or popping candy.
For a complete look at some of our favorite kid-friendly dishes at this year’s festival check out this article.
More Family Fun Happening Daily
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt – This Ratatouille-themed adventure inspires kids of all ages to locate statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces. Purchase your map and stickers from Pin Central, Port of Entry or World Traveler at International Gateway. During the hunt, you simply match stickers of ingredients you’ve discovered to your map and bring it to Disney Traders, located at World Showcase entrance, for a special Chef Remy’s surprise.
Emile’s Fromage Montage – Just say “yes” to cheese! Remy’s brother, Emile, guides you around Epcot to discover five fabulous fromages. We like to call this the Epcot cheese crawl! You also get a special “cheesy” reward when you purchase and enjoy five kinds of cheese!
Candy Sushi – Adventures by Disney presents this fun Disney Chef-driven workshop that instructs inspiring sushi chefs of all ages on how to roll your own sweet sushi treats at The Land pavilion. (A small fee is required. Reservations are recommended.)
Family Play Zone – This family-themed play zone invites kids to burn off energy while they mix and mingle with friends from around the world.
The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar, Hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company – Complimentary chocolates? Yes, please! And while you’re sampling, explore the journey that chocolate takes from the bean to the bar. Parents can select a wine and chocolate pairing or purchase gourmet drinking chocolate. Yum!
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs through Nov. 23. Reservations for special programming and premium festival events including Eat to the Beat Dining Packages can be made by contacting your Travel Agent or calling (407) WDW-FEST. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest Food & Wine Festival news and updates!
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