Tips For Attending the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT

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One of my all time favorite events at Disney is the Food and Wine Festival held at EPCOT. This event literally allows you to eat and drink your way around the world. However to survive you got to have a good game plan. Here are a few of my tips for making the most of your day. 

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Tips For Food and Wine Festival

Make A Budget 

I know that sounds nuts but trust me when I say that when the sights and smells hit you it can get crazy. So make a budget as to what you are willing to spend. Then purchase a gift card. This way you will know when that gift card is empty you’re done for the day. No over spending and you know what you spent for the day.

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Make a Plan

Pick up a Marketplace Passport. This way you can have an idea of what is being served and you can decided before getting in line what you want to order. Not only does this make things faster it also allows you to decide what you really want to try the most. You may decide having Warm Chocolate Pudding is more enticing than a sample of Nachos(I had both). This is also a great way of knowing in advance what is being served throughout the park so you can sort of pick and chose what to eat.

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Go Early

I have learned if you enter early as things are opening you beat the crowds and the heat. No one wants to be eating in 90 degree weather it’s just hot, sticky and uncomfortable. So go early enjoy morning temps, eat and then find a shady spot to enjoy a cool drink in late afternoon.

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Book a Room

Ok big tip here if you plan to drink alcohol at the festival book a room. Not only is this a convenient way to enjoy all the evening events but it is also safer for you and your family. Plus after all the eating you’re going to be doing it’s nice to be able to go back and take a nap. 

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Final Tip

Finally my biggest tip I can give you is to have fun and be adventurous. Don’t be afraid to try something new just because you can’t pronounce it. not being able to say it doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. So go have fun, eat, be merry and most of all make memories that last forever.  
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Let’s Talk: Tell me what’s your tip for attending the food and wine festival? What’s the most interesting thing you have tried? 


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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.


  1. Great tip to go early to beat the heat and a gift card to prevent overspending. I haven’t been to a food festival in a really long time, so it would be fun to go to one again.

  2. These are all really great tips. I would love to go to this event. I hope to be able tot budget it soon. I think Epcot is one of the best thins about Disney World

  3. I definitely agree that you should be adventurous when doing a food festival, always good to try new things. The food looks so so delicious !

  4. i think that is always the hardest part of trips. We tend to forget to have fun and try new things. I know i have wasted time worrying about things on vacations and did not have as fun of a time.

  5. You’re so lucky that you can take multiple trips. It’s so hard to visit all of the kiosks with one trip to Epcot. Beating the heat is important to enjoy the festival!

  6. Their food and wine festival are one of the events that a lot of people look forward to –including me! These are helpful tips especially for people who are going there for the first time!

  7. This is great! I just started getting my trips a lot more organized and writing out the plan for each day. It helps keep us intentional in what were doing and also how much we’re spending.

  8. I’ve been wanting to go to this festival for years, but haven’t made it yet. We’re off to Disney next week for my nephew and niece’s first trip. Sadly, we won’t be going to Epcot, but I’m thinking maybe the adults can sneak away for some time at the festival.

  9. I have never been to Epcot for this festival, but can just imagine how much fun it is! I can’t wait to take my daughter and will definitely be using these tips!

  10. I love the food and wine festival! These are all great tips, wish I could have made it this year, but will save all of these and hope to get there in 2017!

  11. I have wanted to attend this for so long and we just cannot make the budget work. I wish that I lived in FL and had a pass too! Looks like a wonderful time. Great tips, the gift card is a great idea!

  12. I haven’t been to this particular food festival, but I go to lots in my cities. One of the most interesting things that I’ve eaten at one of the food festivals here has been a beet pancake!

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