That’s right! Starting earlier in the year than ever- July 15th!- everyone’s favorite festival returns to Epcot in full force!
Taking place July 15th through November 20th, 2021, Epcot brings you the tastes of 6 different continents, featured at more than 30 Global Marketplaces. New this year: a variety of booths scheduled to open October 1st, with the kick off of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World! Also opening October 1: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, in the France Pavilion!
(This means if you love the excitement and all things NEW, you’ll want to visit after October 1st. And if you prefer lower crowds, you’ll want to visit before the end of September!)
Pro tip: before you visit, browse the menus at the Global Marketplaces here, or in your My Disney Experience app, so you can plan ahead what you’d like to eat.
Enjoy live entertainment from the Jammin’ Chefs in Canada, and Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre performing in the American Gardens Theater. Also, grab a snack or two and relax to the sounds of one of these live concerts in the America Gardens Theater:
- July 16 to 19: Epic! Live
- July 23 to 26: Champagne Orchestra
- July 30 to August 2: Element
- August 6 to 9: Sound Society
- August 13 to 16: The Hooligans
- August 20 to 23: The Vybe
- August 27 to 30: The M-80s
- September 3 to 6: Latin Ambition
- September 10 to 13: Audio Exchange
- September 17 to 20: The Hooligans
- September 24 to 27: Epic! Live
Are the kids coming with you? They’ll want to check out Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt! Search for Remy and all the ingredients he needs to make his famous dish- hidden throughout World Showcase! Purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations, including:
- Port of Entry
- Pin Traders
- World Traveler (located at International Gateway)
Next, locate statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces and match the ingredient stickers to your map.
Once you’ve found them all, bring your completed map to Disney Traders, World Traveler or Gateway Gifts—located at the entrance to World Showcase—and choose a surprise, compliments of Chef Remy!
Say CHEESE! Emile’s Fromage Montage will have you tasting dairy delights from around the world in this unique stroll. Purchase any 5 cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport and be sure to collect a stamp for each purchased dish.
Once you’ve collected all 5 stamps, bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips for a specialty prize unique to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Make tasting even easier with the gift card wristlet, available at most retail locations throughout the park (available in any amount). Pro tip: you can also just charge all your snacks to your room, using your Magic Band!
Florida Residents! There is a special ticket offer available to you right now- click here for the scoop.
Please keep in mind that you will need both a valid theme park ticket and a Park Pass reservation for admission to Epcot- or any of the Disney theme parks.
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