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 20 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!
Check out the 7 NEW food booths appearing this year here!
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 a live concerts in the America Gardens Theater! Check the entertainment schedule in your My Disney Experience app for the show times.
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!
Pro tip: be sure to book your tickets with the Park Hopper option! With several easy ways to get to Epcot from the other theme parks, you can begin your day in the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom, then hop to Epcot for a tasty dinner at the Food & Wine Festival booths- no advanced dining reservations required! Plus, with Deluxe Disney Resort Hotels offering Extended Evening Hours on select nights, you can enjoy even more park time when you stay at one of these resorts! And with Harmonious opening October 1st- Epcot’s all-new nighttime spectacular- there’s even more to explore in the evening at Epcot!
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