I’m gonna be totally honest about my working trip to Walt Disney World….having the chance to check out this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival was a wonderful job! While there are many, many things I love about Disney World, this yearly event is probably in my top five favorite things to do. Because really, who wouldn’t love to eat (and drink) your way around the “world”?
If you will be visiting this year, here are a few tips to help you navigate all the deliciousness. First, start by picking up these three items:
- The week’s Festival Guide that will list the times of all of the events while you are there. Many are at no additional charge and are fun and fascinating ways to learn more about cooking, and/or great wines and beers.
- A Passport that lists every item at every kiosk. Look over them all to plan your choices and then check them off when you try each one.
- A Food and Wine gift card. These are reloadable cards that you can use to pay for your food items…and using one is a great way to keep this affordable! Because believe me, it’s not hard to get carried away with wanting to try everything! So get a gift card, budget what you want to spend and then pace yourself: your wallet….and waistline will thank you!
Then, make your plans for what foods/wine you want to try. Even better, have each person in your group try something different from each kiosk….and then share! You’ll get to try more things that way and it’s so much fun to compare with everyone. (This is an especially good way to get out of your “food comfort zone” and try some new things that you would never try on your own!)
Since I was on my own this year, I didn’t have the chance to try something at every kiosk, but I did choose some awesome food items. And because a picture is always worth a thousand words, following are some of my favorites at this year’s Festival:
And of course there is always room for desserts!
And if you can’t make up your mind on which dessert to try….then get a sampler to try more than one!
If you haven’t ever visited Walt Disney World during the Food and Wine Festival, you really need to put this on your Disney Bucket List. Because every year, Disney proves that this is truly the “most wonderful time of the year”!