We are excited for the kickoff of the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for September 19 through November 10. At a record 53 days, the event is longer than ever!
The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is a collection of attractions and experiences spanning late Summer and early Fall. More than 25 Marketplace Booths surround World Showcase Lagoon and offer guests tapas-sized portions of international flavors. In addition, guests can also sample wine, beer, and cocktails inspired by countries in all four corners of the world.
There is also a full calendar of Special Events taking place every day of the festival. Special festival attractions are informative and entertaining ways to explore different foods.
With so many things to do, see, and enjoy, we know that the festival can be overwhelming. Today, we’ll take a look at what’s new!
World Showcase Marketplace Booths
Without a doubt, the World Showcase Marketplace Booths are the biggest draw of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Temporary kiosks are set up throughout World Showcase, and are themed to the country they represent. But the booths are more than just serving stations; Disney chefs staff each booth, and food is cooked right on the premises. As you stroll the Promenade, you experience not just the flavors, but the sights, sounds, and smells of the dishes as well!
Each year, we usually see the addition of a new booth or two, and 2014 is no exception. The Patagonia Marketplace Booth debuts this year, replacing the Argentina Booth, which was a guest favorite in years past. With the expansion of the booth’s theme, Disney is combining the flavors of both Argentina and Chile for the best of Southern South America’s food and wine offerings.