Over the weekend I took my first trip to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival. The annual event brings even more countries than their daily standalone ones, allowing you to “taste your way around the world” from September 27-November 11 (you still have another week to get there).
Each drink or food sample cost $4-10 on average (depending on the size and item). Rather than having to pull out cash or whip out a credit card each time, Disney introduced “wristbands” at the Festival, making it extremely easy to make a purchase and move the line along faster. We were able to pre-load money onto the small gift card on the wristband/bracelet when we first got to the park and let me just say, best idea ever.
For first timers to the Festival (and even old timers), I definitely recommend checking out the Festival Guide prior to getting to the park. You’ll be able to see what food/drink you can try at each country’s station and also the various events going on to better plan your day and budget.
|Frozen S’mores. AMAZING!|
Although I didn’t try every single country’s station (that’s a lot of eating and drinking to fit into one day), I was able to try quite a few and really enjoyed the majority of my samplings. More specifically, my favorite stop was at Belgium where I ate the most amazing waffles with chocolate I’ve ever had. Sorry I don’t have a picture of them to share. You learn you need more than two hands when walking around with your food, drink, and attempting to eat!
|Commemorative Beer Glass|