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New Experiences at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival
August 25, 2014
Author: Kimberly Fidler

The International Food and Wine Festival is the tastiest thing to hit Epcot each year - and with eleven pavilions highlighting cuisines from around the globe every day, that's saying a lot. This year there are even more culinary creations to celebrate with two new events.

First, Epcot will offer the Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package, exclusive to guests staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels.  This brand-new event takes place from noon-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays during Sept. 22-Nov. 6, 2014. Guests will first receive an in-room gift bag upon check-in featuring a select bottle of wine, a Festival wine glass, truffles, a Premium Package Area credential, an Epcot Food & Wine Festival-themed MagicBand, and a $50 gift card that you can use to start eating your way through Epcot. Your Premium Package Area credential gets you access to 10 VIP Premium Package Areas located around World Showcase Promenade where you can have items from select Marketplaces delivered right to you. Or, bring your favorite marketplace treats into the Premium Package Areas and enjoy. This package also includes access to Epcot Food & Wine Late Nights LIVE!, which you can attend on Tuesday or Thursday nights. The Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package costs $199 per person, plus tax, plus Epcot admission.

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Next, is the Epcot Food & Wine Nights LIVE! Event mentioned above. This is an exclusive after hours party that is held between the United Kingdom Pavilion and the World Showcase Plaza on Tuesday and Thursday nights Sept. 19 - Nov. 10, 2014. The party kicks off at 9:45pm and goes until 1:00am. The party includes six complimentary menu items from several Festival marketplaces, live music, entertainment and a DJ. Tickets are $79 per person, plus tax. Since admission to Epcot is not required after 9pm on party nights, you will only need admission if you'd like to visit the park during the day. (Which we highly recommend.)

If you haven't already planned your trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year, we'd love to help. The entire festival takes place September 19 - November 10, 2014 and when you travel most dates October 4 - November 25, 2014, you can save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels! Book online or call our Disney Experts at 855-GET-AWAY.

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