New ‘Inside Disney Parks’ – Sneak Peek at This Year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and More

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith

We’re just days away from Food & Wine time! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins on August 30 and this year, we’re serving up 75 days of entertainment, events, and, of course, amazing food and beverages. Our newest episode of the “Inside Disney Parks” show takes you backstage at Epcot for an early look at what to expect at the Festival – along with a special report from Pixar Pier and more.

The Festival’s 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018. And as you can see in the show, this year’s event continues its tradition of fine dining events, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs and concerts from favorite bands of the last few decades.

For more information on the Festival, check out or call 407-939-3378.

Here are our quick notes on some of the topics covered during the show:

What’s Cookin’ – Culinary magic begins backstage at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! Chelsea Florig, project manager of Epcot Food & Beverage, shares a look at some new dishes.

Festival Wines – Disney Parks Blog author Jenn Fickley-Baker visits Proprietor of Festivals, Rick Decicco, to check out the best wines at this year’s event.

Live Music, Seminars – Mark Daniels share a taste of the Eat to the Beat concert series lineup of rock, country , pop and R&B acts. Mark also offers details on some of the live seminars and demonstrations and a look at some of the familiar faces you’ll see during your visit, including a special message from Alex Guarnaschelli, Executive Chef at Butter Midtown NYC.

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff – Disney Parks Blog author Michael Ramirez takes us to Disney California Adventure park for a look at the new addition to Pixar Pier.

Food & Wine Unboxed – Cathy Dawson, product developer for merchandise events, unveils some top “must have” items at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

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