While there are plenty of events included with Epcot admission for the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, this year’s “premium events” include some don’t-miss options.
Reservations open to the General Public for booking on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7 a.m. ET. (Chase Disney Visa cardholders, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club member can book with limited availability beginning 7 a.m. July 19.) Call 1-407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378) or visit the Festival Welcome Center at Epcot Theme Park for additional information and reservations. Additionally, many events can be booked online at epcotfoodfestival.com. Please note that these Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events and experiences require additional admission fees. Space is limited, so be sure to book in advance.
World Showplace Pavilion is located between and to the rear of the Canada and United Kingdom pavilions in World Showcase.
Party for the Senses
This is the premier culinary experience of Epcot’s Food and Wine festival. Enter World ShowPlace Events Pavilion for a sensational evening wandering among more than 50 tempting tasting stations. Epcot admission required.
Category #1 – Vine View Lounge: Includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace Pavilion at 6:45 p.m. a specialty cocktail toast to begin the event, premium bar access, and an artisan cheese station among other amazing offerings. Cost is $329 per Guest, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Category #2 – Reserved Seating: Gives guests early entry at 6:45 p.m. with a specialty cocktail toast and reserved main-floor seating. Cost is $199, per Guest plus tax. Gratuity included.
Category #3 – General Admission: Allows guests to explore all 50 tasting stations as they enjoy the sights and sounds of this Party for the Senses. Limited seating may be available. Cost is $169 per Guest, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Select Fridays and Saturdays – October 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, 29
- 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM for Wine View Lounge and Reserved Seating
- 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM for General Admission
Mark your calendars for an epicurean extravaganza with the world’s most renowned chefs during the themed nights for the Party for the Senses during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Party for the Senses featuring Disney Springs’ Chefs
October 8, 2016
Prepare to be dazzled as these master chefs shine! During this one-time Epcot Food and Wine Festival event, dine on an incredible array of dishes from the finest eateries in Disney Springs, the all-new entertainment mecca for Walt Disney World Resort Guests and food connoisseurs alike.
Party for the Senses featuring Disney Parks’ Chefs
October 15, 2016
Embark on a flavorful evening while sampling global cuisine with the pros! For one night only during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Disney Chefs will gather together to lead Guests on an unforgettable gastronomical journey. Each tasting station will feature dishes that best represent their country, culture and the Disney park they call home. It’s a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss!
Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade
October 28-29, 2016
Celebrate Halloween at this elegant masquerade soiree! Surrounded by unique entertainment, décor and more, Guests can feast on themed menu items perfectly paired with champagne, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails. The dress code is yellow-and-black chic, so be creative—it’s a charming party sure to make spirits soar!
TheMouseForLess Tip: The food and beverage offerings for each Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Party of the Senses is different depending on the Disney chefs and guest chefs for the evening. And, with 25 food stations and 25 beverage stations, each featuring at least three offerings, that’s a lot of variety!
Rockin’ Burger Block Party
This food, drink and music event during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival invites you to dance the night away while tasting specialty sliders inspired by recording artists who have left their mark on the beverage world. Enjoy drinks affiliated with these top names in the music industry as a DJ spins their best tracks. Takes place select Thursdays or Fridays during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Epcot admission required.
Category #1 – Nosh Pit Seating: Includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace Pavilion at 6:45 p.m. a specialty cocktail toast to begin the event, premium bar access and more. Cost is $199 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Category #2 – Reserved Seating: Gives guests early entry at 6:45 p.m. with a specialty cocktail toast and reserved main-floor seating. Cost is $119 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included
Category #3 – General Admission: Allows guests to rock out as they enjoy all o the food, drink and music that the Rockin’ Burger Block Party offers. Limited seating may be available. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Select Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2016 Chef Schedule
- September 30 – Chef Maneet Chauhan
- October 14 – Chef Alex Seidel
- November 11 – Chef Jehangir Mehta
Call your travel agent or contact The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201 to book your Walt Disney World stay during this event.