Husband and I attended Disney’s Food and Wine festival for the second time during our recent visit. We felt the need to make up for our previous experience. Last year, it down-poured the entire day and we had to run from booth to booth and shiver as we tried to warm ourselves with wine and damp food. This year was much more pleasant.
First, Being at Disney while everyone is either tipsy or completely sloshed gave us a whole new perception on the park. When we arrived I was hot and irritated with the long lines. I even wondered why on Earth everyone around me was in such a great mood. Not one person seemed to notice that they were squished between thousands of strangers and overpaying for all their food and drinks. A few booths later….I began to understand their giddiness.
As soon as we arrived I discovered that EPCOT offers a “passport” to carry from country to country. In each passport is a list of all 30 countries, and each food and wine that country offers. After purchasing a food, or beverage or both, they stamp your passport and you can simply check off what you tried at each booth/country.
If you aren’t familiar with Disney’s food and wine let me give you a brief history…..It started in 1995 to bring food and wine lovers and connoisseurs together to sample specialties from around the world. It has grown over the last 18 years to offer more varieties, more classes, more demonstrations, and more performances each year. It’s probably the most adult event Disney offers, as well as the most delicious.
I think our photos will give you a good idea of how our experience went (we snapped shots of almost every item we bought!)…
We also discovered a Chase Lounge in the Festival Center available for all Chase bank members during the festival.
Shamefully, a few glasses of wine made me forget that I’m vegetarian… It’s only fish! And, I was starving!
We had the best time!