Despite the best efforts of Coronavirus to spoil everyone’s fun, vacation rental villas are filling up, Walt Disney World® Florida is back open and they are doing their best to keep the magic as wonderful and as normal as they possibly can.  Whilst not all their attractions are available, we are pleased to report that the Taste of EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival has begun (July 15th) and will run through fall of this year.  Sip, stroll and enjoy your way around the World as you discover the sensational tastes and sounds on offer.

This year’s Food & Wine will be their longest running festival ever.  Plus there will be some guest appearances from the EPCOT® Flower & Garden Festival, which was unfortunately cut short because of Covid-19.  Keep an eye out for the new Remy themed topiary and special booths, such as The Citrus Blossom booth.  Lobster anyone?

For those who enjoy the extra-fee seminars and sample tents, I’m afraid you are going to be disappointed.  These optional tours tend to get quite crowded, so have had to be cancelled due to social distancing.  As you can well imagine, this year’s festival will be quite different from past festivals; masks will have to be worn, social distancing will have to be observed and your temperature taken before entry.  However, you will still be able to wander through the six continents of the World savouring favourite flavours as well as discovering tempting new delicacies!  Prices usually run between $4 and $9 for food plates and beverages vary from $3 to $10.

Another first for this year will be the use of the Digital Festival Guidebook which you can access via the My Disney Experience app.  You will be able to find specific booth locations, menus, merchandise shops and of course view the line up for the Eat to the Beat® concert line up.

For families travelling with children there’s plenty to keep them occupied such as Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt.  Have your eagle eyed youngsters help Remy by collecting ingredients for his signature dish.  Maps and pins are available for purchase from merchandise locations.

Don’t miss out on the fun, reserve your ideal villa now and be sure to let us know which country you enjoyed most and your favourite food!