Disney Girls Trip: Food & Wine Festival

We opened and closed Epcot on Saturday for the International Food & Wine Festival.

PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7067949058 PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7067949059 At rope drop we headed to Test Track. It was my first time riding since it reopened. I think the littles would LOVE it and can’t wait to bring them back. PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7067953146 We also hit Spaceship Earth and Soarin’… IMG_8446 …before heading over to the Ghiradelli Chocolate experience. Oh my stars, there are no words for the divine drinking chocolate. IMG_8448 And look who we bumped in to!!! Jamie Deen before he gave his presentation. :-) IMG_8450 By this time the world showcase was opened and we hit the ground running on our eating and drinking tour of the world. IMG_8453 One of our front runners was the mongolian beef on steamed bun in China. IMG_8452 We had every single cheese plate and cheese dish offered in every country… Ireland, Greece, Brazil and the craft beers and hops & barley destinations. So, we obviously like cheese. IMG_8454 IMG_8455 I already mentioned all the cheese (do not miss the griddled cheese with pistachios and honey in Greece) and China. Other favorites were the beef empanadas in Patagonia, chicken potstickers in China, lemongrass chicken curry in Singapore, boeuf bourguignon and crème brulee caramel fleur de sel in France, cheddar cheese soup in Canada, cronut at the Refreshment Port, PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068115252 The kalua pork slider and Aulani sunset in Hawaii were two more favorites. IMG_8456 After eating our way around the world, we were stuffed and sweating like pigs. We popped into the Chase character spot for a quick pic before heading back to spend the afternoon at the Coronado Springs pool. PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068159938 PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068130148 We headed back to the festival around six for our supper tour around the world. PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068497104 PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068497107 Another stop in the character spot yielded two more of the fab five. It wouldn’t be Disney without a visit with Mickey!! PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068423063 PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068423065 The sun was setting over France and we stopped for dessert first. IMG_8470 PhotoPass_Visiting_EPCOT_7068459065 Hello, chocolate macaroon ice cream sandwich. You changed my life… IMG_8473 We had reserved seats to Sister Hazel Eat to the Beat concert, which was really a lot of fun. The highlight for me was when the band performed Let It Go. So funny! IMG_8477 After a few more stops for favorite dishes, we headed to the Illuminations Sparkling Dessert party. It was a reserved viewing area, a variety of desserts and champagne. I will say that this is the only special event I’ve done at Disney that I wouldn’t truly recommend. There were no seats and the deserts were just ok compared to all of the delish things available in the world showcase. Next time I would pick up a yummy cocktail and dish of my choosing and scout out my own place to watch the fireworks. IMG_8475 IMG_8479 IMG_8482 IMG_8492 Regardless, it was an amazing day!! We had hoped to hop over to Magic Kingdom for a few hours after Epcot closed but the monorail was down and after waiting for a while we decided to just catch the bus back to Coronado Springs. xoxo
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5 thoughts on “Disney Girls Trip: Food & Wine Festival

  1. Sounds sooooo yummy!!! I don't know how you can eat like that and stay so tiny. I think I gained 5lbs just reading about your culinary delights. We've done the illuminations dessert party and thought it just ok as well. Reading theses posts further confirming my thoughts that I need to make it down to the food and wine fest:)

  2. You two as so much alike I bet you finish each others sentences! BTW… Just read that Disney made a rare move and closed three attractions within a short period of time of one another. One of the rides that has closed for good was the Maelstrom in Epcot. The rumor is that it will be replaced with a new "FROZEN" ride sometime in 2016. Since the Maelstrom was in Norway, I could see this happening.

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