Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2022

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is one of my family’s favorite Disney events and it runs longer than ever in 2022, from July 14 to November 19. Here’s everything you need to know!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces

Stroll across 6 continents—and beyond—as you sample mouthwatering delicacies during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. You will discover a cornucopia of cultures, cuisines and innovative cooking techniques from chefs worldwide. This food aficionado’s paradise is replete with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate.

The festival is included with your Epcot park admission and nothing special is needed to explore the vent and purchase items from the marketplaces. We took two afternoons to walk around the World and try things out. It is one of our favorite ways to do Disney. Here are the highlights:

Hawai’i

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (a favorite every year!)
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE Pineapple Juice and Grenadine

The Noodle Exchange

  • Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Thai Basil (delicious – will have again in September!)
  • Char Siu Pork Udon with Enoki Mushrooms, Bok Choy, and Soy Pickled Egg

Shimmering Sips

  • Mimosa Flight – Blood Orange (fave!), Key Lime (ok) and Tropical (very good)
  • Guava Mousse on a Sugar Cookie with Coconut-Lime Whipped Cream (plant-based)
  • Berry Sour Ale Mimosa: Boulevard Brewing Co. Berry Noir Sour Ale and Sparkling Wine (did not love this one)

Refreshment Port

Maple Boursin Cheesecake with Whipped Boursin Maple Bourbon Cheese and Candied Pecans (favorite dessert – recreated at home!)

Canada

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll (always a fave)
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (good, but very hard to cut with plastic)

Greece

Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (looks gross but very good)

Japan

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables and Teriyaki Sauce
  • Spicy Salmon Donburi: Spicy Salmon with Sushi Rice, Shiso Leaf, Red Tobiko and Rice Pearls (a favorite!)

Alps

Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

Kenya

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Beef Tenderloin with Sweet-Potato-and-Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Scented Couscous
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Congo Pilsner, Tampa, FL

France

  • La Passion Martini Slushy

Brazil

  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat-friendly; Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

Belgium

  • Beer-Braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

India

  • Crispy Paneer with Mango-Curry Ketchup (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread (very good)
  • Taj Mahal Premium Lager

China

  • Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings with House-Made Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun with Onion
  • Dandan Noodles: Spicy Pork with Sichuan Sauce, Peanut Butter, Sesame and Green Onion
  • ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Piña Colada Mix and Lychee (just ok)

Mexico

  • Tostada de Barbacoa: Barbacoa Beef on a Fried Corn Tortilla with Chipotle Black Beans, Salsa Verde, Mexican Crema, Queso Fresco and Chives (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Capirotada de Chocolate: Abuelita Chocolate Bread Pudding served with a Chocolate Crème Anglaise
  • Blood Orange Charm Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Blood Orange Aperitif, Blackcurrant-Infused Vodka and Prosecco served on the rocks with Pink Peppercorns and Sweet Dried Chile Salt Rim

The Fry Basket

  • Fry Flight
    • Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries (plant-based)
    • Barbecued Bacon Fries with Smoked Aïoli
    • Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with Candied Pecans, Toasted Marshmallow Cream and Caramel Whiskey

Flavors from Fire

  • Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue (Emile’s Fromage Montage item)

Mac & Eats

  • Chili-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese with Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese (plant-based)
  • Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws

Festival Entertainment

It’s hardly a festival without entertainment. Disney has brought so many fabulous acts to this year’s lineup. My favorites are the JAMMin’ Chefs and Voices of Liberty. Try to work these into your day.

Entertainment Schedule

Fun for All Ages

Delight in these charming activities perfect for Festival-goers and kids of all ages. These are both favorites to add to your must-do list:

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique! Kids of all ages can search for Remy on a savory scavenger hunt around the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Simply purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations, including:

Next, locate statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces and match the ingredient stickers to your map. 

Once you’ve found them all, bring your completed map to Disney Traders, World Traveler or Gateway Gifts—located at the entrance to World Showcase—and choose a surprise, compliments of Chef Remy!

Tip: You can choose your prize at the time of purchase so that you don’t have to return later.

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

Celebrate the Halloween season with your gourd-eous group by partaking in this very special pumpkin hunt from September 29 to October 31, 2022 (or while supplies last).

Here’s how you can join the pursuit:

  • Purchase a special map and stickers at select merchandise locations, including Creations ShopPort of Entry and World Traveler at International Gateway.
  • Have fun hunting for hidden decorative pumpkins based on Disney characters. Once you’ve found a character, place the corresponding stickers on your Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit map.
  • Whether you choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, you may return your map to Disney Traders—located at the entrance to World Showcase or World Traveler at International Gateway––for a Festival keepsake.

Tip: You can choose your prize at the time of purchase so that you don’t have to return later.

Emile’s Fromage Montage

Your whole family will enjoy Emile’s Fromage Montage, where you can sample a variety of delicious cheeses served in inventive ways.

Purchase any 5 cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport and be sure to collect a stamp for each purchased dish.

Once you’ve collected all 5 stamps, bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE® for a specialty prize unique to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Tip: This year’s prize is soft serve topped with cheesecake serve in an adorable plastic wine tumbler.

I can’t wait to be back for more food and fun with my family in a few weeks! Stay tuned for additional marketplace reviews.

Guardians of the Galaxy

While in Epcot, we also made time to do Guardians of the Galaxy each day!

Character Meets

Character hugs and meets are back in full swing!! We waited out a thunderstorm meeting these cuties. Joy is in the Image Works Pavilion at the exit of Figment. Vanellope also meets here. Mickey and Goofy were present at the Disney Visa meet near the Pixar Short Film Festival.

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