Full menus for the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Kiosks now available

Jul 17, 2015 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Posted: Friday July 17, 2015 8:27am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The full menus for the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival are now available - it all begins on September 25, so time to start planning.

Here is the rundown of all the World Showcase Marketplace Kiosks, and the four new Future World kiosks.


Journey deep into a diverse assortment of tastes and tannins, inspired by the countries of the African continent.

To eat:

  • Berbere-style beef tenderloin tips with onions, jalapeños, tomato and pap*
  • Buttered chicken with micro cilantro and naan bread

To drink:

  • Indaba Chenin Blanc
  • DeMorgenzon DMZ Cabernet Róse
  • Fairview Pinotage*
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz

Cheese Studio

Have it your “whey” with a sumptuous selection of smooth and savory cheeses.

To eat:

  • Trio of artisan cheese
  • Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey
  • La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin® bread
  • Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote
  • Sweet goat cheese panna cotta with guava gellé
  • Cheese fondue with sourdough bread

To drink:

  • Robert Mondavi FuméBlanc
  • Still River Winery Apfel Eis (apple ice wine)
  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Studio

Sip some of the incredible reds and whites that the American West Coast has to offer.

To eat:

  • Trio of artisan cheese
  • Karst cave-aged cheese served with honey
  • La Bonne Vie goat cheese served with Craisin® bread
  • Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese with berry port compote

To drink:

  • Avviato Pinot Grigio, Oregon
  • 14 Hands Chardonnay, Washington
  • Franciscan Equilibrium White Wine, California
  • Acacia Pinot Noir, California
  • Dry Creek Zinfandel, California
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
  • Clayhouse Malbec, California
  • Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, California


Enjoy a rich range of delectable menu options hailing from the land down under, including several Australian wines.

To eat:

  • Grilled sweet and spicy bush berry shrimp with pineapple, peppers, onions, and snap peas
  • Grilled lamb chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies*
  • Lamington: Yellow cake dipped in chocolate and shredded coconut

To drink:

  • Coopers Brewery Extra Strong Vintage Ale
  • Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Dry Riesling
  • Bulletin Place Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz*


Discover a different take on the waffle as you indulge in savory sweets and hoppy treats from the Kingdom of Belgium.

To eat:

  • Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef and smoked gouda cream*
  • Belgium waffle with warm chocolate ganache and whipped cream
  • Belgium waffle with berry compote and whipped cream

To drink:

  • Hoegaarden®
  • Leffe® Blonde*
  • Palm Spéciale Belge Ale
  • Stella Artois® Cidre
  • Chilled coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Beer flight: Hoegaarden®, Palm Amber Ale, Leffe® Blonde and Stella Artois® Cidre


Explore offerings from the Atlantic coastline as you make your way inland to the heartbeat of South American culture.

To eat:

  • Escondidinho de carne, “Little Hidden One”: layered meat pie with mashed yucca
  • Crispy pork belly with black beans and tomato*
  • Pão de queijo: Brazilian cheese bread
  • Cocada: Brazilian coconut candy

To drink:

  • Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer*
  • Carnaval Moscato Sparkling White Wine
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewer’s Collection

  • Pop the top and soak up some European-style suds. Or, order a flight to set off on your own beer smorgasbord.
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Norbertus Special Hefeweizen
  • BraufactuM Progusta IPA
  • Shöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix
  • Bier Flight
  • Radeberger Zwickel Pilsner (Unfiltered)
  • Norbertus Special Hefeweizen
  • BraufactuM Progusta IPA
  • Shöfferhofer Zitrone Weizen-Mix


Celebrate the “Great White North” with Yukon fare, including refreshing lagers and ice-cold wines.

To eat:

  • Canadian cheddar cheese soup
  • Chicken sausage with creamy polenta and Minus 8 onion jam
  • “Le Cellier” wild mushroom beef filet mignon with truffle butter sauce*

To drink:

  • Moosehead® Lager
  • Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine
  • Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
  • Tawse Vineyard Cabernet Franc*


Commemorate the countrymen of the world’s most populous nation with a choice of their food and beverage favorites.

To eat:

  • Beijing roasted duck in steamed bun with hoisin sauce
  • Gaoli beef slider*
  • Black pepper shrimp with Sichuan noodles
  • Chicken pot stickers

To drink:

  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling*
  • Ritzy Lychee with cognac and vodka
  • Happy Peach with peach liqueur and dark rum
  • Kung Fu Punch with vodka and triple sec
  • Mango jasmine tea with popping bubbles

Craft Beers

Sophisticate your knowledge of all things hops and barley with a cool brew or flight from a popular craft brewery.

To drink:

  • Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale, Lakeland, FL
  • Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL
  • Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin, Orlando, FL
  • Swamp Head Wild Night® Honey Cream Ale, Gainsville, FL
  • 3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter, Oakland Park, FL
  • Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Flight #1: Florida Harvest
  • Brew Hub Keybilly Island Ale, Lakeland, FL
  • Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla American Wheat Ale, Plant City, FL
  • Orlando Brewing Grateful Pumpkin, Orlando, FL
  • Swamp Head Wild Night® Honey Cream Ale, Gainsville, FL
  • Flight #2: Craft Beer Lovers
  • 3 Daughters St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Florida Beer Company Passport 20 Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Funky Buddha Vanilla Espresso Porter, Oakland Park, FL
  • Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Clearwater, FL

To eat:

  • Craft beer snack mix: sweet and savory blend of nuts, fruits, and crackers
  • Charcuterie plate: Country pâté, cured meats, and crostini
  • Pimento cheese dip with pretzel crisps
  • Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail

Desserts & Champagne

Seduce your sweet tooth to the core while you tickle your nose with any one of the bubbly sensations that await you.

To eat:

  • Chocolate cherry explosion
  • Strawberry-basil champagne “toast”
  • Guylian® Belgian chocolate seashell truffles

To drink:

  • Nicholas Feuillatte Blanc de Blancs
  • Möet & Chandon Impérial
  • Veuve Clicquot® Ponsardin “Yellow Label”
  • Dom Pérignon
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial
  • Orange Blossom Brewery Toasted Coconut Porter float with caramel ice cream
  • Cream soda float with caramel ice cream
  • Frozen S’mores featuring Monin® Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Dominican Republic

The dazzling flavors of Spanish, African and indigenous Taino cuisine come together for a tantalizing assortment of Dominican dishes.

To eat:

  • Lechón asado: Roasted pork with mangú, pickled red onion and avocado*
  • Soufflé de yuca: Yuca soufflé topped with griddled cheese
  • Pescado con coco: Seared grouper, pigeon peas and rice with coconut sauce
  • Caramel flan with rum-roasted pineapple

To drink:

  • Presidente Pilsner Beer*
  • Frozen Dominican piña colada featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum
  • Frozen sugar cane cocktail featuring Ron Barceló Blanco Rum

Farm Fresh

Appease your hunger with a hearty harvest of fresh fare—straight from the farm and on to you!

To eat:

  • Loaded mac n' cheese with Nueske's® pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, peppers and green onions
  • Griddled “yard bird” with braised greens*

To drink:

  • Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
  • Wyder's® Dry Pear Hard Cider
  • Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
  • Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen Wine
  • Tom Gore Chardonnay*
  • Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Hard cider flight:
  • Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider
  • Wyder's® Dry Pear Hard Cider
  • Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
  • ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider


Peruse France for a taste of the finer things… food and drink both classical in tone and timeless in their presentation.

To eat:

  • Croissant aux escargots with garlic and parsley
  • Boeuf bourguignon: Braised short ribs in cabernet with mashed potatoes*
  • Crème brûlée vanille chocolat: Vanilla & chocolate crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar

To drink:

  • Beer, Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, Vielles Vignes Mommessin
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet*
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • Ice Pop Pomme: Apple juice, vodka, and St. Germain liqueur
  • La Passion Martini Slush: vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, cranberry and passion fruit juice


Revel in the spirit of the Rhineland—sink your teeth into a tasty sausage and then wash it down with a German beer.

To eat:

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta gratin with ham and cheese*
  • Roast bratwurst in a pretzel roll
  • Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

To drink:

  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett*
  • Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
  • Kallstadter Kobnert Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Spätlese Dry
  • German Riesling flight:
    J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
    Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
    J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese


Experience old country flavors from a classic land, whether pulled from the sea or picked from trees on the hillside.

To eat:

  • Vegetarian moussaka with Gardein™ sausage crumbles*
  • Greek salad in a cone
  • Chicken gyro with tzatziki sauce
  • Spanakopita

To drink:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero*
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah Xinomavro
  • Tzatziki martini featuring Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka and BOLS® Natural Yoghurt Liqueur


Say "aloha" as you travel across the Pacific for some tropical flavors and island favorites, both savory and sweet.

To eat:

  • Kalua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole® Pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise*
  • Tuna poke with seaweed salad and lotus root chips

To drink:

  • Kona Brewing Company, Big Wave® Golden Ale*
  • Kona Brewing Company, Pipeline Porter
  • Maui Splash Sweet Pineapple Wine
  • Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Hops & Barley

Endear yourself to the sensibilities of the States, from stout ales to artisan cheese plates.

To eat:

  • New England Lobster Roll*
  • Florida grass fed beef slider with pimento cheese
  • Fresh baked carrot cake with Craisins® and cream cheese icing

To drink:

  • SweetWater Take Two Pils
  • Goose Island® Honkers Ale
  • Samuel Adams® Rebel IPA
  • Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA
  • La Crema® Chardonnay*
  • Cambria Estate Winery Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Beer Flight (Includes 4, 4 oz. servings)
  • SweetWater Take Two Pils
  • Goose Island® Honkers Ale
  • Samuel Adams® Rebel IPA
  • Dogfish Head Sixty-One IPA


Jaunt over for favorite flavors o’ the Emerald Isle, including robust cheeses, honey wine and chilled Irish coffee.

To eat:

  • Lobster and seafood fisherman’s pie
  • Kerrygold® cheese selection: Reserve cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout and Skellig
  • Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard*

To drink:

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Chilled Irish Coffee featuring Bunratty Potcheen*
  • Kerrygold® Irish Cream Liqueur


Embark for a delightful occasion in Italy to get your fill of fresh-made pasta and wines from the countryside.

To eat:

  • Ravioli alla caprese: Cheese ravioli, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil
  • Filetto di pollo, con funghi al marsala: Chicken tenderloin, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce and ciabatta bread*
  • Cannoli al cioccolato: Chocolate-covered cannoli filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied fruit

To drink:

  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Beer
  • Pinot Grigio, Placido
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Chianti Classico, Placido*
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Prosecco, Bosco del Merlo
  • Frozen margarita with limoncello and tequila


“Roll” by Japan’s marketplace for an authentic sushi roll. Or, slake your thirst with a draft beer or sake.

To eat:

  • Spicy hand roll: Tuna and salmon with Kazan Volcano sauce
  • Teriyaki gyoza bun: Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables and sweet teriyaki sauce
  • Miso Udon: steamed shrimp, vegetables, and noodles in a spicy broth

To drink:

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Pineapple Fuzed Sake
  • Sake - Komatsu Tateaki Samurai
  • Sake - Suigei Drunken Whale*


Come for the culture, stay for the food—enjoy tacos fresh from the grill while you get your fill of ice-cold cerveza.

To eat:

  • Tacos de camarón: Battered shrimp, pico de gallo, pickled onions, and chipotle mayonnaise
  • Chilaquiles de pollo: Corn chips layered with seasoned chicken, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro
  • Pastel de elote con queso: sweet corn cheesecake

To drink:

  • Dos Equis Lager Beer with Floater*
  • Mexican sangria
  • Tequila Flight
  • Guava margarita


Make way for food inspired by the rugged mountainsides of this north African nation, including Berber cuisine and beer.

To eat:

  • Kefta pocket: Ground seasoned beef in a pita pocket
  • Harissa chicken roll
  • Baklava

To drink:

  • Casa Beer*
  • Guerouane White*
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale

New Zealand

Savor the other side of the equator and taste what Kiwi pride is all about—enjoy treats from land, sea and vine.

To eat:

  • Steamed green lip mussels with garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs
  • Seared venison loin with wild mushroom marsala sauce and kumara dumpling*
  • Lamb meatball with spicy tomato chutney

To drink:

  • Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
  • Brancott Estate® Flight Song™ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Chardonnay
  • Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir*


Tempt your tastes with a sampling of South American cooking, inspired by the continent’s mountainous southern tip.

To eat:

  • Beef empanada
  • Grilled beef skewer with chimichurri sauce and boniato purée*
  • Roasted Verlasso salmon with quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri

To drink:

  • Undurraga Sparkling Wine Brut
  • Calle Ocho Chardonnay
  • Kaiken Torrontés
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec


Take part in hearty Polish entrees while you whet your whistle with beer, wine and delicious vodka-based beverages.

To eat:

  • Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream
  • Sauerkraut pierogi with pork goulash*

To drink:

  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
  • Donausonne® Blaufränkisch Hungarian Wine*
  • Frozen Szarlotka Apple Pie featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka


Set out into the Highlands and take your pick from one or more of several Scottish mainstays.

To eat:

  • Haggis with neeps and tatties: Traditional Haggis with rutabaga and mashed potatoes
  • Fresh potato pancake with Scottish smoked salmon and herb sour cream *
  • Seared sea scallop with spinach-cheddar gratin and crispy bacon
  • The Tipsy Laird: Whiskey-soaked cake with lemon cream and toasted oats

To drink:

  • Innis & Gunn® CASK OAK Aged Beer*
  • Brew Dog Punk Ale
  • Citrus Thistle featuring Hendrick's Gin
  • Glenfiddich® Single Malt 12-Year Scotch
  • Glenfiddich® Single Malt 15-Year Scotch
  • Glenfiddich® Single Malt 18-Year Scotch
  • Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch flight (12-, 15- and 18-year)

South Korea

Complete your full-circle tour of authentic Asian tastes with a sizable serving of kimchi, a South Korean favorite.

To eat:

  • Korean Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi*
  • Roasted pork lettuce wrap with kimchi slaw

To drink:

  • iCing Grapefruit Sparkling Rice Brew
  • Myungjak Bokbunja Raspberry Wine*
  • Soju Banana Milkshake featuring The Ginger People® Ginger Soother®

Sustainable Chew

Treat yourself to fresh and flavorful selections inspired by the magnificence of mother nature.

To eat:

  • Pork Spareribs with red wine, fennel, and cheesy mascarpone grits
  • Ricotta & zucchini ravioli with tomato sauce
  • Vanilla panna cotta with fresh figs and pistachio brittle

To drink:

  • Founders Spectra Trifecta (Chamomile Kolsch)
  • Frozen Chew-tini
  • Beso Del Sol White Sangria*

Chew Labs

Masterful techniques and modern technology come together for a 21st-century flavor revolution.

To eat:

  • Olive oil poached salmon with fresh corn, bacon and pepper jam
  • New York strip, parsnip silk, balsamic glaze and arugula foam*
  • Liquid nitro chocolate almond truffle with warm whiskey caramel

To drink:

  • Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles*
  • Smoking Hibiscus featuring Montelobos® Mezcal Joven

American Adventure Coffee Cart

Cozy up to this all-American coffee stand and imbibe on a cup filled to the brim with rich aromas, such as the Apple Maple Spice Latte—rich espresso and creamy milk blended with the flavors of apple pie and maple spice, and topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Enjoy it hot or over ice!

Block & Hans

Wet your whistle with a stop at this popular spot where you can get an introduction to fine American wines, including:

  • Champagne Enchantée Brut, Champagne
  • Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • GoGi Goldie Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills
  • Lasseter Family Winery Enjoué Rosé, Sonoma Valley
  • Fess Parker Frontier Red, Santa Barbara County
  • Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Fife & Drum

Beat the heat as you take a break from this tour of tastes with something frosty and fun! Treat your sweet tooth to a Ghirardelli® ice cream sundae or quench your thirst with Mmmhops Pale Ale.

Intermissions Café

For a special way to start your day, or perhaps “wine” down in the evening, stop by Intermissions Café which features the following selection of food, wine and more:

To eat:

  • Asian Tuna Salad with Noodles
  • Southwest Chicken Wrap
  • Tuna Salad with PitaCucumber and Tomato Salad
  • Crudité of Carrots, Celery and Broccoli with Creamy Pepper Relish
  • Fruit & Cheese Plate
  • Side Salad
  • Grapes
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Brownie

To drink:

  • Festival Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • Festival Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • MARTINI® Prosecco
  • Caposaldo Peach Moscato Sweet Sparkling Wine
  • Iron Horse Vineyards “Fairy Tale Cuvée” Sparkling Wine
  • Presidente Pilsner Beer
  • Two Henrys Elderberry Hard Cider
  • Assorted soft drinks
  • Dasani Water

The Outpost

Get your fill of spicy hot dogs with kimchi slaw and korean mustard or get your chill of frozen treats—whether an icy cold Mango Star featuring African Starr Rum to drink or a frozen “Brown Elephant.”

Refreshment Port

Satisfy your cravings with a selection of items offering a tropical infusion of Dole® pineapple.

To eat:

  • Croissant doughnut with cinnamon and sugar
  • Dole fruit bowl: choice of pineapple tidbits or mandarin slices
  • Fried chicken chunks with Dole pineapple sweet and sour sauce

To drink:

  • Pineapple Dole® Whip soft-serve ice cream
  • Pineapple Dole Whip soft-serve ice cream with Bacardí® Coconut Rum
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
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Suzanne LarmarkNov 04, 2015

So it looks like fastpass seating for the "Eat to the Beat" shows is the front section right? I'm assuming, you had great seats for 38 special!!! I also booked a ETTB dinner package and those look like middle section uncovered seating. Am I right? Going next week and want to be aware. Wondering if I should even try the chase lounge for reserved seating. I much rather spend time at the other parks the morning of.

mbtohillOct 19, 2015

DW and I just spent the weekend and thouroughly enjoyed ourselves as usual: Favorite food: Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli - Sustainable Chew Olive Oil Poached Salmon and NY Strip - Chew Lab Beef Tenderloin - Africa Buttered Chicken - Africa Lettuce Wrap - South Korea Pork Belly - Brazil Chicken Sausage with Polenta & Onion Jam - Canada Everything from New Zealand Kielbasa and Pierogi - Poland Haggis - Scotland We went Friday and Saturday. Crowds on Friday were totally manageable, never felt like we were overwhelmed. Saturday was a different story, by 2pm it was INSANE, we actually left for a few hours and did the Monorail Pub Crawl, which was a lot of fun. Came back for a 6:45 ADR at Spice Road and then saw The SOS Band at 8pm (THEY PUT ON A GREAT SHOW). After the concert we were able to hit a bunch of kiosks without much wait at all. All in all, Food & Wine is still a GREAT experience. We will be back again next year, but will be sure to go during the week.

SonconatoOct 13, 2015

I would have no idea since it's during the week because we, unfortunately, can only make the weekend events. You might be able to see all three shows but your seats might not be all that great. When we went to see "38 Special", we made sure to make fastpasses as early as it were possible and then, to get the best seats we could, we followed the guests that were in the first shows fastpass line so that we were first in line for the second show which we had fastpasses for. We had to stand an hour and a half but we were able to watch the first show from there and then, once seated, we couldn't get any closer. We were about 5 feet from Don Barnes! It was well worth the wait. If you try and sit to see the first show before your fastpass (if you choose to get one), you will run the risk of being way in the back of the fastpass line. It all depends on where you want to sit. If you want up front, get a fastpass, be the first in line, and first pick is yours.

TBrooker11Oct 13, 2015

Going Wednesday mainly to see Sugar Ray. What do you guys think the chances of getting a seat for all 3 shows is like? Also any other tips? First time going to Food & Wine at Epcot. Thanks!

flyerjabOct 13, 2015

We were there on Saturday, but not in the evening. We went for the Parisian breakfast at the France Pavilion (which was quite enjoyable). Our breakfast was late and we stayed for quite some time before venturing out to DHS to do 2 quick rides (half of the park's rides). Then back to Epcot we went, only to find that it was a mob. This was early afternoon though, but you would have thought that all of Orlando was there. It was not an enjoyable experience at all when compared to Thursday afternoon. And yes, at that time there already were people there on their way to loaded-ville, USA. Quite sad really.

SonconatoOct 12, 2015

We would agree with @flyerjab about Saturday. We were there about mid afternoon and were floored by the crowds! We were there just to see "38 Special" so we couldn't speak about the lines to the rides. The lines for booze were huge. My guess is that the lines to the rides were short because most of the people were there only to drink...a lot! Something we had never seen before until this year is that on Saturday, there were groups of people with matching T-shirts boasting their goal of getting drunk. And many were just that, unpleasantly drunk! It also seems like there aren't as many food booths as before, the majority are for drinks, but I could be wrong. Sunday was a much, much better experience. We went back for a second time, again to see "38 Special", and it was clearly less crowded. We saw NO groups with matching T-Shirts and most of those drinking were responsible. We liked Sunday so much better, when we were watching "38 Special" we felt like this guy! (Sound quality is bad)

mbtohillOct 12, 2015

I know, I know, we normally go during the week, but DW's job doesn't make that possible any more. Last year we went at the same time of year and did Thursday evening - Sunday morning and it was fine. Crowds this year seem CRAZY!

michmousefanOct 12, 2015

Too bad you can't go Thursday evening...

mbtohillOct 12, 2015

We're you there this past Saturday? Someone on another board posted that they crowds Saturday around dinner time were very manageable. No more than 10 minutes wait for anything. We don't get to town until Thursday evening, so we'll do as much as we can on Friday and go from there I guess.

flyerjabOct 12, 2015

Then you should go on Thursday and Friday during the day. We just came back from a Wednesday through Sunday trip. We went first thing Wednesday morning and it was really nice. There were so many new booths added into the mix. Something else that was greatly improved upon is that there were more places to eat your food. Many were standing tables but they were welcome, and some areas even had covered places to eat. The cheese and wine booth area was very nicely done, as were the new sustainable chew locations outside of the Innovations West building. And the crowd level was very manageable as we found that we did not wait long at any of the booths. Saturday, however, was absolutely ludicrous. Epcot was completely packed to the gills with people (some being rather unpleasant as the alcohol was obviously starting to set in). We ended up not even getting in line for anything because the amount of people in line at each kiosk was ridiculous. I mean, in Mexico, the line was probably just shy of 100 people! It was a complete waist of our time as it was hot in the sun, and the queues are not covered. Cars were actually parking on the grass areas around the parking lots. Aside from capping the number of people allowed in Epcot on any given day during this event, I don't know how else to avoid that from happening. For me though, it was completely not enjoyable on Saturday. We were not there at night however. What I would tell anyone that asked me about this is go to Epcot during the week early in the day. The crowd levels are much lower and it provided for a genuinely enjoyable experience for us. There were ample areas with tables to eat, with some providing cover from the sun. Also, if you enjoy fish, the grouper in the Dominican Republic is excellent.

mbtohillOct 12, 2015

What's the report on this past weekends crowds? Heard things were a bit more manageable on Saturday night? DW and I arrive on Thursday.

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 12, 2015

I'm going to be more focused on what's going on in the background during the show..And wishing I was doing some Ride time in Epcot...

wdwmagicOct 12, 2015

The Chew at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival airs all this week on ABC

DisneyDebRobOct 05, 2015

I understand what your saying to the poster but no congrats to the waitstaff for turning him/her down. They are paying for whatever they order and they are well aware of what it might taste like. If I want a burger come out like a hockey puck they should do it. Glad they brought back the chicken sausage at Canada.:)