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2016 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival extended to 62 days


Get your taste buds ready for some overtime. EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival will now run an additional 9 days stretching from September 14 through November 14. A full 62 days of wine, tasty treats, seminars, concerts, celebrity chefs, and delicious marketplace selections.

Welcome to Festival Land, the new name for what once was Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center. Okay, it’s not that extreme yet, but with the Flower and Garden Festival extended to 90 days, Christmas season stretching to two months, and the new two month long Food & Wine festival, EPCOT is devoting 57% of the year to festivals.

While, I don’t think festivals will fix all of EPCOT’s woes, I really do enjoy them and think they add something to one of Disney’s highest capacity park – crowds. Crowds, if you’re Disney, are a good thing. They mean people are buying food and drink and hopefully a bit of merchandise while they’re hanging out.

Hopefully someone is working out how to fix the other 42% of the park. Like, you know maybe add a new world showcase country or make future world about the future again.

What do you think? Would you like to see more Festivals at EPCOT or something else?

2 thoughts on “2016 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival extended to 62 days”

  1. Love the festivals and go to a lot of events. I’m guessing we’ll go to EPCOT at least 20 times this year. So for us locals, not much reason to visit outside them. But when our niece visited last year, EPCOT was where she wanted to go so we did 12 hours with her. No idea how the tourists do it daily, but we did have a great time. Sometimes those of us who go a lot lose sight of how much fun the place can be to those who only go once every 5 to 10 years.

  2. Unfortunately they tend to block all of the weekends for the Cast Members for this. It’s too bad for those that have those bid lines.

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