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The website for EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival has been updated to include dates for 2013. Pencil in September 27 – November 10 (with the understanding that everything is subject to change, of course) for your glorious dining enjoyment.
Expect the usual festival features to return. I’ll be happy if they bring back the Ghiradelli Chocolate exhibit for a second year. I was really impressed with the chocolate sculptures prepared by each hotel’s dessert chef and team. Check them out below the jump to whet your appetite for September 27th.
From left, Mary Niven, vice president, Disney California Adventure Park, Ernst Tanner, CEO, Lindt & Sprngli AG, and George A. Kalogridis, president, Disneyland Resort celebrate the opening of a new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at Disney California Adventure Park June 7, 2012.
A wonder world of saccharine delights is now open at the Disneyland Resort. A new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is spreading its sugary sweetness inside Disney California Adventure park. The new location – the first to open inside a theme park – features Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundaes and decadent chocolate products, and represents another milestone in the expansion of Disney California Adventure.
Good news, there will be free samples too!
“As we celebrate the culmination of our resort expansion, we are thrilled to welcome Ghirardelli, and to make this unique chocolate experience available to our park guests,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Disneyland Resort. “Ghirardelli is a perfect fit for our newly reimagined Disney California Adventure, as we both share a rich California heritage.”
“We are excited to partner with the Disneyland Resort to open our Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure,” said Martin Thompson, President and CEO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. “Consumers associate our premium brand with high quality, delicious chocolate and now they will have the opportunity to enjoy both our intense, slow melting chocolate and our decadent ice cream treats inside the park. Our rich heritage began in California 160 years ago this year and opening this store in Disney California Adventure is a perfect way to celebrate.”