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2010 Food and Wine Festival Details Announced

I’m not sure if it was part of the original plans for the park, but no theme park holds a festival like EPCOT. The park soaks up attendees looking for that special experience while still handling the regular tourist crowds like a pro. This fall, like a fine wine that improves with age, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will celebrate its fifteenth year of offering an unrivaled global tasting experience. Among the goodies are new treats from South Korea, Belgium, and more. The festival will October 1st through November 14th.

Check below the jump for more details that were just announced.

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EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival’s new look

EPCOT’s International Food & Wine festival officially opens tomorrow, but if you head to the park this afternoon you’ll likely be able to experience some of the options during today’s test run. There are 70 new dishes this year and most of the old favorites (like Canada’s Cheese Soup). Look for more of an international street food feeling this year at the 27 food booths and showcases.

Orlando food critic Scott Joseph got to sample a few of the tasting sized dishes early this year and he has a review up on his blog. A downloadable guide and map are available at Scott’s blog or the official website.

Another change might come as a surprise to long time event attendees. The daily wine seminars and tastings are no longer be free. There is now an $8 fee. Tickets are sold through the reservation system. However, Disney is holding some tickets for sale in the park each day for guests who may not have heard about the change.

Food and Wine runs a long 45 days this year wrapping up on November 8th, which will make it a pretty tight turn around to get the Winter Holiday decorations up at the park.

One of my favorite parts of the Food & Wine Festival are the Eat To The Beat concerts. Plenty of big names this year, and, in what I believe is a first, an American Idol winner.

A full listing of which acts are scheduled below the jump:

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Fall lineup for Eat to the Beat at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival announced

Ten new acts have been added to the mix of performers for the 2008 Food & Wine festival Eat To The Beat concerts at Epcot. Eight of last years acts will be returning. It’s definitely time for some new blood and the new acts are quite an eclectic group. They are: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, En Vogue, Jonny Lang, Peabo Bryson, Sister Hazel, Spyro Gyra, Boyz II men, Night Ranger, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Los Lobos.

They might have to add extra seats to the America Gardens Theatre (and a dance floor for BBVD). I predict a wildly popular season.

The current schedule of performance dates is below the cut. (Subject to change at any moment, of course.)

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