Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which starts today! We have almost 50 photos for you, so let’s go!

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Welcome to Epcot!



At the front gate, work is still being done on some of the turnstiles.



Food and Wine is upon us, and the front of the park has been spruced up, as it is every year. The display for this year is quite colorful.







The colors continue inside the park.



I never got to mention this great shout out to Communicore outside the new Starbucks location.



Installation is in place for the Cranberry Bog, which is always quite popular with guests.




World Showcase Promenade also gets sign treatment for the festival.






Scotland is new to the festival this year.




Extra tables are out for people to enjoy their food and drink at.






This should all be open now!




The new restaurant in Morocco is rising quite quickly.





I really like the detail going into this building, but I do worry about the closing off of this pavilion. Having the lagoon right there but not being able to see it anymore is kind of a shame.




More tables.




The new restrooms at the American Adventure are now open, and they are a welcome addition. I’m not one to take photos inside a restroom, so you’ll have to take my word for it, but they are huge, and very nicely done. There are also lots of nice flowers in the area right outside.




The Chase Lounge for this year’s festival is at American Adventure.



Signage for the Eat to the Beat concert series.



I love an empty Epcot!








I could photograph this park all the time and still come away with new things.





Not sure if they had an issue with the Friendship boats, but they were using these when I visited.




Time to go!




Epcot Food and Wine Festival has arrived. There’s no better way to enjoy it than with your MiceChat pals. If you’ll be in the parks on October 18th, Rixter and Mickey Maxx are putting on another of their wonderful SIP and NIBBLE events. Dusty, Fishbulb, Monorail Man and all the crew will be there as well. And best of all, the event is free.


They’ve been holding this event for years (long before D23 stole the idea). It’s a leisurely stroll around Food and Wine Festival in which we stop at EVERY booth to eat and drink a little something. Since it would be nearly impossible to eat a full item from each stand . . . we share. It’s the secret to making friends and remaining standing at the end of a long but lovely day.  The event is free to attend (you’ll still need to get your own park tickets) but we kindly ask that you sign up HERE so we’ll know how many supplies to bring. 


If you’d like to join us for the Sip and Nibble, sign up HERE



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Well, that does it for this week. Will you be visiting Food and Wine? How do you feel about the new Morocco restaurant? Let us know in the comments!!

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