ORLANDO, Fla. – The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival returns this summer with new food to try and an old favorite concert series.
The popular Disney World festival will run from July 14 through Nov. 19, according to the announcement on the Disney Parks Blog.
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Disney says there will be more than 25 Global marketplaces with new and concepts and menu items. Some of the kiosks will open later in the festival. While Disney did not release a list of kiosks for this year’s festival, it did say that several booths would be returning from previous years, including Appleseed Orchard, Hops and Barley, Earth Eats hosted by Impossible and Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE.
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Disney says it’s also bringing back the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, featuring well-known musical acts and local bands. A concert schedule has not been released yet. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series had been suspended for the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney did not announce whether the food seminars, dinners and celebrity chef events often associated with the festival would return this year either.
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak is also back for another year. Families can purchase a map and take part in a scavenger hunt to find hidden Remys around the park. Those who find all the statuettes and return the map will get a surprise.
The festival is free with admission, which does require a reservation. Food and beverage items are extra.