When it comes to things to do in Orlando in 2018, one of the things that you should definitely check out is the Food and Wine Festival at Disney World. This is always an amazing event and a highlight of the entire year. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to visit Orlando and take your vacation, then you should definitely go when this event is being held. Let’s get into this event in great detail so that you can understand just how much there is to appreciate.

What is the Epcot Food & Wine Festival?

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival is one of the staple events in Orlando, and probably the most famous Food Festival in the entire world. This happens every year at Walt Disney World, and this year will be held from August 30, 2018 to November 12, 2018. That means that this festival will end just before the holiday season, so you will have plenty of time to come and check out all of the different entertainment aspects without it interfering with your holiday season. There is definitely plenty to do – including plenty to eat and drink – but we will be showcasing some of the lesser-known parts of the Food and Wine Festival so that you will know exactly what you’re missing if you don’t come.  First of all, this is a place for grown-ups. That’s because the wine flows freely – as does the food – and you want to make sure that you are ready to have a good time as an adult and that you found a sitter for the kids. That does not mean that you cannot bring your kids, but they may not have as much of a good time as you will unless you let them loose in the park beforehand. For older kids, letting them loose is perfectly safe and you may want to do this in order to attend this incredible event.

What to Expect

So, what you can expect from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Disney World in 2018? That’s a good question, and there are a lot of answers to that question. The first thing you can expect is the most incredibly delectable wines that you have ever tasted in your entire life. After all, that is the point of the festival. But there is a lot more that you can expect as well. First of all, be aware that your money may not go as far as you think it will. This festival is not cheap. The second thing you need to understand is that if you go on the weekends, you are going to be buffeted by the crowds. If possible, you may want to consider going in the mornings on the weekdays. Another thing to keep in mind is that the best places to eat are in Future World. It might be tempting to eat in other places, especially when everything smells so delectable, but you can only fit so much food in your stomach, so you want to check out Future World to make sure that you get the best food to fill you up. Fourth, you definitely want make time to visit the Odyssey Center. It is a part of the festival, even though most people believe it is not, and there is some incredible food there. But the most important thing you want to keep in mind is that the food quality of this festival is high and you should eat as much as possible so that you can see what real food, prepared by incredible chefs, actually tastes like.

The Marketplaces

There are lots of marketplaces that you will want to visit when you are attending the festival. For many guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is all about the marketplaces, because they are a little slice of every possible culture and culinary delight from around the world. You are going to get a snack -sized portions from all over different places around the world and you will encounter some of the best food that you can possibly think of at this festival. You are going to be able to experience the entire culinary world with just a single trip around this theme park. That is something that you cannot find anywhere else in the world no matter how hard you look.

Festival Events

There are also plenty of events for this festival that you should be aware of. In addition to all of the culinary events; there are going to be a lot more things that you can do while you are there. For example, there are seminars that are offered and accessible to each guest, premium special events that are expensive but totally worth it on things like knowing what the best wine is and  understanding how to tell differences between cheeses. These obviously are not going to be for everyone, but for many people that have been looking to cultivate a better palate for the finer things in life, getting an expert to explain the differences between these things is totally worth the asking price.

Special Events for 2018

You may also want to check out some special events that are happening at the park. Some of the special events include interactive culinary adventures, offered to Disney resort guests that have disposable income to spare, a hands-on workshop that teaches ordinary people how to mix wines and drinks like a professional culinary expert, cake decorating tips from one of the best cake decorating experts in the world, and party planning information for those that are looking to get into the business from some of the best party planners across the entire globe.

Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment, Disney World has you covered. There is plenty of entertainment to choose from, including great music and concerts that are specifically designed to stimulate the palate so that they work with the food. You have to remember, this is a premium event. This is an event that not many people attend. That’s why there are so many events that are pricey but totally worth it. Learning how to eat the right food to the right music is one of the things that you will never forget. Even if you do not choose to learn how to pair food and music properly, you will still get the value of the entertainment while you eat whatever you want. There are lots of different bands and entertaining groups to choose from, so you will have no problem finding something to keep your attention focused.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that there are plenty of things to do at Disney World, but you should definitely consider this event because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You do not have to spend the kind of money that would be required to enjoy this event as someone that most people would consider to be a wealthy person, but you can spend a little and still enjoy so much about this event. That’s why it is one of the most recommended events at Disney World during this time of year. Even if you skip most of the premium events, you’re still going to get hooked up with some of the best information, the best food, and the best alcoholic drinks that you have ever had! Looking for a good deal to come to Orlando and check out the Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Check out our cheap Orlando vacation packages! If you’re looking for getaway deals on another destination or somewhere close to Orlando, check out our timeshare vacation packages and save up to 80% on hotels with Stay Promo. See you soon!