Top Tips for Visiting Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival
Visit on a Weekday - Unlike special ticketed events, the festival runs during Epcot's normal operating hours. Friday nights and weekends tend to be more crowded since these are times locals will most likely be able to visit. You can also visit throughout the day and may find midday and early afternoon park times to be less popular.
Buy a Gift Card - It's easy to get carried away with food and beverage purchases as you bounce booth to booth. Buying a gift card ahead of time with the budget you are comfortable spending will make sure you don't wake up to sticker shock on your room charges in the morning! Epcot has special gift cards on a bracelet that you can purchase on site, but I like buying my gift cards at home before traveling. You can save 5% buying your gift cards at Target when you use your Red Card. You know what that means - more money to taste the world!
Make a Plan - Before you begin your culinary cabaret, plan to visit the Festival Center first to get oriented to the festival and the booths. There is too much to taste it all, so pick out your favorites. Better yet, the Food & Wine Festival is my favorite time to recommend using a Park Hopper ticket. Skip planning a meal and hop over to Epcot for lunch or dinner to check several items off of your festival passport, then visit again the next day to try even more!
So that's it, five quick tips to make the most of your visit to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. I hope you have fun planning a delicious visit! Bon Appetite!