The Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival opens September 19, 2014 and will run through November 10, 2014. It seems that this year the creative minds at Walt Disney World® have been thinking up ways for adults to enjoy some of the parks late into the night. Just announced was the Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights LIVE! and the Epcot Food and Wine Premium Package coming to this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
The Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights LIVE! will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the festival (starting September 23). The cost is $79 plus tax and this cost will include your admission into the park for the 9:45 start. The “street party” will end at 1 a.m. The party will take place between the United Kingdom and World Showcase Plaza and will include samples of six items from several of the kiosks, a live DJ and musical performances.
Epcot Food & Wine Premium Package
The Premium Package will run Mondays through Thursdays throughout the entire Festival. This package will give you the opportunity to taste wines and foods from the festival and is opened exclusively to guests of Walt Disney World Resorts, the Swan & Dolphin Resorts, and Golden Oak.
The cost is $199 plus tax and will include an in-room gift bag with a select bottle of wine, a Food and Wine Festival wine glass, truffles, and your credentials to enter the “Premium Package Area.” Also included will be a themed Food and Wine Magic Band and a $50 gift card. When you arrive at a “premium Package Area” you will order items from select marketplace booths and have them delivered to you! This package also includes admission into Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights LIVE! (a $79 value-see above). Epcot admission is required to participate in the Premium Package.
Personally, I think the Premium Package is the way to go. Includes a gift card, entrance into the Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights LIVE! These 2 things alone would cost $129. Add on a special Magic Band, a bottle of wine, a Food and Wine Festival wine glass, truffles and the food you will sample – this is well worth the cost! I would imagine this may sell out quickly once people realize the value – plus no waiting in line for the foods you want to sample!