LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Starting Friday and for a record 46 days, Disney guests can taste their way around the world during the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase at Walt Disney World Resort. More than 25 ethnic and regional marketplaces with tantalizing new aromas and flavors will tempt guests in the World Showcase. The culinary event, named one of the Best Food and Wine Festivals by Travel Channel, runs through Nov. 12, 2012.
This year’s foodie celebration introduces a new chocolate tasting experience, fresh Florida Local flavors and the first marketplace with vegan cuisine. The festival also introduces its first watermelon patch, brings back the popular cranberry bog experience, and continues the nightly “Eat to the Beat” concert series – this year, featuring acts including Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, Boyz II Men, and the Pointer Sisters.
Information and reservations for select events and programs are at www.epcotfoodfestival.com.