Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jun 26, 2012
    Lisa from GA Asked

    Hey planning guru! Will be at WDW Oct28-Nov3. Want to do F&W festival for 1st time. Any good tips for what nights 2 go and general info about festival? Thanks Doug , you and all the moms and dad are wonderful!!

    Lisa,

    Praise and flattery will get you EVERYWHERE!

    So I have a few rules about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

    First, always go during the week, not on the weekend. It is such a culinary treat that it pulls in more locals from the Central Florida area than any other regular event at any theme park that I can think of. But they visit on the weekends. And since week day vs. weekend day has little meaning to those of us on vacation, why not avoid these larger weekend crowds?

    Second, arrive early. As the evening goes on, the lines at the booths get longer and longer.

    Third, follow the Disney Parks Blog. This official Disney blog will highlight different offerings at the event, giving you some inspiration as to some things you may want to try.

    Fourth, follow the Disney Food Blog. This is an unofficial site, but A.J. Wolfe gets it. She shares recommendations, and you can see a map from 2011.

    Since it is your first time, I would say don't worry about extra cost events. Save those for a future trip. For now grab a map so you see what is available, walk around, eat and drink whatever inspires you, share it with your party, then move on to the next stop. Like shampoo, repeat if necessary.

    Write me back in a few weeks when the release official booth information and we can discuss some of the hits and misses.

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!



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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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