Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing what you need to know to get ready for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
I’ve been writing a lot about Disneyland lately, mainly because that’s where I’ve been visiting, but I had to make a switch to Walt Disney World because in a few short weeks, one of my favorite times to visit Epcot will be here. It’s time for the Food and Wine Festival! I enjoy tasting samples of food and drink (it’s not just about wine) from all over the world, but there’s another piece I enjoy as well. The music!
This isn’t just any music. This is music from names you’ll recognize. All have had chart-topping songs. Best of all? It’s included in Epcot admission! Shows are held daily at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm on the stage in front of The American Adventure in World Showcase.
In my experience, the seating area fills early so if you want to be guaranteed a seat, you always needed to get in line early; however, this year, Disney has introduced Fastpass+ for the concerts. Just like with Fastpass+ for attractions, guests can log in to My Disney Experience to reserve a time. For those staying at a Disney resort, times can be reserved up to 74 days in advance (60 days plus that days of the resort reservation). For those staying off-site or visiting locally, times can be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Don’t have a Fastpass+. There will still be a standby line, but as I mentioned, you may want to get there early. If you’re like me, however, and don’t actually care if you can see the performers, the music can easily be heard and enjoyed in the area around the stage. I’ve been known to grab a turkey leg and find a seat in the courtyard of The American Adventure instead. If you do decide to stand to listen, just be sure you’re not blocking any walkways.
So, who’s coming? Check out this year’s lineup.
|September 25 – September 27, 2015||David Cook|
|September 28 – September 28, 2015||Wilson Phillips|
|September 30 – October 1, 2015||Christopher Cross|
|October 2 – October 4, 2015||STARSHIP Starring Mickey Thomas|
|October 5 – October 7, 2015||Smash Mouth|
|October 8 – October 9, 2015||The Pointer Sisters|
|October 10 – October 11, 2015||38 Special|
|October 12 – October 13, 2015||Rick Springfield|
|October 14 – October 16, 2015||Sugar Ray|
|October 17 – October 18, 2015||SOS Band|
|October 19 – October 21, 2015||Air Supply|
|October 22 – October 23, 2015||Fuel|
|October 24 – October 25, 2015||Tiffany|
|October 26 – October 28, 2015||Dennis DeYoung (from STYX)|
|October 29 – October 30, 2015||Jo Dee Messina|
|October 31 – November 1, 2015||Everclear|
|November 2 – November 4, 2015||Boyz II Men|
|November 5 – November 6, 2015||Sister Hazel|
|November 7 – November 9, 2015||Big Bad Voodoo Daddy|
|November 10 – November 12, 2015||Hanson|
|November 13 – November 14, 2015||Maxi Priest|
|November 15 – November 16, 2015||Chaka Khan|
So excited that Smash Mouth and The Pointer Sisters will be performing while I’m there, although I’d love to see the others. Are you going? Who will you see? Who do you wish you could see?
For more information Food & Wine Festival,check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Red | Food & Wine Festival Loop:
- 1st Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | Eat to the Beat Concerts
- 2nd Stop – What’s the Point? | Festival Dining & Tasting Events
- 3rd Stop – Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze | Food & Wine Festival Booths
- 4th Stop – Capturing Magical Memories | Tips for Attending with Kids
- 5th Stop – Family Travel Escapades | Tips for Special Diets