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Special Festival Experiences

Special Festival Experiences

From educational experiences to sumptuous tastings to specialty shopping, Festival Guests enjoy a variety of culinary experiences at little to no extra cost.

Most of these events, seminars and demonstrations can be found at the Festival Welcome Center at Epcot Theme Park, unless otherwise indicated.

New Offerings Included in Festival Admission

Cranberry Bog Display – NEW!

Before entering World Showcase, visit the Cranberry Bog Display, hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® dried cranberries. Learn about the history, harvesting process and health benefits as you sample this unique fruit.


Home Entertaining Seminar Hosted by HGTV – NEW!

In this new, 30-minute seminar, HGTV celebrity designers show you how to create the ultimate entertainment room. Learn about holiday table setting, herb and vegetable gardening, and kitchen /dining room designs. Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30am and 2:00pm Sundays at 9:30am


September 30 to October 2 Vern Yip HGTV Design Star “and “HGTV Urban Oasis”
October 7 to October 9
Monica Pedersen
“Designed to Sell”
October 14 to October 16 Erin Loechner “Design Happens”
October 21 to October 23 Taniya Nayak “Designed to Sell”
October 28 to October 30 Kim Stoegbauer “On-line Party Inspiration”
November 4 to November 6 Lisa LaPorta “Designed to Sell”
November 11 to November 13 Emily Henderson
“Secrets from a Stylist” and Season 5 winner of
“HGTV Design Star”


Additional Offerings Included in Festival Admission

Authors Without Borders

Renowned authors from the food and beverage industry discuss their craft. Times vary on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries.

Authentic Taste Seminars

Learn about the origins, properties and history of pure ingredients in lively, 30-minute presentations by subject experts. On select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Hosted by Driscoll’s® Only The Finest Berries™

Book Signings and Meet & Greets

Meet celebrated authors and personalities, and have them autograph your purchased book or merchandise. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.

Bottle Signings

Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed—great for a souvenir or special occasion! Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details. 

Seasons of the Vine

View a “behind-the-scenes introduction” to wine growing. This 7-minute film runs continuously each day.


Shopping & Specialty Products

The Cellar 

The wine shop offers hundreds of wines from the celebrated wineries showcased throughout the Festival, as well as spirits, beers and a unique collection of bottles

Intermissions Café

Indulge in wine, cheese and light snacks at this venue hosted by Kobrand™.

The Stockpot Shop

Shop for commemorative items, such as the event poster, Festival cookbook and an extensive selection of cooking and entertaining products.

Tasteful Chapters

The official book-signing location for celebrity chefs and authors, our book shop also offers collectible Festival-themed mini Disney Gift Cards, which make it easy to pay for so much fun at the Festival!

Demonstrations & Seminars (Additional Fee Required)

Learn to create mouthwatering recipes or learn a little more about food and wine.

The following seminars and demonstrations are available at a fee, in addition to your Epcot Theme Park admission.

Culinary Demonstrations

Celebrated chefs and beverage professionals offer helpful tips and tasty samples at these 45-minute culinary demonstrations. At 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm daily. $11 and $13 per person, tax included.

Mixology Seminars – NEW!

A mixologist demonstrates the art of preparing trendy and classic cocktails, then serves you the final product. Cheers! At 6:00 pm daily. $12 per person, tax included.

Scent Demonstration – NEW!

Join scent critic Chandler Burr for a unique double-culinary experience—a meal made entirely of scents! You’ll also get to taste one of the courses, prepared by a Disney chef.

Wine/Beverage Seminars

Meet a featured winery principal or beverage expert, learn a handful of tips and sample the selected wines/beverages. At noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily. $10 and $12 per person, tax included.

To secure a spot at any of the above events, book online or call (407) 939 3378

Reservations open for booking on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Space is limited, so be sure to book in advance.


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