Friday, August 23, 2013

Magical Blogorail Green: Food and Wine Festival

Welcome to those of you joining me from Walt Disney World: It's Not Just For Kids and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

This month we are sharing about the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.  Since I've never experienced this festival first hand, I had to do a bit of research.  What I found was pretty exciting!  I had NO IDEA all the events and activities that were offered.  I honestly thought it was just a lot of "froo-froo" food from different countries and a bunch of wine.  First, I don't like wine, so that was not a reason for me to attend.  Second, I do like food, but I'm a traditional, meat & three kind of girl- not an exotic, fancy, froo-froo type.  I really didn't think this would be a Disney event I would enjoy.

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When I looked at the line up of events, I realized there is so much I would love to see and do!  Here is just a sample of things I'm adding on my Disney Bucket List from the Food and Wine Festival:

  • "The Discovery of Chocolate" is where you can learn what makes chocolate so tempting and sample different chocolates chosen by chocolatiers. ($75)
  • Participating in “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery, allows you to sample different types of desserts as you enjoy a VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. ($90)
  • The Mixology Seminars invite you to watch a skilled mixologist share how to make unique mixed drinks.  (This would allow me to finally know how to properly reenact the "Cocktail" scene!)  ($15 and 21 or older)
  • The Eat to the Beat Concerts would be right up my alley!  I love the bands from the 70s, 80s and 90s.  Here are just a few of my favorites: The Go-Go's, Sister Hazel, Pointer Sisters, Boys II Men, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy .
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What is your favorite part of the Food and Wine Festival?  I'd love to hear in the comments!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Your Highway In The Sky.

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  1. Some of the food sounds a little scary but believe me, there is a lot you would love. :) The Eat to the Beat concerts are fun. You can hear the music from several spots so you don't have to worry about getting a seat at the theater.

  2. I agree w/Melissa, the food is not that scary.

  3. We loved the Food and Wine Festival!!! We actually spent the evening (date night) just strolling through World Showcase. We tried something at every country (well, saved two for the next day) and never realized how awesome the event is. Also, my husband (also an 80s music lover) was thrilled that the night we were in the park, we were able to see The Pointer Sisters! :-)

  4. You had me at Chocolate