It’s that time of year again! The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is upon us. In my opinion, this is the best of the best of Walt Disney World festivals and any time I can go only a few steps and find more food options is a win for me. Now, full disclosure, sadly, I am not experiencing the festival in person this year. BUT, I am reading and watching all the information being released not only from official Disney channels but also the multitudes of blogs, vlogs and podcasts that I follow. So, let’s get started!
First! Epcot Food and Wine Festival (EPWF) is NOT just in the World Showcase. In fact, the Light Lab is located in Future World in the Innoventions space. Lit up like a 90’s skating rink with glowing vibes all around and the food and drink in this space is themed appropriately. Light Lab is serving a Glownut, which is a vanilla donut that supposedly glows in the magic of the Light Lab…it has white frosting, so it is the frosting that is”glowing” not the actual donut. But it is a great deal at $3.00 (or 1 Disney Dining Plan snack credit) and I haven’t found any complaints on the taste.
In terms of drinks, there are some far out named craft beers from throughout the country including Colorado’s own Lefthand Brewing Company’s Polestar Pilsner (get it it’s yummy) for $4.25 and that also comes in a flight called The Space Flight for $9.00 with two other beers, one from Washington and one from Florida. I also want to give a shoutout to the Founder’s Brewing Company Green Zebra Watermelon Ale from from Grand Rapids Michigan because I love all things watermelon beer and have tried this one and it is delish!
There are a couple non-alcoholic options including a vanilla tonic water topped with cotton candy and then there is the Blue Spectrum and I want to fly to WDW right now and try this because I love boba balls and I LOVE champs (champagne or sparkling wine). This one is $9.00 and is a Blanc de Bleu Cuvee (so it will be sweeter) and there are boba pearls in it. Disney is ALL about the boba pearl right now and I have no complaints about that. Those weird little gummy gooey balls are cool!
Overall impressions of Light Lab is that it is a good way to get out of the heat of Florida but the one food item and the drinks are underwhelming. This is the first year for this so we will have to see what this evolves in to!
I highly, highly recommend that if you have not been to EFWF in the last few years you plan a trip because it is incredible and gets better every year. We were there two years ago and I hope to be there next year. I could spend 5 days at EFWF because there is so much to try and see and do so give it a shot or plan your next trip around this festival (which is incredibly long by the way) running from August 31 to November 13 this year.
A few tips for planning your trip to EFWF, avoid the beginning and avoid the end. Hit up the middle of the festival because it will be incredibly hot at the beginning of the festival and also very crowded but the middle of the festival cools down tremendously and although it is still busy, the lines thin a lot!
Stay tuned for more on Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Thanks for reading along and for the love of Disney, never forget, it all started with a mouse!