Select Food and Wine Booths Won’t Open With Start of Festival

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For 2021, Walt Disney World is starting the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival early! The fan-favorite event will kick off this July along with its famous Global Marketplaces, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, merchandise, and more!

However, what you need to know is that even though the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival starts in July this year, some of the Global Marketplaces will not open until October.

Related: Disney Confirms NEW Booths Coming For EPCOT Food and Wine

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Food and Wine Marketplaces Opening In July

Here is a list of Global Marketplaces that will open in July with the start of the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival:

  • Australia — Embark on a culinary journey Down Under as you sample popular Australian dishes.
  • Appleseed Orchard — Celebrate autumn with delicious apple creations paired with ciders and beers.
  • Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience – NEW! — Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
  • Canada — Discover delightful dishes, lagers and wines from the Great White North.
  • China — Please your palate with popular Chinese plates, mango bubble milk tea, draft beer and cocktails.
  • The Donut Box — Choose from an adventurous assortment of donuts, as well as refreshing beverages.
  • Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ — Delight in hearty plant-based fare featuring Impossible™ foods, as well as wine, chai tea or a chai tea cocktail.
  • Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN — Score a touchdown of flavor with hearty dishes that are sure to tackle the toughest appetite.
  • France — Fall in love with the classic cuisine of France—along with assorted wines or a slushy cocktail.
  • Germany — Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites sure to sate foodies of all ages—every dish is köstlich!
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  • Greece — Opa! Savor traditional Greek dishes like spanakopita and lamb moussaka.
  • Hawaiʻi — Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island favorites both savory and sweet.
  • Hops & Barley — Stay stateside for all-American craft beer, wines and the hottest tastes from coast-to-coast.
  • Italy — Savor the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine.
  • Japan — Delight your appetite with sushi and other delish dishes, as well as libations from the Land of the Rising Sun.
  • Mexico — Take your taste buds south of the border as you enjoy chilaquiles, tacos, Mexican craft beer and margaritas.
  • The Noodle Exchange – NEW! — Savor the flavors of the Far East served up in delicious noodle dishes.
  • Refreshment Outpost — Nibble like there’s no tomorrow—stop by for satisfying snacks and beverages to go.
  • Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese — Satisfy your craving for comfort foods—like chicken nuggets, poutine and soft-serve ice cream.
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  • Rotunda Bistro – NEW! — Nosh on tasty cuisine featuring fresh seafood and produce in the American Adventure Pavilion.
  • Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE® — Get the brunch party started! Sample sweet treats and mimosas mixed with the perfect twist.
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine – NEW! — Try out tantalizing pork dishes along with wine, beer or a cocktail.
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – NEW! — Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.
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Food and Wine Marketplaces Opening In October

However, the following Global Marketplaces will not be opening to Guests until October:

  • The Alps — Indulge in comforting Alpine cuisine, like warm Raclette Swiss cheese served with a baguette.
  • Belgium – Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fluffy Belgian waffle—or enjoy a savory beer-braised beef dish.
  • Brazil – Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare
  • India – Spice up your life with bold Indian cuisine, like Madras red curry and Korma chicken.
  • Ireland – Enjoy favorites from the Emerald Isle, like Irish sausage and seafood pie—which pair wonderfully with Irish ale and mead honey wine
  • Kenya – NEW! — Set off on a safari of flavor as you enjoy traditional Kenyan food and beer.
  • Lobster Landing – NEW! — Get a taste of New England as you indulge in luscious lobster creations.
  • Mac & Eats – NEW! — Discover macaroni-and-cheese combos your mom never imagined
  • Spain – Feast on flavorful Spanish foods—like paella, seafood salad and charcuterie—along with beer and wine.
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More on the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

In case you weren’t familiar, when the ongoing pandemic hit, Disney World had to adapt to operating as safely as possible. One of these changes included introducing the “Taste of EPCOT” festivals, starting with the 2020 Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. The reason for this temporary name change was because Guests could only get a taste of what the festival can really offer.

Well, for the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival — Disney has dropped the “Taste of EPCOT” name and is now calling it EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival once again! This means Guests can look forward to checking out this iconic festival in full, just as it was prior to the ongoing pandemic.

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Families will be able to participate in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, listen to musical performances by Voice of Liberty, the Jammin’ Chefs, and Mariachi Cobre, and sample delicious foods and drinks from around the world.

For more information on the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, visit our website here.

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