The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival features kiosks all around World Showcase, and also in Future World, letting you sample cuisine at your leisure as you purchase the items that catch your eye. However, if you want a more premium experience, you have several options:
Party for the Senses: Party for the Senses is a VIP experience that lets you indulge in as much food and wine as you wish while enjoying an elegant atmosphere and live entertainment. This year the event takes place on October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and it even includes reserved seating to the Eat to the Beat concert on your selected night.
You can opt for general admission, which gets you full access to all of the food and wine tastings throughout the night, for $169 per person. If you’d like reserved seating and early entry, along with a special cocktail, the cost goes up to $199. If you want to up your game, upgrade to the Wine Lounge, with early entry, reserved seating and a special bar and artisan cheese selections, for $319.
Rockin’ Burger Party: The Chew cast is coming to Epcot this year, and they’re hosting a series of Rockin’ Burger Parties. Enjoy specialty burgers and sliders inspired by top names in the music industry like Dave Matthews and his Dreaming Tree Wines and Carlos Santana’s Casa Noble Tequila. The parties take place on select days and require a reservation. The cost is $99 for general admission or $119 for reserved seating. Upgrade to the VIP Nosh pit and you’ll pay $199 per person.
Those are just two of the many special extra-cost options you can sign up for to enhance your Epcot International Food and Wine Festival experience. Visit the official website for all of the offerings.
If you’d rather get your hands dirty and learn how to cook up a gourmet meal yourself, go to this article to learn where and how. The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic has its own premium experiences. Go here to read about them. On the flip side, there’s plenty to do even if you don’t want to spend much more than park admission. Go to this article for some free and fun options.