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We are often asked if Epcot offers much for kids to enjoy in this park. We think that there are a number of activities and experiences that kids can enjoy year round in the parks, but the Food and Wine Festival brings even more for kids to see and do. Although there are plenty of delicious food and beverage options for adults, there are six things for kids at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to enjoy, too!
Here are six things that we think your kids will love at the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival:
- Fun Zone Playground: Your kids can burn some energy at the Fun Zone Playground in Future World East. The playground has plenty of space for your kids to explore and climb. You can even relax with a drink or food sample from one of the nearby marketplaces.
2. Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt: Little statues of Remy holding an ingredient from his famous ratatouille have been hidden all over the World Showcase pavilions. You can search for the 15 statuettes at no charge or purchase a map with stickers from participating Festival merchandise locations to earn a surprise for a completed map. This makes for an inexpensive souvenir and is a fun activity as you make your way around the park.
3. Candy Sushi Making Experience: You can learn to make sushi inspired confectionary creations from some of your favorite candies, all led by a Disney chef. Classes are held daily at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm in Sunshine Seasons at the Land pavilion. Advance reservations are strongly recommend and can be made here.
4. Disney Du Jour Dance Party: You can show off your best dance moves during the Disney Du Jour Dance Party which will be happening every day throughout the festival from 5:30-8:30 pm. However, Friday and Saturday evenings get even more exciting with live performances from Radio Disney artists.
Here is the full schedule of upcoming performers (subject to change without notice):
- August 30 through August 31, 2019
Meg Donnelly (With U, Disney Channel’s Zombies)
- September 13 through 14, 2019
Jenna Raine (A Letter to Me)
- September 27 through September 28, 2019
Isabella Nicole (Headphones)
- October 4 through October 5, 2019
Avenue Beat (Delight)
- October 11 through October 12, 2019
Sky Katz (Like This, Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home)
- October 18 through October 19, 2019
JAGMAC (Like a Band)
- November 1 through November 2, 2019
AJ Mitchell (All My Friends)
- November 8 through November 9, 2019
Kylie Cantrall (That’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout, Disney Channel’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables)
- November 15 through November 16, 2019
Erin Bowman (Good Time Good Life)
- November 22 through November 23, 2019
Tegan Marie (Horses)
5. Kid Approved Dishes: All of the festival passports indicate which dishes are “KA” or “kid approved.” There are food and beverage options at almost every booth that offer kid friendly options. If you don’t have the most adventurous eaters, it’s a great way to encourage them to try new things.
6. Epcot Forever: Epcot’s long running nighttime show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, will be ending on September 30 to make way for a new, limited-time nighttime spectacular, Epcot Forever, which will make its debut on October 1. Your kids will love ending the day watching this incredible new show featuring fireworks, laser effecrs, and more all around the World Showcase Lagoon. 5.