18 September 2009 by Walt Disney World Recreation Examiner - Peggy Macdonald
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival officially kicks off Friday, September 25. Those who cannot wait to get the party started are welcome to attend a special Walt Disney World cast member preview on Thursday, September 24.
The cast member preview starts the day before the Food & Wine Festival begins. The preview begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Many of the food and wine festivities are up and running during the preview, which is intended for cast members but available to all Epcot guests that day.
Food and wine lovers should remember that there is a fee for this year's cooking demonstrations and wine and beer seminars. More information on fees and discounted rates for Disney World passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, and Tables in Wonderland members is available here.
The preview allows cast members to perfect operations and solve logistical problems before the festival's official opening. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs through November 8. GO BACK