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2010 Epcot International
Food & Wine Festival
Seminars and Demonstrations
2010 Festival Dates:
October 1 - November 14, 2010
Beginning Wednesday August 25 at 9 a.m. Eastern, a limited number of discounted tickets will be available for Annual Passholders and DVC/ Tables in Wonderland Members to purchase online in advance of the general public. The discounted rate is $7 and $10 per person for culinary demonstrations, and $6 and $10 per person for wine/beverage seminars (regularly $9 and $13, and $8 and $12 per person) while they last. (Events are expected to sell out.) Please note that the discount will not be available at the event, so advance purchase is required to get the discounted rate. Discounted tickets, if available, may be purchased until 24 hours before the start of any individual session.
The culinary demonstrations and wine/beverage seminars, which last up to 45 minutes, let participants learn from featured chefs and wine presenters, pick up a few tips and taste the featured items. Everyone must have a ticket to attend, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
To register for the culinary demonstrations and wine/beverage seminars at the discounted rate, visitwww.disneyurl.com/foodandwinedemos.
NOTE: Registration will begin on August 27 at 9 a.m. Eastern for all others.
Call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) to make reservations for special events and programs beginning 7 a.m. Eastern, July 20, 2010.
MARKETPLACE DISCOVERY PASSPORT -- Pick up your Festival Marketplace Discovery Passport at the Festival Welcome Center. Then use it to travel the world and fully experience the delicious delights available at all 27 International Marketplaces around World Showcase. Be sure to get your passport stamped at each Marketplace, each with their own unique design. Let the journey begin!
FESTIVAL WELCOME CENTER (located in the former Wonders of Life Pavilion) -- Open daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., home to the following activities:
Culinary Demonstrations – $9 & $13 per person, tax included.
Theme Park admission required.
Learn from the pros at these 45-minute culinary sessions. Meet the featured chef and wine presenter, pick up a few tips and best of all – taste the demonstrated dish and wine pairing!
Daily: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Wine/ Beverage Seminars – $8 & $12 per person, tax included. Theme Park admission required.
A 45-minute seminar allows you to meet the featured winery principal or beverage expert, learn a few tips, and sample the selected wines/beverages.
Daily: 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
Authors without Borders (included with Epcot admission) -- Listen to renowned authors from the food and wine industries speak about popular topics in these 30-minute conversations.
Friday – Sundays at 12:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Authentic Taste Seminars (included with Epcot admission) -- Each of these 30-minute seminars celebrates the origins, properties, and history of pure ingredients in a lively and informative presentation by subject authorities.
Friday – Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Book Signings and Meet & Greets (included with Epcot admission) --
Don't miss the occasion to chat with a celebrated author and/or personality! Be sure to have your purchased book/merchandise autographed. Check the daily schedules for featured authors and personalities or visit the Festival Information Desk.
Bottle Signings (included with Epcot admission) -- Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed for a great souvenir or that special occasion! Check the daily schedules for topics and presenters or visit the Festival Information Desk.
Seasons of the Vine (included with Epcot admission) -- This seven-minute journey provides a "behind-the-scenes introduction" to wine growing. Narrated by Jeremy Irons this film will run continuous shows throughout the day.
Intermissions Cafe featuring wine, cheese, and light snacks – Hosted by Kobrand
A special way to start your day or wind down in the evening! Featuring the following wines: Caposaldo Prosecco, Caposaldo Pinot Grigio, Benziger Family Sauvignon Blanc, Maison Louis Jadot Chardonnay, Maison Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages, Wild Rock Pinot Noir, St. Francis RED, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon, and Fonseca Bin 27
The Stockpot Shop --
Find commemorative items such as the event poster, Festival cookbook and a great selection of cooking and entertaining products.
The Cellar -- The wine shop boasts a selection of over 300 wines from the cellars of the prestigious wineries showcased throughout the Festival.
Tasteful Chapters -- Visit the book shop and look for the official book-signing location for celebrity chefs and authors. Be sure to pick up a collectible Festival-themed mini Disney Gift Card – a handy way to pay for so much fun at the Festival!
For more information visit at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine