One of the most popular culinary events of the year in Florida is the Epcot International Wine and Food festival. While the event is a lot of fun, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of food, amount of calories, and costs. Fortunately, a recent news article (http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/entertainment/10-tips-for-enjoying-epcot-food-wine-festival-the-/nscx5/) provided a number of tips that can help to make the event more enjoyable.
One tip that they suggested to find the right day to go. While the Epcot festival is a great time, it can be pretty crowded. This can make it tough to navigate the festival. If you decide to go on a day that is either a weekday or on a day that is cooler and cloudy, it is much more likely to have a smaller crowd. If you do go on a crowded day, there are still more peaceful spots around the fairgrounds that can give you a more comfortable place to sit and enjoy the food.
Another tip that you should follow is to try new food. When you go to the festival, you will likely find plenty of food options that you are familiar with. While they may be delicious and comfortable, the point of going to the festival is to try new dishes. It would be a good idea to walk the grounds first and find a number of items that appear foreign. Then spend time enjoying small taster samples of each one.
Since going to Epcot and the rest of Disney World is a special experience, it would be a good idea to sign up for a special experience at the food festival as well. The food festival has a number of different special experiences that can be had for under $100. These experiences can include a behind the scenes tour of how food is made in certain regions, access to food that is not available to the general public, and even a full course meal. This is ideal for a booth or country that has a number of different items or themes that you are interested in.