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2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

I’m back from the happiest place on Earth!

{by alicia} Disney World is so damn magical. I’ve been there at Christmas, my birthday, on family trips, and each time, my visit seems to outdo itself. Let me tell you, this recent trip for the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was no exception.

2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

For one, I got to meet BB-8, a new addition to the character meet and greets at Hollywood Studios. I LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY.

Meet and greet BB-8 Disney Hollywood Studios

Also, this sassy fellow.

Storm Trooper Disney Hollywood Studios

Secondly, the festival was a foodie’s dream! We spent an entire day walking around the World Showcase being gluttons and getting tipsy.

As with most Disney vacations, you MUST have a game-plan for Food & Wine or you will miss something and/or have a meltdown. I was so overwhelmed going through the list of items beforehand, but I was glad I did. As a F&W newbie, I went for many of the classics. And they’re crowd favorites for a reason. SO GOOD.

Le Cellier filet and Canadian cheddar soup.

Le Cellier filet and Canadian cheddar soup.

The Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush

The Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush.

I also dug into delicious seafood from the new Coastal Eats booth. The lump crab cake with avocado crema was one of my favorites, and the seared scallops tasted fresh and flavorful.

Coastal Eats Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The crispy chicken and griddled cornbread from Farm Fresh was tasty as well. It’s best to have a pal at one of these things to split items and save stomach space.

Farm Fresh Food & Wine

Another exciting experience was finally eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Cinderella's CastleOur hostess was a gem and sat us in one of the prime window seats. The fireworks from this vantage point were unforgettable.

We also checked out the new Pandora section at Animal Kingdom. It was impossible to get on Flight of Passage, but I did have a Fastpass for N’avi River–which was stunning. The whole effort was visually beautiful.

And even though it was 90 degrees, the festive pumpkins at Magic Kingdom got me in an autumnal mood. Actually, writing this post has me wanting to go back right now.

Magic Kingdom Foodie friends, the festival runs through mid-November, so there’s still time to make the trip! I’m ready to go back and somehow top this!



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