Are you thinking about visiting the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with kids? Have you wondered if there is enough to do there for kids to justify the visit? While many people will tell you that Food & Wine Festival is more of an adult event, I disagree. I want to share 5 fun things for kids at Food & Wine Festival.
5 Fun Things for Kids To Do at Food & Wine Festival
1. Character Meet and Greets
Many of your favorite characters will be meeting during Food & Wine. Not only will you find some of the amazing characters that already meet in Epcot but you can find some special magic for the festival. With some of the construction at the Food & Wine Festival, you will find that Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie are now meeting on the way to Finding Nemo on your right.
Visit the Dance Du Jour Dance Party to dance with characters such as Remy, Emile, Judy Hopps, Lilo and Stitch, and more!
If you are looking for Disney Princesses, head to France where they will rotate through Aurora and Belle. Sometimes you can even find Marie there!
Characters such as Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Winnie the Pooh have special meeting times in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
You can also meet with Venelope and Wreck-It Ralph inside the gift shop area of Journey Into Imagination With Figment located in Future World.
2. Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt
You will pay $6.99 for your scavenger hunt guide. As you work your way around the world showcase look for Remy holding a variety of food items. Use the sticker that comes with the guide to mark which country each food item is found in.
Where can you purchase the guide?
Purchase your map and stickers from some of the merchandise locations including Pin Central, Port of Entry, and World Traveler at International Gateway.
What do you once you finish the guide?
After you finish the guide you will take your completed map to Disney Traders by the entrance of World Showcase. You will have the choice of a few different cups.
What if you don’t finish the guide?
If you don’t finish the guide, you can still trade it in for your prize.
3. Fruit Sushi Making
Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids? The Food & Wine Festival has a special experience that you can pay $10 a person to experience. This is a special opportunity offered to kids and adults. Head to the Land Pavillion where you will find Sunshine Seasons.
You can work on your itamae skills with candy sushi making in this culinary workshop for kids of all ages. It will teach your children how to take their favorite treats and turn them into maki or nigari style rolls they are sure to enjoy. All traditional sushi ingredients will be replaced with items such as gummies, fun strips, and crisped rice.
How do you sign up for fruit sushi at Epcot?
Reservations are not required but are recommended as the class can fill up. Book online or call (407) 939-3378. Guests under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to call. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The class will be offered daily at 3:30 and 5:30 PM.
4. Family Play Zone
Are you looking for a way for the kids to run off some energy? There’s a family play zone that has been put together specifically with kids in mind. This is a great place to let your kids enjoy some time running around with a bit more freedom before heading out to find more food and ride a few rides.
5. Food for kids at the Food & Wine Festival
Are you worried about kid-friendly food options during the festival? Not all kids have an adventurous spirit when it comes to food and that’s ok with many options offered with kids in mind. Prices start as low as $4 and move up from there.
What food options are there for kids at the Food & Wine Festival?
Here are a few of the kid-friendly options noted in the festival guide:
- Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes – The Donut Box
- Strawberry Smoothie – The Donut Box
- Loaded Mac N Cheese – Active Eats
- Fruit and Nut Energy Snack – Active Eats
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart – The Chocolate Studio
- Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake – The Chocolate Studio
- Braised Beef Stroganoff – The Cheese Studio
- Butternut Squash Ravioli – The Wine & Dine Studio
- Kalua Pork Slider – Hawaii
- Passion Fruit Cheesecake – Hawaii
- Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae – Shimmering Sips
- Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve – Shimmering Sips
- Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (a favorite of my kids!)
- Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (a favorite of my kids!)
While Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is great for adults, kids can have lots of fun too. It is definitely a family-friendly event. Don’t forget to download these Disney apps before your trip!
Have you visited during Food and Wine Festival with your kids? What did they love to do?