It's that time of year again.... well, actually it's an EARLIER "that time of year again!" That's right... Epcot's Food & Wine Festival has officially begun NOW... in July!!! This is the earliest the event has ever started and it will run until November 20th, 2021. I don't think I need to explain what the event is as it's been going on for well over 20 years now, but in case you have been living under a rock, in a cave, or simply just don't visit Disney parks because you're a die-hard roller coaster nerd and Epcot doesn't have any roller coasters (yet), it's a event where there is lots of food... lots of wine... and lots of beer!
Today we are going to focus on some food...
Yep! Today's the starting day for Epcot's Food & Wine Festival! The earliest it is ever started in the history of the planet!
We are looking forward to Chicken Potstickers, Pork Sliders, and trying out a few new items!
Our first stop was something NEW!
Soy glazed ribs were most certainly a WIN!
However Elissa looks a bit worried trying the Chicken Potstickers this year....
So it finally happened... After 20 years of having the same "tried and true" Potstickers at the China booth, the have now changed the sauce. Elissa says "it wasn't BAD, it just wasn't a change for the better, and the new sauce has a lot less flavor that the old one."
To soften that blow, we made a stop at a new year-round location in italy!
You can now get the Zeppole's that have been served at Via Napoli for years at this quick service restaurant, and they are AMAZING!!!
It certainly was busy for the first day of Food & Wine!
But I can't not get the Hawaiian Pork Slider! Still one of my favorite items!
We love that the American Adventure Rotunda is now being used as not only a new food location, but also an indoor air conditioned eating area! This is IMPORTANT when the event now starts in July!
Giving the Falafel Pita a try in Morocco...
And interesting to see this come back to Canada...
Last year with COVID, the Circlevision movie was transformed into a food booth & eating area because it was an "indoor attraction" that couldn't be used, but this year they've decided to close the attraction from July - November to bring back this food booth!
However we opted for the fillet from the outdoor Canada booth!
And YES! It's another "Fish Free Year" in Canada (thank you) and they bought back two of our favorites! The fillet and the Cheddar Cheese Soup!
Trying out some of the wings at the new "Wings & Beer" place that is located inside the Odyssey Restaurant.
As always, it's great running into TPR Friends while visiting the parks!
And guess what? Single Rider Lines are BACK! So a ride on Test Track it is!
We only ended up waiting about five minutes in the Single Rider Line!
And I loved that I was able to use my "custom car" again, too!
Yay! Was great ending our first visit to Food & Wine on still the FASTEST RIDE at any Disney park!
Thanks for reading everyone!