Disney has announced that the 2021 edition of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will kick off July 15, 2021 starting just 5 days after the end of the EPCOT Taste of Flower and Garden Festival, which ends this year on July 5, 2021. Interestingly, it looks like Disney is ditching the “Taste of” that has accompanied all of the other festivals since reopening, which could be a sign that Disney’s festivals will be getting back to something resembling normal by this summer.
Though full details on this year’s event are forthcoming, Disney has confirmed that this year’s event will feature the return plenty of Global Marketplace favorites including Canada, Greece, Germany, Hops and Barley, Appleseed Orchard and others. Even more marketplaces will join the lineup as the festival continues on into the fall before wrapping up right before the holiday season on November 20, 2021.
Since this year’s event will overlap with the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on October 1, 2021, there will be plenty of Ratatouille-themed activities this year, which will include the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak which will send guests on a savory scavenger hunt in search of Remy statuettes hidden all over the park. Disney has also confirmed that this year’s event will also feature plenty of entertainment options, and will include performances by park favorites like the Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre and the Jammin’ Chefs.