Epcot's 2017 International Food & Wine Festival to start in August
The Walt Disney World Resort today announced the dates for its 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The park's original, largest and most popular festival is expanding once again — to a record 75 days... and a start before Labor Day.
The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will start August 31 and run through November 13, 2017. That's an extra 13 days over this year's previous-record 62 days for the festival.
Disney recently announced the addition of a weekends-only Arts Festival at the park this winter, joining its daily Holidays Around the World, Flower & Garden, and Food & Wine festivals, meaning that the park will be running one festival or another on 223 out of 365 days from now until this point next year.
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Epcot as Walt envisioned it was impossible. EPCOT Center as the imagineers created it was fantastic, but change is inevitable and necessary. Stockholders must be pleased with the profit margin these now year-round festivals pull down. But how long before guests tire of a very expensive long drunken scenic walk with pricey nibbles? The next tanking of the economy (soon) will make staying home with a six-pack and the Travel Channel the obvious choice unless Epcot does a major makeover. And at least half the country is not at all interested in being educated. Epcot will soon be Magic Kingdom Lite or it will fade away.
I grew up in the generation when the original Mickey Mouse Club came on to the scene. While I totally get that you have to entertain adults in order for them to come, it is getting very tiresome to have the walkways constantly under construction for the never ending festivals. It takes away from the beauty of the place and makes getting through the walkways nearly impossible. Not the kid friendly, family friendly parks that Walt wanted! I feel Disney keeps charging more and we the guests keep getting less for our hard earned money! Not another festival please. By the way we are annual pass holders.
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