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Scotland Marketplace debutes at the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival & Brazil returns

Disney have announced that for the 2013 Food and Wine Festival, Scotland will be making its debut. Brazil is also back by popular demand.

VIDEO: Food and Wine Festival Countdown - Top 10 New Tastes

Disney have provided their Top 10 'must tastes' for this years Food and Wine Festival, due to open on Friday, September 28 2012. In addition, they showcased two new video clips, featuring a short overview of what's new at this years festival.

Chase Lounge for Disney Visa Card holders at the Food and Wine Festival

Disney Visa Card members who are visiting this years International Food and Wine Festival will be able to take advantage of access to the private Chase Lounge, providing refreshments.

Kiosk Menus for the 2012 Food and Wine Festival Released

We've got a complete list of the Kiosk menus for the 2012 International Food and Wine Festival, being held at Epcot's World Showcase from September 28 to November 12 2012. During the Food and Wine Festival, a number of 'kiosk' food stands are put up around the World Showcase for countries that dont have their own dedicated 'land'. This means that there will be cuisine from over 24 different countries around the world, in addition to speciality kiosks offerering alcoholic beverages and deserts. will be attending, and reporting on the 2012 Internaltional Food and Wine Festival with our exclusive look into some of the delicious offerings from around the world.

Click below to view the full kiosk menus!

Food and Wine Festival 2012 'Special Experiences' details released

Disney have release full details on the 'Special Experiences' being offered at the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Bookings for the individual special experiences open at 7:00 am on August 14 2012. The International Food and Wind Festival will run from September 28 - November 12 2012.

It's recommended that guests looking to attend the special experiences book early as many will sell out very quickly!

Click below to read more and view the special experiences being offered.

New special ticketed events for the 2012 Food & Wine Festival

Disney have announced that bookings for the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival special events will open at 7:00 am on August 13 2012. A number of new special events have also been announced:

  • The Marketplace VIA Access Chef Tour (10:30 am every Wednesday) - Tastes from selected marketplaces around the World Showcase Lagoon,and a special behind the scenes view at the chefs. Guests get 5 pre-selected dishes and 5 beverages (wine, beer and cocktails) as part of the tour. The total tour length is around 2 hours and is $90 per person (plus tax and park admission).
  • Italian Regional Food & Wine Luncheon (noon - 2:00 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays) - Located in the recently opened Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, a wine paring with casual authentic italian dishes. $75 per guest (plus tax and park admission - gratuity included).
  • White Truffle Lunch (Lunchtime, November 4) - A one-off lunch event at Tutto Italia Ristaurante
  • Party for the Senses (7:15 pm October 6, 13, 20 and 27, and November 3) - Located in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Prices are $170 (plus tax and park admission) for a reserved table on the main floor, $270 (plus tax and park admission) for a reserved table in the premium Wine View Lounge. General admission is $145 (plus tax and park admission). Both reserved seating options include a speciality cocktail and early admission at 7:15 pm. Gratuity included.

Guests wishing to attend any of the above events can book from August 14 by calling 407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378).