Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to eat and drink one of everything at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival? Well, the Orlando Sentinel did the research and got us a number. Take a look….
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is designed for browsing and sampling. You’re not supposed to order one of everything on the marketplace menus. But, hey, big Disney World spender, what if you did? What would that cost?
It’s time for our annual tabulation of Food & Wine Festival prices. We added up the cost of each item for sale at the event, including each of the kiosks around World Showcase and into Future World, plus event-only items presented at year-round stations, such as Refreshment Port, Refreshment Outpost and Joffrey’s locations.
Among the totals was a surprise. If you buy one of each solid food (no drinks in this particular tally) in 2019, you pay less than you did in 2018. But the total price of drinks — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — increased enough to make up the difference, so that the grand total is higher this year.
Either way, the all-in approach probably isn’t great for the digestion.
Here’s how it breaks down. Order one of each fest’s food items today, and you’ll pay $542.35.
Order one of each of the liquids — including multi-item choices, such as beer flights — and pay $1,266.95.
Together, that’s a cool $1,809.29. You’d be poorer but fuller.
Pacifico true striped bass tostada is an offering from the festival’s Coastal Eats marketplace.
If you’re keeping score at home, the food total was $567.17 last year. Ah, but according to our records, there were 107 items to choose from last year as opposed to this year’s 97. So the average cost last year for food was $5.30; the average cost per item this year is $5.60. Ah, math, you’re a sly one.
We could analyze the menus until cheddar-cheese soup came out of our eyeballs, but let’s not. Instead, here are some fun facts from the 2019 price list.
The most expensive solid-food item: New York strip steak green shermoula flatbread from Morocco, coming in at $9. Other members of the $8+ club include duck confit poutine ($8.49) at Refreshment Port; lobster roll ($8.25) and beef filet (also $8.25) from Hops & Barley; balsamic-glazed/over-roasted pork ribs ($8) from Italy; and spicy hummus fries ($8) from Morocco. There’s a mini funnel cake with vanilla ice cream and mixed-berry sangria compote for $8.50.
You might think with two high-end items from Morocco on the table, that would be the priciest overall for the fest. Hold my Peroni, said Italy, which features five food items for a total of $29.75.
The fruit and nut energy snack (apricots, almonds, pecans, coconut, puffed rice and chocolate chips) is sold for $4 at Active Eats marketplace.
The fruit and nut energy snack (apricots, almonds, pecans, coconut, puffed rice and chocolate chips) is sold for $4 at Active Eats marketplace. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
As usual, champagnes are the festival’s priciest beverage. At the Shimmering Sips marketplace, visitors can purchase Dom Perignon Brut for $32, Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose for $21 and Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut for $17. A hair cheaper and less bubbly choice over at the Appleseed Orchard Wine Bar is Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, selling for $16.
Frugal buyers may be drawn to this collection of eats with a $4 price tag. They’re mostly desserts. Four bucks buys you a fruit and nut energy snack at the Active Eats marketplace; chocolate picante at Flavors From Fire; apple strudel with vanilla sauce (Germany); quesito (Islands of the Caribbean); passion-fruit cheesecake (Hawaii); deconstructed pavlova from (Australia); or strawberry-dusted yeast doughnut holes at the new Donut Box.