16th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers

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The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival offers a “Passport to a World of Flavors” Sept. 30-Nov. 13.The 45-day outdoor festival at Disney’s Epcot theme park serves up authentic cuisine; wine, beer and inventive new cocktails; entertainment; and cultural exhibits of more than 25 international regions.  Exotic marketplaces from Hawaii to Portugal offer exciting taste treats.  The festival is believed to be the largest food and wine event of its kind in the world, beginning at the … [Read more...]




Top 10 Ways to Know If You’re an Extreme Disney Fan

Chances are that if you are like myself and the other writers here at Chip and Co., you are a Extreme Disney Fan. We have yet to find a cure, but the symptoms of this condition are rather obvious. Most likely your own friends and family have pointed them out to you or questioned your sanitya time or two. Still not sure? Check out my Top 10 Ways to Know If You're an Extreme Disney Fan.1. You refer to your own meals as quick service or table service meals. (This actually happened at my house … [Read more...]




My Top 5 Disney World Snacks

Those with a sweet tooth who have visited Walt Disney World know that there are other attractions at the parks besides the rides and shows, such as Disney snacks! There are so many delicious, Disney treats available all throughout Walt Disney World that it's difficult to pick only a few; but I've managed to come up with a list of my favorite tasty snacks!1. Mickey Premium Bar-You just can't beat this classic ice cream treat in the shape of Mickey! It's practically a rite of passage for … [Read more...]




Where to Find Disney Characters and Buffet Dining at Aulani

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, celebrates the beauty and culture of Hawai`i with a touch of Disney magic – and that has to include the much-loved Disney characters. And one place you’ll always find them is “Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki” on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.Makahiki – Bounty of the Islands is destined to be a favorite, not just for the Disney touches, but for the extravagant daily buffets for breakfast and dinner. And the beautiful interior is a visual … [Read more...]




Kakigori Cart Expands with Savory, Sweet Bites

On a hot afternoon, nothing is better than a shaved ice, or kakigori, from the little cart in front of the Japan pavilion at Epcot. A brain freeze is inevitable as we slurp the icy, sweet treat.Now the cart, just reopened this week, has as new name – Kabuki Cafe – and new tastes, the kind of satisfying nibbles you can eat and still stroll. The shaved ice still is there, but now the menu includes edamame (steamed soybeans in the pod) and meal-in-a-bowl miso soup, plus sweet plum wine and … [Read more...]