Just three more weeks until the 22nd EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World! The unprecedented 75-day run will begin on August 31 and continue until November 13, 2017. To get everyone ready for the fun, we have the more than 75 items that the Disney Parks Merchandise team has put together to celebrate the event!
“Each year we look forward to designing artwork for [Epcot International Food & Wine Festival],” explained Creative Manager Doug Strayer. “The art includes nods to Epcot’s 35th Anniversary on October 1, and beloved characters like Figment and Remy. As cast members, we love this event as much as our guests. It’s fun for us to see guests at Epcot wearing the artwork we created.”
Figment is getting his time to shine, being featured on several new items. I am loving those ears!
The Passport collection gives a nod to Epcot’s heritage. Look closely and you can spot stamps containing World Showcase marketing artwork from 1982.
Returning again this year is the “Brew Around the World” collection, but with a new design by Susan Foy. Check out the stainless steel growler and the baseball cap with a bottle opener! Also new this year is an “Eat to the Beat” concert T-shirt with a World Showcase-inspired guitar graphic.
Did someone say Dooney & Bourke? I’m loving these Figment and World Showcase graphics on their handbags set to release during the event!
Annual Passholders will be able to pick up a specially designed Dooney & Bourke handbag along with several other Passholder Exclusive products such as pins, salt and pepper shakers, and accessories.
Looks like Remy needs our help again this year with with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt! Guests will make their way through World Showcase and Future World to 15 different spots to find Remy and his special ingredients needed for his signature dish.
All of the above merchandise will be available at the Festival Center located adjacent to Mission: SPACE, and at select merchandise locations throughout Epcot. Select items will also be offered on Shop Disney Parks app and the online store.
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