Do you like Epcot? Do you like staying late at Walt Disney World theme parks? Do you like adult beverages? If, like us, your answer to all three questions is “heck yes,” then Epcot has a new treat for you. Beginning on April 17, several venues around World Showcase will begin holding Epcot After Hours Wind Down alcohol tasting events on select nights after the park officially ends operations for the day.
The after hours events will run from 9:20 p.m. (immediately after the end of IllumiNations) until 11:00 p.m., and are scheduled to run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. Each tasting session will cost $35 per person (plus your park admission), and includes wine or spirits samplers and small bites at one four different locations.
The venues scheduled to participate are:
- La Cava del Tequilla in Mexico
- Tutto Gusto in Italy
- Spice Road Table in Morocco
- Rose and Crown Pub in the UK
Each tasting session will last approximately 30 minutes, and you may only choose ONE restaurant per evening. A different selection of beverages and appetizers will be offered at each participating location. For example, at La Cava you’ll receive a flight of 3 tequilas (blanco, reposado, añejo) and a trio of appetizers, including ceviche and tostadas. After your session, you will be allowed to stay in World Showcase until 11:00 p.m., though it is currently unclear what access you will be allowed to the pavilions during that time.
The Epcot After Hours Wind Down alcohol tasting events are scheduled to continue on Thursdays through Sundays until September 15, 2014. You can make your reservations for the events at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/after-hours.
(Note that we also cover this news in the following post: Epcot To Introduce After Hours Wind Down Experience.)