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5 Things We’re Excited About in 2023 -#5

by | Dec 4, 2022

2022 was a year of magic and memories for everyone who took a Disney Vacation. Here at ConciEARS, we had a great year too!  As we say goodbye to this year, we’re so excited for Disney vacations and special events in 2023. This is our curated list of the top 5 experiences and trips we’re excited about, and recommend for your family in 2023.  We’re counting down to #1 this week. So check back each day!

#5 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

All the EPCOT festivals are special, but if you’re going to pick one to attend, pick the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.  It’s typically held from late summer through fall, so it’s perfect to combine with a Halloween vacation! Taste the world with small plates and wine from across the globe. These go beyond the countries in the World Showcase, and you can experience food from places not always represented at EPCOT. Try food from India, Hawaii, and Australia plus regional American eats. The food comes in small servings so you can taste many things in one day. But pace yourself; you’re going to want just about everything! The live music and culinary presentations are as entertaining as we expect from Disney. Reservations for the fall at Walt Disney World fill up, and it’s not too early to plan a fall 2023 vacation with one of our travel planning experts. 

RunDisney hosts a marathon weekend during the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. It’s usually in early November. Typically they host 5K, 10K, and a half marathon, plus a health and fitness expo. One of the fun things about running in a Disney event is all the characters. Slow down during the race and get some encouragement from your favorite Disney character. You can also enjoy dressing up in a running-friendly Disney costume, or just marvel at the creativity of the other runners. Runs give you a chance to enjoy the parks in new ways. This event in early November often happens as the fall decorations are coming down and the holiday decorations are making an appearance, so you’ll be one of the first to enjoy them. We have several team members who regularly enjoy RunDisney events. Talk to us about training and planning to include this in your vacation!

Eat to the Beat 2022

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is more than eating, and then exercising off your overconsumption. There is also great music! The Eat to the Beat concert series invites favorite music artists from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s to perform at the America Gardens Theatre. Artists like Kenny G, Hanson, Newsboys, and Shele E., and Mark Wills. These concerts can be very popular, so we recommend checking out the Eat to the Beat Dining Packages. You get a meal at select EPCOT restaurants, and same-day reserved seating at the Eat to the Beat Concert. If you don’t want to camp out for hours, and there’s a performance you can’t miss, it’s an excellent option.

Read the next article in our 2023 series here!

It’s not too early to plan for your fall 2023 visit to Walt Disney World. Send us a message or give us a call, and one of our experts will help you get started! 856-OUR-EARS, service@conciears.com or use the chat feature here on our website.


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