It’s that time of year again. The time when snack credits disappear, gift cards go blank, and resort room charges balloon like Violet Beauregarde. Well, I guess that can be almost any time at Walt Disney World, but here I’m specifically talking about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This year the Festival features 40 separate locations and nearly 300 specialty items. That’s going to put a dent in anyone’s pocket. In fact, sampling every festival item would cost you $1,789, and that’s not even counting multiple flavors of ice cream!
Well, I can’t afford to spend that much on just a few days of snacks, so once again I’ve made a handy little tool to help budget for the festival. All you have to do is mark what items, and how many you want, and the sheet will calculate your total cost. If you want to focus on the new food items, those 35 snacks will cost you $227.51. The sheet marks items that are new or significantly changed.
This year the prices held steady, with the average item cost being $6.80, up from $6.73 last year, representing a 1% increase.
As we did last year we are providing the cost calculator spreadsheet as both a Google Sheet and a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. We also retained the improvements from last year such as columns to classify items. Columns are also provided to include the location of the booth in the park, the item type (food, wine, beer, alcoholic beverage, or non-alcoholic beverage), new item flag, vegetarian items, and gluten-friendly items. All these columns are sortable and filterable. If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for enhancements, let us know below!
Google Sheets version:
Click here or copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VPvYmo-eMaCQBdjxaPEOpnXWBDnW3jlhUo30dJ8WvBM/edit?usp=sharing/copy
You should be prompted to make a copy of the sheet. Click yes, and it will create a copy of the sheet in your own Google Drive.
If it does not prompt you to make a copy but instead just opens the sheet, it will be read-only. If this happens, click the three dots and select “Share & export” then click “Make a copy” and this will create the editable copy in your Google Drive.
If you don’t have a Google account or prefer to use Excel, just click here to download the spreadsheet as an .xlsx file.
If you have an older version of Excel and need the .xls file, click here.
If you want the OpenDocument version .ods file, click here.