PHOTOS: 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Popcorn Bucket Released a Month Early

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Popcorn Bucket Released a Month Early

A 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival popcorn bucket is available a month early at popcorn carts in the park.

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We picked up the bucket from the popcorn cart outside Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Popcorn Bucket – $25

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The popcorn bucket may look familiar — it’s the same basic bucket as the Perfect Picnic Basket Popcorn Bucket that was released at Disneyland Resort with the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown and later at Walt Disney World.

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The bucket resembles a yellow wicker picnic basket with a white Mickey glove holding the handle.

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A white and blue checked blanket appears to be spilling out of the basket. The previous iteration of the bucket had a red and white checked blanket.

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A few friendly ants are attached to the basket.

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An image for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is on the flaps of the basket. It features Mickey, Minnie, and World Showcase pictured around Spaceship Earth in shades of blue and red.

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The basket includes a dark blue strap patterned with the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival logo, Mickey and Minnie’s faces, and cooking utensils.

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EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is one of EPCOT’s rotating festivals, and perhaps their most popular – hence why it lasts for almost half the year. It began in 1995.

Guests can enjoy special limited-time food and beverage options from various booths (Global Marketplaces) around EPCOT, each one inspired by a different country or culture’s cuisine, or centered on a specific type of food (like The Fry Basket).

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs from July 27 through November 18. There are a number of marketplaces, activities, and merchandise available during the festival. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series schedule was released last month. Eat to the Beat dining packages will go on sale on July 6.

These activities are returning:

  • Emile’s Fromage Montage, a fun way to try tasty cheese dishes from around the world. Grab your Festival Passport and purchase any five cheese dishes listed in the back of the Festival Passport to collect a stamp. Once you’ve collected five stamps, head to Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE to redeem a sweet treat unique to the festival. 
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak – a “Ratatouille”-inspired adventure where guests of all ages can search for Remy throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces. 
  • Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit: a special pumpkin scavenger hunt from September 29 through October 31. 

Check out our EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2022 guide for a look at last year’s festival. Many foods and experiences return each year.

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