Orlando is treating culinary connoisseurs to an awesome autumn. Our top fall food events are back for 2023, including Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining®, FusionFest, EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort (pictured, ©Disney), and more.
Updated Sept. 5, 2023
Inviting you to enjoy specially priced, three-course, prix-fixe dinners at 132 of Orlando’s best restaurants, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining® is back from Aug. 18 – Oct. 1, 2023 — and it’s not the only tantalizing item on our autumn menu. Satisfy your cravings for exceptional culinary creations at a one-of-a-kind cultural celebration, legendary theme park food festivals and other mouthwatering options when you visit Orlando this fall.
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No fall foodie getaway to Orlando is complete without making reservations for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, running Aug. 18 – Oct. 1, 2023. Now in its 18th year, the popular program offers three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus at more than 130 of our top restaurants for just $40 to $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, with participating restaurants exclusively offering $40 or $60 menus. This year’s lineup includes nine MICHELIN Guide restaurants, four of which are among 22 first-time participants.
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You can also upgrade from dinner and a movie to a gourmet staycation courtesy of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, featuring offers from select Orlando hotels and resorts.
What’s more, $1 from every $40 meal and $2 from every $60 meal served during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining will provide support for mental health counseling and trauma recovery at The Lifeboat Project, plus six other local nonprofits. Visit OrlandoMagicalDining.com for a complete list of participating eateries and menus, and to make OpenTable reservations to secure your preferred dates and times.
Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest is one of our most unique cultural celebrations, presenting a microcosm of the whole world in the heart of downtown Orlando. In addition to a cornucopia of dishes from around the globe, it features experiences and contests celebrating music, dance, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities, all designed to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity.
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Representing more than 110 different global cultures, FusionFest is free to attend, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. It’s held at the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza at downtown’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival (July 27 – Nov. 18, 2023)
The favorite time of year for foodies and wine enthusiasts has arrived — as has the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. Available exclusively at Walt Disney World® Resort, this iconic event serves up flavors from across six continents and unlocks unlimited fun through your taste buds. It’s included with park admission to EPCOT®, with food and beverages available for purchase.
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With more than 25 Global Marketplaces, you can indulge in cuisines from across the globe featuring the culinary mastery of chefs and mixologists who never disappoint. You can expect some new flavors this year, as well as many returning favorites.
There is much more for you to enjoy with family and friends, from jamming out to classic tunes at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, to Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, a fun, all-ages scavenger hunt throughout the park. Or, add an extra spin to snacking with Emile’s Fromage Montage, a flavorful food stroll featuring tasty cheese dishes that can’t be missed.
Be sure to pick up a Festival Passport to keep track of your stamps and everything else you can experience at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic (Nov. 10 – 11, 2023)
Hosted by Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, and open to the general public, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Fall Food & Wine Classic pairs wines from around the world with culinary artistry from the resort’s top chefs. Set outside among scenic ambiance, this event features unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team and wine, beer and other sips from around the world.
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In addition to more than 20 food stations and over 100 beverage selections, you can look forward to live music and immersive themed areas like the Beer Garden and Bubble Lounge. Admission options include event-only tickets, which provide unlimited samples of all food and beverages plus entry to the Beer Garden. You can also opt for a gourmet getaway with overnight packages at the main resort and the brand-new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
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