Hotel Near Epcot®
Travel the world in one day at Disney's Epcot® as you taste the cuisine and learn about the cultures of 11 different countries! From Mexico to France, Morocco to Germany, each country provides visitors with authentic experiences, locally-themed restaurants, and exciting attractions! In addition to the daily entertainment, Epcot® is home to many fun festivals throughout the year, including the Candlelight Processional, International Food & Wine Festival, Disney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon, and the International Flower & Garden Festival.Purchase Disney Tickets Epcot® Information
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
Foodies unite at Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival where you can sample foods from a varying collection of international flavors. Attend demonstrations put on by celebrity chefs highlighting ways to bring high-end dining to your own kitchen table! Be sure to click More Event Information to learn about the fun events at the festival.
- Rockin' Burger Block Party (Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11)
- Beverage Boot Camp (Sept. 18 and Oct. 30)
- What's Cooking With... (Select Fridays and Sundays)
- The Secrets of Flavor (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3)
- Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade (Oct. 28 & 29)
September 14, 2016 - November 14, 2016
Turtle Talk with Crush
Guests visiting Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort will be able to spot Dory and friends from the new "Finding Dory" during the park's "Turle Talk with Crush" attraction! New pals include Destiry the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale, and Hank the seven-legged octopus! Don't forget to catch the new Finding Dory once it swims into theaters June 17th, 2016!
Soarin' Around the World
Have you always wished to visit renowned landmarks in different states, countries, or even continents? Thanks to the magic of Disney, Soarin' Around the World brings the allure of the Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbor, the Matterhorn and more right to the park! Walt Disney World® visitors will be able to travel the globe without even leaving the Sunshine State. Elevating guests up to 40 feet in the air, the 80-foot projection screen dome houses some of the planet's most sought-after tourist attractions. The Epcot® based ride also features a new game called “Soarin’ Challenge”, a complimentary travel trivia game, that guests can play from their smartphones while they wait in line.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, get in the spirit at Epcot® Candlelight Processional! Be moved by the reading of the iconic Christmas story as it is told by a celebrity guest alongside a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. The Candlelight Processional is held nightly during the holiday season and all are welcome!
Event Dates: November - December
2016 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages
Christmas has come early! Dining packages for the 2016 Candlelight Processional are now on sale and going fast. With bundles available for lunch and dinner, you'll be able to indulge in a holiday feast noon and night. 3-course meals and full buffets are obtainable when you reserve this delectable offer. Join us at some Epcot favorites like Captain's Grille or Trattoria al Forno, and take in all the sights & sounds of this family tradition!
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon is 13.1 miles full of Disney magic! Explore Disney's parks at night as you race through the streets of ESPN Wide World of Sports®, around Animal Kingdom®, under the Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios®, and cross the finish line at Epcot®. Join the celebration at the Finish Line Party at Epcot® Food & Wine Festival!
Marathon Weekend: November
Family-Friendly Hotel Near Epcot®
Whether you are visiting to explore the vision Walt Disney had for a better tomorrow, any one of the wondrous countries of Epcot®, or are in town for an Epcot® special event, BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel is the perfect place to stay! Our Disney Springs hotel provides guests with a complimentary shuttle to and from the park making traveling to any of Epcot® exciting events easy! After a fun-filled day exploring Epcot®, crawl into one of our plush beds and wake up rejuvenated for the Disney day ahead! Our great location, comfortable accommodations, and unparalleled customer service make Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel an ideal place to stay on your next Disney vacation!