Disney reveals merchandise for 2017 Epcot food fest

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World on Aug. 31, the earliest date ever for the popular festival.

Lasting a record 75 days, the festival will feature 35 marketplaces (a number that marks Epcot’s 35th anniversary), the Eat to the Beat concert series, culinary demonstrations and more.

In addition to food and music, the Disney Parks Merchandise team has created more the 75 items that celebrate Epcot’s heritage.

“Each year we look forward to designing artwork for [Epcot International Food & Wine Festival],” said creative manager Doug Strayer.

The artwork includes nods to Epcot’s anniversary and characters like Remy—from Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Several items—including T-shirts, pins and tumblers—feature the beloved purple dragon Figment. The 80s-style design was inspired by the food-themed attraction Kitchen Kabaret, which was once located in The Land Pavilion.

Merchandise included in the passport collection feature World Showcase marketing artwork from 1982. Other items include the Brews Around the World collection, an Eat to the Beat concert tee and Dooney & Bourke handbags.

There will also be several annual passholder exclusive products such as salt and pepper shakers, pins and accessories.

The items can be found at the Festival Center next to Mission: Space and at various locations throughout Epcot. Select items can be found on the Shop Disney Parks app and the online store.

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs Aug. 31 through Nov. 13.

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