The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018 is now over a week old, and we will have some tips and a Mousesteps Weekly episode next week. But one of my favorite elements of the festival in recent years have been the themed chocolate displays in the Festival Center. They are always amazing! The photos I took are heavily of the Coco display because of the amount of detail that went into it, I find something new everytime I walk through. But there are also other themes that are really nicely crafted, including of Toy Story Land and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs through November 12th, 2018.
The Epcot Festival Center was not open for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival this year but is back and is busier than ever. The Festival Center offers the Passholder magnet and cutting board gifts, along with seminars, craft beer and mimosa sales and merchandise. The chocolate displays are available in Ghirardelli “From the Bean to the Bar”.
The displays are made up of chocolate! The resorts and parks create displays at other times of year as well (Easter and Christmas), and I always enjoy visiting them.
Here is our video of the display and then check out the photos!
The Coco display is midway through the exhibit, has the most detail and is particularly well lit. I always struggle photographing some of the cases due to lower lighting – and there is glare on all of them.
Hector and Ernesto are on this side of the guitar. Look at all the detail and design on their faces. This is created by the Epcot Production Bakery.
Imelda is also on this side.
So much work went into detailing Mamá Coco as well.
Miguel and Dante are on this side of the guitar, above Mamá Coco.
Here is a look at the group on this side.
The photograph from the film.
Even Imelda’s fingers.
And the fingers of Hector.
Skulls are on the ground.
And the talent show sign. The Coco display is fantastic and I am sure I will keep finding more details!
Toy Story Land is created by the bakery at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Slinky Dog does not look to be made of chocolate, but pretty much everything else does appear to be.
Woody and Jessie.
Buzz Lightyear surrounded by chocolate blocks.
The Toy Story Land sign.
Next, the lobby tiki from Disney’s Polynesian Resort (by the bakery team at Disney’s Polynesian Resort).
Disney’s Polynesian Resort is still my favorite Disney Resort over 40 years from when I first stayed (in 1977).
You can find this tiki in the middle of the lobby.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has at least one artist on the pastry team that specializes in animals. This is evident at Easter, where they create a variety of different Easter egg designs and some of my favorites are the lifelike animals (including a puppy sleeping on an egg). This is an African Leopard resting on the savanna.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – this and the Wakanda Forever display below were the two hardest for me to photograph.
A crouching cat.
The church and graveyard.
And even a hidden Mickey in the pumpkin.
This is the Wakanda Forever Black Panther display by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The talent in each display is incredible! I wish a few of the displays were just a little more lit up so I could share some more details – but definitely check them out if you are at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!