Florida Blue Lounge Returning to EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival September 3rd (in New Location)

Hi everyone!

The Florida Blue Lounge is returning to EPCOT on September 3rd, 2022 for its second year at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. It will be in a new location – Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco – and will offer lighter refreshments than when it was in the Norway pavilion last year. The emphasis will be on the experiences within the lounge. We were invited by Disney to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival yesterday and inside Restaurant Marrakesh to learn more about the upcoming lounge.

We have actually been wondering if there would be a Florida Blue Lounge this year, it was a highlight of the 2021 festival for us. Also, last year Restaurant Marrakesh was open as a relaxing area for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, so we enjoyed making a couple of air-conditioned stops around World Showcase – especially when it was hot outside. But now the Florida Blue Lounge – which I was told would be open to everyone, but still with reservations – will have activities like getting a henna tattoo. The hours will be noon – 6 p.m. daily.

A limited number of reserved seats will also be available for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, which is a terrific perk.

Restaurant Marrakesh has not reopened for dining yet, and it does make a spacious lounge until that happens.

We will visit the Florida Blue Lounge when it opens to share a look at what it offers! I also recommend a stop at the Tangierine Café while in the Morocco pavilion to pick up some of the delicious food items available for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (it is a similar menu to last year).