Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Set For October

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel - Near the Boardwalk

Disney has announced that the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is set to take place on October 29th and October 30, starting at 5:30pm and ending at 9:00pm each day. This festival has been a yearly occurrence since 2010, other than having to forego it last year due to COVID-19 shutdowns, and guests as well as employees are excited to see it return.

Luciano Sperduto, the resort’s director of food & beverage, had this to say about the event taking place this year.

This event means so much to us because we get to share our passion for food and beverage with our guests in a tangible, interactive way. We couldn’t be more excited to pick up where we left off and create an even more delicious, energetic and memorable experience this year.Luciano Sperduto, the resort’s director of food & beverage

What Can You Find At The Food & Wine Classic This Year?

Food & Drinks

This festival will take place outside and will feature unlimited food tastings at over 20 food locations run by award-winning chefs, Todd English and Dan Herman, who promise not to disappoint any palette.

Some of the featured menu items include:

  • Hand-crafted smoked pork belly, apple butter-bourbon barbeque, buttered grits, shaved radish, roasted chestnut puree served by Smokin’ D’s BBQ
  • Roasted Linz heritage black angus beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, hollandaise sauce served by Shula’s Steak House
  • Kimonos Roll: ahi tuna, yellowtail, sustainable salmon, wasabi mayonnaise served by Kimonos

This event will also be offering 100 beverage selections including wine, beer, and cocktails inspired from all over world. Certified sommeliers will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding choosing the right wine for your meal or celebration. This may come in handy since there will be a huge selection of wines from locations all over the world including:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • California
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Oregon
  • Spain
  • St. Augustine
  • Washington

Themed Areas

Guests will be able to enjoy these tasty meals and drinks in a variety of themed areas including:

  • The Beer Garden
  • The Bubble Lounge
  • The Pig & The Poke
  • China Town

Live Musical Entertainment

The festival will also be offering live musical entertainment throughout the day. The full performance schedule has not been released yet, but stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog, and we’ll be sure to update this page once the full schedule has been posted.


You can visit the merchandise tent and pick up a souvenir to help you remember the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. Offered merchandise includes: Todd English’s newest cookbook, t-shirts, etched glassware, wines and more.

How Much Will The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Cost?

For guests who wish to stay at the resort while attending the event, the overnight packages begin at $580. Accommodations will include the newest addition, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, whose 14 stories houses 149 suites, perfect for the whole family.

Those who wish to just attend the event, without lodging, tickets start at $165 per person. Guests can purchase their tickets and packages now at www.FoodandWineClassic.com.

This event will be the perfect opportunity for guests to sample the world renown food and wine that this resort offers. Have you attended the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic before? Are you looking forward to its return this October? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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