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Secret Lounge Returns to EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival

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Have you heard of the newest hidden lounge in EPCOT’s World Showcase? Here at DisneyDining.com, we are bringing you all the details on this exclusive dining experience.

If you’re visiting EPCOT this season, you will find a lot of exciting changes. The most significant changes have arrived with EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, presented by CORKCICLE.

This year’s festival began on July 27 and continues through November 18, 2023. Featuring over 30 booths and restaurant locations, there is something delicious for everyone to enjoy as they journey around the World Showcase.

Related: 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menus Walt Disney World

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Guests visiting EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival this year have found a lot of fun changes. New regions are represented with delicious cuisine, and even the Muppets have joined the festival bringing their experimental dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Related: STRANGE Snacks at EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival

EPCOT’s Newest Lounge

One of the festival’s newest events has arrived in the form of a secret lounge for Guests to enjoy. The Florida Blue Lounge has returned to EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival this year.

 

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This lounge is partially a secret lounge due to its hidden location, tucked away from the bulk of the International Food and Wine Festival crowds. You can find the Florida Blue Lounge in the former Restaurant Marrakesh, located in the back of EPCOT’s Morroco Pavilion, within the World Showcase.

The Florida Blue Lounge Experience

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The Florida Blue Lounge is an exclusive experience requiring advanced registration. You can register for your free Guest pass online at FloridaBlue.com/Magic. No purchase is necessary to retrieve a free Guest pass for the lounge; only one pass per party is needed.

Upon entry to the lounge, you can enjoy complimentary beverages, seating, and even a craft opportunity. Complimentary beverages include Water, Sparkling Water, Juice, Cold Brew Coffee, and Moroccan Mint Tea.

If you’re feeling creative, you can stop by the lounge’s Sculpt station to create a free craft. Florida Blue focuses on how creating art can help release endorphins and help Guests stay healthy. You can create a personal mosaic tile to take home with you as a unique Walt Disney World souvenir.

This lounge offers the perfect location for a quick break while traveling around the World Showcase, especially during a hot day. The lounge will only be open to Guests through the end of EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, so make sure to stop by before November 18, 2023.

Dining in Morocco

Desserts at Oasis Sips and Sweets

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While you’re visiting EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion, make sure to stop by the other great dining locations nearby. For EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, Tangierine CafĂ©: Flavors of the Medina is open, serving delicious Moroccan cuisine.

Related: Dining in EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion at Walt Disney World

Settled on the shore of World Showcase Lagoon, dine at Spice Road Table, the pavilion’s table service dining location. This restaurant requires advanced dining reservations.

Morocco’s last dining location, Oasis Sips and Sweets is small but mighty. This restaurant offers delicious Moroccan pastries and the Frozen Citrus Pomegranate Slushy, a fan-favorite cocktail when spiked with Mandarin Vodka.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.

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