It's my favorite season at Walt Disney World--fabulous fall. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at the Magic Kingdom, and if you're like me, the season starts officially when the Headless Horseman makes his twice-nightly pre-parade ride through Frontierland and down Main Street. If you're planning to attend this (or the other ticketed event, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party), there is no better place to bed down post-party than the Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower, both a short walk from the Magic Kingdom's entrance. You'll thank me when the crowds are hustling to fit on the ferry and buses after the monorails have shut down for the night.
Over at Epcot, the International Food and Wine Festival is the place to nosh around the world. Tapas-sized plates, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, the Eat to the Beat concert series and the gustatory Party for the Senses make this festival a foodie's consummate destination. Skip the crowds and head straight for World Showcase through the back entrance of Epcot by booking a room at the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts, the Boardwalk Inn, or the Swan and Dolphin hotels. It will be a short stumble home from Epcot if you enjoy a bit too much mead. As a bonus, you can work off a few of those extra calories walking to Disney's Hollywood Studios as well. Bon appetit!
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