For the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Disney is offering an Eat to the Beat Concert Series Dining Package at Liberty Inn.
The meal costs $29.99 and includes choice of entree, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert, along with guaranteed seating for the selected show. It’s first-come, first-served on the day of the concert only, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, you’ll probably want to get here earlier in the afternoon.
Here’s this year’s Eat to the Beat concert schedule:
- August 30 to 31: Blue October
- September 1 to 3: Tiffany
- September 4 to 5: NEW! MercyMe
- September 6 to 7: NEW! Glass Tiger
- September 8 to 9: NEW! Tauren Wells
- September 10 to 11: Postmodern Jukebox
- September 12 to 13: NEW! Vertical Horizon
- September 14 to 16: Baha Men
- September 17 to 19: Plain White T’s
- September 20 to 21: Living Colour
- September 22 to 23: NEW! Sheila E
- September 24 to 26: Sugar Ray
- September 27 to 28: David Cook
- September 29 to 30: Jeffrey Osborne
- October 1 to 2: NEW! Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts
- October 3 to 4: Everclear
- October 5 to 7: Mark Wills
- October 8 to 10: Air Supply
- October 11 to 12: NEW! Anderson East
- October 13 to 14: Smash Mouth
- October 15 to 16: NEW! 98 Degrees
- October 17 to 18: 38 Special
- October 19 to 21: The Devon Allman Project
- October 22 to 23: Kenny G
- October 24 to 25: Billy Ocean
- October 26 to 28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
- October 29 to 31: Hanson
- November 1 to 2: NEW! High Valley
- November 3 to 4: Taylor Dayne
- November 5 to 7: Boyz II Men
- November 8 to 9: The Hooters
- November 10 to 12: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Eat to the Beat is relatively popular, but arriving 30 minutes before a specific show should get you a seat and you can also watch or listen standing at the back of the theater.
Here’s the six main entrees offered at Liberty Inn.
Along with the rest of the menu.
The most expensive meal you could put together looks to be the $12.49 All-American Burger, $4.99 Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake, and $4.29 Frozen Slushy, for a total cost of $21.77. That means the reserved seat will set you back about $8. Obviously, if you order any of the less expensive items, the “cost” of the seat goes up. There also doesn’t appear to be a discounted child price should your 5-year old really want to see Starship.
I recently reviewed Liberty Inn with a look at the majority of the entrees, including this Cobb Salad with Chicken, which is one of the best quick service salads on property.
You can pull up that review here.
On weeknights, the Dining Package shouldn’t be necessary. If you want to see Hanson, Boyz II Men, or one of the other more popular acts on a weekend and want the best seats without having to wait a while, then you might consider it for the convenience.
There’s also a table service option, availability for which you can pull up online here, and with the following pricing:
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Breakfast: $62 for adults; $37 for kid
Lunch: $70 for adults; $42 for kids
Dinner: $70 for adults; $42 for kids
Lunch: $46 for adults; $26 for kid
Dinner: $52 for adults; $29 for kids
Chefs de France
Lunch: $65.99 for adults; $17.99 for kids
Dinner: $75.99 for adults; $22.99 for kids
Coral Reef Restaurant
Lunch: $67 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $67 for adults; $22 for kids
The Garden Grill Restaurant
Breakfast: $45 for adults; $27 for kids
Lunch: $58 for adults; $35 for kids
Dinner: $58 for adults; $35 for kids
La Hacienda de San Angel
Dinner: $80 for adults; $23 for kids
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Lunch: $50 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $58 for adults; $18.50 for kids
Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
Dinner: $62 for adults; $19 for kids
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
Lunch: $57 for adults; $21 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $21 for kids
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Lunch: $60 for adults; $15.50 for kids
Dinner: $75 for adults; $17.50 for kids
Spice Road Table
Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
Dinner: $63 for adults; $19 for kids
Lunch: $62 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $74 for adults; $20.75 for kids
Lunch: $62.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $74 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Lunch: $64 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $70 for adults; $25 for kids
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Lunch: $54 for adults; $20 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $24 for kids
Each breakfast package includes one (1) buffet or family-style dining (where applicable). Each lunch or dinner package includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert—or one (1) full buffet or family-style dining (where applicable)—along with a non-alcoholic beverage. Each package also includes one (1) guaranteed seat to the Eat to the Beat Concert held on the same day.
It’s typically a spendy proposition, though you can occasionally eke out a savings at a restaurant like Restaurant Marrakesh for lunch, where you can put together a meal that costs as much as $66 versus the $52 Dining Package price. On the other hand, you’re going to have some trouble putting an $80 dinner at La Hacienda de San Angel together. There is a less expensive Kids’ price, which may make the offering more attractive for those toting children with them.
Overall, the Dining Packages are never necessary if you’re willing to wait 30+ minutes to see the show. I’m a proponent of the Candlelight Dining Package because of the long waits to see that show, but Eat to the Beat typically offers less value. It’s here if you want it, though.