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Old 06-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #151
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And the truth is
No matter what they do this is not going to be a "kid friendly" event. Strange food, adult beverages etc.

Sometimes Disney just has to "fix" what isn't broken!
And call me crazy but how is that drink even kid friendly? Not to go all nutty but refined sugar is really the last thing a growing child needs. Happy that they'll have some organic juices and wine though. Give my kid some juice so I can go to town on the cheese soup!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #152
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One of the things I loved about F&W was that it was geared for Adults.
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And the truth is
No matter what they do this is not going to be a "kid friendly" event. Strange food, adult beverages etc.

Sometimes Disney just has to "fix" what isn't broken!
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the pluses of the PFTS becoming kiddie friendly. It's a unique, amazing party for adults.
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If WDW got enough complaints about "nothing for the kids to try or do" then I can see them responding. The idea wasn't to make PFTS kiddie friendly - the new smoothie is being served at the dessert kiosk in World Showcase, not at PFTS. I think OCC may have been referring to the festival as a whole. They are supposedly going to begin introducing non-alcoholic smoothies and fruit juices at the kiosks, for children.

On the other hand, this is the same Disney management that decided they needed a preschool character meal, maybe they just got around to messing with the Festival.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #154
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If WDW got enough complaints about "nothing for the kids to try or do" then I can see them responding. The idea wasn't to make PFTS kiddie friendly - the new smoothie is being served at the dessert kiosk in World Showcase, not at PFTS. I think OCC may have been referring to the festival as a whole. They are supposedly going to begin introducing non-alcoholic smoothies and fruit juices at the kiosks, for children.

On the other hand, this is the same Disney management that decided they needed a preschool character meal, maybe they just got around to messing with the Festival.
Whew! I'm relieved. Thanks for explaining. I think the fruit juice, smoothie ideas in the World Showcase are great.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #155
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If WDW got enough complaints about "nothing for the kids to try or do" then I can see them responding. The idea wasn't to make PFTS kiddie friendly - the new smoothie is being served at the dessert kiosk in World Showcase, not at PFTS. I think OCC may have been referring to the festival as a whole. They are supposedly going to begin introducing non-alcoholic smoothies and fruit juices at the kiosks, for children.

On the other hand, this is the same Disney management that decided they needed a preschool character meal, maybe they just got around to messing with the Festival.
I don't think they are trying with PFTS either. Thier solution there was to add that "healthy eating" event.

However, I think this could backfire. First they got complaints F&W wasn't family friendly. So they make it "friendly" Anyone want to guess what the next complaint will be... my bet is on "there were too many drunks" Look darling watch the folks drink themselves silly, it will be a learning event!
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Disney Food Blog posted an interview with Chef Marianne Hunnel...

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/0...nts-and-chefs/
Thanks for posting! I am really excited that the Canada booth will have a mushroom filet offered in their marketplace. Really looking forward to that!
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Does anyone know if Sweet Sundays will be happening again this year?
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Marianne did say they will be back next year. They are not being offered because Bistro de Paris will be undergoing renovation.
Thanks, that's what thought, but it's nice to know they will be back next year.
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And the truth is
No matter what they do this is not going to be a "kid friendly" event. Strange food, adult beverages etc.

Sometimes Disney just has to "fix" what isn't broken!
Agreed. I guess we'll see what kind of impact it makes, if any, on the World Showcase's demographic this fall. I won't be in a corner grumbling about how EPCOT is no place for children (at least not out loud), but I do hope the efforts to include kids don't alter the Festival's vibe too much.
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Well personally I am thrilled they are making it more "kid friendly". I have never been to it before, so I am not sure exactly what that means. My kids favorite park has always been Epcot, and I am sure they are going to love it even more after we go to the F and W festival!
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this is our first adult only trip , arriving on my Bday oct 11th , soooo excited to see Smash mouth , and have adult time , kids own enough of Disney , I agree that it would be a shame to lose the vibe ....
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Agreed. I guess we'll see what kind of impact it makes, if any, on the World Showcase's demographic this fall. I won't be in a corner grumbling about how EPCOT is no place for children (at least not out loud), but I do hope the efforts to include kids don't alter the Festival's vibe too much.
My DH and I feel the same way...
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Whew! I'm relieved. Thanks for explaining. I think the fruit juice, smoothie ideas in the World Showcase are great.
I am actually really excited to hear about the addition of more non-booze drinks. Not everyone one can drink booze, so it is nice to have an option. While I do enjoy a drink here and there during Food and Wine, I have to watch how much I drink due to a medical condition. So, as long as they don't reduce OTHER options (as it IS a Food and WINE Festival), adding more options that don't have alcohol in them is actually a good idea. I would bet many of them will sell well... and not just to kids.

I wish I was going this year, but I will live through all those who are. I will be there next year though!
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This will be our first year going to F&W, will be at WDW Oct 14-20, and am so excited. I just read the blog and the one thing that I'm kindof disappointed about is the lamb meatball. I LOVE lamb and seen that last year they had a lamb slider but are changing it this year to a meatball. A meatball come on. It better be a nice sized one. lol. I figure they probably change like this all the time but I really wanted one. lol
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This will be our first year going to F&W, will be at WDW Oct 14-20, and am so excited. I just read the blog and the one thing that I'm kindof disappointed about is the lamb meatball. I LOVE lamb and seen that last year they had a lamb slider but are changing it this year to a meatball. A meatball come on. It better be a nice sized one. lol. I figure they probably change like this all the time but I really wanted one. lol
I love lamb too, but I thought the slider was kind of gross. It came with a chutney that was sickly sweet. I hope the meatball will be better.
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