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Old 08-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #811
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Already? My mom called twice and was told both times that no one can book until August 14th, even annual passholders. I read in PP's that we're not able to book until 8 so we will try again then.

What number did you call?
Today, you can only book Culinary Demos, Beverage (Wine) Seminars, and Mixologies, and only if have an Annual Pass, a TiW card, a DVC card, or own at Golden Oaks. You can book for every day of the festival, including Friday through Sunday. But only Monday through Thursday events have a $2 discount if you qualify.

The number is 1-407-WDW-FEST today for anyone who qualifies. The line opened at 7:00 a.m. Eastern. In addition, DVC members have the option of calling DVC Member Services which may open earlier than usual today.

NOBODY can book any of the other F&W Festival events, such as PftS, Signature Dinners, Sweet Sundays, until August 14.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #812
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I called about 7:15 and was told I couldn't book until 8. Called again just now (7:45) and was able to book.

Got both Cat Cora and Jamie Deen too.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #813
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Trying to book Gale Gand on 10/27. CM says she has no name for the 5pm demo, but she has Gale for 3pm, conflicting info than on the schedule. Still on hold until she figures it out.


Got a ticket for 5pm. YIPPPPEEEEEE

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:55 AM   #814
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Got a ticket for 5pm. YIPPPPEEEEEE
Congrats! To confirm -- there's not a conflict on the schedule?
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #815
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Woohoo...got the three I needed! Biggest ones are Mixology on N10 and Warren Brown on N10. Not sure why Nala doesnt know Warren Brown...he was on Food Network way too often.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #816
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Just called the FEST number and got right in, no delay. The CM asked for TIW, AP or DVC; gave them my DVC number. The CM then asked me if what I wanted was pier 1 or pier 2?? He explained that pier 1 was $14, and pier 2 was $11. I thought it was strange that I had to tell him the prices for the seminars. Also he kept saying I would get a 10% discount for DVC??? When I questioned him on that he said it would be a $2 discount. Oh well, doesn't matter; I got what I wanted. I'm a happy camper.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #817
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Today, you can only book Culinary Demos, Beverage (Wine) Seminars, and Mixologies, and only if have an Annual Pass, a TiW card, a DVC card, or own at Golden Oaks. You can book for every day of the festival, including Friday through Sunday. But only Monday through Thursday events have a $2 discount if you qualify.

The number is 1-407-WDW-FEST today for anyone who qualifies. The line opened at 7:00 a.m. Eastern. In addition, DVC members have the option of calling DVC Member Services which may open earlier than usual today.

NOBODY can book any of the other F&W Festival events, such as PftS, Signature Dinners, Sweet Sundays, until August 14.
My mom called three times to book two seminars on a Monday and Thursday as an annual passholder and she was told by three different people that NO ONE (including TIW, AP, DVC members) can book until Tuesday the 14th. I called at 7:37 as an AP holder and was able to book no problem. I guess you just have to keep calling until you get a CM who knows what they are doing.

Anywoo. We are all booked! Now we just have to wait until Tuesday to book our 3D Dessert Party and we'll be all set!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #818
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I think this was asked but I haven't seen an answer. If the same company is presenting multiple days for the mixology seminars, do they make the same drinks?
If they follow last year's format, the drinks should be the same. A later revision of last year's schedule was clearer and listed the drink names. This year, the schedule only shows the featured booze for most of them (so far?)
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #819
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Just called the FEST number and got right in, no delay. The CM asked for TIW, AP or DVC; gave them my DVC number. The CM then asked me if what I wanted was pier 1 or pier 2?? He explained that pier 1 was $14, and pier 2 was $11. I thought it was strange that I had to tell him the prices for the seminars. Also he kept saying I would get a 10% discount for DVC??? When I questioned him on that he said it would be a $2 discount. Oh well, doesn't matter; I got what I wanted. I'm a happy camper.
If a CM looks up a date, there will be Tier 1 and Tier 2 events on the date, but all that really matters is the time. The $14 events are Tier 1. The $11 events are Tier 2. An event can be one or the other, but not both.

Either tier can have a $2 discounts applied Monday through Thursday, until the discount-qualified inventory sells out.

Guests should not even be aware if tiers. It's a Disney system thing.
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Congrats! To confirm -- there's not a conflict on the schedule?
Well, the printed schedule that we had the link to here is correct, the poor CM did not have the current version. She was a real trooper.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #821
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Called WDW-FEST at 7AM for Irvine, connected at 7:12AM and was told to call back at 8AM. Wife called DVC number at 8AM and just got Irvine a minute ago.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #822
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Got in right at 8 est and got my tickets to Robert Irvine. So excited!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #823
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Hmmm, she asked if I was a DVC or TIW member, no mention of Passholder. Maybe they think it's only DVC & TIW right now?

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I was asked if I was DVC and AP, not TIW

I think it's for all three...regardless, they will look you up. I didn't have to provide any of my ID numbers...
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #824
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Woohooo just got Buddy Valastro for Tuesday November 6th.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #825
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I guess you just have to keep calling until you get a CM who knows what they are doing.
Unfortunately, that's true.

A couple of years ago, I failed to get the Signature Dinners that I wanted even though I got in the moment the line opened. The CM kept fumbling, unable to complete event bookings. When you try to book a Signature Dinner and the CM keeps asking what time you want at the restaurant, you know something is wrong. If you have to attempt to convince the CM that event reservations and regular dining reservations are not the same thing, you lose valuable time. If the CM then keeps telling you that he thinks it's "loading" but nothing happens, you lose even more time.

I realized my only option was to call back and talk to someone else. After spending time in the queue waiting, it was too late.

Most times, including today, I've reached wonderful CMs who knew exactly what to do and and how to do it efficiently.
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