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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #1651
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So it sounds like they are calling about a week in advance to confirm the PFTS reservations? We are attending on 10/27 and I was starting to wonder where my phone call was. I thought they called earlier in prior years.

For the reserved tables, are individual tables actually reserved with your name on it or do you just pick one of the reserved tables when you get there? I'd like one NOT right in front of the stage if possible. I'm not a huge fan of cirque anyway so sitting in front of them where it is really crowded isn't an advantage to me.

I"m glad to hear those with reserved tables are allowed to enter about 45 mintues before the general ticket holders. That initial quiet time before the mad dash to get in is my favorite time for walking around to see where everything is and to start enjoying dishes when it is still peaceful.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #1652
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Yes it has been postponed. I am in WDW next week. Apparently you are required to print the confirmation, so I can't figure out a way to sign up on an Ipad with no immediate access to a printer. From what I can tell, the confirmation is not emailed, it is a webpage that needs to be printed.
Not 100% sure this will work, so you might want to play around first

I have an App "docs to go" on my IPAD. I think you could probably open the confirmation in that App and save it there. Then you can email it to yourself when you get home to print. I would play with it first to make sure as I haven't done this in a while.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #1653
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #1654
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So it sounds like they are calling about a week in advance to confirm the PFTS reservations? We are attending on 10/27 and I was starting to wonder where my phone call was. I thought they called earlier in prior years.

For the reserved tables, are individual tables actually reserved with your name on it or do you just pick one of the reserved tables when you get there? I'd like one NOT right in front of the stage if possible. I'm not a huge fan of cirque anyway so sitting in front of them where it is really crowded isn't an advantage to me.

I"m glad to hear those with reserved tables are allowed to enter about 45 mintues before the general ticket holders. That initial quiet time before the mad dash to get in is my favorite time for walking around to see where everything is and to start enjoying dishes when it is still peaceful.
1. We did not receive any PFTS confirming telephone call, so I would not be concerned if you do not receive one.

2. The reserved tables have names associated with them, so it is not a mad dash.

3. Saturday was unique because of the rain. Everyone, WVL, Reserved and General, were let into the first holding area because of the weather. WVL were then allowed to enter first. After all were seated, Reserved guests were escorted to their tables. Finally, general admission was let in at the regular time. I would not count on a full 45 minutes without general guests, it was likely unique because of the weather. My guess is that it will be closer to the 15 minutes as in previous years.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #1655
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So it sounds like they are calling about a week in advance to confirm the PFTS reservations? We are attending on 10/27 and I was starting to wonder where my phone call was. I thought they called earlier in prior years.

For the reserved tables, are individual tables actually reserved with your name on it or do you just pick one of the reserved tables when you get there? I'd like one NOT right in front of the stage if possible. I'm not a huge fan of cirque anyway so sitting in front of them where it is really crowded isn't an advantage to me.

I"m glad to hear those with reserved tables are allowed to enter about 45 mintues before the general ticket holders. That initial quiet time before the mad dash to get in is my favorite time for walking around to see where everything is and to start enjoying dishes when it is still peaceful.
Just add, it was not over crowded in the reserved seating. The guests who were standing during performances were behind reserved (in front of wine view). You don't get to choose a table, your name will be on one.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #1656
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Went to Oct 6th Party.....We decided not to get reserved seating, and that was absoltely no problem. We walked in a few minutes after 7:30 and there were tables in the front.
It seemed that were less kiosks this year, but I will have to compare my "menu" with those of previos years...(We've been doing PFTS since it was available)
The food as always was good....but really heavy on pork and duck, neither are my favorites. Dissappointed that there was not seared ahi... all in all the selections have been much better in the past. Donald Links Pickled shrimp was GREAT!!! but my saving grace was SIlver Oak!!!!
Oh, don't worry about "dressing" for this event, there were folks there in shorts and flip flops.
Well the rain has stopped and we are off to "eat " around the world!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #1657
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Has anyone been to the Italian Regional Luncheon yet?? I'm going with my mother next week and am afraid her somewhat picky eating will waste the ticket.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #1658
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Has anyone been to the Italian Regional Luncheon yet?? I'm going with my mother next week and am afraid her somewhat picky eating will waste the ticket.
We went this past Saturday. The food very enjoyable! Started with tuna carpaccio and fennel salad. Then Matagliati (basically fresh pasta scraps) with a lamb ragu. Then Filet with Mascarpone polenta and mushrooms. Followed by a Gorgonzola cheese course and finished with with a dessert trio of tiramisu, cannoli, and torte. Four wines were paired with the meal. Same wine with filet and cheese. You can ask for refills! Service was good though a little slow on the refills though focaccia replenishment was frequent!! As was the water!! I think they were maybe a little underprepared in that the wine guy (Wayne) only described the first wine, which was very disappointing. He did come around to each tube but it would have enhanced the experience if he would have explained each wine and food pairing. But we'd do it again!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #1659
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We went this past Saturday. The food very enjoyable! Started with tuna carpaccio and fennel salad. Then Matagliati (basically fresh pasta scraps) with a lamb ragu. Then Filet with Mascarpone polenta and mushrooms. Followed by a Gorgonzola cheese course and finished with with a dessert trio of tiramisu, cannoli, and torte. Four wines were paired with the meal. Same wine with filet and cheese. You can ask for refills! Service was good though a little slow on the refills though focaccia replenishment was frequent!! As was the water!! I think they were maybe a little underprepared in that the wine guy (Wayne) only described the first wine, which was very disappointing. He did come around to each tube but it would have enhanced the experience if he would have explained each wine and food pairing. But we'd do it again!!
Thanks for the info! The food sounds great, hopefully they'll have the kinks ironed out with the reps from the wineries soon.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #1660
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The griddled cheese from the Greek booth is very mild with a texture of a melted mozzarella, not a fresh mozz, but the kind you might find on pizza. Not bitter at all and it does have some honey drizzled over it.
Your griddled cheese looks WAY better than mine was! Mine was cold... They definitely needed to griddle it more!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #1661
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Thanks so much for the info!! Sounds great!

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We went this past Saturday. The food very enjoyable! Started with tuna carpaccio and fennel salad. Then Matagliati (basically fresh pasta scraps) with a lamb ragu. Then Filet with Mascarpone polenta and mushrooms. Followed by a Gorgonzola cheese course and finished with with a dessert trio of tiramisu, cannoli, and torte. Four wines were paired with the meal. Same wine with filet and cheese. You can ask for refills! Service was good though a little slow on the refills though focaccia replenishment was frequent!! As was the water!! I think they were maybe a little underprepared in that the wine guy (Wayne) only described the first wine, which was very disappointing. He did come around to each tube but it would have enhanced the experience if he would have explained each wine and food pairing. But we'd do it again!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #1662
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Just returned home,but already thinking of next year . Will write a more indepth review later, but just wanted to confirm what others said about PFTS. We were there on the 6th, with reserved seating. We didn't get a phone call to confirm. People were allowed to enter the venue early because of the rain (this happened to us last year as well), but general admission were allowed in @ 7:30. Our table for two had our name on it, and was right in front of the stage-we loved the location! Thought food in previous years was better, but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Visited all the booths, some numerous times . Did a mixology, which was good, and tequila luncheon, which was great .
Chase lounge and perks were much appreciated-great view of Illuminations, reserved seat for concert, and nice place for a break during the day.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #1663
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Is there anyplace outside of Epcot to purchase the small festival themed gift card that can be worn on the wrist?

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #1664
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Just returned home,but already thinking of next year . Will write a more indepth review later, but just wanted to confirm what others said about PFTS. We were there on the 6th, with reserved seating. We didn't get a phone call to confirm. People were allowed to enter the venue early because of the rain (this happened to us last year as well), but general admission were allowed in @ 7:30. Our table for two had our name on it, and was right in front of the stage-we loved the location! Thought food in previous years was better, but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Visited all the booths, some numerous times . Did a mixology, which was good, and tequila luncheon, which was great .
Chase lounge and perks were much appreciated-great view of Illuminations, reserved seat for concert, and nice place for a break during the day.
We must have been sitting next to each other practically! Our table was in the second row of tables, right in front of the stage. We too had a great time. We did the Italian Regional lunch, a champagne seminar, a mixology seminar, two food ones and lots of booth visits We enjoyed the food too, but agreed with a previous poster that there was too much duck and pork. We managed to be completely stuffed by the end of the night though
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Is there anyplace outside of Epcot to purchase the small festival themed gift card that can be worn on the wrist?

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I know I saw them for sale in the store at the Boardwalk
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