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Old 10-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #2251
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Y'all are starting to worry me, this will be our first time. This Sunday was the only day we could fit it in, though I have heard the warnings about weekends. I'm praying we can get enough in before the crowds get to bad.
I'm also hoping that maybe because MNSSHP is that night and also EMH at HS that maybe just maybe the crowds will be tolerable, fingers crossed!
Start early. Some booths actually open before the 11AM rope drop into World Showcase. I had a day and a half and managed to taste something at each booth by sampling some of the open early booths and then heading straight back to the middle of Showcase, rotating out from there. Decide which booths you want to try most and this will help with deciding which route to go.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #2252
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Start early. Some booths actually open before the 11AM rope drop into World Showcase. I had a day and a half and managed to taste something at each booth by sampling some of the open early booths and then heading straight back to the middle of Showcase, rotating out from there. Decide which booths you want to try most and this will help with deciding which route to go.
Thx! We do have certain things we definitely want to try, guess we'll rush to try those first then try to get to the others, we have a Ressie at Rose and Crown at 3 so hopefully by then we can try and do enough, then I guess if the booths are to crowded we'll hit up the the shops, then head back to Future World! Thx again!
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #2253
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Y'all are starting to worry me, this will be our first time. This Sunday was the only day we could fit it in, though I have heard the warnings about weekends. I'm praying we can get enough in before the crowds get to bad. I'm also hoping that maybe because MNSSHP is that night and also EMH at HS that maybe just maybe the crowds will be tolerable, fingers crossed!
It was super crowded last weekend!! We went Monday which was the holiday and got there right at 11:00. We hardly waited in any lines most of the time there was no line. I'd say if you get there right when they open you 'll be fine

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Old 10-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #2254
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It was super crowded last weekend!! We went Monday which was the holiday and got there right at 11:00. We hardly waited in any lines most of the time there was no line. I'd say if you get there right when they open you 'll be fine

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #2255
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Go directly to the restaurant. It's a great event!
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Y'all are starting to worry me, this will be our first time. This Sunday was the only day we could fit it in, though I have heard the warnings about weekends. I'm praying we can get enough in before the crowds get to bad.
I'm also hoping that maybe because MNSSHP is that night and also EMH at HS that maybe just maybe the crowds will be tolerable, fingers crossed!
Last weekend was a holiday which made the crowds worse. Sundays are usually less crowded then Saturdays. I try to avoid Saturdays unless I have no other option which I don't for next Sat. since I'm going to a special event. As others have said get there at 11:00 & start with your must dos. Even though it was very crowded last weekend I don't think I waited in line more then 10 min. tops anywhere. The Belgium booth seems to be very popular this year just an FYI. I hope you'll still be hungry for your 3:00 R&C reservation. Have fun!
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:01 PM   #2256
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Last weekend was a holiday which made the crowds worse. Sundays are usually less crowded then Saturdays. I try to avoid Saturdays unless I have no other option which I don't for next Sat. since I'm going to a special event. As others have said get there at 11:00 & start with your must dos. Even though it was very crowded last weekend I don't think I waited in line more then 10 min. tops anywhere. The Belgium booth seems to be very popular this year just an FYI. I hope you'll still be hungry for your 3:00 R&C reservation. Have fun!
lol, I know, we thought of that, but being DD's sweet 16 we wanted to surprise with the place she's always wanted to eat at. If we aren't very hungry we'll probably just get dessert and drinks...just so she can say she ate there!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #2257
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please help me out here. I have a 'Kitchen Memories" for Friday Oct 25 (next wk) and I can't for the life of me find my ressie #. GS says they are 'different' from regular dining ressies but I am afraid of being turned away at the door. I think it begins at 10AM is that right?
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #2258
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Well, yesterday wasn't a holiday and it was very crowded even midday. Crowds are much, much higher than any other year. ( we've been 6-7 times all diff weekends in October)
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #2259
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Well, yesterday wasn't a holiday and it was very crowded even midday. Crowds are much, much higher than any other year. ( we've been 6-7 times all diff weekends in October)
I guess for my first F&W I picked the worst year to go

We only spent one afternoon bc I didn't feel like standing in lines.

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:56 AM   #2260
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It's finally time for our first Party for the Senses this weekend! We really want to see 38 special as well and I heard there is reserved seating at the concert for party for the senses guests but I can't find any details about how that works. I believe when I booked, they said it was for the 5:30 show but what do I need to do? Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #2261
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Feeling pretty discouraged about our 1st food & wine experience now. Two of the 4 times we plan on going are fridays.. I was terribly excited but now I am just worried.
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Feeling pretty discouraged about our 1st food & wine experience now. Two of the 4 times we plan on going are fridays.. I was terribly excited but now I am just worried.
It is easy to become discouraged after reading some of the posts here. I felt the same way last year before our 1st F&W trip. We arrived Friday evening and spent the weekend. We had a great time and our looking forward to returning next weekend. We expected some lines and crowds and just rolled with it.
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We've been three Friday nights and it was fine. No problems and lots of fun.

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We've been three Friday nights and it was fine. No problems and lots of fun.

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I am starting to think that this past week was just an overly crowded week for this time of year. For example we were in MK on awed and there was a 30 person line for the People Mover and It's a Small World had a 30 min wait.

Thursday afternoon EPCOT was crazy crowded for rides (120 mins for TestTrack) but booths were very empty and we were able to hit up pretty much everything we wanted
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #2265
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It's finally time for our first Party for the Senses this weekend! We really want to see 38 special as well and I heard there is reserved seating at the concert for party for the senses guests but I can't find any details about how that works. I believe when I booked, they said it was for the 5:30 show but what do I need to do? Thanks!
Check in at the World Showplace before the show and they will give you your wristbands. I believe others have confirmed it is the 5:30 show.
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