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Old 07-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #256
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It depends on how much you want to immerse yourself into the experience. Personally I would suggests at least two days to sample the food booths around World Showcase. If you want to experience some of the special events that you pay extra for then you need to add a day or two for just the Wine seminars & Cooking demos if those are of interest to you and additional days as needed for the pricier events such as the Food & Wine Pairings, Sweet Sundays, special dining events, etc. Of course some of those can be done during the same days you are sampling at the booths.

Keep in mind that many of us posting on this thread are Die Hard F & W veterans and will spend 1 or 2 weeks or even the entire length of the festival at WDW.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #257
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does Travel Channel show anything even remotely relevant
You mean other than Samantha Brown's Disney infomercials?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #258
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Well my personal max has been 2 weeks but I know some people I've spoken with over the years have stayed for the entire festival. Maybe when I retire I'll plan to stay for the whole thing. This is when owning DVC comes in handy. Some stay at Fort Wilderness Campground in their own RV's or Trailers.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #259
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You mean other than Samantha Brown's Disney infomercials?
Those don't even show anymore.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #260
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I agree. It's supposed to be the TRAVEL channel, not the ghost channel. Seems every time I look to see what is on travel, it's haunted something or other. Where are the actual shows about travel?
Not to go too far off topic, but the same thing has happened to channels like the History and Discovery channels. How many shows about people's junk can we watch?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #261
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My wife and I will be attending our first F&W festival! We WILL concentrate on it during weekdays and visit the other parks on the weekends.
I wish the Food Network would be involved instead of HGTV. I would gladly see any of their stars.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #262
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So how many days do you typically dedicate towards the F&W Festival? Can you do everything in 1 day or would you advise going 2 or more days?
DH & I had limited time over a long weekend, but filled our Festival Passport, getting a stamp and a food/drink item from every booth. We would love to have an entire week to graze!!

We spent the Fri evening of our arrival, 3/4 of Saturday, and 3/4 of Sunday, at the very end of last year's F&WF. Sat. night was crazy crowded with a lot of drunk people. So if your trip covers a weekend, plan for longer lines, and know that you might not can get to everything in one day, simply for time limitations.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #263
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #264
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I saw the Blog post this morning. What a waste of cyberspace. We want real F & W info not fluff filler! I don't watch HGTV, I have no idea who any of those people are and I have no intention of wasting my eating/drinking time listening to any of them tell me how to decorate a table or fold napkins.
I watch HGTV on a regular basis and I don't know who they are!

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I agree. It's supposed to be the TRAVEL channel, not the ghost channel. Seems every time I look to see what is on travel, it's haunted something or other. Where are the actual shows about travel?
My DH watches those ghost hunter shows and I hate them.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #265
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Not to go too far off topic, but the same thing has happened to channels like the History and Discovery channels. How many shows about people's junk can we watch?
Apparently my father would watch those junk shows 24/7 if he could along with the one about the junk cars & the ones for the car auctions where some well off idiot will spend 100's of thousands of $ on some old piece of junk that someone decides is rare but needs fixing up. I'm tempted lately to cancel our FIOS TV so I don't have to be subjected to it anymore.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #266
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My wife and I will be attending our first F&W festival! We WILL concentrate on it during weekdays and visit the other parks on the weekends.
I wish the Food Network would be involved instead of HGTV. I would gladly see any of their stars.
Right now there are so many Food related reality shows on(not all on Food Network, I know)-Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Food Network Star, Master Chef, etc. etc. I'd rather see some contestants from any of those shows at the F&W festival than someone from HGTV. And I watch HGTV. But the connection between Vern Yip and the F&W just escapes me.
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Right now there are so many Food related reality shows on(not all on Food Network, I know)-Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Food Network Star, Master Chef, etc. etc. I'd rather see some contestants from any of those shows at the F&W festival than someone from HGTV. And I watch HGTV. But the connection between Vern Yip and the F&W just escapes me.
We saw Casey Thompson from Top Chef (Season 3) and Elizabeth Faulkner and Robert Irvine from The Next Iron Chef at last year's Party for the Senses, so there are food celebrities present. We also went to a demonstration by Jamie Deen last year as well.
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Attending for the first time this year with my mom Oct 24-26.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #269
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I wouldn't be surprised to see the Aulani one recycled if DVD thinks they need a sales boost.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #270
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I have my eye on the Victoria and Albert's dinner. Has anyone been that can tell me about it?

We ate at V & A (I have food porn pictures to post, but DIS wont let me yet) last weekend and we loved it so much.
The V&A Signature Dinner is spectacular! Last year, the menu was entirely focused around white Alba truffles - an extremely expensive ingredient. I haven't heard any word yet about the theme for this year, but it does change from time to time.

It is hard to get because it's only one seating in the restaurant, so you should plan to be calling first thing when booking opens. You can also check with the restaurant in advance to see if they know what the theme will be or have any other information.
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