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Old 04-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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F&WF what do you do?

I was just curious if any of you book a table service meal when you are going to F&WF? Obviously there is tons of food everywhere you look but just how many sample items can one eat and do you consider that a dinner?

I'm wondering if we should just eat CS if we want to sit down and eat that day? What do you all do?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I've done F&W the past four years. I think that if you want to make a meal out of F&W, its easy to do. I rarely eat a TS meal on the days I'm going to the festival. If you want to do a TS dinner, then just stop after 2 booths. It really depends on how much you want to do. Last year I decided I was trying every booth. It took me 5 days to do it and I had 2 TS meals in those 5 days.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Great question, I was wondering that myself!

ETA: I just noticed you and I must be getting there at the same time - 6 months and 4 days from today seems like forever!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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Thank you again Pakey for the quick reply! I went last year and totally stuffed myself at the F&W but that was because I didn't eat any lunch or dinner so I thought perhaps it would be better to eat a normal meal, digest and then have a few items from the festival. I think I'm going to not go in starving this time and pace myself better or at least try
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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haha yes Kellyjeanie we are! Where are you staying? We are staying at POR can't wait! I really enjoyed the time of year and the weather last year it's just so pretty but then again I love Disney any time of year haha!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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I find that 3 items fills me up and 4 is really pushing it. Personally, unless there is a restaurant I really wanted to eat at, I would not plan any meals, either TS or CS. Too many yummy things to try from the booths! I could easily do it for both lunch and dinner one day.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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haha yes Kellyjeanie we are! Where are you staying? We are staying at POR can't wait! I really enjoyed the time of year and the weather last year it's just so pretty but then again I love Disney any time of year haha!!
I have a value booked but hoping for a great discount to entice me to upgrade to a moderate. Glad to hear it's a great time of year to go!
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me too just waiting on those room discounts
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #9
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We have gone to the F & W Festival 10 times now. We also do the DDP.
We have Park Hoppers just so we can go to Epcot, nearly every day/night. We usually end our evenings in Epcot.
Last year we were in Epcot 5 of the 7 days of our trip. Some days just for a bit and some days just a sample from a few booths.
We do one day where we "Nosh Around the World" and the Festival is all we eat. We save this TS credit and use it for a 2 credit Signature another night.
We also do one day where we have just a CS lunch and the Festival is dinner that evening.
The other days/evenings we do less Festival and do do TS meals because there are so many WS restaurants that we love as well.
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It really depends on how you want to do your day

If you plan on sampling at the booths, you definitely won't *need* a table service meal to fill you up - you can get enough food just from the booths

But some people like having a sit-down meal to break up the day

One thing you could do is have a table service lunch on the early side (since lunch prices are usually cheaper than dinner prices) and then snack for dinner
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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DW and I do a late TS meal mainly on the weekends as we dont want to deal with the crowds on the weekends. So we usually arrive at 11-12noon eat around the park until about 3-4 pm and do a TS around 8pm.
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I dont know much about the F&WF but after reading this Im going to chat with my husband about squeezing this in his year
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I normally take a 6 or 7 day F&W trip. I'll eat CS lunch at MK and AK, and probably a TS lunch at HS. Otherwise all "meals" are grazing the F&W festival every afternoon and evening. Except Saturday, stay away on Saturday since F&W draws large local crowds on Saturdays. I'll opt for a TS dinner on Saturday.
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I like to snack around the World as soon as Showcase opens..11am and then have a light dinner usually a table service because we use TIW not DDP. So my festival nights we go by whats available when we feel like eating again.

I do avoid F&W on weekends.
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