***2009*** Epcot Food & Wine Festival ENDED NOV. 8

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  1. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    The wrist card is just a Disney gift card with a Food & Wine Festival picture on it and a wrist band. You can purchase it and load it just as you would any other Disney gift card, and it can be used anywhere a gift card can be used, not just at the food/wine booths.
     
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  3. B'rer Karen

    B'rer Karen <font color=purple>DIS Veteran<br><font color=deep

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    I interpreted "linking to the KTTW card" to mean that every time this card was swiped it would charge back to your room, like the KTTW card. That is why I said you couldn't do that. Can you use your KTTW card to purchase the gift card and load it with money? I don't know the answer, but I agree with you that it seems like you could do that since it is just another purchase.
     
  4. nenner1

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    Ahhh..excellent! :goodvibes

    Thanks you all for the great info and pics for the gift cards/wristbands.

    Now that I know the logistics it's on to planning the good stuff! Mmmmmm!

    Thanks again! :thumbsup2
     
  5. RachelTori

    RachelTori <font color=red>AKL Jambo Wildbunch<br><img src=ht

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    :laughing: You're right!! I've got so many different types of reservations, I'm getting everything confused!! (it was those $5-$8 seminars I was thinking of!!!) :)
     
  6. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    And that was because while you do get an e-mail confirmation for the seminars, they don't have all the information on them - they leave out the times or the presenters or something like that.
     
  7. blissventure

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    Hi nenner1, Just wanted to give you a little heads up about the gift cards. Sometimes they work great at the F&W kiosks, sometimes they don't. We bring along about 40.00-50.00 in 5's and 10's when we're visiting around the world. If the cards are working at a particular kiosk, great. But if they aren't you can just switch to cash pay and be on your way, instead of waiting for the CM to try to figure out what the problem is with the machine.
    Those smaller bills can really come in handy! :goodvibes
     
  8. Steve-O

    Steve-O Tampa via NOLA

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    Most booths that take cards (gift or other) also take credit cards. While it's not much, I like to use a credit card that has cash back (2%) rewards. Credit Cards are also at the mercy of the machines at each booth so having cash in pocket is a must.
     
  9. DebºoºS

    DebºoºS <font color=deeppink>DISneyngardenFANopics<br><fon

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    We experienced a few occasions where credit cards wouldn't swipe. In those situations we paid cash.This has happened to us in DHS as well so it's not just an Epcot kiosk problem. I usually carry $50 in small bills just in case.
     
  10. MusiqChic99

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    If you don't sign up for anything special during the wine and food festival are there still booths were you can (buy)sample food? I was thinking I saw something about this somewhere. I have never been during the F&W so I dont know what to expect at all.
     
  11. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    Yes, you have access to all the booths in the World Showcase on just your Epcot admission (you do have to pay for the food and drink samples).
     
  12. castmemberb4

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    Here's a list of the food avaliable at the food kiosks

    http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw09/fw09_booths.htm
     
  13. llqool

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    and there are still some free talks that you don't have to sign up for in advance...like the Samuel Adams talk. But you do have to line up a bit before.
     
  14. jasminewannabe

    jasminewannabe Earning My Ears

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    Hi! Love this thread! I am so happy I found this because I am going to be at WDW for my 2nd time sept 27-oct 1 and this will be my first food and wine festival. This thread is so helpful and love the reports! I am definitely subscribing!
     
  15. DisneyFreq

    DisneyFreq Do you believe in fairies? If you believe, clap yo

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    Thanks briarrosie!

    DH also wants to do the abita beer...his company sent him to LA to help with Katrina efforts and he discovered it then. We were going to do the demonstration but decided it would be too difficult to get to the F&WF headquarters in the middle of the day like that (we'll be stumbling thru the world showcase!). We're just going to hit the booth.

    I'm actually looking forward to the puglia demos. Hoping to get some quality ingredients for cooking at home. My kids go nuts over stuff from other countries....they love world market!

    As for the gift card..dh and I used one last time we went. They didn't have the WONDERFUL wristband when we went...so that will be a new convenience. I don't remember having any trouble with them tho. Of course I'm more patient with a drink in my hand so I may not have noticed. I do remember having some problems with the DDP snack credits a few years ago. I think it was the first year they were letting us use them. It seemed like it was a two step process too.

    Getting close...can't wait!
     
  16. summy32

    summy32 Earning My Ears

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    We are planning our Epcot day on 9/28 when the park is open until midnight for EMH. Does anyone know if the food kiosks stay open that late or do they close at regular hours?
     
  17. glendalais

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    As I am understanding it, the Marketplace Kiosks in World Showcase will be staying open 1 hour past regular Epcot/World Showcase closing on evenings when the Park is hosting Evening Extra Magic Hours.

    On your typical 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. day, this would mean the Kiosks would close at 10:00 P.M..
     
  18. BriarRosie

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    Sadly, that isn't always the case. There have been conflicting reports of kiosks closing early during Extra Magic Hour nights, and reports of the kiosks being open late. I wouldn't count on them being open past closing time. I would just consider it a lucky bonus if the kiosks are still open.
     
  19. oybolshoi

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    for what it's worth, last year when we were at Epcot one night during EMH the kiosks were open until just before 10PM ... after that they all closed down.
     
  20. castmemberb4

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    That was our experience too, very different from previous years. We were disappointed. It was also very crowded with locals, they've figured out they don't make non resort guests leave they just stop them from going into attractions. Therefore they could hang around WS all evening. I suspect that's what brought about the change.
     
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