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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby indyjones » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:09 pm

Am I the only one who doesn't really like this whole Food & Wine thing? My friends and I have been to WDW during Food & Wine 4 or 5 times (for a completely unrelated event that happens to fall in that time period) and after wandering around EPCOT for a little while and deciding it would cost us $60 to get enough bites of mediocre food to make it worthwhile, we end up leaving and going someplace else. About the only thing we DO get is a beer, but even then we'll usually just go to Rose & Crown.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm

indyjones wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't really like this whole Food & Wine thing?


Probably. ;)

I love it, and I go nearly every year.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:33 pm

^ I agree with you Chuck, although I wish that I could go every year like you, Robb/Elissa and others. The trip reports that you all do helps a little with the sting of that though. ;)

I seem to recall having only one or two things at F&W that I may have considered mediocre, but the majority of the samples that I have had have been either really good or just downright delicious. I have had nothing that I would say is nasty or uneatable.

As a person that has been to his share of food festivals, my advice for the poster that stated the food at F&W mediocre, you might just want to stay away from your hometown's food festivals - now some of THOSE can be great, to mediocre, to downright terrible! :lol:
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:34 pm

My strategy for Food and Wine is to eat at least one real meal at one of the Quick Service locations in addition to some of the smaller bites. Especially since each plate seems to go up by 1 dollar+ every year now in addition to shrinking. It's a surprisingly expensive experience otherwise, at least 50 per person before alcohol. And I can eat at the Japanese or Moroccan pavilion anytime.

The food is definitely very very good on average.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:38 pm

indyjones wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't really like this whole Food & Wine thing?

Yes. Now please go away and take your negativity to some other forum. Thanks.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:42 pm

I think that Michael and I blew through about $250 on food and booze when we went...but I wanted to make sure that I had a sample of alcohol from every country so I could say that I drank my way around the world - we had a freaking blast.

Now do the alcohol samples in each country during F&W count, or do you unofficially have to have a full alcoholic beverage at every permanent country for it to qualify? Given that there are a lot of other countries represented at the food festivals, I know that I had a really good buzz going on by the time Illumigaytions started. :lol:
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Philrad71 wrote:I think that Michael and I blew through about $250 on food and booze when we went...but I wanted to make sure that I had a sample of alcohol from every country so I could say that I drank my way around the world - we had a freaking blast.

Now do the alcohol samples in each country during F&W count, or do you unofficially have to have a full alcoholic beverage at every permanent country for it to qualify? Given that there are a lot of other countries represented at the food festivals, I know that I had a really good buzz going on by the time Illumigaytions started. :lol:



I'm not THAT much of a drinker, but hell yes, I'd be trying "one of everything" from every booth.

so I expect our cost the one time we went to a similar festival was close, if not as much as yours.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Two things.

Do they have that combo plate and beverage cup holder available, again? I think they had one for sale last year,
and it looked perfect for carrying food and beverages with one hand, from the various kiosks at The Festival.

And, do they have a (let's say) 4 oz. Festival Beverage Cup (for reuse when sampling different wines and beers, etc.) in the Festival?

I ask this, because having experienced using such a cup at two Brew Fests (Cedar Point and PNE's) this past year. it seemed like a good
way to "go green" without using more plastic containers, etc. At each beer booth there were water jugs to rinse the previous tasting, out
of it. Then the cup could be refilled, etc.

If not, why not? If several wine pairings are going to be (suggested) with various kiosks' food offerings,
why not make it 4 oz and then have this type of cup? Or is it that the event is so big, if might not be possible
to have this available?

Thought I would ask. :mickey:
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:Do they have that combo plate and beverage cup holder available, again? I think they had one for sale last year,
and it looked perfect for carrying food and beverages with one hand, from the various kiosks at The Festival.

They do! They've had it for a number of years now and I'm pretty sure it's become a staple of the event.

Nrthwnd wrote:And, do they have a (let's say) 4 oz. Festival Beverage Cup (for reuse when sampling different wines and beers, etc.) in the Festival?

They don't because it's not like an equal amount at each place. And it's less like a "sample" and more like a "small drink" and those drink cups can come in all different shapes and sizes depending on what you get. So I think it makes more sense that way.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:38 pm

^ Cool. Good to know, thanks Robb! :smile:
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