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oct-nov, or early december?

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by keith, Mar 13, 2009.

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Which time to go?

  1. End of October to catch both parties

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  2. Start of December for all the christmassy feel

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    This is a bit like the "when should we go" thread but I didnt want to hijack that thread so here goes

    We normally go in the first two weeks of December to see the christmas bits and pieces but that's been getting busier and last year didnt feel as christmassy as it had done in other years for some reason.

    Looking at the dates for the halloween party and christmas party, we could conceivably go at the end of October and do MNSSHP at the start of the holiday AND MVMCP at the end :D sounds like a nice plan since we like them both but hmmmm how much would we miss early December
     
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    You wouldn't. :D :D You'd also catch the FWF.

    Nothing like changing it up a bit to have a renewed interest, eh? :yes:
     
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    REALLY? would I???????? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I've never done that before!
     
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    Early to mid December for me! Even though December 2007 felt a bit less "Christmassy" that prior years, I still prefer visiting WDW during that time of year. 'Course, the less "Christmassy" feel could have been related to my limited mobility, at least to a certain extent! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd definitely go in October-Nov, but you won't get any flying club seats at all from Virgin :( I don't even know if there will be M+M seats :unsure:

    If you go in just October you've got MNSSHP which I think is much better than MVMCP and Hallow Wishes is brilliant :D and there is the F&WF don't forget :D

    You know I was really really disappointed at Christmas, I think Disney did far more for Halloween :shrug:
     
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    KEITH!! :eek: You HAVE to do the FWF at least once in your life!!! :9: It ends mid November, so if you came the end of October you could easily do zillions of things. :D :D

    (We'll be there the weekend of October 2-4 staying at the BC). :D :D
     
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    I can feel a plan coming together :D
     
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    Keith, you must go to the Food&Wine festival. It's amazing. :D
     
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    Im ashamed to admit I just dont know much about it! What happens there?
     
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    You EAT!!! LOL!

    About 30 or so places to choose from for samples of food, wine and beer (that you pay for of course). Special ticketed events, special merchandise, Eat to the Beat Concert Series, that sort of stuff! :D
     
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    OOOOO well I like to do that! :lol:

    This is all around the world in EPCOT?
     
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    Yes. Each country, plus extra booths representing other countries are dotted around the WS. :yes:
     
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    FW is the site of the free wine seminars and some of the main merchandise areas now.

    There are several special ticketed events, ranging from the Party for the Senses to lunches, dinners, desserts with professional (well known to foodies :D ) chefs.

    There are some additional wine tasting events that you purchase too (whereas some are free).

    Cooking demos with and without tasting of samples (free).
     
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    :yes: We went around and had a drink and a snack in each country. Fabulous afternoon. :thumbsup: :D
     
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    There really is quite a variety. Yes, you'll hear me whine on about "how it's just not like it used to be" but so what? :D It's still great fun, with loads of choices.

    For those of us who go year after year, we'd like to see some increased variety, but again that's a local thing, eh?

    I will say this. Be prepared to spend money. :yes: You can easily have a full dinner at one of the full service restaurants in the WS for LESS than you may end up spending at the FWF. :yes: :D :D

    The escargot in petite brioche are to flipping die for. :yes:
     
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    It really sounds like something we'd like :yes: it's very very very tempting indeed
     
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    If it's tempting then do something about it :D :lol:

    It is really good you will enjoy it, we did :D not that we ate that much. You have to pick the days you go though, the weekends are really busy and the lines for the food is silly, but then I just sat in the shade whilst Chris lined up :D
     
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    We still absolutely love going over Christmas but given the two choices you have given, I would go for oct - nov. I really would like to be there for Halloween and see the shows and parades at that time of year....and to get the Christmas parades and shows too would be perfect.
     
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    Does anyone know how hard it is to book the halloween party on the 31st oct? Is it crazily difficult or easy enough as long as I book on the day the booking line opens?

    Im guessing it's a sell out that night
     
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    I think it's one of the first nights to sell out Keith, it's very popular :yes: So long as you book on the day they become available you should be OK.
     

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