'The Chew' from Epcot's Food and Wine Festival airs this week on ABC

Oct 10, 2016 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Posted: Monday October 10, 2016 12:32pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

ABC's 'The Chew' will be coming from Epcot all this week, part of the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

The rapidly arriving Hurricane Matthew caused some major headaches for the production crew, but Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz still managed to shoot the shows before a live audience in World Showcase Plaza.

Catch the shows weekdays this week 1pm EDT, 12pm CDT/PDT on your local ABC stations.

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tribbleorlflApr 04, 2017

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but yesterday I finally received our replacement AP gifts in the mail (5 months later!). While I was expecting the tasting trays or some other leftover bit of merch, I was actually surprised they went out of their way to actually make something. Sure, the tumblers would have had much more utility than these coins, but the fact they probably didn't make a ton of these might mean they have some long-term collectible value. Regardless, this is old-school Disney customer service, and I appreciate the follow through and nice note.

tribbleorlflNov 15, 2016

While something free is better than nothing, I'm pretty disappointed these are what thry ended up giving out. Outside of the festivals, they have very little utility. The slot for the wine glass is too small for any of our glasses and my 2 kids obviously don't drink wine. A generic WDW mug, one of the Ratatouille pins or even a FP of our choice would have been infinitely better.

Kate AlanNov 15, 2016

Our travel party bought them, but the reasoning was twofold for us - many of us are frequent visitors/AP holders and figure we'll use them at future F&W events, and we also have other regular entertaining events back home that we host where we figured they'd be useful to us. They did come in pretty handy. As a substitute to the tumbler though, it seems a pretty poor replacement. I can't imagine the average person getting much use out of the trays outside of using them for subsequent Food & Wine visits. Seems like it would have been better to go with some other F&W item. Heck, unbox the stemless wine glasses and start handing those out individually - at least it would be something that could be utilized daily at home.

tribbleorlflNov 15, 2016

The Guest Recovery form we filled out Fri wasn't to get a replacement tumbler, it was so they had our contact info (and AP #'s) so they could send us whatever substitute item they came up with. They made it pretty clear no additional tumblers would be made and that whatever it was they sent us would be regular merchandise. I'm not surprised they had something in place for Sat as the line to fill out the forms was very long.

FigmentForver96Nov 15, 2016

Lucky, I had someone ask if I buy them a drink but not the other way :(

JohnDNov 15, 2016

Only worthwhile if you plan to use it and bring it for future F&W festivals. I've used mine in multiple years. Stand up tables are few and far between. Convenient to have if you want to eat and drink while you walk to your next booth.

senor_jorgeNov 14, 2016

I didn't pay enough attention to notice if others had them. There is a price on the back of $6.99.

Horizons1Nov 14, 2016

Did people actually buy these things?

JohnDNov 14, 2016

Agree. You can purchase the tray. Not so the tumbler which is kind of the point.

senor_jorgeNov 14, 2016

I'd have preferred the tumbler. Once we find the right container to fit in the drink holder space we'll have something for chips and dip at home. It's not a big deal either way... unless my wife can't find a spot to store them and it leads to her wanting to get new cabinets!

OtterheadNov 14, 2016

Absolutely. You can convert one QS credit to 3 snack credits on the spot and get those three items, or three of the same item, etc. I did this many times at this years' F&W Fest. But ask first. Two or three booths don't allow it. I think Poland was one of them.

JohnDNov 14, 2016

I have one for 2013. I came to the F&W festival in 2014 with it and they sold out of those trays weeks before. I had a lot of envious people staring at me. Since then they've figured out to have a lot more in stock. Several weeks ago, I just brought my 2013 tray. I was good to go. I see what you mean though. You got a tasting tray instead of the tumbler. Yeah, I would want the tumbler.

Seanual757Nov 14, 2016

Yep we got our 6 tumblers last month 11/15 I had a feeling they would be gone.

shipley731Nov 14, 2016

Wow, I'm glad I went last Sunday and picked mine up.