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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:05 AM

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On the occasion of the 13th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching a new name for the Disney Dining Experience.

Our Festival, which will take place from September 26 November 9, 2008 will celebrate Cities in Wonderland, and following that theme, your dining club will be named Tables in Wonderland as of September 15, 2008.

This new name will not alter any of your current benefits. We have simply decided to do this to help distinguish your membership from any other dining privileges at Walt Disney World Resort that bares a similar name to the Disney Dining Experience.

You may continue to use your current card until expiration and your renewal card will reflect the new name, Tables in Wonderland.

In addition, we look forward to seeing you during the Festival. The team has planned an exciting line-up of events for the entire 45 days. We are particularly excited about hosting the Bocuse dOr Culinary Competition on September 26th and September 27th from 11:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. on each day.

Chefs Paul Bocuse, Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller invite you to watch some of the countries top professional chefs compete live to earn the privilege to represent the United States at the renowned Bocuse dOr International Cuisine Competition in Lyon, France 2009.

Plan to attend this unique event with Al Roker and Dana Cowin, Editor in Chief, Food & Wine Magazine as host emcees. Several celebrity chefs will be judging the Event and will be available for book signings throughout both days. Viewing the Competition is included in park admission.

Also, the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 27th will be a rare treat and a lot of fun. More information on this event, including the menu will be sent on a separate e-mail . . . an event not to be missed!

We wish you a delicious journey as you explore Cities in Wonderland during the Festival, and as a member of Tables in Wonderland all year around.


Basically just a name change. It's kind of an odd name to pick but as long as they aren't cutting it back in any way, I don't care what they call it :content:
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:08 AM

you are too quick for me

anyway. I am thinking the name change may help distinguish it from the Disney Dining Plan. Everything called Disney Dining whatever may have gotten confusing
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:09 AM

I agree Matt....no changes, but still and odd name.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:10 AM

MJMcBride said:

anyway. I am thinking the name change may help distinguish it from the Disney Dining Plan. Everything called Disney Dining whatever may have gotten confusing
I believe you're correct as to why the change was made. Frankly, I don't think most guests knew of the DDE card in the first place. In fact, I think it was probably more confusing to the CM's than to the guests with the names being so similar.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:46 AM

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MJMcBride said:

anyway. I am thinking the name change may help distinguish it from the Disney Dining Plan. Everything called Disney Dining whatever may have gotten confusing
I believe you're correct as to why the change was made. Frankly, I don't think most guests knew of the DDE card in the first place. In fact, I think it was probably more confusing to the CM's than to the guests with the names being so similar.


and yet, for APers, the DDE is very nice IMHO
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:22 PM

Agreed, I think this was more confusing to the CM's and that is what prompted this change. Either way, I'm not a fan of the new name. It goes with their theme this year for the Food and Wine festival, but beyond that ...ehhh. :x
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:10 AM

The new name sounds too much like "Alice in Wonderland"... Definitely not the best choice for a name.... I would have preferred something simple like Passholder Dining Experience. It easily identifies the benefit to CMs and guests. I think a vast majority us who have APs are "regulars" and not as enchanted with all these gimmick names Disney creates.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:23 AM

I also think the name is a little too....odd
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:57 PM

I don't mind it although I agree its a bit odd. But at least its now very different from the DDP
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