15 food Marketplaces..Eh? Just a reason for them to say..
Epcot: "But, we don't wanna clean up after the Food & Wine" TDO: Fine but, could you at least cover the signs over from the other 3 International Festival Of signs.. Epcot: But, that's too haaaaaaaard TDO: Do you want this festival or not? Epcot: yeeeeeeesssss *Frowns* TDO: And what about the stragglers from the Food & Wine you can't keep them here! Epcot: But, We wanna keep them as pets....... TDO: FINE! Just make them festive.... Epcot: Say no more.....
This. My dad and I were at Food and Wine last week and while we were walking around, we were keeping our eyes open for Remy. As long as you're ok with not getting the pin or whatever, it's free to enjoy.
I think this is fine. It's not starting egregiously early, and I like holiday food. So what's the problem?
I agree that they should really move up ALL of the holiday entertainment to this new start date. Maybe next year? I'm sure it's too late to schedule an earlier start for Candlelight unless you want the "celebrity narrators" to be Disney Channel and Good Morning America stars.
Name change was to include the dog whistle 'festival.' It starts the salivation reflex and loosens the wallet.
And yes, I agree it should start earlier. MK's "holiday" starts the first week of November, but Epcot's doesn't begin until the last week of November. Throw in Thanksgiving... 'cause, you know... food and harvest. Sync 'em up!
Although, if Disney started Christmas as early as they start Halloween, Christmas would begin October 15!