Families visiting this fall's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will enjoy extra benefits when they carry a Chase debit or credit card. Between visits to more than 25 marketplaces, Chase cardholders can treat their parties to a pit stop at an exclusive lounge in the American Adventure Pavilion. There, guests can enjoy complimentary beverages while charging electronic devices and relaxing away from festival crowds.
A private haven can come in handy during the annual Walt Disney World celebration of global cuisine and culture. This year's Food & Wine Festival, which continues through Nov. 11, features a full slate of culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and chef-driven dining experiences. Musical performances scheduled at the festival's "Eat to the Beat" concert venue include appearances by Smash Mouth, Hanson, Spin Doctors and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Although most of the festival's events take place in Epcot's World Showcase, chefs from across the Walt Disney World Resort will contribute their talents to signature dining events at restaurants throughout Disney parks and hotels in Florida. Exclusive events at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resort have already sold out, according to published schedules. However, attendees can still reserve seats for tastings hosted at Downtown Disney's Wolfgang Puck Dining Room, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, and Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
Although Chase welcomes all of its cardholders to the exclusive Chase Lounge, the bank's ongoing partnership with Disney offers benefits to frequent park visitors throughout the year. Disney Premier Visa Card customers can also participate in exclusive character meet-and-greet sessions, while earning 2 percent in reward dollars on most purchases made at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Beyond Disney property, Disney Premier Visa Card customers also earn 2 percent rewards at gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and the Disney Store. Other purchases on this rewards credit card earn 1 percent, with Disney Dream Reward Dollar balances redeemable for airline travel, Walt Disney World and Disneyland expenses, and most Disney-related purchases.