Among Disney fans, there's a great deal of cachet to anyone who holds the keys to the Mouse Kingdom. While we're not sure if there's a bona fide key to speak of, although Mickey's powers that be offer the next best incentive to those who have passes to Walt Disney World.
Anyone who's an annual passholder can attend the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, running from August 30th-November 12th in Orlando, Florida, will get some lovely swag once they enter the premises. Upon your first visit to the festival, the obliging staff, once the admission protocol is taken care of, will provide you with a handy, dandy, Chef Mickey Mouse fridge magnet for all those recipes and kitchen inspirations that you'll have in mind later.
You'll have to make a couple more repeat visits before you get your next gift, which is a Chef Mickey cutting board that's ready for slicing, dicing, and anything else you can do with a knife while creating your culinary creations. This nifty item you'll get on your fourth visit, and why not? There's apparently a lot going on at the festival to ensure you return again and again.
But you'll need to do a little bit of legwork to redeem this opportunity. While at Walt Disney World, you'll need to hit the theatre in Festival Center, right by The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar. There, you'll also get the inside track on a bunch of other Disney tourist incentives, such as the company's cruise line, Disneyland, or anywhere that proudly displays Mickey's logo and qualifies as a high-end destination.
Additional perks for passholders at the food and wine festival includes merchandise given away on Thank-You Thursdays. If you're there on that particular day of the week, you also get a chance to take home promotional goodies such as a Figment t-shirt with a matching cinch sack as well as a pitcher and two complimentary glasses (August 30th) or a Goofy shirt with two Disney character tumblers (September 20th). Passholders can even receive a Remy hoodie with matching drinkware (October 18th).
Oh, by the way, all this swag is available while supplies last.