Another very cool part of the International Food & Wine Festival is the classes, seminars, and special dining experiences offered throughout the duration of the festival. These include cooking classes with celebrity chefs, cheese and wine pairing seminars, and authentically curated five-course meals prepared by professional chefs. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend any of these due to lack of information available on Disney’s website. The average price of these special events is around $100, with many being upwards of that. I was very intrigued by the cheese seminar but by the time I checked availability there were no openings during my stay. On this trip, I learned that the only way to do Disney nowadays is to be a planner. From planning your Fastpass slots to booking these festival events, there is no other way that you’ll be able to see or do anything unless you plan out your trip several months in advance. Considering most vacationers will be planning their trip from several states – even countries away, you would think that Disney’s website would be bountiful with useful information about these reservation-only seminars. Nope. It does list the events but it gives you a vague one sentence description of the event/dining experience. It doesn’t even list out the exact FIXED prices or the very basics of what is included with your reservation. On top of that you have to call to make reservations, available at the end of July, for the festival which begins in September. I know that the website information is vague on purpose as a money-making scheme but in the future, I would like to see a comparison chart of these events and dining packages with an EXACT price point for each and a description of what is included with your reservation. For example, “at the Cheese Seminar, guests will have the opportunity to sample five cheeses and five wines from around the world as they learn about the art of pairing”. They don’t have to give away all of the surprises, but if I’m paying $80 to learn about cheese, I want to know if I will have the opportunity to sample the cheese I’m learning about. I was very disappointed with the lack of information on these special events and the steep starting price points.