WILMINGTON, Del.--(Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. Guests attending this marquis culinary event can experience culinary creations from around the world, taste specialty wines and spirits and enjoy live entertainment all day long at this year’s Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase, from Sept. 28 – Nov. 12, 2012. In addition, all Chase debit and credit cardholders can enjoy exclusive access to the Chase Lounge at the Festival* that offers an inviting space to relax and enjoy complimentary beverages, electronic charging stations and free Wi-Fi, among other amenities and benefits exclusively for Chase customers.)--With the goal of offering additional value and creating memorable experiences for its customers, Chase [NYSE: JPM] today announced they are expanding their relationship with The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] to become the presenting sponsor of the
“Not only are we proud to be the presenting sponsor of this amazing cultural celebration, but through this expanded relationship with Disney, we have the ability to create truly unique and special experiences for all Chase cardholders that attend.”
The sponsorship of the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival extends Chase’s relationship with Disney that began with the introduction of the Disney Rewards® Visa Card in 2003. Just this year, Chase launched Disney’s Premier Visa® Card from Chase and Disney’s Visa® Debit Card from Chase. All Disney’s Visa Cards offer special access to cardholder perks when visiting the Walt Disney World® and the Disneyland® Resorts. In addition, Disney’s Visa credit cards let cardholders earn points on card spending which can be redeemed toward nearly everything Disney. Walt Disney World® visitors who are interested in getting Disney’s Visa credit card can apply online at DisneyRewards.com or by visiting kiosks located at Epcot®, Downtown Disney® area and the Magic Kingdom® Park.
“The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival is one of the most renowned events at the Walt Disney World® Resort, attracting Chase customers from across the country and visitors from around the globe,” said Robert Belan, general manager, Chase. “Not only are we proud to be the presenting sponsor of this amazing cultural celebration, but through this expanded relationship with Disney, we have the ability to create truly unique and special experiences for all Chase cardholders that attend.”
The 46-day festival at Epcot® serves up authentic cuisine from six continents at over 25 marketplaces; wine, beer and inventive new cocktails; and nightly “Eat to the Beat” concerts with entertainment ranging from rock and soul to funk and blues. Exotic marketplaces from Hawaii to Belgium offer exciting taste treats. The Festival, in its 17th year of existence, is one of the longest running food and wine event of its kind in the country.
Festival highlights include:
- Signature dining experiences with celebrated chefs
- Party for the Senses—a spectacular tribute to the sensory arts
- Culinary demonstrations and wine seminars
- The Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly musical performances from popular hit-makers
Disney’s Visa Credit cardholders can redeem points towards hotel nights, theme park tickets, shopping and dining experiences while at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. In addition, travel packages to the Festival are available to Chase SapphireSM and Ink from Chase® cardholders through Chase Ultimate Rewards. Packages include a two-night stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel, theme park tickets to the Walt Disney World® theme parks and tickets to a "3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery party.
*Theme park admission to Epcot® is required.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of about $40.9 billion in its last fiscal year.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.