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Dessert party with young kids?

bluefish32

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My kids will be 9, 7, and 4 for their first trip to WDW. I'm so tempted to sign up for one of the dessert parties, but it'll be expensive for our party of 6, and I'm also not sure if my kids will be too exhausted to go by the end of the day. I'd hate to buy the tickets for it, and then end up not going. How long before my trip can I put off the decision before they are sold out?
 

Master Yoda

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My kids will be 9, 7, and 4 for their first trip to WDW. I'm so tempted to sign up for one of the dessert parties, but it'll be expensive for our party of 6, and I'm also not sure if my kids will be too exhausted to go by the end of the day. I'd hate to buy the tickets for it, and then end up not going. How long before my trip can I put off the decision before they are sold out?
Not long. They tend to sell out very fast. It is usually easier to book and then cancel vs trying to get one even a month or two out.
 
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My kids will be 9, 7, and 4 for their first trip to WDW. I'm so tempted to sign up for one of the dessert parties, but it'll be expensive for our party of 6, and I'm also not sure if my kids will be too exhausted to go by the end of the day. I'd hate to buy the tickets for it, and then end up not going. How long before my trip can I put off the decision before they are sold out?
I have never done a dessert party before, but I will say that you may be better off getting to MK early to grab a spot, and go grab some ice cream or dessert while you are waiting. If there are two adults in your party, you stay put with the kids while the other adult goes and grabs the goodies. We did this one night and were pretty much able to sit and rest our feet before it started to get too crowded. I know that my daughter (5 at first trip 6 at second) wasn't necessarily tired, but I know that I wouldnt have gotten the value out of it for her that I would for myself. I would much rather spend that money on a tour (Disney Family Magic Tour is awesome, lasts 2 hours, and only costs $40) than a dessert party, because a tour keeps you actively engaged. The tour took us on a scavenger hunt through MK starting at Town Square Theatre to find clues. Our tour guide was so fun and everyone, adults included, had a great time. We also got one on one time with Peter Pan and escorted on the Winnie the Pooh ride. I didnt even't know this tour existed until someone on this site mentioned it to me. It was also super easy to book.
 
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My kids will be 9, 7, and 4 for their first trip to WDW. I'm so tempted to sign up for one of the dessert parties, but it'll be expensive for our party of 6, and I'm also not sure if my kids will be too exhausted to go by the end of the day. I'd hate to buy the tickets for it, and then end up not going. How long before my trip can I put off the decision before they are sold out?
Desert Party is fantastic (it was a bucket list item) some advice especially for the little one is to plan a nap mid day back at the resort/hotel you are staying at.

no way mine could have rope dropped and then made a desert party without a meltdown somewhere in between
 
#5
I've done a few dessert parties and honestly I do not find the value in it, especially for kids. The food is just okay and the views are not always that much better

For a family of 6 is it a lot of money. Honestly at that point I'd rather do a Fireworks cruise. We did an Illuminations one and that was oddly worth the money. Snacks on board. Excellent view. Blankets to keep us cozy (it was chilly) and a very private feeling. The view at night was great and relaxing.