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Enchantment at the Top

nickys

Premium Member
Original Poster
A new paid-for event at TOTWL on Friday evenings.

Essentially it’s a dessert party, with a higher price tag than Wicked Wind Down but lower than the dessert parties in MK.


Eligible Disney Vacation Club Members will enjoy a sweet celebration at Top of the World Lounge – A Villains Lair. The Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party features a dessert buffet, an assortment of adult beverage offerings (for Guests 21 and older), exclusive lounge access and reserved fireworks viewing from the top of Bay Lake Tower.
The offering is available on Friday nights beginning November 18, 2022, with reservations accepted up to 60 days in advance. Check-in starts 1 hour 30 minutes prior to the published fireworks time for Magic Kingdom park.
Price
Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party is $89.00 per adult, plus tax and $49.00 per child, plus tax.

Make Reservations
Eligible Members with access to Membership Extras can book this special experience when using their Membership to stay at a Disney-owned-and-operated hotel at Walt Disney World Resort.
Call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 to book. Reservations are available most Friday nights up to 60 days in advance.
As part of this experience, Members have access to a reserved table inside the lounge on the day of their reservation, a dessert buffet and an open bar for Guests 21 years of age and older.

Know Before You Go
Fireworks
Fireworks are not guaranteed as part of this experience; on rare occasions, evening fireworks may be rescheduled or cancelled. Please refer to the entertainment schedule to confirm showtimes 2 weeks prior to your reservation, and check again on the day of your reservation.

Link: https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go...e-world-lounge
 

Doberge

True Bayou Magic
Premium Member
exclusive lounge access and reserved fireworks viewing from the top of Bay Lake Tower.
They're slowly pushing on limits, actual or perceived. I do not believe the Wicked Wind Down is exclusive lounge access. But considering the wording of "reserved fireworks viewing" that distinct from "exclusive lounge access" it appears non-party members can still go up to view fireworks but won't be able to access the lounge? Guessing the buffet is inside and keeping non-party people out is how they separate. Anyone interpreting thus differently?
 

nickys

Premium Member
Original Poster
They're slowly pushing on limits, actual or perceived. I do not believe the Wicked Wind Down is exclusive lounge access. But considering the wording of "reserved fireworks viewing" that distinct from "exclusive lounge access" it appears non-party members can still go up to view fireworks but won't be able to access the lounge? Guessing the buffet is inside and keeping non-party people out is how they separate. Anyone interpreting thus differently?
Reading it the same as you. The Lounge on Friday nights will be exclusively for this event, but the Terrace will be open.
 

Doberge

True Bayou Magic
Premium Member
I don't really "get it" if others can effectively have the same view (and I believe all should, I don't think the terrace should be exclusive). This would cost my family $276 so I'd rather go any other night to buy drinks and food a la carte and I'm sure we'd save money and have the same fireworks view and lounge access. It's different than a MK party where you're really paying for the fireworks space and everything else is lagniappe.

The Cali Grill prix fixe is $89/$39 and I'd rather do that. That + drinks is going to come out cheaper than Enchantment at the Top + dinner out at someplace like even Contempo Cafe.
 

Club Cooloholic

Well-Known Member
I don't really "get it" if others can effectively have the same view (and I believe all should, I don't think the terrace should be exclusive). This would cost my family $276 so I'd rather go any other night to buy drinks and food a la carte and I'm sure we'd save money and have the same fireworks view and lounge access. It's different than a MK party where you're really paying for the fireworks space and everything else is lagniappe.

The Cali Grill prix fixe is $89/$39 and I'd rather do that. That + drinks is going to come out cheaper than Enchantment at the Top + dinner out at someplace like even Contempo Cafe.
Totally agree. Was wicked wind down selling really well? I know many said the lounge didn't get much use, but seems to me this price point is a bit over the too. Honeetly charge 35 a person and you get 2 drinks and some cupcakes and it would be far more appealing.
 

nickys

Premium Member
Original Poster
Totally agree. Was wicked wind down selling really well? I know many said the lounge didn't get much use, but seems to me this price point is a bit over the too. Honeetly charge 35 a person and you get 2 drinks and some cupcakes and it would be far more appealing.
They already quietly changed who could book Wicked Wind Down. You used to have to be staying at a DVC resort on your membership - points or DVC cash. Now you can be staying anywhere on site, cash or membership.

This new event might be more popular. Open bar, would perhaps take 3-4 drinks to make it a reasonable deal.
 

Chi84

Premium Member
They already quietly changed who could book Wicked Wind Down. You used to have to be staying at a DVC resort on your membership - points or DVC cash. Now you can be staying anywhere on site, cash or membership.

This new event might be more popular. Open bar, would perhaps take 3-4 drinks to make it a reasonable deal.
3 to 4 drinks go a long way toward making pretty much anything seem reasonable.
 

Doberge

True Bayou Magic
Premium Member
Financially it might make some sense to groups without children, otherwise paying +$49 for a kid to eat like a cupcake and a cookie and maybe parents think they need to drink more to make up for the value of kids. So it just doesn't make a lot of sense with kids and I don't think there are enough adults who will find value in multiple drinks priced +$15 each, at least not to a point anyone would be responsible after.

I understand that with most of Disney that it is not worth straight value chasing but in most examples I can think of, like MK parties, there's not a direct substitute. Here, people can go the night before or after and have most of the same experience, minus the treat buffet, for less money.
 

Disstevefan1

Well-Known Member
A new paid-for event at TOTWL on Friday evenings.

Essentially it’s a dessert party, with a higher price tag than Wicked Wind Down but lower than the dessert parties in MK.


Eligible Disney Vacation Club Members will enjoy a sweet celebration at Top of the World Lounge – A Villains Lair. The Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party features a dessert buffet, an assortment of adult beverage offerings (for Guests 21 and older), exclusive lounge access and reserved fireworks viewing from the top of Bay Lake Tower.
The offering is available on Friday nights beginning November 18, 2022, with reservations accepted up to 60 days in advance. Check-in starts 1 hour 30 minutes prior to the published fireworks time for Magic Kingdom park.
Price
Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party is $89.00 per adult, plus tax and $49.00 per child, plus tax.

Make Reservations
Eligible Members with access to Membership Extras can book this special experience when using their Membership to stay at a Disney-owned-and-operated hotel at Walt Disney World Resort.
Call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 to book. Reservations are available most Friday nights up to 60 days in advance.
As part of this experience, Members have access to a reserved table inside the lounge on the day of their reservation, a dessert buffet and an open bar for Guests 21 years of age and older.

Know Before You Go
Fireworks
Fireworks are not guaranteed as part of this experience; on rare occasions, evening fireworks may be rescheduled or cancelled. Please refer to the entertainment schedule to confirm showtimes 2 weeks prior to your reservation, and check again on the day of your reservation.

Link: https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go...e-world-lounge
YaY! another hard ticket event!

Sorry to the DVC owners who cannot access their TOTWL while this hard ticket event is happening..... unless you pay of course. ;)
 

Chip Chipperson

Well-Known Member
I'll be passing on this one. The views are great up there, but I'm not paying $89 for access to the lounge, a dessert buffet, and a few drinks. This "offering" might seem less insulting if the money it raked in went towards keeping our dues from increasing so much, but I just saw the thread with the proposed 2023 dues increases and they clearly aren't using the money for that so it just seems like a cash grab.
 

LuvtheGoof

Grill Master
Premium Member
I'll be passing on this one. The views are great up there, but I'm not paying $89 for access to the lounge, a dessert buffet, and a few drinks. This "offering" might seem less insulting if the money it raked in went towards keeping our dues from increasing so much, but I just saw the thread with the proposed 2023 dues increases and they clearly aren't using the money for that so it just seems like a cash grab.
Nobody’s dues pay for the lounge. It has to be self sustaining.
 

Chip Chipperson

Well-Known Member
Nobody’s dues pay for the lounge. It has to be self sustaining.

I didn't mean to imply that dues pay for the lounge. I know that they sell drinks and food to keep the place running. I meant that if they're going to start charging for perks then the profits from those sold perks should at least benefit the members.
 

correcaminos

Premium Member
I didn't mean to imply that dues pay for the lounge. I know that they sell drinks and food to keep the place running. I meant that if they're going to start charging for perks then the profits from those sold perks should at least benefit the members.
Not sure I follow. The charges are to keep the lounge running. You are paying for food/drink/service and not a perk.
 

Chip Chipperson

Well-Known Member
Not sure I follow. The charges are to keep the lounge running. You are paying for food/drink/service and not a perk.

Typically, DVC members can go up to the lounge (assuming it isn't already at capacity) to view the fireworks. Yes, you have to pay for the food and drinks, but there was never a need to pay for "preferred viewing areas" or anything like that - and you could eat and drink for much less than $89/person. So what I'm saying is that this offering is obviously meant to extract more money from members. The lounge seemed to be operating just fine before the pandemic without the need for upcharge events, so it would be nice if the extra profit from these events benefitted the members rather than Disney since members are the ones losing access to at least parts of the Lou ge and viewing areas.
 

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