MK Dessert Party thoughts?

Yay or Nay?


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KrzyKtty

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Yes the music is piped in so you get the entire experience. The great thing is that you have a wonderful view, ( it is spectacular watching from on the water) with no fighting the crowds. Then when its over you motor back to the dock, again no crowds to fight through to get out. I've done it twice and the pilot in the first boat got us directly centered to the park. The second one we were slightly off to the left because other boats had gotten there first.
I am guessing it is really great for the fireworks view but not as much for the projections?
 

JIMINYCR

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I am guessing it is really great for the fireworks view but not as much for the projections?
Of course. Your view is of the unobstructed sight of all the fireworks. No one is in your way, pointing cameras and phones in your face, bumping into you, blocking any of the thrills. Being on the water looking at a full sky, your eyes take it all in.
 

LittleMerman

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I've never done one but never really wanted to. IMO, they are way overpriced. Some of the desserts look cute but for me, it wouldn't be worth having desserts, some adult beverages, and fireworks for the cost. I get plenty of treats throughout my MK day and you don't have to line up that far in advance for the fireworks. The biggest downfall for me is that it seems difficult to see the castle projections from the party locations and that's half of the fun for me.
 

vikescaper

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The parties are expensive but my family enjoys them for special occasions. We did the after party back in December and will be doing it again in July. In December, we got there a little bit late but we’re able to find a spot about half way back in the viewing area. With the exception of a tree, we almost had an unobstructed view of the castle.
 

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Personally I think it's worth it, for the time and sanity savings. I also get a lot of value out of the desserts/appetizers since I will skip dinner that night and make it my evening meal. That helps offset the cost.
 

Weather_Lady

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Of course. Your view is of the unobstructed sight of all the fireworks. No one is in your way, pointing cameras and phones in your face, bumping into you, blocking any of the thrills. Being on the water looking at a full sky, your eyes take it all in.
That does sound lovely!

I should emphasize that in contrast to the cruise you describe, the Dessert Party cannot necessarily guarantee that kind of private, unobstructed view, although it certainly gives one room to spread out and breathe, which is nice.

The time we did the Dessert Party (my daughter's birthday - several years and many price hikes ago), we were treated to a clueless woman whose boyfriend had evidently just proposed to her on the terrace, who decided to spend the entire projection/fireworks show wandering back and forth at the very front of the fenced-off astroturf viewing area with both hands in the air, taking flash photos of the new ring on her hand, trying to get that "just right" shot with the Castle in the background to post on her social media. Her fiance stood all by himself in the corner, presumably regretting his choices. (That being said, we were mostly able to ignore her, and still really enjoyed the Dessert Party and the castle show. We wouldn't find any value in doing it again, though.) ;)
 
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networkpro

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In the Parks
Yes
IMHO, if you really want a calmer experience outside Magic Kingdom with savory and sweet bites as well as an open bar, then go for

Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Its not offered every night, has a smaller capacity, costs more, but has valet parking included in the price.
 

G00fyDad

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For what it's worth I just got checked in for the Enchantment Treats and Seats dessert party about 5 minutes ago. They will start seating people at 6:45 p.m. for the 8:15 p.m. fireworks show. I'm the first person in line there is no one behind me yet. Just to give you a little bit of an idea how far ahead you can get here to try to be one of the first people so you can get up closest to the railing. We have a first timer here with us so that's why I'm doing this. I don't want to have to watch the fireworks over top of other people's head and people standing up in the seated area.
 

JohnD

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I think we will probably skip it. For $400 I wanna make sure my kids have a top tier view regardless of their height. If I'm spending that sort of price tag, I expect to see every projection. We have 3 evenings in MK with our trip. Between all that, I'm sure we can find at least one night to find a 1/2 decent spot, and then we will just buy our own treats from the ice cream parlor and the confectionary store.

I don't blame you. There are different versions depending on viewing area. My choice and slightly less expensive is the version for the Plaza Garden viewing area. When you're finished with the dessert offerings, they'll walk you to the plaza garden where you would watch from there. It's a better view than the more expensive seated option in the Tomorrowland Terrace. Still, the price adds up. For viewing, I would pick either in front of Main Street somewhere in the castle hub or all the way in the back in front of the train station. Along Main Street is cramped and you'll be distracted by the projections along the MS stores. Your head will be turning back and forth trying to look at everything.
 

JohnD

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Perfect fireworks viewing spot for this dessert party! I couldn't imagine doing the pre or post party. Not sure I could deal with the mosh pit.
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It's great if you want to be off your feet, want fireworks but don't care about the projections. The OP wanted a guarantee they could see the projections with the family. If they were to choose one, I'd choose the Plaza Garden viewing option. But I don't blame the OP for deciding to pass due to the cost.
 

G00fyDad

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It's great if you want to be off your feet, want fireworks but don't care about the projections. The OP wanted a guarantee they could see the projections with the family. If they were to choose one, I'd choose the Plaza Garden viewing option. But I don't blame the OP for deciding to pass due to the cost.
Okay but we saw the projections just fine.
 

"El Gran Magnifico"

Bring Me A Shrubbery
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It really is subjective. Is it worth the money? IMO no. Not even close.

But if you have the budget for it. And have never done it. Then sure, if only to cross it off the Disney list

There are far better values out there, and a few that are even worse.
 

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