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rcymrcym
03-05-2010, 09:53 AM
Does anyone know if they are still doing this? It would be a great final night treat. TIA!

KPOP
03-05-2010, 10:55 AM
As of yesterdays call to DVC Member Services - they are not taking reservations for this at this time. It does not look like its coming back. I had the same thought - it would have been great for the last night of my trip.

rcymrcym
03-05-2010, 11:03 AM
thanks!

ready4mouse
03-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Yesterday when I called they said to check back in about 2 weeks- they're expecting this to be loaded into their system soon.

I was wondering if anybody has done this on a night when they have Spectro? Can you see Spectro from there (I'm thinking it's too far back from Main St) or would it be best to see Spectro from Main St at 9 and then walk over to the dessert party for Wishes?

bkoehl
03-07-2010, 11:46 PM
Yesterday when I called they said to check back in about 2 weeks- they're expecting this to be loaded into their system soon.

I was wondering if anybody has done this on a night when they have Spectro? Can you see Spectro from there (I'm thinking it's too far back from Main St) or would it be best to see Spectro from Main St at 9 and then walk over to the dessert party for Wishes?

You can see some of the floats from the Dessert Party but if you really want to see it you should go down to Main Street.

wed100105
03-13-2010, 08:25 AM
I certainly hope they bring it back. Dumb question-it is air conditioned right?

JDUCKY
03-13-2010, 08:34 AM
I certainly hope they bring it back. Dumb question-it is air conditioned right?

No.

It's the open-air area that's part of the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2009/06/28/wishes-fireworks-dessert-party-photos/

scjo68
03-13-2010, 10:10 AM
We did the party on a Spectro night, and I would not do that again.
You can see the parade floats from a distance, but not too well.
I would compare it to how you can see Wishes from the Poly. It's a fun, relaxing way to watch it, but you don't get to experience it fully that way.

We tried what pp suggested- watching from Main street, then walking over to dessert after. It was too stressful- never again!

You have to have you whole party check in early. Then you are given a wristband to get in later. So you have to find a space for your whole party on M.S. at 8:45 or so. Then run back to dessert as soon as the parade is over (actually before so you don't get caught). We were told by the cm's that even though our seating time was 9:05, that dessert might all be gone by 9:15:confused3 , so we rushed to get back quickly.

If they bring it back, I would go on a non-parade night, then you get your dessert earlier too! We would then go back to enjoy the night parade on a different night.

scanne
03-13-2010, 10:11 AM
I'm hoping they bring it back! I want to do this during our vacation to celebrate my 10 year anniversary with DH...

I'll be checking back here frequently for more info...

DisneyMomx7
03-13-2010, 10:44 AM
We went last year and DH and I thought it was just okay - kind of glad we did it once thing.

However our one dd put it at the top of her list of things to do at Disney on this trip so I'm waiting for it to open up!

I'm hoping when they open up that they change it so you can book tables next to the railing at a higher price. Mostly everyone had to stand by the railing to get a good view.

It was neat watching Tink fly directly overhead.

jenseib
03-13-2010, 11:16 AM
I have heard it's coming back to, jsut don't know when. It is something I would like to try someday too.

scanmom
03-13-2010, 12:11 PM
that they do this party now. This has been our "secret spot" for Wishes viewing for many years. We would grab a snack, plop down at a rail side table about an hour before Wishes, and just relax for awhile before the show. Now, if it continues as a party, it becomes very expensive, and sounds like a free-for-all to get to the paid for desserts before they run out!

MickeyEars
03-13-2010, 01:53 PM
I sure hope they bring it back before our May 26-June 4 trip because I would love to try it!!!

Carla

jenseib
03-13-2010, 02:42 PM
I honestly don't think they run out of desserts that fast, nor all of them. I have heard of some favorites running low, but also heard how they replenish alot of stuff.

DisneyMomx7
03-13-2010, 02:49 PM
They were very good about replenishing the desserts when we were there last July. There didn't seem to be any danger of them "running out" at all.

DiznyDi
03-13-2010, 04:00 PM
We were there in Dec. I 'm glad to have had the experience once, but IMO is just too expensive for what you get and probably won't do it again.

On the night we attended, all seating was pre-assigned - no need to have a mad dash to get group seats together. It was just DH and myself so we had a first row table about 15 feet from the railing. Once the show starts, attendees are encouraged to go to the railing for a better view. Which is great for them, but bad for us as we now had to stand as well.

2 huge tables were filled will many varieties of mouth-watering desserts and a beautiful platter of fresh fruit. It appeared to me that there was no replenishing, only condensing of plated items until only 1 table remained with the least sought-after desserts. I would have felt better about the cost if indeed the more popular items had been replenished, specifically the fresh fruit.

I hope Disney brings it back for those of you that would like to experience it.

bbluvsdis
03-13-2010, 05:08 PM
I really don't get the not refilling the desserts thing. Its like paying for dinner at a buffet and they run out of food! You've paid for dessert so there should be dessert for everyone in attendance.

scanmom
03-13-2010, 05:55 PM
the reports that I have read have indicated that the dessert tables were not replenished. Even if they were, how much dessert can a person eat? The cost is too much, considering that we bought our desserts before we got there, and sat where we wanted to- for free. Plus, you could eat whatever you wanted-not just desserts. Once my DD had a turkey leg!

JDUCKY
03-13-2010, 06:16 PM
I really don't get the not refilling the desserts thing. Its like paying for dinner at a buffet and they run out of food! You've paid for dessert so there should be dessert for everyone in attendance.

There wasn't a problem w/refilling the desserts when we went in August.

Plenty from which to choose the entire time.

bkoehl
03-13-2010, 06:27 PM
When we did it last July there were PLENTY of desserts to eat and they kept it open through the fireworks and after. We did it again in November with my in-laws and desserts were slow to be refilled and closed once the fireworks started but we still had plenty. The bigger problem was running out of coffee; it took FOREVER and fireworks were almost over by the time we got it. It was definitely a must do at least once, DS and DD (and me!) loved seeing Tink fly overhead and the view was great. I would like to do it again with some friends who have never seen Wishes before but o/w once or twice is enough. We had no problem getting a good viewing spot, everyone went to the railing but everyone was great about letting the kids in front and even sitting behind you could see easily.

I would recommend eating a late-ish lunch to save room for dessert!

scanmom
03-13-2010, 06:52 PM
even if they have plenty of dessert... I just don't think the value justifies the cost. I like being able to sit in that spot without paying a fee. I understand why Disney does the party, and I know they are there to make a profit, but I feel like they noticed people sitting there for the fireworks, and now are taking advantage. If they had built a new place, or even remodeled this space, I would feel like the $$'s may be justified. But, if you don't get a front table, and everyone stands in front of you, I just don't think it's worth it. And I know that if you are too far back, you can't see the whole show... the higher fireworks are blocked by the ceiling. If Disney wanted a paid for viewing area, they should have made one that ALL the seats have equal viewing, or at least close to it. I would not pay for this service. Just not a good value to me, but I know other people like it, so each to his own! :) It's like the balcony seating for Fantasmic at DL... We never splurged on that, we just came early, got a table at RBT, got desserts, and chilled for about and hour before the show started. Perfect view, at only the cost of our desserts. I guess the balcony seating may have had a nicer view since it was more elevated, but we didn't miss a bit of the show!

scjo68
03-13-2010, 07:28 PM
When we went in Aug., they replenished the desserts. THe problem was that some of the guests descended upon the buffet table as if they had not eaten all day, as if the food was going to run away from them. THe cm's replaced the food as fast as humanly possible, but there were still empty platters. Also, I saw guests with whole platters full of food sitting on their tables, (tables of two people), food that went uneaten. Maybe some folks had heard that the dessert might run out, and grabbed it asap in a panic. I don't know...A lot was wasted. I can't complain about the CM's not providing plenty, though. We got plenty to eat.

It was nice to do once, don't know if we will do it again. The price was lower when we did it. THey raised the price soon after. So I think it is too expensive, now.

RE: Tink flying over...though it was barely drizzling, she did not fly over that night during Wishes that night, due to weather. I wouln't want Tink to do anything dangerous, but it was disapppointing, especially for DD.

jenseib
03-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Whats the cost now? I thought it was about $15 and never heard of a price increase...if it's more then we won't do it ever.

scjo68
03-13-2010, 10:46 PM
When we did it, it was about $18 per adult, and soon after, it went up to $24 per adult. Children were less.

Of course, it may not be back, but even if it is, there is no way to know how much it is going to cost. You would assume that as long as it sells out, they would not reduce the price. Of course they could change it somewhat- maybe have simpler dessert offerings, lower the price a little, but still make a good profit.

jacksmom
03-13-2010, 10:50 PM
We would love to try it! I wish it would come back soon!:rotfl:

TLSnell1981
03-13-2010, 10:54 PM
When we did it, it was about $18 per adult, and soon after, it went up to $24 per adult. Children were less.

Of course, it may not be back, but even if it is, there is no way to know how much it is going to cost. You would assume that as long as it sells out, they would not reduce the price. Of course they could change it somewhat- maybe have simpler dessert offerings, lower the price a little, but still make a good profit.

I believe, the cost increase was due to automatically adding 18% gratuity and taxes to the price.

mom2taylorandemily
03-13-2010, 11:49 PM
We went last August to celebrate DDs 10th Birthday, and it was fabulous! I'd go again in a heart beat! I'm actually hoping that they offer it this summer as we'll be there again this year in August to celebrate DH and my 15th Anniversary! That would be a great way to celebrate.

Tinker'n'Fun
03-14-2010, 12:24 AM
Here's my review from last year. Our desserts were replenished and my views are included in my review. I am really hoping that it is offered during one of our stays this year.

I booked the party on the first night of our vacation, and to the best of my knowledge at that time, this would be the last night it would presented. I was very excited about it, even though some of the reviews were coming back negative. First, I booked it for DS's birthday which was exactly one week before the event. Second, I kept it secret. This is big for me. Secrets do not come easy, and are punishable in my family if "I" am not allowed in on them. Yes, I am selfish that way. So the background is a day that started around 3am., and a full day at Magic Kingdom, talk of a secret throughout the day, and snatching of desserts from Mom at dinner. All went well. We had 8pm. reservations for the 9pm showing of Wishes.....

At 7:30pm, I was shot!! 100% down and out couldn't walk another step "shot". (bad back + stubborn + refusal to use any sort of help = SHOT)

We arrived at 7:30 at the Noodle Terrace Station and they had the signs up for the party but were not letting anyone in. I asked a worker if I could just please sit inside because of my back and I must have looked horrible cause they led us in, got me cold water, and said that we would be the first to our tables. We were given a card with the letter "C" and we waited. A little bit later other people showed up, but no one else was allowed in until 8ish. Sorry to those who thought I was breaking the rules, I really did need to sit. We were given our wrist bands and were seated in what I thought was the best seat in the house. Front row, near the buffet, off a bit in the corner and perfect for viewing everything around us. I told my son that I had booked him a private party for his birthday and that "he" was very special to get it. He actually believed me for a good part of the evening. But, best of all, I broke my no picture rule, so here it goes...

The Desserts:
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The view was unobstructed (sp?)

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The desserts:

Mango Shooters: Very good, tart, and have a "consistancy" to them. I am sure they are a hit or miss with people.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Excellent!! The berries were perfect, not mushy or overripe and the chocolate was very good, definetely not Hershey's.
Tiramasu: Very rich and wonderful. DS started a new love affair with this dessert!
Tarts: Different fillings like lime, custard, and chocolate. All very good. The fruit was excellent, except the crust was not "homemade". It was more of a mass produced bottom and it was very evident. Still very good though.
Fresh Fruit: very good, fresh, and cold for the first half of the evening.
Truffles: very good, but rich, one at a time... one at a time!;)
Creme Brulee: I was so excited to try this. I have never had it and it was on a lot of the menus throughout Disney. It was so wonderful and I found a new "favorite" for desserts. I still dream about them. I have even googled restaurants in our area looking for them.... Yes it was that good!
Peanut Butter dessert: Also very good and rich....
Cookies and Brownies: Oh my, I am editing this in, I can't believe I forgot them! Soft wonderful large cookies and brownies sent from the Heavens, thick and chewy. So delicous. We wanted to put them down, stop going for more, but they called our name.. (They named me thick waistline:))

Off to drinks: Coffee, tea (hot), tea cold unsweetened - plain and blackberry, lemonade, milk, and water... I would recommend anything unsweetened to take the bite off all the desserts you are eating!

Now that was all the food, which there was plenty of and was refilled whenever needed.

My review of the party:

I am old enough to know that you need to make the best out of any situation. I thoroughly enjoyed the party. The view of the castle was breath-taking. The view of wishes was very good and I was totally engulfed in the magic from start to finish. Tink waving as she flew by was like a dream coming true. It was pure magic. My whole family felt this way. We all felt privledge to be able to be part of the party. There were tears from all sets of eyes in my family.

Quote of the night: Me to DS: "I planned this all for you! It is your night, enjoy it." DS to me: "I love you, Mom."

**just a side note, I stated above that I make the best out of everything. During the whole party, I was really in a lot of pain. It really must be something very special for me to be able to eat as much as I did while feeling this way, and also standing for the whole showing of Wishes. I never stand. I have seen Wishes from many different views. Each view if different and unique. This view was magical. I felt like a queen next to her Castle.

Below are the views of the OP and just that, MY VIEWs. I do not mean to take away from any other reviews of the event, good or bad!

Was it worth the money? Absolutely, even with the increase that was just put through. Will I do it again? Definetely, in a heart beat. Why do I think there are bad reviews of the event? It is the end of the night, everyone is tired. People tend to go in with the attitude that everything has to be perfect because you are paying for it, an entitlement thing. Was everything perfect? Absolutely, NOT. Is anything in life absolutely perfect, NO, because then everything would be predictable and boring!!