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Old 12-09-2012, 02:23 AM   #211
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #212
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Does anyone have recommendations for a strategy if we want to see the electrical parade first but still get to the dessert party early enough to check in and get good seats? Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #213
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Does anyone have recommendations for a strategy if we want to see the electrical parade first but still get to the dessert party early enough to check in and get good seats? Thanks!
The only way i see you can do this is by standing near The Plaza when watching the parade, then right afterward, go to the dessert party. Your table is already pre-assigned before you get there, so you can either be the first or last in line, and you'll get the same table. You have no choice in the matter there. It's pot luck if you get "good seats". Regardless of where your seats are, you are instructed by the CM that you may stand at the railing to view the fireworks.

If you take a look at the pictures at the beginning of this thread, you'll see that there are very few tables you can actually sit down at and view the fireworks.

Also, If you see all of the parade first then attend, keep in mind that the dessert party will have been going on for a while already. There will be desserts there when you arrive, but as to how much, i have no idea. Someone else here may have more information on that.
Hope this helps.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #214
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The only way i see you can do this is by standing near The Plaza when watching the parade, then right afterward, go to the dessert party. Your table is already pre-assigned before you get there, so you can either be the first or last in line, and you'll get the same table. You have no choice in the matter there. It's pot luck if you get "good seats". Regardless of where your seats are, you are instructed by the CM that you may stand at the railing to view the fireworks.

If you take a look at the pictures at the beginning of this thread, you'll see that there are very few tables you can actually sit down at and view the fireworks.

Also, If you see all of the parade first then attend, keep in mind that the dessert party will have been going on for a while already. There will be desserts there when you arrive, but as to how much, i have no idea. Someone else here may have more information on that.
Hope this helps.

Thank you for the recommendations
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #215
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Dessert and Fireworks Reservations for Feb 2013

I have been trying for the last 5 weeks to make reservations for my parents. I called this morning and the CM was amazed that Feb '13 were still not open.

Any ideas when they will be taking reservations? Looking to book for my parents for their wedding anniversary (the point of our trip) for 2/5 or 2/6.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #216
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I have been trying for the last 5 weeks to make reservations for my parents. I called this morning and the CM was amazed that Feb '13 were still not open.

Any ideas when they will be taking reservations? Looking to book for my parents for their wedding anniversary (the point of our trip) for 2/5 or 2/6.

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I would think any day now. January opened on Nov 23 - so if Feb follows the same pattern, it would be next Monday. I would check every day.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #217
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I've been checking every day for Feb 10th. No luck so far... I'll keep trying and if I get lucky, I'll let you guys know.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #218
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I've been checking every day for Feb 10th. No luck so far... I'll keep trying and if I get lucky, I'll let you guys know.
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I have too, for Feb 16. Wish it would open already!! lol
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #219
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I'm looking for February 14th.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #220
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I've been dis-enchanted by the dessert party

We've been several times, mostly because its the only way I get to see the castle show and fireworks. My family members won't stand in a large crowd for the fireworks so going to the dessert party has been a a way for me to see the fireworks Anyway, our last trip I wanted a table for 2 on Dec. 14th. I couldn't get a ressie for 2 at all, tried many times. Finally I made the ressie for 3, no problem. While I enjoyed the show, and we had a great table despite making the ressie a couple days ahead of time, the dessert party was very sparsely attended on the 14th. There were many many empty tables. It puts me off that I couldn't get a table for 2 with so many empty tables available. That fact, along with how difficult it can be to find out when the ressies are going to be available, leaves a bad feeling. I did spend the $75 willingly, but I wish Disney would make the reservation system better. Seeing all those empty tables made me feel cheated having to pay for 3 when I wanted 2.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #221
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How much is the dessert party for Adults/Children? Is it the same price for everyone? Does time of year change the price? We are waiting for May dates.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #222
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Waiting for mid-April dates to open up!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #223
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Waiting for May dates here too! From what I understand, the earliest that may be available is the beginning of March. Cant wait!
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I would think any day now. January opened on Nov 23 - so if Feb follows the same pattern, it would be next Monday. I would check every day.
I still haven't been able to make a reservation for the second week of January. Is it just not being done because it's a slow time of year? Does it fill up that fast? I even talked to someone last week and they couldn't get me a reservation.

Edit--Ok, so I tried it again and just kept increasing the number in my party for the heck of it. Apparently, there's only room for a party of 4 on January 6, 2013. No other numbers, just 4?
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #225
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I was able to make a ressie for jan 16 in the last couple of wks and was very surprised it was available.
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