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Old 04-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #1201
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Ok guys, I need advice. Is it frivolous to book the dessert party when we are staying CL at the Poly and can watch Wishes from the lounge with evening desserts? The rational part of me says it is silly to book it, and to save it for when we stay somewhere different and don't have the gorgeous view from the lounge. The impulsive part of me with a propensity to spend unnecessary money says DO IT! Talk me down guys!
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Ok guys, I need advice. Is it frivolous to book the dessert party when we are staying CL at the Poly and can watch Wishes from the lounge with evening desserts? The rational part of me says it is silly to book it, and to save it for when we stay somewhere different and don't have the gorgeous view from the lounge. The impulsive part of me with a propensity to spend unnecessary money says DO IT! Talk me down guys!
If it means anything, I looked at online videos of wishes as seen from the pirate and pals fireworks cruise and the dessert party and realized I much preferred being up close and personal. :-)

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Ok guys, I need advice. Is it frivolous to book the dessert party when we are staying CL at the Poly and can watch Wishes from the lounge with evening desserts? The rational part of me says it is silly to book it, and to save it for when we stay somewhere different and don't have the gorgeous view from the lounge. The impulsive part of me with a propensity to spend unnecessary money says DO IT! Talk me down guys!
We had the dessert party booked for Dec, but when we upgraded to CL at CR we cancelled it. Not having to fight the crowds on the way out priceless. I am guessing Poly is like CR and the Wishes music is piped in??? I honestly did not miss being in the park. And the kiddos were in their pj's and were asleep in no time

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #1204
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I definitely don't mind skipping the park. It's actually more enjoyable from the lounge in my opinion! A more intimate setting. I think I am going to skip it this time.
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We had the dessert party booked for Dec, but when we upgraded to CL at CR we cancelled it. Not having to fight the crowds on the way out priceless. I am guessing Poly is like CR and the Wishes music is piped in??? I honestly did not miss being in the park. And the kiddos were in their pj's and were asleep in no time

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Yes they pipe it in and dim the lights. The view from the lounge is breathtaking! And not battling the crowds to get out is a HUGE advantage.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:21 AM   #1206
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Ok guys, I need advice. Is it frivolous to book the dessert party when we are staying CL at the Poly and can watch Wishes from the lounge with evening desserts? The rational part of me says it is silly to book it, and to save it for when we stay somewhere different and don't have the gorgeous view from the lounge. The impulsive part of me with a propensity to spend unnecessary money says DO IT! Talk me down guys!
Dani we did the Dessert Party in Nov. and Bob and I both decided it was a "must do" for all future trips but I am torn now since being able to watch them from the Poly beach seems like a good alternative. I think if I was staying CL I would skip it for sure unless I was booking the Dessert Party for a special celebration, ie. Birthday, Anniversary etc.
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Ok guys, I need advice. Is it frivolous to book the dessert party when we are staying CL at the Poly and can watch Wishes from the lounge with evening desserts? The rational part of me says it is silly to book it, and to save it for when we stay somewhere different and don't have the gorgeous view from the lounge. The impulsive part of me with a propensity to spend unnecessary money says DO IT! Talk me down guys!
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I definitely don't mind skipping the park. It's actually more enjoyable from the lounge in my opinion! A more intimate setting. I think I am going to skip it this time.
I think you answered your own question!. I agree, since you will have the lounge, gorgeous view, sound piped in, close to your room, no crowds getting back with 2 little ones...me thinks Poly CL is going to be fabulous!

Also, as you said, saving it for a trip when you'd not have the option would make the Dessert Party a special treat.

I might be one of the few who has mixed feelings about the dessert party - other than the view, I didn't find it all that great. Offerings were so-so, limited choices for drinks - at least when we were there - it was a cold night and they offered coffee, but no hot cocoa. I would have so enjoyed a hot drink. I know almost everyone loves it, but for the cost, I wasn't wowed. I would do it again with Mia and Sophia because of the view. Also, seats are pe-assigned, although you can still go up to the wall to watch Wishes.
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I think you answered your own question!. I agree, since you will have the lounge, gorgeous view, sound piped in, close to your room, no crowds getting back with 2 little ones...me thinks Poly CL is going to be fabulous!

Also, as you said, saving it for a trip when you'd not have the option would make the Dessert Party a special treat.

I might be one of the few who has mixed feelings about the dessert party - other than the view, I didn't find it all that great. Offerings were so-so, limited choices for drinks - at least when we were there - it was a cold night and they offered coffee, but no hot cocoa. I would have so enjoyed a hot drink. I know almost everyone loves it, but for the cost, I wasn't wowed. I would do it again with Mia and Sophia because of the view. Also, seats are pe-assigned, although you can still go up to the wall to watch Wishes.
I think I tend to agree with you. I would really do it for the view and not so much the desserts. My friend was interested when I showed him but he's never stayed CL at the Poly so he doesn't know what to expect from that.
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Awfully quiet here today! :-) hope everyone is having a great Saturday!!

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Awfully quiet here today! :-) hope everyone is having a great Saturday!!

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Hi ladies!

Just back from a.....date night with DH! He was given some Toronto Maple Leaf tickets at work, so we went to the hockey game downtown tonight. They played the Montreal Canadians, a classic rivalry, it was a good game! My parents came and watched the girls. It was a much needed break for us, and we had fun! I still like my DH.

Just wanted to share, these date nights are few and far between!

And we got to talk Disney too! Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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Hi ladies!

Just back from a.....date night with DH! He was given some Toronto Maple Leaf tickets at work, so we went to the hockey game downtown tonight. They played the Montreal Canadians, a classic rivalry, it was a good game! My parents came and watched the girls. It was a much needed break for us, and we had fun! I still like my DH.

Just wanted to share, these date nights are few and far between!

And we got to talk Disney too! Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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I need to catch up, but I'm too busy crying. The DH keeps using words like "dug out" and "quarter" when talking about the game he just went to. I know I'm being a big 'ol baby about it, but it is what it is. The DH's dad did try and get me a ticket and it didn't work.

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Dani we did the Dessert Party in Nov. and Bob and I both decided it was a "must do" for all future trips but I am torn now since being able to watch them from the Poly beach seems like a good alternative. I think if I was staying CL I would skip it for sure unless I was booking the Dessert Party for a special celebration, ie. Birthday, Anniversary etc.
When we stayed at Poly, we loved watching Wishes (and EWP) from a lounge chair on the beach
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Jeanette-have any of your kids had to have tubes yet? Both of my kids had them and were back to their regular selves within a couple of hours, so you shouldn't have to postpone!
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