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Old 07-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #31
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I guess i am still in sticker shock, because that seems like an awful lot of money to me for one experience. I am all for the BBB, etc. and have been known to splurge, but i don't think i could justify this (for doll and some charms at a tea party?). That is like a weeks park pass for the kids at WDW. I agree that memories are precious but i can think of a lot of other memories i can make for that type of price. Yikes!

You are definitely lucky to have experienced this for free!
I dunno. A single day child's Disneyland park hopper ticket is over $130. I don't pretend to understand how other people decide if something is worth it to them.
I'd totally do this as a one time thing.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
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If we weren't already doing the Royal Sea Package x 2 for my girls, this might be an option. But the price does seem a bit steep for what you get, imo.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #33
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Well, i can get a 5 day pass to WDW from undercover tourist for $272 and I just know that with my own kids they would get a lot more out of that as a point of reference :::not saying everyone would, I am sure some would prefer 2 hours with a doll and tea::: I try to make smart decisions with the money we have and for us it would not be smart or worth it looking at the big picture. I don't pretend to understand how other people spend their money because i really don't care and i am not even sure if i know what that exactly means?

However, something rubs me the wrong way about this price and I was voicing my opinion. I feel like it adds more pressure to those cruising with a few girls. I realistically don't feel like this is something that the average family can afford without blinking an eye (or clutching their chest if say they have 3 little darlings and an afternoon of tea is going to cost over $500). I realize we are always going to live in a world of haves and have nots. I just feel like this takes it to yet another level on the disney cruise. I feel like Disney is preying on its consumers so they feel like they created (or more aptly bought) these wonderful memories for their children. Or for people who don't put a price on Disney. They know they will pay for it...because it is disney (Heck, i am even guilty of this at times).

Maybe i will see some spectacular picture or reviews that will someday make me think otherwise (i did with BBB, but this tea kind of makes that look like a bargain now). I am totally not trying to debate it with those who do, because if it was worth it for you, than that is all that matters). And kudos to Disney's marketing people if they pull this off, because I assume it would be very profitable for them.

And i am a little jealous of this poster for totally scoring this for free! Now that is a priceless memory in my book! haha....get it? priceless
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #34
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I realistically don't feel like this is something that the average family can afford without blinking an eye (or clutching their chest if say they have 3 little darlings and an afternoon of tea is going to cost over $500).
Realistically, a Disney Cruise is something that many families can't afford - it is a luxury.

I think that the Tea is a neat idea, and for those who are into dolls, or having a special occasion, it might be awesome. We probably won't do it, but that doesn't mean that it is a bad thing - just something we won't do.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #35
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I so hope this continues through to our Feb 2014 Fantasy cruise. I'd love to take DD and mom. We'll catch up with DH and my dad later. I personally love the choices and add-ons Disney provides. If I'm going to splurge on spa treatments and special dinners for DH & I and hopefully a cabana at CC, my DD is going to have a special treat as well. I can vividly remember my first high tea with my grandma.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #36
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[QUOTE=PrincessShmoo;48823467 They used to have high tea at Palo. But it was never booked enough. They eliminated the tea so they could expand the brunch hours, which always had a waiting list.[/QUOTE]

I know. That's what they say, but I think it was more of a problem with the time the event was held. It was too close to Palo's dinner hour. They are able to run more people through Palo at brunch with the times it is scheduled. It was always booked so I don't think that is the real reason for the change and eliminating it. Too bad...it was a really nice tea and they don't have nearly enough of that kind of thing on the ship for adults.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #37
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I know. That's what they say, but I think it was more of a problem with the time the event was held. It was too close to Palo's dinner hour. They are able to run more people through Palo at brunch with the times it is scheduled. It was always booked so I don't think that is the real reason for the change and eliminating it. Too bad...it was a really nice tea and they don't have nearly enough of that kind of thing on the ship for adults.
I might be in the minority, but I would love a princess tea thing for adults. We don't have kids and have cruised on DCL 6 times with more cruises booked. I have never inquired about the Tea with (??) because I know seats are limited and didn't want to take a spot from someone with a child. But, it's something I would love to do.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #38
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So take YOUR spot. Character dining isn't reserved solely for children. I dont know the specifics of the "tea" yet but I doubt adults are turned away. We went through 2 years of fertility treatments and darn if I didn't take advantage of character activities. If you feel comfortable, go for it!
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I would love to know more about this! I actually am more interested in this than BBB, I like dressing up my DD in princess dresses, but I am not really into putting makeup on her.
Sure, it is not cheap...but as long as there are people willing to pay, that is the price Disney would charge. I am one who is willing to pay...as long as I know my DD will fully enjoy it. DD (3) can be shy sometimes, and may not interact with the princesses or other kids well right now. I would take her when she is a bit older and if she really wants it...I need to make sure I get my $ worth

For $270, I hope this lasts longer than Tea with Alice, and they serve allergy-friendly treats
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #40
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From what I understand the tea is actually going to include BBB, picking out a costume, etc.
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OP, pics please?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #42
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Sorry everyone, I have been laid up on the couch since yesterday. I think I brought the flu home with me. I feel like I have been hit by a truck but no fever. Weird. I have uploaded the pics to photobucket and I plan on uploading them on here either tonight or tomorrow.

In regards to what a pp posted, our tea did not include picking out a dress, etc. Nor was there any mention of doing it in the future.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #43
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Sorry everyone, I have been laid up on the couch since yesterday. I think I brought the flu home with me. I feel like I have been hit by a truck but no fever. Weird. I have uploaded the pics to photobucket and I plan on uploading them on here either tonight or tomorrow.

In regards to what a pp posted, our tea did not include picking out a dress, etc. Nor was there any mention of doing it in the future.
Well, like you mentioned, they were doing a practice run of the actual tea party portion. I think they have the BBB routine down pat, lol, so they wouldn't need to practice that (or be willing to give away free dresses!) I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Glad you all got to be part of this!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #44
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This is something I would consider for my nieces. They will be 6 and 12 when we go. Might be a stretch for the 12 year old but I think she would enjoy the experience. I guess we'll just have to see whether this comes to fruition and the details of it.
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Well, like you mentioned, they were doing a practice run of the actual tea party portion. I think they have the BBB routine down pat, lol, so they wouldn't need to practice that (or be willing to give away free dresses!) I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Glad you all got to be part of this!
My 5 year old will loves this.
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