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Old 07-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #2791
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To the PPs that were asking about the fireworks getting canceled...

We were at the DP on Sunday, June 24, when Tropical Storm Debby was moving through. We asked about cancellations after we sat down and the CM told us that they had canceled the MSEP for that night and Tinkerbell probably wouldn't fly, but that they hadn't cancelled the fireworks in 50 years. Seemed a little strange to me if that's really the case, but sure enough, we sat there and watched Wishes through the storm (and stayed substantially drier than those who weren't at the party )
We were there in May when the first Tropical Storm came through. We had a fireworks cruise booked, but it had been pouring down rain all day. When I checked to see if it was cancelled, I was told that rain does not cancel fireworks at Disney--only wind can. That the only way they'd cancel the cruise was if the wind was too heavy for the boat or fireworks, but it is very rarely too windy for fireworks (they make adjustments). The reasoning being, most people only do Disney World once or twice in their lives--or so said the guest services manager (not the reservationist, who couldn't give the cancel/still on info).

My thoughts were I didn't want to be getting sopping wet on a cruise, freezing my tush off and not get a refund if we didn't show. Luckily, the rain stopped minutes before check-in and didn't start again until we disembarked (almost on cue).
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #2793
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We were there in May when the first Tropical Storm came through. We had a fireworks cruise booked, but it had been pouring down rain all day. When I checked to see if it was cancelled, I was told that rain does not cancel fireworks at Disney--only wind can. That the only way they'd cancel the cruise was if the wind was too heavy for the boat or fireworks, but it is very rarely too windy for fireworks (they make adjustments). The reasoning being, most people only do Disney World once or twice in their lives--or so said the guest services manager (not the reservationist, who couldn't give the cancel/still on info).

My thoughts were I didn't want to be getting sopping wet on a cruise, freezing my tush off and not get a refund if we didn't show. Luckily, the rain stopped minutes before check-in and didn't start again until we disembarked (almost on cue).
Glad it worked out for you!!

Just out of curiosity, how much is the fireworks cruise? And who do you book it through?
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #2794
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Glad it worked out for you!!

Just out of curiosity, how much is the fireworks cruise? And who do you book it through?
We actually did the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. A LOT cheaper than renting a boat. I can't remember exactly what we paid (Payment due at booking), but the Disney site says $53.99 per adult and $30.99 per child. That sounds about right.

I had to book it through 407-WDW-PLAY number.

It was cute. It had a few character meet-n-greets (Smee & Captain Hook prior and Peter Pan after), lots of "snacks" before leaving and an interesting show during the cruise. I preferred the dessert party, but I think it was an OK experience. The snacks were more limited, but did include full size ice cream novelty bars like you find at the vendors, lots of chocolate (never a bad thing--lol) and was unlimited also.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2795
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I remember last year people had issues booking for 2 people.

Instead they booked for 2 adults and the '3rd person' went as a guest between the ages of 0-2 which of course is free.

I've never had a problem booking for two people, but it is heard of.
Thank you so much for this suggestion. Unfortunately this is what I had to do for 9/16. I put in every combination of number and availability came up except for a party of 2. It wasn't my first choice to do but it had to be done. I guess lots of parties of 2 that night. We're normally a party of 3 but leaving the kid at home this time so DH and I can celebrate our 20 year Disneyversary (we've been going together to Disney for 20 years even though we've only been married 17 years!).

Thanks again!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #2796
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if you book as a party of 3 but show up as a party of 2. Do they still honor your reservation?
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #2797
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Booked!!! Party of 5, Sept 29th, 8:00. Still shows availability for at least 42 guests...so hopefully that means a front row seat for us!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #2799
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Ahhh of course I didn't look at this thread for a few days!!

But thankfully I got a reservation for two on September 16th. It seems like a lot of other people did too so I hope our table isn't too far back!
I booked a party of 3 this morning for the 16th I just went online and there was room for 36 guests yet so shouldn't be too bad...
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To the PPs that were asking about the fireworks getting canceled...

We were at the DP on Sunday, June 24, when Tropical Storm Debby was moving through. We asked about cancellations after we sat down and the CM told us that they had canceled the MSEP for that night and Tinkerbell probably wouldn't fly, but that they hadn't cancelled the fireworks in 50 years. Seemed a little strange to me if that's really the case, but sure enough, we sat there and watched Wishes through the storm (and stayed substantially drier than those who weren't at the party )
Tink did not fly the night of our first dessert party, in 2009. It was drizzling slightly. Ever since then, I do not take Tink flying for granted. However, I have never been there when fireworks were cancelled. I do see where high winds might cause cancellation.

I have heard that once the fireworks are loaded/whatever you call it, they have to be shot, they can't be "unloaded". So they will shoot them off whenever they can, as long as it's safe. I have also heard that if they do need to cancel the fireworks, you still pay for the dessert party, because technically you are paying for the desserts, not the show.
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Since several of us have booked for Sept. now, lets see what the numbers look like. Just fill in your name and the number in your party.

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Since several of us have booked for Sept. now, lets see what the numbers look like. Just fill in your name and the number in your party.

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if you book as a party of 3 but show up as a party of 2. Do they still honor your reservation?
This very situation happened to us... we had reservations for 3, and one had to bow out, We asked the concierge at our hotel how we could "give away" our 3rd spot to someone, and they went ahead and refunded us the money for the one ticket, and kept our reservation for 2.
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Since several of us have booked for Sept. now, lets see what the numbers look like. Just fill in your name and the number in your party.

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