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Old 08-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #886
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Wow!! Chatty today, aren't we?!

If you've been to the Dessert Party, do you think it's worth it? Price, location, viewing, etc... Might be considering it?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #887
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Wow!! Chatty today, aren't we?!

If you've been to the Dessert Party, do you think it's worth it? Price, location, viewing, etc... Might be considering it?
Yes I kind of would like to know also.....I have heard both pros and cons about it. We will be on a rather tight budget so I would like an honest opinion on this. Thanks.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #888
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:44 PM   #889
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We went to the dessert party in August 2010. I liked it, kids liked it, hubby thought it was overpriced.

Here would be my 2 cents:
- your family best REALLY like sweets. There are tons to chose from.
- might want to feed kids close before time so they don't over do it.
- bring tums
- make sure & have photographer get a family shot. The castle is all lit up & chances are their night shots will turn out better than most guests' cameras. They also put a few freebie professional shots of the castle and electric parade on your photo pass.
- view for parade is limited.
- view for fireworks is outstanding.
- speaking of standing, don't plan on sitting if you want to see fireworks. Even though you will have paid good money for a seat, everyone crowds the rails & stands any ways. I had recent feet surgeries when we went, I had to remain seated, and I felt I could see pretty good (except for low ones).
- it is a GREAT, perfect view of Tinker Bell's fly-over (for all you Tink fans.
- seats/tables are reserved (but everyone still gets there early)

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #890
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We went to the dessert party in August 2010. I liked it, kids liked it, hubby thought it was overpriced.

Here would be my 2 cents:
- your family best REALLY like sweets. There are tons to chose from.
- might want to feed kids close before time so they don't over do it.
- bring tums
- make sure & have photographer get a family shot. The castle is all lit up & chances are their night shots will turn out better than most guests' cameras. They also put a few freebie professional shots of the castle and electric parade on your photo pass.
- view for parade is limited.
- view for fireworks is outstanding.
- speaking of standing, don't plan on sitting if you want to see fireworks. Even though you will have paid good money for a seat, everyone crowds the rails & stands any ways. I had recent feet surgeries when we went, I had to remain seated, and I felt I could see pretty good (except for low ones).
- it is a GREAT, perfect view of Tinker Bell's fly-over (for all you Tink fans.
- seats/tables are reserved (but everyone still gets there early)

Hope this helps!
Gee thanks for the review! I think we just might skip it this time. It is expensive and we will be there for 2 weeks spending 1/2 in Disney and 1/2 at Universal...we have some great events planned and I don't feel its necessary to do EVERYTHING! We enjoy dessert but probably won't eat aLOT of dessert. IDK but I just think we can pass on this.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #891
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Hmm... alternatively what happens if you DONT get there early? Will all those delicious strawberries be gone?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #892
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #893
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Hmm... alternatively what happens if you DONT get there early? Will all those delicious strawberries be gone?
Everybody was seated before they started serving. My younger son & I are MAJOR chocoholics, oldest son also has a major sweet tooth, and the chocolate covered strawberries were our favorite. I know personally, I can handle really rich desserts, and I called it quits pretty early & still had an upset tummy all night. My husband is the health nut of us all & he felt it was way to much. He felt he did not eat the value of what it cost, which made me sad b/c I booked it as the big celebration thing we did for his 40th birthday. Like the whole trip wasn't enough lol! He wasn't trying to be a downer, just being honest.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #894
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Cannot believe I have not added myself to the list yet! I will be there November 8-12, staying at ASMu.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #895
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What do you use to clean them? I heard ketchup and tried it, but I wasn't impressed.
I always take a roll of old pennies to the bank and ask for a new roll of pennies. Our bank always trades them for us. Just an idea so you don't even have to clean them first.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #896
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Everybody was seated before they started serving. My younger son & I are MAJOR chocoholics, oldest son also has a major sweet tooth, and the chocolate covered strawberries were our favorite. I know personally, I can handle really rich desserts, and I called it quits pretty early & still had an upset tummy all night. My husband is the health nut of us all & he felt it was way to much. He felt he did not eat the value of what it cost, which made me sad b/c I booked it as the big celebration thing we did for his 40th birthday. Like the whole trip wasn't enough lol! He wasn't trying to be a downer, just being honest.
Thank you for your great description. Funny enough, we're going for my husbands 40th and I was thinking of doing this as a surprise for him, well and the rest of us! Maybe leave well enough alone.
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We're also going to hit the dollar store up for some glow bracelets, necklaces and other various little cheap trinkets. We're also hoping to hit up the pressed coin machines too. Anyone have tips for a cheaper alternative to the coin books for keeping them?
Got my glow stix, braclets and necklaces the other day!!! What a deal. And for the coins what about the binder sheets that hold baseball cards? Honestly my Dad may still have some at his house from our childhood my brothers loved baseball cards.
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I'm wanting to pack, I just feel like it's crazy to pack right now. Of course, I am crazy when it comes to Disney.
Not crazy. Im going to start packing as soon as I can put their shorts up for the year. Should be just a few more weeks of summer. I will be almost totally packed at least a month before we go.
[QUOTE=AquaDame;45918832]Does anyone have a good recommendation for finding cheap luggage? [QUOTE]
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I met my new students today. So as a getting to know you activity, we do a scavenger hunt to find people with certain characteristics. One of the things listed was find a person who has been to Disney World. A boy says, "I have, but really wished I didn't. I hated that place." We are not going to survive together this year together as I use Disney references for everything. Seriously, I am sure he's a wonderful kid, it just made me laugh.
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I met my new students today. So as a getting to know you activity, we do a scavenger hunt to find people with certain characteristics. One of the things listed was find a person who has been to Disney World. A boy says, "I have, but really wished I didn't. I hated that place." We are not going to survive together this year together as I use Disney references for everything. Seriously, I am sure he's a wonderful kid, it just made me laugh.
Quiet the impression he made lol
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Her birthday is Oct 20th and MI has a Dec 1st cut off. There has been talk of them changing it to Sept 1st like the other states around us. If that happened there would be no debate she wouldnt qualify. So that kind of makes me feel better. My youngest her birthday is Sept 17th so she wont quality either if the date is changed.
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