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Old 02-19-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Anyone else feel cheated by Dessert Party @ MK?

Ok, so paid quite a bit of money for surprise dessert party for myself, my wife and 8 year old DD. got there early...had a nice reserved table up by the railing, started to enjoy desserts, and the fireworks show was set to begin. At that point, all of the people at the party came up to the rail and stood in front of our perfect spot. I pulled my chair up to the rail and was told by a CM that I was not allowed to sit and watch, that I must stand. Odd. Did anyone else feel cheated by this party? At no point did anyone say to me "Enjoy your table...but when the fireworks start, everyone is going to stand in front of you!" i wouldn't do it again.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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I believe that everyone stands to watch the fireworks. I've never heard of anyone sitting, at the railing, to watch the show. I know some people sit, at their table, and watch them but the majority stand car the railing
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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When we did the dessert party, no one was permitted to put their chair along the railing. If they allowed that, everyone would want to do it. By leaving the railing open, anyone can stand by the railing to watch the fireworks. And more people can stand than sit.

The WDW Dessert party was cheaper than the one we did at DL. DL was about $50 per person for fewer desserts compared to the $25 per person at WDW. I thought it was a bargain.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:47 AM   #4
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I was informed when making my reservation that most people stand at the railing for the fireworks. The dessert party was a great experience for us. To be sitting there enjoying dessert and coffee while everyone was jockeying for position on Main St. was worth every penny. And even though we were standing for the fireworks, one glance at the sea of people crowded into the hub in front of the castle cemented in my mind that there is no other way to watch the fireworks...I would much rather be on the terrace with 100 people than sandwiched in that crowd.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:02 AM   #5
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Ok, so paid quite a bit of money for surprise dessert party for myself, my wife and 8 year old DD. got there early...had a nice reserved table up by the railing, started to enjoy desserts, and the fireworks show was set to begin. At that point, all of the people at the party came up to the rail and stood in front of our perfect spot. I pulled my chair up to the rail and was told by a CM that I was not allowed to sit and watch, that I must stand. Odd. Did anyone else feel cheated by this party? At no point did anyone say to me "Enjoy your table...but when the fireworks start, everyone is going to stand in front of you!" i wouldn't do it again.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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No one blocked our view when my husband and I did this a couple years ago. Most people watched from their tables. We had a front-row seat.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #7
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When we did the dessert party it was raining and the fireworks were delayed. It is also a plus to be sitting in a covered area.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:06 AM   #8
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I felt the Dessert Party was worth the price just to watch from TT rather than be out on Main Street waiting for an hour and then being in a terrible sea of people before, during and after. I only had 3 chocolate strawberries and a soda, DH had a coffee and 1 strawberry. We were in the front row the CM told us most people stood. We did stand during the Castle pre show then sat for the actual show of Holiday Wishes people lined up on either side on the terrace but dd not stand in front of the front tables allowing many in the first several rows to remain seated. A most enjoyable expierence.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 AM   #9
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When we went last Feb we had a front row table. The People sitting behind us put their kids along the railing. It didn't affect our view at all.
I really enjoyed all the desserts. We had fun sampling everything just because we could!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #10
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When we went, we were told when we got seated that we were welcome to stand at the railing once the show started, which is what most people did. The expectation was set, and as long as everyone was told the same thing, then it's fair. Personally, the only value to this party is to see fireworks without fighting the crowd (which is a huge value) because the desserts themselves are secondary and average quality, at best, IMO.
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When we did this last April, my mom and I had a table up front. No one stood in front of us during the fireworks (except for a couple of kids, but they were so short anyway). I was expecting more people to be standing so it was a nice surprise that we got to sit through the whole thing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #12
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My DS and I have done the dessert party multiple times. We always had one of the front tables and no-one ever stood in front of us - though I knew it was a possibility. So last summer DH finally comes with us to WDW [1x every 5 years is enough for him] and I again reserve the dessert party for all of us. I'll be darned if that wasn't the time that everyone stood right in front of us and we couldn't see a thing without standing, but that's the risk you take. I still thoroughly enjoy it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #13
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I knew ahead of time that people stood at the rail. I think that anyone seated in the back and underneath the roof have to stand at the rail, otherwise they can't see anything at all.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #14
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There are two large tables (immediately to your right as you enter the Terrace) that are placed fairly close to the railings that there's not enough space for people to squeeze in front. So that space is usually spared from people standing against it. But all of the other tables are pushed back far enough from the railings that the spots in front become fair game before the fireworks start.

We've done this twice in the past year. The first time was absolutely magical mainly because we were given one of the two tables I mentioned. The second time we poorly timed our restroom trips for the kids and everyone grabbed a spot up against the railings while we were in the bathrooms. So when we got back, there were no more spots available on the railing. They move up to the railings 5 minutes before the projection show and nobody gives up their spots in between that and Wishes.

So we didn't get as good as a view of the fireworks even though our table was one of the front tables. Before the shows started, we just started enjoying our dessert while staring at the beautiful castle when a couple was seated right in front of us with their Mickey Balloon that also had flashing lights inside of it. Instead of tucking it away elsewhere, they tied it to their chair which completely obstructed our view of the castle. I eventually offered to tie it to our stroller parked in the back of the terrace with the rest of the strollers. It shouldn't have been a big deal but all of this combined made it less of a magical experience than our first time. We're opting to skip this for our next trip.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #15
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I had asked about it on here before I made reservations so I knew it would happen.
My kids LOVED it. We went in July for my birthday. They still talk about it and want to do it again this year.
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