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Old 11-20-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Is the Dessert Party worth the money?

We all love desserts, very much, but I am just wondering if its worth the cost. We have been to WDW many times, but never to the Dessert Party. For some reason, it just never caught my attention. As I said, we love dessert, but I guess Im kinda wondering, doesn't it get kinda sickening afterwhile? I mean, I wanna go hungry to get my money's worth, but how much dessert can you eat before it starts to get kinda sickening? And if we don't eat something beforehand, I dont know that I could make dessert my only meal for the evening. How does everyone handle the logistics of this? It's $50 per person, right? Just wanted to hear from others who have experienced it.
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To us, not worth it
. . . expensive
. . . they run out of desserts nightly
. . . sometimes you don't get a second pass at the tables
. . . desserts are not AYCTE
. . . very poor view of the parade
. . . the fireworks are good IF YOU HAVE A TABLE NEAR THE RAIL
. . . if your table is not close to the rail, you still stand for the fireworks
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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I thought it was $25. a person???
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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It depends on who you talk to. We are going the first week of January and we can't wait.

Some say it's worth it to just to avoid the wall-to-wall people. Some have told me that there are so many desserts left over that the CMs were giving cookies to the kids to take with them. It's well known that everyone gets up to stand at the rails to see, but you are around a couple hundred people instead of a few thousand. It seems worth it to us.


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Old 11-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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We did it once and I am inclined to agree with Rusty. It's "okay" but not overly magical. It was cool when Tink flew over, but she appeared "manly".

The desserts were nice and they didn't run out while we were there, but it was something I would want to do more than once. You can't really see the parade very well, but you don't want to be late getting in line or you miss out on time.

I guess I would say it's worth doing once, but only if you are going to be in the MK twice for fireworks.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper View Post
To us, not worth it
. . . expensive
. . . they run out of desserts nightly
. . . sometimes you don't get a second pass at the tables
. . . desserts are not AYCTE
. . . very poor view of the parade
. . . the fireworks are good IF YOU HAVE A TABLE NEAR THE RAIL
. . . if your table is not close to the rail, you still stand for the fireworks
......not a cheap vaca
......they dont usually run completely out
......most of us dont need one
......what the#### does that mean
......it was never meant as a parade viewing party
......the fireworks are 300 feet up, its hard for someone to get in the way
we go to it every year, i just paid 55 and change for two of us for late May. nothing is for everyone, you couldnt pay me to go to the luau for example but we never miss HDDR.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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AYCTE = All You Care To Eat

If you've ever had Palo Brunch on the DCL, the desserts at the dessert party are comparable/the same as Palo. Nice to try at least once!
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:20 PM   #8
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For us it was worth it. Seeing Wishes and the castle projection show beforehand is important to us; the parade not so much and anyhow we caught the late parade in Frontierland on a different night.

Around $25 per person (adult); prices vary a little based on the calendar just like everyplace else at WDW. We didn't notice them running out of anything until the very end, basically during the fireworks. They do consolidate the dessert area from multiple lines with the same items on each down to a single line, but you could still go back for another refill immediately after the fireworks if you wanted to let the crowd disperse a little.

The dessert party starts about 1 hour before that night's Wishes, so you want to get there around 1.5 hours before Wishes. The line looks big but when we went they were pre-checking people in and handing out wristbands; then as soon as the party opened they seated people extremely quickly.

We chose a night when Wishes was at 9 pm, so we had a big late lunch (around 2 pm at Biergarten, IIRC), then got to Tomorrowland Terrace just after 7:30. They opened at about 7:45. Bonus points if you schedule your Dessert Party for a night when the MK has evening EMH - the sugar high from the desserts can easily carry you through 2 am. Ask me how I know!
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #9
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We went a couple of years ago... and enjoyed it. But we consider it a one-time experience.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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We thoroughly enjoyed it both times we went. The only caveat is not to eat a huge meal immediately beforehand! We could take as many swipes through the desserts as we wanted, and they were always replenished regularly. The problem I myself, a glowing coffee addict, had is the coffee took a LONG time to be replenished and when it was it was cold. As far as Tink, sometimes you get Tinker Belle and sometimes you get Tinker Bill, but who cares you're in Disney so roll with the fun. You are off-center from the castle but the views are lovely, especially the castle shows. If this is something you would really like to try then I can recommend you do so. If my family and I go again in August we'll do it again.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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We did it in August and had a seat at the rail, however we still had to stand at the rail to see properly. However the desserts were fantastic and the music being piped in made it worth it. However I would not do it again at all
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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We have done it twice and are going again in January. We find as a large group that it is worth the money. We always have plenty to eat and have had a table closest to the railing both times. We find it much more relaxing to watch the fireworks and castle show there. We do not go for the parade as it is difficult to see from there.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #13
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we loved it They did not run out desserts while we were there. Any plates that went empty were quickly replaces. Everything tasted very fresh and yummy. We sat at our table the time and had a wonderful view of the fireworks, so I am not sure what another poster meant by you still have to stand? It was nice because it was not so crowded, people weren't pushing and shoving.

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #14
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We went the first year they had the Dessert Party. I'd have to agree it was okay. I'm glad I did it, but we would never do it again. I would instead use the money to go crazy in the park and eat as many desserts that appealed to me.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Just like everything else at WDW, for some it's worth it, for some it isn't.

For me it isn't.

We find the mass produced desserts at WDW to be bland and tasteless for the most part.

We can also find better viewing spots for the fireworks.
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