Just wondering if anybody has done either of these recently. We are thinking of trying on or the other on our trip in December, since we have never done them. We like to try to find new things to do on each trip. I noticed on Deb Willis' site that they are running the Backyard BBQ on December 17th, which is my birthday. We thought it might be fun to do that followed by a carriage ride. The BBQ sounds like a lot of fun to me, but it seems to get really mixed reviews. Or maybe we should try the luau instead? Any opinions? Which one would you pick for a birthday? Does either one do anything special for birthdays? It will just be me and DH, but we are really big kids at heart when it comes to Disney.