Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party Information

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  1. mommyof3princess27

    mommyof3princess27 What we've got here is failure to communicate

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    Question: Last year we did the DP on our MVMCP night(the only night it was offered while we are there) do you think itll be offered during parties this year? I saw the schedule of potential days and wondering if its offered every night of the week and they just had all the party nights crossed off? I would really like to go to this again:)
     
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  3. Quin

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    No! We went in 2010 and again in 2011. We found the best thing to do was to head back to the buffet area the instant Wishes ended and grab another round of cold beverages, then sit and drink them while the 'traffic jam' clears. The food is pretty much gone - I think they don't re-stock the tables once Wishes starts, although you may be able to grab a few cookies for the kids - but we stayed at least 10 more minutes and in 2011 noticed a number of other parties did the same. It's not like you're going to miss the bus home. They'll be running back-to-back busses for the next hour or so, to clear out the crowd.
     
  4. kkfinley

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    Thanks!! Going as a "single" parent this trip, I didn't want to be pushed out into the masses with 2 tired kiddos.

    Krista
     
  5. Hunclemarco

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    Some nights, especially the EHM nights, they run the parade and the memories show a 2nd time after the 10pm showing. You're able to sit back and enjoy :thumbsup2

    Also, on some occasions...(happened to us), when we left the party, we were escorted to the "non-staged area" of MK, and brought us out at Tony's town square area. It made leaving extremely easy, no crowds! :thumbsup2
     
  6. Scrappy_Tink

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    :rotfl: Gotta love auto-correct!! I'll have to admit though to sneaking some Bailey's Irish Cream to my coffee when we went in December (had a little airline size bottle in my purse from the flight), it was so stinking cool outside, it helped warm us up little! Shhhhhhhhh, don't tell!!
     
  7. DizzDoll

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    I just booked for August 17 last week. Hope we get a "good" table and I can't wait for those desserts! We're pigging out that day, first seating for breakfast at CP, late lunch at Yak & Yeti, then Wishes Dessert Party. We'll be the 3 penguins you see waddling back to the bus!
     
  8. Hunclemarco

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    Congratulations on your August booking. I have heard from many that it's best to eat on the early side...depending on the number of desserts you choose to eat.
    My wife and i will generally have our main meal of the day by 3pm, and maybe a small snack later in the evening before the dessert party. We don't pig out so to speak, but the desserts are filling.
     
  9. DizzDoll

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    That's why I planned a late lunch at Y&Y. We as a rule don't eat breakfast ever except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (seriously), but we have been wanting to go to CP for breakfast for years but never got around to it. So we'll go and enjoy it, plus take some pictures of the castle and Main Street before the thundering herds descend. Then around 2:30/3:00 go to "The Yak" for lunch. No desserts or snacking in between the 2 meals. Those pictures that were posted looked awesome, and I saw some chocolate covered strawberries with my name on them.:woohoo:
     
  10. Hunclemarco

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    Stupid ME! I read your post wrong:headache:, I was thinking it said late dinner:scared1:

    Although, this information is now out for all to see....

    The Dessert party should be attended with an empty stomach!:rotfl::rotfl2::thumbsup2
     
  11. kkfinley

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    We currently have a ADR for Crystal Palace at 5, is that too late? Should I change to 3:30/4?

    This will be our first time for the Dessert Party. I showed the girls the pictures at the beginning of this thread and they are very excited. :yay:

    Krista
     
  12. pandamom

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    Just wanted to say we did this May 29th and it was fantastic. We arrived early for our 9pm reservation and were let in right away no waiting. Our table was perfectly located right on the rail. DH opted not to go but dd14 and dd12 LOVED it -- we would definitely do this again! dd12 is still talking about the mango shooters. :) After the show we hit the rides in tomorrowland (Wishes at 10pm and park closed at 11pm) and they were all walk ons. It was a great start to our vacation.
     
  13. Quin

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    If at all possible, YES. I leave as much space between the end of the last meal and the start of the party as I would between a large lunch and a large dinner.

    At CP, in particular, you may linger (and keep noshing from the buffet) to get time with all the characters. And there is always the danger of being seated a little late. With a 5 pm ADR your meal might last until 6:30. If the Dessert Party starts at 9 pm that's only a 2.5 hour gap between the 2.
     
  14. Quin

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    Even more bonus points if you can schedule the Dessert Party on an evening EMH night. The sugar high from the desserts will carry you clear through a 2 am park close (ask me how I know this........ :thumbsup2 )
     
  15. kkfinley

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    Thank you for the information. I was able to get a 3:45 dinner at CP instead. I may keep checking to see if we can get in closer to 3 and eat a snack around 10:30 or 11 instead of a full lunch. We plan to be at MK for rope drop and stay all day.

    Krista
     
  16. Hunclemarco

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    Anyone have any pictures to add to this thread? ....
    any of the desserts, or perhaps pictures taken by the Photopass photographer? Or how about the parade from the dessert location. I have a few here, but i'm sure there must be more out there. :thumbsup2
     
  17. andapanda

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    I'll hopefully be able to add some pictures soon - we're going Sunday!
     
  18. wenvi

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    So just to be clear...My ressie is for 9:20 but we can actually get in line at 8:30? This is a relief if I'm understanding this correctly, I was worried the desserts would all be gone before my party even got seated! I was checking every day to see if I could get a "better time" but I guess I don't have to worry about that now. Even if we don't have a good table, we were planning on standing for Wishes anyway. Thanks for the pics, it puts it in a little perspective for me.
     
  19. Hunclemarco

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    Disney will tell you that the Dessert Party will begin about 1 hour before the fireworks begin. When we were there, we expected to be let in around 9pm, and they allowed us in around 8:40. I've heard other reports of 8:30 sometimes. I'm guessing it all depends on when they have everything ready, and also perhaps how long the line may be. This is my own personal speculation.

    Again, the time of your reservation makes no matter as to the time you can enter the party. Even though you have a 9:20 reservation, you could still be the first one in line and enter when they open the gateway to the party. I know this because that was the time of our reservation, and we were the first in line. :thumbsup2

    It's just my wife and i, and we were ready to relax, so we were actually there about 8pm or so. There was another couple there about 5 minutes later, and more came about 5 minutes after that. It's all in what you want to do.

    Oh, and wenvi....Welcome to the DIS :thumbsup2
     
  20. Hunclemarco

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    Hello...

    If possible, can you take a picture of the Entry Location, the Ice Cream Station, and the Drink bar? ...plus any others that look, sound good to you :thumbsup2

    Thanks! and have a Wonderful Time :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  21. Hunclemarco

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    I'm sorry, i'm not sure of the answer to this question...anyone else know?:confused3
     

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