Highway in the Sky Dine Around with Wishes viewing area

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  1. yulilin3

    yulilin3 Disney Freak Moderator

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    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/contemporary-resort/highway-in-the-sky-dine-around/

    Five Courses. One Extraordinary Evening.
    Join us for a progressive dinner unlike any other—with sumptuous offerings at 3 Disney Resort hotels.

    Your Dine Around adventure begins at Disney's Contemporary Resort, where you’ll check in at The Wave… of American Flavors restaurant. Relax and mingle with your fellow diners, enjoying a welcoming appetizer and specialty cocktail before setting off on your epicurean odyssey. Bon voyage and bon appétit!

    First stop: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort—where you’ll feel as if you’ve arrived in a far-flung tropical paradise. Celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the charm of this exotic retreat, with an enticing variety of island-inspired libations and appetizers.

    Then it’s time for a change of scene and cuisine—as the monorail transports you a world away: to the opulent Victorian-style Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Step inside and step back into a bygone era of elegance and gracious hospitality. You’ll be escorted to the award-winning Cítricos restaurant where we invite you to settle in amid the refined ambience as you’re treated to a special Chef’s main course selection. Afterward, gather in the splendidly appointed lobby to sip champagne and savor a selection of artisanal cheeses.

    Board the monorail once more to return to Disney's Contemporary Resort for the culmination of your evening. Here, you and your Dine Around companions will retire to a private patio to enjoy an indulgent assortment of desserts, cordials and coffee. From this exclusive location, watch in wonder as the Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks light up the night over Cinderella Castle—a musical, magical grand finale to your one-of-a-kind dining adventure.

    Please use the Check Availability module on this page to book this special dining experience. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

    • Price: $150 per person plus tax; gratuity included.
    • The Highway in the Sky Dine Around is offered select Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
    • Reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid forfeiting the full price of the experience.
    • Check-in takes place at The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at the time of your reservation. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of check-in time.
    • Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age.
    • Please alert the host at check-in regarding food allergies. Wherever possible, alternative dining selections will be offered.
    • Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.
    • Discounts and promotions are not valid for this event.
    • Dining experience is subject to change; fireworks experience is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
    • valet parking included

      Event escort, Private monorail car transportation between venues
    PRICE BREAKDOWN by @HopperFan http://disboards.com/threads/highwa...es-viewing-area.3563105/page-13#post-56818490
    SEATING ARRANGEMENTS by @olliffm1
    They are reserved sections with tables. It's open seating. At Citricos, we were sat by the host stand. There was a table of 10, a table of 5, and then I'm not sure of the rest because we were part of that table, lol!!!! But even that was seated by the order you happened to be in. We sat with different people the entire time.
    ALLERGY ARRANGEMENTS by @olliffm1
    The first course they made her a bisque with coconut milk instead of cream. She loved it!!!! She was a little skeptical when he said coconut milk, but she said she didn't taste any coconut. Trader Sams she was served a cold app without the goat cheese and cream. The hot app was already dairy free. The entree she had potatoes instead of the purée and she had no sauce on her scallops. She got the special board at the Tea Room. And they did a dairy free dessert plate for her with chocolate cake and a pumpkin panacotta. They always knew they had someone with an allergy, but they weren't always sure who. But, they do use regular servers who we told at every stop and they handle it. There was also someone that had a truffle allergy (or she didn't like it) and that was also accommodated.

    They called everyone a couple of days before and asked that you called them with any allergies or if you were unable to climb a flight of stairs. That's how we learned that the entire event is actually run from the Contemporary Special Events Department.
    REVIEWS:
    From Disser @olliffm1 http://disboards.com/threads/highwa...es-viewing-area.3563105/page-12#post-56818166
     
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  2. Hopefully

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    Thank You @yulilin3 I think this sounds heavenly and is reasonably priced for what is offered.
    I would consider this for our October trip
     
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  4. miamimi

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    I wonder if they've set up a contingency for monorail breakdowns. Will the guests be transported in buses? Maybe they should delete the word Sky from their advertising.:sad2:
     
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    Hope this doesn't cause backups on the Monorail when they take up numerous cars, multiple times.
     
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  6. gorkt

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    I would totally love this for a date night with the husband at WDW. Cool idea!
     
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    Sounds like fun and if they are still offering it when we go in March/April I'm sure my son and I will do it.
     
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    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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  9. yulilin3

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  10. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Looks that way to me.
    I've only watched from CG decks there, is this a popular place for folks to go?
    Is it a space that they can rope off a portion (prime spot I assume) and others till utilize?
    Or do you think this will not become close to public on those days?

    Personally think this a great deal considering all the eats, drinks, view and valet included.
     
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    FAQ from the HUB
    Why are you doing this? We are always challenging ourselves to come up with new and unique offerings for our Guests to make their vacations even more memorable, from innovative entertainment to the finest culinary experiences.
    How can Guests book this experience? Highway in the Sky Dine Around is a pre-paid experience, available for $150.00 per person, plus tax and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-DINE, through DisneyWorld.com or by visiting Resort Concierge. Gratuities are included and discounts do not apply.
    Where is the event located? The evening begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and will continue with stops along the resort monorail beam.
    What time does the event start? Event times vary based on park hours, so please call 407-WDW-DINE or visit DisneyWorld.com for details.
    What is on the menu for this event? The event will include five courses, with specialty appetizers, an entrée at Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and an arrangement of desserts. Each dining offering will be accompanied by a signature beverage or wine pairing. The event will end at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with a private viewing of the Wishes nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park.
    Can Guests use the Disney Dining Plan for this event? No. The Disney Dining Plan is not currently accepted.
    Is seating provided? Some locations will provide seating, while others may include high-top tables or other alternatives.
    Will this event accommodate Guests with special dietary needs? Yes. Our culinary team will be happy to accommodate special dietary needs during the event.
     
  12. yulilin3

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    The area is not all that big. I would think they need to close it all the way for people with this package
     
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  13. snoopywoodstockus

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    Booked for December 16, 2016. I agree. the picture is from the viewing area right next to the smoking area at Contemporary. That doesn't mean that is where this will be though. There are better viewing areas for this at Contemporary. I think it is reasonably priced for what it says is included. We shall see! Looking forward to this special date night with my wife.
     
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  14. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Next person who books .... could you ask them for the specific viewing location?

    ... not that they really know but maybe it's a note in front of them :tilt:

    Would be good to give folks planning to go there that those nights a heads up, it may be closed to them.
     
  15. Jennasis

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    I guess that's what the renovation to the observation deck was this year. Luckily, we own DVC at BLT and can just use the TOTWL for free viewing.
     
  16. TheFloatingBear

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    We did a monorail date night one time - we had a great time, although ours was not quite as fancy as this one!
     
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    It looks like there are dates into March, but not April yet - I was looking to see if it was available in April for a sister trip...
     
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    This sounds great! DH and I would do it if we were on a kid-free trip, or had a family member available to babysit.
     
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    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    I always say I loved Disney while the kids were small and we were on kiddie mode ...
    ... but I LOVE LOVE Disney with my adult kids, so many new options.
     
  20. TheFloatingBear

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    It seems like a pretty good value (relatively speaking) for what you get - drinks, multiple courses, transportation, reserved seating, tip. If it's available in April I'd see if my sisters wanted to do it for our trip. One sister hasn't been to WDW in almost 20 years, and she wants to see Wishes in the park, however we're going post-Easter week and I just think it's going to be so crowded in the park. This could be a fun, splurge-y alternative.
     
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  21. RachaelA

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    So they are basically taking away the public 4th floor deck? I think that's really crappy for anyone staying at the contemporary or blt not in a park view room.
     
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