Highway in the Sky Dine Around with Wishes viewing area

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  1. china mom

    china mom DIS Veteran

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    I thought it was so sweet of him. Im glad you sent a compliment
     
  2. apdebord

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    SOS! Doing this tonight (yay) and was wondering if anyone tipped extra? I believe gratuity was included in the fee? Just wondering if I should find an ATM and have cash and if they are able to accept tips. TIA!
     
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  4. NuJoy

    NuJoy NC is too north for me

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    There is no extra tipping
     
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  5. china mom

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    Have fun!
     
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  6. salemnews

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    Was wondering if anybody booked on Saturday, September 23. My wife and I just booked.
     
  7. robinb

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    I'm so excited! I just booked this for our anniversary ... on our anniversary! Shhhh! Don't tell DH.
     
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  8. dismom57

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    August 30 !! We were there in early May, it was so good.......
     
  9. CookieGVB

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    How far in advance do dates open up? Looking to try this out in November.
     
  10. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of runDisney

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    FYI - I'm working with a Disney Event Planner to do a private Highway in the Sky Dine Around on a Sunday in January (it's going to be a post-marathon celebration for my friends and I after we complete all the races that weekend) and my planner reported back today some info that I thought I might pass along!

    1. Dining/Events is currently working to extend the calendar through January - it just takes quite a few departments to get approval for the event based on other events, staffing, busy times for bars and restaurants, etc. I was told that the schedule will likely change in the next booking group, with Sundays now becoming options for bookings.
    2. The total capacity is 26 people.
    3. You CAN book the entire event privately and make small tweaks to both the dining and drinks menu that will reduce the cost of the event per person (I'm below $150pp right now for my event) - for example, not having a "duet" main course ... I don't eat cooked fish EVER, so I certainly don't want that for an event I'm planning and paying for - so, because I know everybody attending, we're doing an either/or entree offering (short rib or scallops). If you book privately, portions of the event may be relocated to regularly-serviced areas - in my case, the Tea Room may not be available for champagne and accompanying course, so we might enjoy that portion of the trip in a reserved area of Mizner's. You can also order a cake instead of a dessert tray for the private event.
    4. If you're traveling in a large group from another resort, see if they will exchange your free valet parking per person for a comp'd van ride or Suburban. This was an option for me, and frankly? It should be open to everybody because the Contemporary has a fleet of Suburbans that can make quick stops and pick up the on-site people paying for this experience.

    Anyway - if you'd like more in-depth details about planning a private event, I'd be happy to share! I don't know if I'm the VERY first person to request this, but I'm one of the first to follow through and place a deposit. I've been trying to plan it to be flexible in hopes that it might be something people can also book going forward in larger groups.
     
  11. MommaBerd

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    @Keels - Thanks for this info. What a FABULOUS treat for you and your friends! I would never have thought you could make it a private event. I hope y'all have a blast!
     
  12. Keels

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    I didn't think I could - but then I thought, you never know until you ask! My event planner is AMAZING - she helped me work on a dessert party earlier this year that ended up falling through, but I just shot her an email to ask if it was something that might be possible. It was so exciting when she said yes!
     
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  13. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of runDisney

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    Last Update: It's most-definitely being extended into January.

    Currently, I have a buyout booked (26 people) and I have to confirm and pay for all 26 attendees a month out or else they'll put remaining spots on the reservation system.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see a calendar through the party season in the next week or so, as they've obviously set things up into January!
     
  14. lucyddr

    lucyddr Working Mom of twins!

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    We will be there the night before you! Saturday is our last night of vacation, so we will be spending it at Magic Kingdom doing Tiana's Riverboat Icecream Social and the dessert party.
     
  15. Elitravelor

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    We are going this Thursday to celebrate DD 21st Birthday! So excited!

    She does not eat fish---neither does my husband. No allergy just dislike. Wondering if the non-fish portion will be ample enough? The last review said split pea soup which seems interesting for a summer soup. Anyone go in the past week or so?
     
  16. 10CJ

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    Did they offer this over Spring Break/around Easter this year? Just curious if they continue into next spring if they have it at the busiest times.
     
  17. Bee2u

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    We went last Friday (July 7) I didn't eat any of the fish (don't care for it) and was quite full eating just the short ribs and potatoes. You will have already had several appetizers, cheese, bread, etc. before you get to the main course. (The pea soup was awesome!)
     
  18. Elitravelor

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    Thanks for your information. Can't wait to go!
     
  19. Jadyreen1282

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    How was the booze?
     
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  20. Amy7979

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    SO excited! Just found an opening for Friday 9/1 which is the night before we go on a cruise! Nice surprise for my husband who I think will love it. :)
     
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  21. AquaDame

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    My husband and I are booked the same night - see you there! :cheer2:
     

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