Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by D2Pugs, Feb 9, 2019.
I will echo this as I didn't see an answer please
After I posted that question, I thought about it more and figured it must start at 9:45 because they would need time to seat and serve everyone before the show starts.
I’ve done the DP twice before. Previously, before it went on its long break, the DP reservation time that you booked was 45mins before the scheduled show start time.
I think both of mine were a Dessert Party reservation of 8.15 and a scheduled WOC start time of 9pm on those nights.
Bit odd though-if they’re going to stick to the same ‘45mins before show start time for the DP reservation time’ - if your booking is for 9.15pm, 10pm does seem late for them to schedule a first viewing of WOC, and first showing was previously when they had the Desert Party.
10 - 10.15pm was usually about the time of the second show of the night when they scheduled 2 showings on the one night.
Hopefully they’ll release the show schedule soon.
We will be visiting DL end of May for the first time. I'm very interested in booking the WOC Dessert Party. How do you reserve or pick low tables vs. High top tables? Is this done online when you make your reservations or when you check in for the event?
I just told the CM seating us that I wanted a high table and she seated us accordingly. We were also the first in line so it was pretty easy. It seemed like they started seating at the far end of the section and worked their way toward the other side. The people behind me requested a low table. They were seated in front of us at the low table.
Can’t request before. They usually ask you when you check in which one you would prefer, or it might have been the hostess that escorts you down to the seating area that asked.
I was asked both times I went but we always line up pretty early so are amongst the first few checking in.
Dessert Party booked for March 22nd. Will have just renewed Premier APs and will need some WOC therapy!
I was looking at the historical hours the other day and there were hardly any nights where they had 2 WOC showings, even on the weekends.
Hmmm, we've never seen WOC. I might have to consider the dessert party for our upcoming trip if it's offered on our days.
Question for those of you that got in line early for the Dessert Party, how early? I am going solo Feb 28 and the time of my reservation is 7:30. I'm wondering how early I should get there.
I'd go 30-45mins, or drop by the checkin stand and see if there's a line forming.
Wine county is open
Is it true that if you are a party of 2 you will be paired up with another couple and have to share a table/food? I feel like that would cause me more anxiety than the crowds would. Having our own private space was the main appeal of this to me.
That was a debate DH and I had. When we asked, we were told if it is not fully booked, there is a chance you could have your own table. If the event is fully booked, you will share.
^^^^ This - we would normally line up ~ 45mins before. You don't have to, I mean - you know you've definitely got a seat! - but if you're a bit earlier and you don't happen to like where they put you then I guess there is more chance of being able to be put somewhere else if there are other options.
Yes, you will almost certainly be seated with another party of 1 or 2, unless it's a very quiet night which isn't likely to happen in the near future I imagine, with it having been down so long.
I'm exactly like you re: preferring to sit by ourselves - I'm not one who easily strikes up a conversation with strangers.
Thinking back, I think we might have done the DP three times.
First time would have been me and 2 kids and we were seated by ourselves.
Next time we were a party of 4, with another party of 4 (not booked together) and we checked in a bit late that day, not lined up early as I normally would as they were riding 'Screamin'. We managed to get 2 of the high tops at the rear that were together.
Last time I went in Sept '17 it was just me and my son. We were led to a high top at the front where there was a mother and daughter already seated. It really wasn't as bad as I thought. You share the bread basket on the table and then you each receive a Dessert plate and your drinks of course.
There was a little bit of chit chat but not too much, just enough to be cordial with each other. It was honestly ok.
Turned out she was somehow involved with upper Disney management and 'in the know'. She had requested this particular table as it was considered the best view in the section. Don't ask me exactly where it was but it was definitely one of the high tops at the front.
They have 2 rows of tables. All high tops at the rear, and in the front row against the railing there is some short and some high top tables.
My husband and I will be going again in July and I imagine I would line up early and request a high-top at the front as I think this is the best view.
When we had the 2 tables at the rear I did have to move around a bit to try and see past a gentleman at a high top in front of us so front would be best if you can get it.
Yes. Once we had 3 people at a table and even then we had another person seated at our table. Another trip I was 2 people and we had 2 kids put with us whose parents were seated at the table next to us with 2 more kids. Yeah it's awkward, especially since you're supposed to share the bread basket If sitting with 2 strangers will stress you out I would definitely skip this.
Yes. When my husband and I went a couple years ago, another couple was seated with us. They were nice enough, but we didn't engage in lengthy conversation with them. Just the usual "where are you from?" type small talk. Other than that, we had separate conversations. Sharing the bread basket wasn't that bad. Sitting with other people's kids would be kind of odd. I anticipate having a random person with us at our 3-top table this year, unless we get lucky.
Yes I will say I loved the dessert party but I went alone as we had young kids so my hubby gifted it to me and he stayed with the kiddos at the hotel. It was wonderful but I got sat with a couple and totally third wheeled them... but whatevs...I’d do it again.
So apparently the return has been officially confirmed by Disney (yay!). No changes on the website, but official return date is slated to be 3/1 with soft openings the entire week before starting 2/23.
How crazy would the park be for DCA/WoC on 3/1 with the Food & Wine returning as well? If I go on 3/1, I'm definitely going with the Carthay Circle lunch package. The only other day available for our trip is 2/28, but it's our arrival day and I'm hesitant to hold a lunch reservation in case of flight delays.
DCA might be busy in the morning if people are trying to get WOC FPs, but I think it will be more busy for F&W. Remember, the WOC viewing area only holds a limited number of guests (around 4,000). Everyone entering the viewing area must have a FP, either free or with a dining package. No FP, no entrance to the viewing area. Period. So there wouldn't be any point for people who didn't get a FP to just hang around for the show that night. The view outside Paradise Bay isn't that good. There would be more point to hang around for F&W.
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