This week’s podcast is all about dessert parties as we discuss which upcharge events are potentially worth the money and where you’re probably better off spending five dollars on a cupcake and seeing the show with everyone else.
The episode is available in the usual spots:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/waltlovedgoogle
A direct link to the mp3 file is also available here.
If you’d like more information about any of the Parties, you’ll find links to my full reviews below:
The food and drink at the Rivers of Light Dessert Party are easily the highest quality of the various events, but the price is high and Rivers of Light is easy enough to see without paying the extra money for an exclusive area to stand before the show and then similar seats once the Nighttime Experience gets underway.
The Frozen Ever After IllumiNations Dessert Party is unique in that it includes not only the food and drink before the show, along with a private viewing area for the nighttime spectacular, but also a ride on a popular attraction at the conclusion of the festivities. With wait times dropping at Frozen Ever After, and FastPass+ now much easier to obtain, we don’t find a tremendous amount of value in the event. As we near the end of IlumiNations this summer, the Dessert Party will likely be sought after more for its prime view of the show. You can pull up my full review here.
Rose & Crown Dining Room is offering a limited-time, 3-course fixed price dinner with a guaranteed patio table for IllumiNations, in addition to all the beer, wine, and special edition cocktails you can drink. We really enjoyed our evening, but there are better views of the show available. Check out the full review here.
A dessert party for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is available over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show is easy enough to see that we’re not particularly high on spending the extra money.
During the holidays, the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party is offered. My review is available here. Again, better views are available without much hassle, reducing the potential value of the event.
Magic Kingdom offers four different dessert parties. The Plaza Garden Viewing Party, which I review here, is the only event that we strongly recommend.
Conversely, the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise, reviewed here, is the Dessert Party that I least recommend. The view of the show is just about the same as what you’d see from standing at the ferry dock for free.
While this blog takes into account exactly one voice, the podcast offers an opportunity to expand on some of the ideas put forth here with some additional viewpoints. The audio quality isn’t 100%, but we’re working on improving it with future episodes.