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If you’re staying at a Disney resort, start your day with a call from Mickey. Just use the phone system to arrange a wake-up call, and when the phone rings, Mickey, Stitch, or one of their friends welcomes you to the new day! When the phone rings with your wake-up call, press the speakerphone button so everyone in the room can hear it! Tip: Make your wake-up call for an off-time, such as 7:03, to help ensure you get Mickey.
Fireworks Parties and Cruises
Magic Kingdom Dessert Parties—The Tomorrowland Terrace hosts the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party on select nights. The party begins an hour before Wishes (check the schedule for times) and includes a self-service dessert buffet on the patio of the Tomorrowland Terrace. The dessert party is $79/adults and $47/kids ages 3-9. Looking for a less expensive option? There's also the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing for $59/adults and $35/kids. And on select dates in 2018, guests can book an After Fireworks Dessert Party at the Tomorrowland Terrace. The party is available July 3-4 and on select dates during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party—price is $69/adult and $41/child age 3-9, and includes all-you-care-to-eat- desserts and snacks as well as access to a special fireworks viewing area in the Plaza Garden. Call 407-WDW-DINE to inquire about availability (reservations can be hard to obtain). Pre-payment is required.
IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party—Held on select nights in Epcot, this dessert party is held in a prime location (at the main entrance to World Showcase) and features desserts from around the world. Price is $49/adults and $29/kids ages 3–9. A new dessert party is coming to Epcot this summer. The "Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party" gives guests the chance to enjoy a dessert buffet while watching Illuminations, followed by an after hours ride on "Frozen Ever After." The event will be held on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting in July. The price is $79 per person, and $47 per child (ages 3 - 9).
Fantasmic! Dessert and VIP Viewing Experience—Get a snack box, beverage, and reserved seating for a Fantasmic show! For $39 per adult (ages 10+) and $19 per child (ages 3 - 9), you get a snack box and light-up credential at the Fantasmic! theater prior to the start of Fantasmic! The adult box features chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix and cheese and crackers. The kids box includes chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes and a vanilla cake bite which features the star of Fantasmic! Sorcerer Mickey. You also get bottle of water and a specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in a light-up keepsake Fantasmic! cup.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party—Held on select nights in Disney's Hollywood Studios, this dessert party is held at the end of Sunset Boulevard (with a great view of the Chinese Theatre) and features desserts and drinks. Price is $69/adults and $39/kids ages 3–9.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party—Held November 9–December 31, 2017, the party gives guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios the chance to enjoy multiple sweet and savory food stations, including beer, wine, and cocktails for guests 21+. Hot cocoa and specialty soft drinks are also available. Guests can also enjoy a character meet and greet, and receive special 'hologram' glasses to enhance their viewing of the fireworks. Cost is $79/$45 (3–9) between Nov. 9–Dec. 15, and $89/$49 (3–9) from Dec. 17–31 (tax and gratuity included).
Contemporary Resort—Enjoy a meal in the California Grill during the Magic Kingdom fireworks (the music that normally accompanies the fireworks is broadcast in the restaurant). While the California Grill observation deck is open only to diners, there’s another viewing area on the north end of the Grand Concourse (4th floor).
Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise—This cruise aboard the General Joe Potter ferryboat offers gorgeous views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the Seven Seas Lagoon along with a dessert buffet with sparkling wine, coffee, and punch. Cost is $99/adult and $69/kids ages 3–9. Held on Fridays and Sundays from December 1, 2017 through January 28, 2018.
Fireworks Cruises—Do you have something to celebrate? Rent a pontoon boat or the Grand 1 Yacht to view the fireworks at Epcot or the Magic Kingdom. Cruises are booked per boat rather than per passenger, and all include a pilot. Call 407-WDW-PLAY for rates and reservations. You can book up to 180 days in advance, and we recommend you call at 7:00 am Eastern Time exactly 180 days in advance, as these cruises are extremely popular. Note: These are sometimes called “specialty” cruises by Disney, as they can’t promise that the fireworks won’t be cancelled.
After Hours Parties
The popular 'Disney After Hours' event is returning to the Magic Kingdom in 2018. The event features a small number of tickets offered for access to the Magic Kingdom for a few hours, after the park closes to the general public. (Have you always wanted that photo of you alone on in front of the Castle? This is where you get it.) Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, March 1 and 8, 2018. The price is $126.74 per person (including tax) when purchased in advance, and also includes select snacks and bottled water.
Top Photo Slice: Little PassPorter VIPs posing outside The Seas With Nemo & Friends at Epcot (℗ 14850) Photo contributed by © mom2twingirlies
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