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Unread 11 Jan 19, 07:04 PM  
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Just catching up with your report and making mental notes already for our 2020 trip. Hoping to stay at BC or YC and then onto HRH so Ill be keeping an eye out for your next trippie too. Thanks for sharing and making me hungry
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Originally Posted by Goldia View Post
Not only did you get your pretzel, but it was also covered in pixie dust!

How nice that you and your DH got to visit Epcot on NYE, it sure sounds like a brilliant day.
I know, it was like it was meant to be, me and my pretzel

Originally Posted by SuziQz View Post
Just catching up with your report and making mental notes already for our 2020 trip. Hoping to stay at BC or YC and then onto HRH so Ill be keeping an eye out for your next trippie too. Thanks for sharing and making me hungry
Thanks for reading. The Epcot resorts are great, my heart does lie with the YC out of the 3 though and I love HRH, hoping for a couple of nights there in the summer before disney.
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When we first booked the holiday, MK was just supposed to be open until 8pm this evening but shortly before it was increased to 11pm so we knew that it was going to be way busier than they had originally anticipated. We were also really keen for Mil to see Happily Ever After as it is just so amazing and because of holiday wishes and fantasy in the sky this would be our only opportunity. So, I did the sensible thing and booked the dessert party.

I knew I didnt want the Tomorrowland Terrace one for HEA due to the view but I went back and forth for ages trying to decide on the Plaza Gardens before or after. We eventually decided on the after one as we thought it would be less rushed.

We checked in after 7, there were people in the same line waiting to check in for the terrace one, which I thought was a bit of a shame as this, purely paper process of check in would have been eating into their eating time. We were told we could enter the gardens now or later but we just headed in and sat at the back and just chilled.

The view was great, we stayed at the back against the railings so Mil could stand. The walkway behind us was chaos when HEA started though and the poor CMs were over run with people trying to stand up on the wall and flower beds. They kept saying the walkway was for emergencies only and it took them a good few minutes of shouting through megaphones to get everything under control. So near the back might not be the best for an undisturbed view.


Afterwards we managed to dart across the flow of people to check in again, more highlighting on paper, for the dessert part. You were seated as you arrived and we luckily had a table overlooking the front which was fab for watching the craziness outside.


We were given non-alcoholic apple cider on arrival and there was water, fruit juices, pog juice, strawberry lemonade, tea, coffe, hot chocolate and coffee for drinks.


Savoury food consisted of cheeseburger spring rolls, interesting and cheese and crackers.


Desserts were ok, Ds loved the little pineapple whip things, dh loved the little strawberry tarts, I loved the ooey gooey cake with ice-cream and Mil really liked the macarons. So, everybody found something to their liking and we all tried a few things.


Overall, I loved the view, it was nice to do at such a busy time. $69 per person plus tax. Would I do it again, yes but only at really really busy times of the year. My main thought for booking was for Mil, we had rocked up about 20 minutes before the 11.50pm fantasy in the sky 2 days before and still had a view we were happy with.
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Woohoo for a free pretzel! Result. But I have no idea why Disney made them so hard to find when theyre sooooo good.

I agree with your view that a busy time is *the* time to do the dessert party, I admit I wouldnt bother otherwise.
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Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
Woohoo for a free pretzel! Result. But I have no idea why Disney made them so hard to find when theyre sooooo good.

I agree with your view that a busy time is *the* time to do the dessert party, I admit I wouldnt bother otherwise.
These pretzels are like the holy grail of Disney snacks these days. Who knows if by the summer they will be found anywhere, strange.
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This morning we had a breakfast adr at Tusker House with the Rivers of Light Package. This has always been one of our top choices of character meal.
We were a little late checking in by the time we walked up from Pandora as hours had changed and the park was opening at 7am rather than 8am.

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And some plates:



I noticed the corned beef thing has disappeared which is a shame as I loved that previously. The food was all nice enough, the character interaction was good and our server was lovely. Ds wasnt loving this for once though, I dont know if he had overindulged on the desserts at the party last night but he didnt really eat all that much. When I asked if he wanted me to book again for next time he wasnt keen.


It certainly wasnt cheap, $46 per head. Rivers of Light was packed though so it was nice to have the reserved seating. We like ROL, I dont think its the best night time show they do but we felt it was one of the things that we really wanted Mil to experience so Im glad we did the package.
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Just read your report from the beginning and its fantastic, looks like you had an amazing time. Interesting about your feedback on the Virgin flight, we normally fly BA too and this year are trying Virgin for the first time.

The dessert parties look amazing, I wish I could convince DH but he's not into sweet things!

Looking forward to reading the rest of your report.

Thanks for sharing. x
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Thanks, your dd likes her adventurous food too though doesnt she?
She does but your DS wins for consistent variety. Impressive!
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