Fantasmic! Dining Packages ending?

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  1. tink89

    tink89 DIS Veteran

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    Really? I just checked and no times available for HB Fantasmic after the 15th of December.
     
  2. pharmama

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    To me it looks like they're offering it between 12/15-30, there's just no availability...
     
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  4. longtimedisneylurker

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    Nah. Disney isn't going to just give up a revenue stream like this. Maybe they won't sell expensive dining packages anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean all Fantasmic fastpasses will be included in the price of admission. Maybe it will be paper machines and Maxpass distribution. Maybe it will still be some sort of tiered distribution. If all of the spots currently reserved for dining are reserved only for Maxpass, then that's still an upcharge. Maybe Disney Entertainment and Disney Dining are just working on the scheduling and logistics, and the Dine Line CM really has no idea what is going on. Shrug. Guess we wait and see. I haven't seen Fantasmic since the dining packages and new show, but if I was going to take the time to do it, I would probably choose the dining pass after years of having done it the old way. If they do revert to the old free fastpass system for Fantasmic, then they will make up that revenue some other way. My current guess is that there will still be dining packages at Disneyland, but if they aren't for Fantasmic then they might be tied to special viewing areas for the new projections/sometimes fireworks show coming in January. A projections show does have the disadvantage that some spots will definitely be much better for viewing than others, so why not sell the good viewing spots at a premium?
     
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  5. mummabear

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    Wouldnt that be nice....sadly with the addition of $5 drying machines at GRR it looks like Disney has joined the nickel and diming of all the lesser parks
     
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  6. ktlm

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    I wonder if they are going back to dessert party packages and using the dining areas for those? They could do it the old way they did it with the desert box and chairs, or they could do it the way WDW does it which is have a dessert party elsewhere which gives passes for the priority viewing area. Not sure where they would put an out of the viewing area dessert party.
     
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  7. tink89

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    Yes there has not been any availability. They said they had not opened up reservations for HB for the last two weeks of December. I was just wondering if anyone had called to make a reservation. I havnt had the time to wait on the phone.
     
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  8. yetiowine

    yetiowine Earning My Ears

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    I would actually love a return to a dessert party package! I remember doing it once waaaay back in the day before FP and other options.

    OP, I'm most impressed that you waited for 45 minutes for your call! I nearly hung up last time I called at the 6 minute mark.
     
  9. katyringo

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    I’d love a fantasmic dessert party.
     
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  10. Winnowill

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    You still wouldn't need to purchase MP. F! FPs aren't even available on MP at this time, and, even if they are, you can still get one from the kiosk.
     
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  11. Skyegirl1999

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    The theory is that they are going to make them bookable by Maxpass ONLY.

    This is also what some people theorize they will do with the SW rides. No paper FP, just Maxpass.

    No idea what these theories are based on, but that’s what she’s talking about.
     
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  12. TINA BAILEY

    TINA BAILEY Earning My Ears

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    We did the dessert package back in the day when you sat on the balcony from Walt's apartment above Pirates. It was wonderful. Wonderful center on elevated viewing, chairs, all you can eat desserts, and only 14 people on the balcony. I would love that option again.
     
  13. tink89

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    Just to answer my own question regarding HB Fantasmic. Reservations are not out for the last two weeks in December because they are changing up their menu.

    Found out after waiting on the dining line for 35 minutes
     

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