MK "Happily Ever After" Dessert Party (Parties) Discussion

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  1. cakebaker

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    Both parties are sold out for my date. Guess I'll find out what a double sold out party feels like.
     
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    What date? Please report back on your experience!
     
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  4. cakebaker

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    We'll be there Oct 10. Before, After and Terrace is sold out. Going to be a busy night.
    Two more days! :)
     
  5. kat_lh

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    We’re doing the after party that night as well. We just got tickets a few weeks ago so the sellout must be recent (or maybe we sold it out!)
     
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    At this point, I'll just be happy to get there. That hurricane coming is predicted to hit the panhandle just about the time our flight will be crossing that area. And we have MNSSHP party scheduled Wed evening- our last party was a wash out and this one may well be the same. Ugh....
     
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    Booked the "after" fireworks dessert party for 1/31. I feel a little silly paying such a premium for a spot, but after fighting through the mob and having seriously impaired views the last two times, I think it's going to be worth it. Excited to try out the Plaza garden view!
     
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    I'm trying something different for our Thanksgiving trip and booked the After Fireworks party for 11/24. I don't love the idea of eating desserts at 10:30 at night, but I was annoyed when I attended the party on 9/17 that while I was eating desserts at the Before party, I watched as the "prime" garden spots were already filling up. I have a feeling crowd levels will be much worse for this trip, so it may be nice to sit and eat some snacks while the parks clear out. And I'll get to hang out in the Garden first and get my pick of spots without having to rush through my overpriced desserts :)
     
  9. ConnecticutNonna

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    Trust me, it's worth it!
    I would never willingly hang out in that fireworks crowd ever again. Once you've been in the Plaza Garden space, you will most likely agree with me, lol...
     
  10. ConnecticutNonna

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    Please report back on your experience!!!
    Tag this thread. I'm never in it for the desserts (although DH most definitely is, especially when they had zebra domes!)
    I'm always in it for the less crowded view!
    TIA
     
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  11. HeadlessLegoMom

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    They are open during EMH, but usually stay open after park closing and don't on EMH nights.
     
  12. Lsdolphin

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    We are going on 10/20 and both parties are sold out!
     
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  13. GADisneyDad14

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    Good luck to the folks with double sold out parties. We really haven't seen many (any?) of those yet - or at least ones that were well-noted on this thread. Wow October / party season is a crazy time for the dessert party.
     
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  14. GADisneyDad14

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    Hey there @ConnecticutNonna, your question has been answered, but a visual in case helpful. It's the pink line. Reports are of it being open more often than not right after HEA. It is not open for very long - lounge around too long and it can be closed... so if you're looking to use it... don't wait too long. :-)

    Plaza East and West Garden Labeled Aerial.jpg
     
  15. cakebaker

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    I'm just glad I dropped the before party for the after party. I was really torn as it's an EMH night and I didn't like the idea of wasting EMH's on eating, but I'd rather do that than have to get there early and rush through dessert to go get a spot. I figure the half hour or so we'll spend after the fireworks at the dessert buffet will let the lines work through the closing rush that the popular rides always get. Fingers crossed that I bet right!
     
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    Our night 10/20 is also an EMH party and I was thinking about changing to the After Party but we will have an ECV and I was afraid it would be impossible to fight the crowds to try to get back to the Dessert Party. I am thinking we will just have to wait for crowds to clear a bit before we can leave the Garden viewing area.
     
  17. Amy11401

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    We are there on October 15 for the after party. As far as I can tell the before party is sold out that night.
     
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    Please let us know how it goes!
     
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    Are they still just using the yellow side (right side as you face the castle) for dessert party viewing? Is the green side available for regular day guests as of now?
     
  20. GADisneyDad14

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    Yep, everything you said is correct. The garden on the left side in front of Casey’s is open to anyone, barring occasional rare use for a special event or something odd.
     
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    With 7 adults (or "adults", all but 2 are under 21), there's just no way I can justify the dessert party for our group (might try to save up for the Star Wars one, but that's not relevant here). Maybe we can arrive early enough to catch a spot in the other garden area.
     
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