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  1. Dave
    February 22, 2019

    Thanks, Sean!

    You can always ask–you never know. But my sense is the same as yours–the answer will be “no.”

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  2. Sean
    February 21, 2019

    Great review of the package! Tells me all I need to know. My only question is, are you allowed to go back for a second alcoholic beverage? With the lower price point to other packages that include alcohol, I doubt it, But it never hurts to ask 🙂

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  3. Jennifer J Gardner
    November 28, 2018

    Reserved this the other day for Feb 2019 and saw that my card had also been charged for it when I made my ADR for it. So essentially I have already paid for this experience. We are not staying on Disney property so is there a list or something when we check in for our reservation? How does that work? I have it all on my Disney experience app

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    • Dave
      November 29, 2018

      Jennifer, when I checked in it was to a name on a printed list, but that was a while ago. You probably also got an emailed receipt–I’d print and bring that just in case. Plus having your phone with you, charged, and with the MDE app up can’t hurt!

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  4. Shawn
    November 21, 2018

    Hi there! I booked the VIP Dessert Experience for my family (we have a 4 year old and 2 year old) and the only time slot available was 6:50pm. Crossing my fingers for an early show time that day.. but if its only at 9pm… can you show up closer to the 9pm showtime instead of our 6:50pm reservation time? Waiting for 2 hours with two toddlers does not sound enjoyable. I’d rather not go 🙂 Would love to know if you know this… I haven’t had any luck finding a review with this same scenario.

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    • Dave
      November 23, 2018

      Shawn–for what date?

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  5. Jane
    October 4, 2018

    Hi Dave, we bought Glow with the Show mouse ear hats in 2015 and are planning a visit for late 2019. Do you know if the hats will still work? It seems that all of the fireworks will be different except for Fantasmic. The hats worked with that and Wishes and IllumiNations in 2015.

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  6. Kati
    October 1, 2018

    Hi – thanks for the review! We were able to purchase 7p reservations for the dessert & VIP seating; are we allowed to pick up our box and exit the area and return for the 8p show or do we have to stay in the Fantasmic! Theater for that hour? Thanks!

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    • Dave
      October 2, 2018

      Kati, I think you can, but despite what the tix say, typically the seating is not in fact reserved. So there’s something to be said for grabbing your favorite seats (you will be in the Fantasmic Dining Package section) well before the show starts. What I’d do is not show up right at the beginning of the dessert window, but rather about 35-40 minutes before show start.

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  7. Laura
    September 12, 2018

    What do you think is better–fantasmic experience or the Jingle Bell one? We are looking to get tickets for one of the dessert experiences.

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    • Dave
      September 13, 2018

      Laura, in terms of stuff, Jingle Bell. But Fantasmic is the better show

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  8. CindyB
    May 4, 2018

    Absolutely perfect review! The strawberries covered in white chocolate were amazing, The dried fruit and nuts cup was … eh, not so amazing. We got a tiny chocolate cupcake, a tiny cheesecake and tiny apple crisp. Also included was a handful of cheese chunks and tortilla chips. The light up souvenir mugs are so fun! Thanks for giving us a sneak peek.

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    • Dave
      May 6, 2018

      Thanks, CindyB!

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  9. Margaret Spicer
    April 19, 2018

    We just experienced a fantastic show but the dessert was over priced and very ordinary. I would never recommend this. Extremely disappointing. Just as well the show was amazing!!

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    • Dave
      April 20, 2018

      Thanks, Margaret!

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  10. Carolyn
    April 6, 2018

    I just made our reservations for this. They asked about any allergies in the group (we have a peanut allergy and two gluten intolerant). Just curious if you know whether they change the boxes up to accommodate these (which wouldn’t surprise me in the least knowing how well Disney accommodates food issues) or if we’ll be swapping with each other based upon what folks can eat. Not a big deal either way, but it would be nice to know.

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    • Dave
      April 8, 2018

      Carolyn, I’m sorry but I don’t know. But if you let me know after you do it, I can include that info in the review!

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  11. Chris
    March 17, 2018

    I have a 14 year old which I am sure would prefer the kids snack box. Will they allow her to choose? Or is she stuck with the adult version?

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    • Dave
      March 18, 2018

      Chris, they may, but it isn’t guaranteed–it depends on what stock they have. They bring out an inventory based on how many have booked of what age…

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  12. Shannon
    March 13, 2018

    Would you say the Dinner and show seats of the Dessert and show seats are better?

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    • Dave
      March 14, 2018

      Shannon, they are pretty much the same.

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  13. Peter
    October 19, 2017

    What time did you arrive? With the Dessert Package would you expect front and center seats to be available at 7:30 for an 8:30 show?

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    • Dave
      October 20, 2017

      Peter, we arrived 45 minutes before the show. You should be fine!!

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  14. dusty cheatham
    October 5, 2017

    dave thanks for this review . it has been years since the wife & I have seen this show. but this offering might push us to try it again . keep up the good work cant wait for your review of star wars hotel. oh ! keep josh straight would you . the book & your website is invaluable to 1st or 2nd time vistors or know it alls like me 21 years & counting & you still teach me a thing or 2

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    • Dave
      October 6, 2017

      I’ll try, Dusty!!

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  15. Emily Lowry
    October 2, 2017

    Hello Dave, I have been doing some research on the Dessert Package and in some of the literature there is mention of “Glow with the Show” ears. Is this something that you received? Or, am I seeing old information?

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    • Dave
      October 3, 2017

      Emily, the mug was, I believe, a glow with the show item. No ears at my visit.

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  16. Eric
    September 28, 2017

    Thanks Dave! The easy exit is definitely on our mind too. With our kids, going really early and waiting will be difficult. As long as we’re guaranteed to get in, that’s all that matters. Plus, we did the dining plan to max our character meals, so it works. Dessert Party would have been cool too, but no dp credit = no bueno.

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    • Dave
      September 28, 2017

      Cool, Eric. Don’t leave it too late though…

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  17. Eric
    September 27, 2017

    Hi Dave, just curious, could a TS dining package credit be used for this? We chose the H&V Fantasmic Dinner package (b/c we got the dining plan), as you mention above, but the reservations for dinner are super early.

    Also, with the dinner package, will there be reserved section(s) for us which we can arrive shortly before, or does it only guarantee admission into the amphitheater? I’d be fine with the worst of the reserved section versus the nose bleeds.

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    • Dave
      September 28, 2017

      Eric, sadly no you can’t use a dining plan credit of any type for this.

      The dining package seating is the center wedge of the amphitheater, so it includes both up front and nosebleed seats (which some prefer for easy exit.) So yes, if you are aiming at a specific distance from the show, even with the dining package you need to go in early.

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