Is FEA Dessert Party worth it? What are your experiences? 3 adults (price-wise) 1 child.
I’m going to find out first hand in April, here was our thought process. We knew if we did any extra event for fireworks(HEA, F! ROL) it would be just one for the trip due to cost. The FEA party offers more to us like assigned seating at tables which is important for my MiL. Then the actual desserts which look tasty and adult beverages. The excellent view of Illuminations is a big part of it as it’s our last chance to see it. And finally the no wait ride on FEA, which will save a FPP. That can have a value assigned to it for sure. So yes it’s expensive but as a one time splurge we have taken it!
You might find this useful in helping you make up your mind, I thought it sounded great but with three boys unfortunately Frozen stuff is not top of the list! Sob.
I opted not to and am glad I did. Easy to watch illuminations around the water or pick up day of fast pass. We did the ride immediately after an 8am akershus and my boys didn’t even like it
I have never done any of the dessert parties, but FEA food looks better plus includes alcohol. There are two little girls in our group who love Frozen. We did FPP it last time and have FPP for it the next trip. Waiting in that SB line for Test Track can be a time eater. Wondering about switching our FPs to TT and doing dessert party. On the other hand, once you do your Tier 1 FP and finish your 2nd in Tier 2, you can get another Tier 1 FPP, if one is available, right? Loved the TP video on which Tier 1 FP to get.
Wonder how the food was if anyone has tasted it
When are you going? I can tell you after Easter; I’ll be going on our trip.
We might go prior to your trip. We will be back in fall and winter maybe though so please let us know.
We did this the first week of January and really enjoyed it. It was a bit of a splurge for our family of four but we were not disappointed. The food was decent. We had eaten ohana earlier so we were pretty full. It was mostly sweets of course but there was also fondue. The cocktails were good. I enjoyed the sangria the most as it was a bit of an easy sipper compared to the margarita (they didn’t skimp ). The best part was being able to relax in the chair (a rarity it seems in the dessert parties) while sipping a cocktail and not feel rushed or having my space violated and watching the show. It was peace. And somehow the ride seemed super fun after a couple cocktails!
I’ve done most of the dessert parties and I really liked FEA (and so did my adult DDs). The view is great. You are able to sit. The food choices were decent. There were adult beverages. We walked onto FEA and then enjoyed walking the WS after the park closed. Totally worth it.
We are navigating a new twist this time with a kiddo who has crossed over into the adult dining plan. lol. So we are looking more in depth into menus and extras to see what is worth it for us.
How early were you able to book it? I noticed currently the website is only booking through May.
We went a couple of weeks ago. It was a cooler night so they moved the party indoors, above the Norway pavilion. Very cool to be able to see an area that the general public usually don’t have access to.
The CMs were so great. Everyone from the person who checks you in, to the bartender to the people who escorted us to the viewing area were really just above and beyond. All happy to be there.
The food was good. Nice desserts. DD13 loved the nitro ice cream. They had a s’mores skillet thing that I loved. The specialty drinks were premixed and not my favorite. Beer and wine were also on offer. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, coke products, lemonade.
The viewing area is awesome. We’ve watched from many areas of World showcase. This was the best.
Then, it’s off to ride FEA. Great way to end the night.
I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures. I’m not the biggest dessert eater, but I would do this one again.
@Luigispice we had to wait until after the new year to book for Jan 21st. Bear in mind that Illuminations is coming to an end sometime this year. I’m not sure where that will leave this dessert party.
It opened up very late for our dates. I think only maybe two and a half weeks before (mid December)
We just did this on the 3rd of February. We thought it was money well spent. Good food, great relaxing view with table and chairs. Open bar, that was a nice touch.
We also had the opportunity to be the family in the AM that got to open up the gates by pounding on the fire and yelling “open up the gates” which cane with being first to ride at rope drop, then we were the last to ride after the party so we were literally the first and last guest boat of the day. Kids (4,4,11) loved it all. The fireworks and fire effects are a bit close of you have timid kids.
I forgot to mention that my kids are teens so we paid all adult pricing and went into it thinking of it as a “one time thing.” My family is already talking about doing it again if they continue it after illuminations retires—even my husband who was the most skeptical on the value. He especially loved the ability to just relax for a little while and take it all in.
We did this last year and loved it! At the price point we will probably not do it again, but I felt that as a one time splurge it was definitely worth it! It was my DD8 birthday! Loved the food, DD8 loved being sat at Table #8 for her 8th birthday!! I had noted her birthday prior to arrival, so was table #8 issued by chance or by design? Hmmmm Disney Magic! I say if you’re not going to miss your next mortgage payment because of the cost, then you should do it!