HEA Terrace Dessert Party?


#1

Hi All, We are taking our first trip to WDW in March. My 5yo daughter has never seen fireworks, so DH and I thought it would be really special to book the HEA terrace dessert party for our last night at the parks.
I booked our reservation, but upon reading some reviews, I see people complaining that they couldn’t see the fireworks because people squeezed in front of them, and that it was a disappointing experience.
Can anybody give me their recent experiences and any tips to make sure she is able to see the fireworks?
Thank you!


#2

We got there about 7:40 pm and it seemed like tables were being assigned on order of arrival. We weren’t on the rail but on the second row of tables. We had a pretty good view but there was some blockage on the highest fireworks. For us it was a sacrifice we didn’t mind to have a seat and not be in a crowd. We did also watch the fireworks from the Poly beach another night.


#3

I’m wondering if I should consider trying to switch to the Garden Plaza viewing? We liked the idea of sitting in chairs after a long day at the park, but I also want to make sure we have a good view.


#4

For years the only dessert party was in the terrace. I always enjoyed it and you do not have to worry about the rain. The garden view, in my opinion, is a better view.


#5

I think the garden viewing is good option. We’ve done it twice and we sat on the “grass” and had a great view.


#6

We loved the garden view and it’s cheaper.


#7

OK, I think I may try to switch to the garden view… Thank you for all of the feedback!


#8

The slight possibility of rain and the reserved seating are why we’re doing the Terrace. We’ve never seen HEA before so I have nothing to compare it to (and complain about!). It’ll just look fabulous to us.


#9

Got there 15 minutes prior, sat on the fake grass and had a pretty much perfect view. One of the best evenings or my life. :slight_smile:

The only caveat was a lady sitting on an electric scooter a bit in front of us. She was OK but the 3 huge Mickey balloons tied to her scooter, not so much. Someone told her gently and tied them lower and all was fine. :wink: