Any thoughts? Standing better? Gamble for a good seat at TT? Hub grass has less obstruction?
Garden. Seats are off center and too likely to be obstructed
There were no unobstructed seats at TT in September. It’s shockingly unorganized, given the fact that it’s not a new thing at all. Also, we were among the first in line, but they they wanted to seat us at the back even though there were plenty of tables for 2 people near the front.
When I complained about the lack of a premium view anywhere to go along with the premium price, they said “The obstructions are limited to the projections on the castle, and it’s advertised as a fireworks party.” They told me there was plenty of standing space in the garden if I wanted a better view. I had to drink more than a couple of proseccos to be less irritated about that.
DD10 wants “one more dessert party” to finish out our series of trips in June.
Sounds like the garden parties are a better experience (and a cheaper price)
Any other input on this debate for or against TT?
I think the garden party worked well. We were super late to the festivities after BBB went super long and made our CRT dinner go long as well. So the CMs actually were going to let us do the after party versus the pre version. We didn’t end up partaking in any drinks or desserts as it turned out. But we had a nicearea there in front of the Plaza in a gated area on astro turf for viewing. No complaints. It was crowded to get in there but whoever gave the advice to to just chill in there after the fireworks and let the crowds die down was spot on. Made it easier to navigate once the throng of people exited the area.
I just did the seated party a couple weeks ago and it was great. Well worth the extra $10. You could leisurely get your drinks and snacks all the way up until the fireworks started and it was much less crowded than the pre/post party areas. It was nice to enjoy the experience vs cramming a few sweets down the gullet then marching over to the grass to jockey for position that may still have tall people in front of you. Bonus is that Tink flew directly over my head.
It looks amazing!!
@LTinNC82 photographs are really excellent and this should be the definitive thread on the issue.
Pros — seating; food and drink available right up to the start of the show and can be consumed during it; clear view of fireworks, Tinkerbell flies right at you
Cons — considerably obstructed and much more distant view of the Castle; poor option for those who are all about the projections; more expensive
Pros — great, almost entirely unobstructed view of the Castle and projections and fireworks: you see the show as it was designed to be seen; after party gives a relatively chilled out end of the day with no rushing to get in place; cheaper
Cons — need to get a spot 30-45 mins before start of the show; bit of a rush to get through the food and drinks if doing the before party; people moving around during the show can be distracting
We did the Plaza Garden party back in 2018 and it was perfect. it was “full” but I wouldn’t have called it “crowded”.
This was the first week or so of June.
I just think everything is likely to be more towards “crowded” these days… but it will still be 2nd week of June, so maybe not so bad.
I liked the center-on viewing from the garden, but the tables look nice too!
It’s only $10 more for the Terrace party now??
So I just looked and it’s $99 for the garden parties and $114 for the seated party so $15 more. Totally worth it for me. Especially when you account for the extra half hour of park time you get and the fact you can eat/drink during the show too.
I was very unhappy with the view in September. Even with the best seats we missed a lot of the projections because there are trees in the way.
For the seated party? Yeah that’s not the best choice if the projections are important to you.