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    • ajrob

      Registered: April 2010
      Posts: 44
      Review Date: Fri July 15, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

       
      Positive aspects of the product (pros): no crowd
      Cons: price

       
      Party of 2, we were very excited to try something new at WDW. Upon arrival we were greeted and asked if we were staying at a WDW resort or "off campus", to make sure there would be transportation for us after the event. There is a bus that goes to all resorts to make sure everyone has a ride "home". You are given a booklet about the cruise and a special pin, then you are shown to the holding area and served sparkling cider in a lighted glass and dish, yours to keep after the cruise. You also receive a blinky light necklace!! When the time comes you board the steam boat and set sail around Seven Seas Lagoon while the captain tells you some fun facts about the World and the resorts around the lagoon. There is also a cute game that people can play with flashlights(which are supplied) to find hidden mickeys and solve a quiz. You get transportation playing cards as a gift.


      Desserts are out buffet style on both decks, with drinks on both levels as well. Food is just ok, drinks too, and in small supply, I thought. When something was gone it was not replenished. The desserts are featured from the resorts around the lagoon? Should probably go with some standard goodies in addition to the featured desserts. There is also a cast member that brings around mickey ice cream selections.


      My daughter was playing the flashlight game and missed out on a lot of desserts, she wound up with 2 small cupcakes and a mickey ice cream bar. The desserts were gone before the fireworks started! Now, we stayed on the bottom deck and I did not venture to the upper, as we met friends there and one had a scooter that could not go on top deck.


      I gave this an 8 as we had fun on the boat with our friends and it was nice to see the fireworks from a different view.


      As always the Disney staff on board were helpful, friendly and fabulous!


      Disney should lower the price.
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      MWS

      Registered: April 2011
      Location: Cols, OH
      Posts: 45
      Review Date: Wed November 18, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

       
      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great party, cast members
      Cons: Cost, seating

       
      When I first heard about the fireworks cruise it sounded like so much fun but I was hesitant to book because of the cost, after much discussion we decided to go for it and book the cruise and I’m so glad we did! From the moment you arrive at the dock the cast members are there to greet you and explain the trip and menu to you. You are given a few souvenirs for the evening, including a pin, light up champagne glass and a plate. There is a cool game you can play if you want, it’s for all ages but it seemed to keep the kids busy on the cruise before the fireworks started. There were drinks are desserts on the first level and desserts only on the second level. There were a number of dessert stations so the lines were never long. There were several types of cheeses and desserts, also at the beginning of the cruise there were meats on the trays but the meats went quickly and were never replaced, the rest of the food was replenished throughout the event. The cupcakes and mango panna cotta were good; the spiced flourless chocolate lacked spiced and seemed way undercooked (it may have been the chocolate cake didn’t hold up well in the heat). Parents beware – the pineapple upside down cake comes with a tiny shooter of alcohol. The specialty alcoholic drink tasted watered down but it was a warm night, beer and wine and soda were also available. The view of the fireworks is great and even though the evening was sold out, the boat did not feel crowded. This almost made the cruise worth the price alone after dealing with the crowds while watching the fireworks in the parks. There is limited seating on the boat and if you’re on the second level, you must walk up and down the stairs for drinks. Once back on land, there are buses to take you to your resort. We had a very enjoyable evening even if the desserts are just okay, but it’s a nice break from being part of the zombie herd shuffling around the parks all day.
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