This trip, we not only are trying some dining experiences we haven't before, we are also trying some extra events and add-ons that we haven't before.
Our 2nd trip with our daughter who was turning 6, included our first "extra". We booked the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. Absolutely no regrets. It sure beats standing in the masses elbow to elbow trying to see the show in the park then dealing with the mass exodus after the show. There is a special surprise guest waiting to greet you upon your return after the show. I highly recommend throwing some money at this. In fact, if I hadn't decided to try something new, we were doing this again this trip. I actually had it booked and cancelled.
As for the REAL extras:
- Daughter is too young to do a lot of the behind the scene tours, but there is one that was relatively reasonably priced and sounded fun. Disney's Family Magic Tour is scheduled for our last day. It runs about 2 hours. I'll let you know what we think, but it gets great reviews.
- because I do NOT want to get up close and personal with the crowds, but absolutely LOVE the fireworks and Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom, we decided to do the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party. Is it likely overpriced? Yes. Will I enjoy sitting comfortably eating cake and sipping coffee while the fireworks go off or while the electric parade tra-la-las on by, you bet I will.
- The really unexpected throw-our-money-away experience was literally just released today. As I mentioned in the dining post, we had Crystal Palace early breakfast reservations. I found out today that the day I had that breakfast booked, Disney decided to add a limited number of tickets for early morning hours to those willing to pay and it lets those fools ride 3 rides in Fantasyland, and have a breakfast. Well, there goes my being in the park virtually without people!! So annoyed. Well, that was until I thought, hey, we should BE those fools. Somehow I talked the husband into it. He is such a good sport. Disney's Early Morning Magic-Fantasyland lets us into the park at 7:45AM and escorted into Fantasyland to ride 3 coveted rides. There is also a breakfast included. Is it overpriced? Well clearly to us we justified it. Are we crazy? Most likely.