• On Jun 23, 2018
    Peter Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi from Belgium! We have booked the FW Dessert Party (PG view) in July. Reservation time is at 7:45 PM, but can we check-in at e.g. 8:15? Are we all escorted to the PG area at a specific time? Can we return to this area for Once Upon A Time at 10? Thanks!

    Hi Peter, 

    Bonjour from Canada! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question.

    The Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing truly is my favourite way to see Happily Ever After. Based on my experience, you can absolutely check in after your designated reservation time. All this means is that you’ll have less time to feast prior to heading to the Plaza Garden Viewing area in order to get a good spot for the show. Guests aren’t escorted to the viewing area all at once, but rather in waves as people are done eating. This means that people who finish their dessert selections earlier get more choices when it comes to viewing spots. 

    You can absolutely stay in the Plaza Gardens area to see Once Upon a Time after the fireworks. In fact, the area is open to all Guests once Happily Ever After is over, so you can come and go as you please (though no spot will be reserved for you for that show). 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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