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  • On Feb 11, 2012
    Katherine from CO 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! My family is heading to DisneyWorld in September, and I want to reserve a Wishes cruise on the Grand 1 as a surprise. Is a 1-hour booking enough time to see the fireworks and the electrical water pageant? Is a butler required, if we have champagne?

    Hi, Katherine!  The hour may be just enough time for you to see and do the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes.  This incredible yacht goes out about half an hour before the Wishes fireworks display, so whether or not you'll be able to see the Electrical Water Pageant is going to depend on what time the fireworks are.  The pageant is usually delayed by about 20 minutes if Wishes is scheduled around 9 PM, which is usually when the pageant begins.  Check the calendar for September as soon as they become available, then confirm when you book your cruise that the schedule for the night you choose is going to work for you to see both.

    You do not need a butler unless you plan on serving hot foods.  You can do without if you are just going to enjoy drinks or snacks.

    This is really a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience for many people!  I do hope you get to enjoy it!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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