Fireworks
  • On Jul 25, 2021
    Kathy from CT Asked

    I'm interested in booking the Happily Ever After fireworks cruise. I've read that for an extra fee, you can have dinner on the boat. Just wondering if this is true and if so, what are the food options that are offered?

    Ahoy, Kathy!

    I just recently took my family on a fireworks cruise for our last viewing of Happily Ever After. While fireworks always make me shed a few tears, this particular experience was so special that I shed just a few more happy tears than usual. 

    Kathy, when you take a fireworks cruise you are provided with complimentary snacks and beverages. On past voyages, our snacks have included anything from chips and pretzels to brownies and chocolate bars, but offerings are subject to change. We have also always had an assortment of sodas, as well as bottled water. 

    When you book your cruise, you are able to add catering to your reservation for an additional fee. This catering comes from the in-room dining menu of the resort that you are departing from. So for us, we would have the options provided at Disney's Grand Floridan Resort & Spa. These offerings range from pasta to steak to burgers and a classic BLT, and everywhere in between! If you request catering, you will be sent a menu and asked to make your selections before your cruise sails. 

    Kathy, I will give you a couple of pieces of advice based on my personal experience. 

    The first thing that I want to be sure you know is that you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages onto the boat. When I went with my group we brought a couple of bottles of wine as well as a cheese tray for the adults to enjoy while the little ones enjoyed the snacks provided on board. 

    The second thing that I want you to know is that in my particular experience, you may not have the time to enjoy a full meal on your cruise. You will be so busy talking to your Captain and enjoying the sights of the bay and the Electrical Water Pageant before the fireworks show starts that eating may be the last thing on your mind. There are also not tables on board, so the boat may get a little cramped. 

    If you want to add a full dinner to your itinerary, I recommend that you arrive at the resort that you are departing from a little early so that you may enjoy a quick-service meal before you embark on your magical voyage. 

    Bon Voyage!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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