• On Nov 19, 2021
    Kimberly from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was told that there is no open schedule to book a specialty cruise in January 2022. we are getting married at the boardwalk and our dream was to take our friends on an Epcot fireworks cruise and have cake and champagne. Is this true?

    Hi Kimberly!

    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Disney’s BoardWalk is such a perfect location for a wedding. We are Disney Vacation Club Members and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas is one of our Home Resorts so we stay here often. We always enjoy seeing the many brides and weddings that take place at the resort. Here’s to hoping that maybe someday one of my children would love to be married there!

    To my knowledge, the Specialty Cruises that are available near Disney’s BoardWalk Resort are the small pontoons that take Guests on a fireworks cruise. These boats are extremely limited, hold a maximum of 10 Guests, and can be booked 60 days in advance. I’m not sure if that is what you were looking for, or if you were hoping for something that held more Guests. You would need to call Disney at (407) WDW- PLAY to inquire about availability and booking if possible, or perhaps speak with your Disney Wedding Team at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons. I think it is very common for these to book exactly 60 days out, right when the phones open, and to those with the fastest dialing fingers. These cruises are generally available, but they may be paused from time to time. Since here at planDisney we are Guests just like you, and not Disney Cast Members, I can’t check availability for you, but if you’ve already called that number and were told there were no openings, I would assume that it was true.

    Have you considered any other options? Through Disney Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons you may be able to arrange a dessert party with cake and champagne at one of the private viewing firework areas of Epcot. I know you said your dream was Epcot, but you could also check availability for specialty cruises at Magic Kingdom. If you were okay with a less private affair, you could take your Guests on the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise at Magic Kingdom, where you’ll enjoy sweet treats and a boat side view of Disney Enchantment! Since this is outside the park, no theme park tickets would be needed by your Guests.

    Kimberly, I hope you can find the perfect way to end your special day with family and friends. We’ll be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in 2022, and my best advice is to admit when you were wrong, forgive often, and love each other always. The rest will work itself out!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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