Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 16, 2009
    Darcie from IL 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! I am trying to find out more info on special dining experiences like the magical fireworks voyage or(since we are a group of 9)the illuminations dinner and can't find it on the Disney website. Any searching tips? Or recommendations for similar dinners?

    Hi Darcie -

    Traveling to Disney World with a large group is so much fun, especially since there are special experiences designed just for large parties staying at Disney World Resorts! 
    • Safari Celebration Dinner - Dinner begins with a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Then you return to Tusker House for an African-inspired feast served family style.  Exotic wildlife (usually creepy snakes & spiders), songs, and a visit from some Disney characters are also part of the evening.
    • Good Morning Character Breakfast - a character breakfast at Tony's Town Square and a view of Mickey's PhilharMagic.
    • International Dinner & Illuminations Dessert Reception - a buffet style dinner with storytelling and musical entertainment.  You may even see some of your favorite Disney Characters.  After dinner, you are taken to a reserved viewing area to watch Illuminations and enjoy a dessert buffet.
    • Magical Fireworks Voyage - this event is actually being offered to all guests, regardless of group size, beginning in March.  The voyage begins with cookies & snacks as you set sail to see Wishes and the Electrical Water Pageant.  Along the way, you are greeted by Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and Peter Pan.
    A great site for finding more information about these experiences is  At the site click the planning link at the top of the page.  Scroll down until you find a link to Grand Gatherings.  This is not official information, but it should help you in the decision making process.  I recommend registering your party as a magical gathering by calling (407)934-7639.  A Magical Gatherings planning specialist will be assigned to you and help you coordinate these activities as well as any other dining reservations.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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