World of Color Superthread

theluckyrabbit

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Is it still correct that tickets can be scanned into either park to get a fastpass? My family could all scan into Disneyland then I could run get fastpasses in DCA then meet back up with them in Disneyland?
Correct. If you decide to get MP, you could all enter DL and get the WOC FPs with the app.
 

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A few random questions if I may.

We have a booking for the World of Color Desert Party at 730, and planned to have dinner prior at the Lamplight Lounge (so that we are nice and close). Family of 4, with two kids (5 and 7)

Questions are:

1) Is lamplight lounge the best option for a sit down table service dinner close to the Desert Party Area?
2) Does a 6:15 lamplight lounge reservation give us enough time for a desert party starting at 730?
3) How much food do you get at the desert party? None of us are very big eaters (we find Disney portions big compared to what we are used to). So, should we just eat very light given that we are headed straight to the desert party?

Thanks in advance.
 

ParkHopper1

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A few random questions if I may.

We have a booking for the World of Color Desert Party at 730, and planned to have dinner prior at the Lamplight Lounge (so that we are nice and close). Family of 4, with two kids (5 and 7)

Questions are:

1) Is lamplight lounge the best option for a sit down table service dinner close to the Desert Party Area?
2) Does a 6:15 lamplight lounge reservation give us enough time for a desert party starting at 730?
3) How much food do you get at the desert party? None of us are very big eaters (we find Disney portions big compared to what we are used to). So, should we just eat very light given that we are headed straight to the desert party?

Thanks in advance.
You wanna do the Dessert party hungry IMO....ESPECIALLY if you are not big eaters. You will not enjoy it as much right after a table service meal.

When we have done Dessert Parties we will to a bigger lunch then a smaller counter service dinner a bit earlier.

I would advise splitting up those reservations.
 

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  • Version 6

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    You wanna do the Dessert party hungry IMO....ESPECIALLY if you are not big eaters. You will not enjoy it as much right after a table service meal.

    When we have done Dessert Parties we will to a bigger lunch then a smaller counter service dinner a bit earlier.

    I would advise splitting up those reservations.
    Thanks for that! What kind of food is at the dessert party? We are mainly just doing it for the view of WOC. I don't really want my kids eating cakes for dinner.
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    Thanks for that! What kind of food is at the dessert party? We are mainly just doing it for the view of WOC. I don't really want my kids eating cakes for dinner.
    The Dessert Party serves desserts! Lots of them! (So definitely not dinner or any kind of dinner food -- grab that beforehand.) You get a bread basket, cheeses, fruit, and various cakes/cookies/chocolate dipped berries/etc. (Post #3056 in this thread has a photo to show how much you get.) There is a LOT of food -- which can be boxed up to be taken back to your hotel for snacking on later. Agree with the pp about having a larger lunch, then something quick for dinner. When we've had parties larger than 2, we'll share two dessert plates (plenty for us!) and box up the untouched plates to take back home or to the hotel.
     
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    theluckyrabbit

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    DizMe

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    The photos below are recent and show how much food is served on each plate at the Dessert Party.
    Thanks for the pictures. I'm kind of bummed at the offerings; not much there looks appealing to me :(. I LOVE dessert and very little of that looks like anything I'd like.

    ETA: It doesn't look like much if you're skipping dinner?
     
  • theluckyrabbit

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    Thanks for the pictures. I'm kind of bummed at the offerings; not much there looks appealing to me :(. I LOVE dessert and very little of that looks like anything I'd like.

    ETA: It doesn't look like much if you're skipping dinner?
    Don't skip dinner! But if you don't have time for a real meal before the Dessert Party, we've seen people bring in sandwiches, corn dogs, more "real" food items to accompany their desserts. No one seemed to mind. I know that posters here have said that they bring in extra bread from the Boudin Bakery. I'm allergic to most of what's offered, so we usually get one regular dessert plate for DH and one plate of all fruit and cheese for me. Then we bring in whatever extra sweets or savories that we want that day. CMs have always been very flexible.
     

    DizMe

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    Don't skip dinner! But if you don't have time for a real meal before the Dessert Party, we've seen people bring in sandwiches, corn dogs, more "real" food items to accompany their desserts. No one seemed to mind. I know that posters here have said that they bring in extra bread from the Boudin Bakery. I'm allergic to most of what's offered, so we usually get one regular dessert plate for DH and one plate of all fruit and cheese for me. Then we bring in whatever extra sweets or savories that we want that day. CMs have always been very flexible.
    Oh yes! That would work. So they allow you to request all fruit and cheese? I'm not sure about those desserts, but I know I don't like the cookies. Not sure what the others are; am I seeing a mousse and a macaron? What is the little dark thing that looks like a bundt or lava cake? If you want to do all fruit and cheese, do they give you extra and is that something you do ahead of time or when you're waiting to be seated? Sorry for all the questions but it will help me decide what to bring with me.
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    Oh yes! That would work. So they allow you to request all fruit and cheese? I'm not sure about those desserts, but I know I don't like the cookies. Not sure what the others are; am I seeing a mousse and a macaron? What is the little dark thing that looks like a bundt or lava cake? If you want to do all fruit and cheese, do they give you extra and is that something you do ahead of time or when you're waiting to be seated? Sorry for all the questions but it will help me decide what to bring with me.
    Call the number for special dietary requests or send an email (listed online when you make your reservation and list allergies). I always check "other" for allergies, then send an email specifying what I want. Then I confirm with the Dine Line closer to our reservation date. Sometimes, someone from the central bakery will call me to discuss my request, but usually when the request is just a fruit and cheese plate (pretty self explanatory), there is no need for a phone call. And the plate I receive is a generous serving of all fruit and cheese, no desserts.
     

    jonahsmommy

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    We have reservations for this Saturday 11/23. A few questions, (this is our first time)
    1. Our time says 8:15, but I was thinking of checking in at 7:45? Too early? Too late?
    2. Where do we check in? In front of the Little Mermaid? Somewhere else?
    3. I have my reservations on my phone, show my email confirmation with my license? Or print something out?

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  • Jenwdwfan

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    We have reservations for this Saturday 11/23. A few questions, (this is our first time)
    1. Our time says 8:15, but I was thinking of checking in at 7:45? Too early? Too late?
    2. Where do we check in? In front of the Little Mermaid? Somewhere else?
    3. I have my reservations on my phone, show my email confirmation with my license? Or print something out?

    Thanks so much for your help!
    I would check the line around 7:30ish. We got in line around 7:45, and there were 10 to 15 groups in front of us. We had an 8:15 check in. They came thru the line and got our name and number in the party. I do not recall having to show them anything, maybe ID? We were asked if we preferred low or high top table and about 8pm they started leading us in to sit down. Hope that helps. Oh and check in was across from Ariel.
     

    jonahsmommy

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    One more question....since I’m very petite, 5’0 on a great day :tongue: should we get the high table? Not sure if that has a better view?
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    One more question....since I’m very petite, 5’0 on a great day :tongue: should we get the high table? Not sure if that has a better view?
    I'm short, too, and have had a good view from both high and low tables. Just make sure that you are in one of the front two seats at the table. High or low table basically depends on where you want to be seated (ask the CM who seats you where the low tables are vs. the high tables) and whether you have any problems with the tall directors chairs. Some people have back problems, balance issues, trouble getting into/out of those chairs and so prefer the lower tables.
     

    DizMe

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    I'm short, too, and have had a good view from both high and low tables. Just make sure that you are in one of the front two seats at the table. High or low table basically depends on where you want to be seated (ask the CM who seats you where the low tables are vs. the high tables) and whether you have any problems with the tall directors chairs. Some people have back problems, balance issues, trouble getting into/out of those chairs and so prefer the lower tables.
    When you say one of the front two seats at the table, do you mean closest to the water? Does that mean your back is to the table if you're watching the show? I only have a vague idea of how the tables and chairs are arranged. I'm a shortie, too.
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    When you say one of the front two seats at the table, do you mean closest to the water? Does that mean your back is to the table if you're watching the show? I only have a vague idea of how the tables and chairs are arranged. I'm a shortie, too.
    Yes. Usually there are 4 chairs at a small round table. You want to be at one of the two chairs closest to the water (whether you are in the front or back row of tables). You don't want anyone sitting in front of you. If there is a person in front of you who you know, it isn't that big of a deal to ask them to move if they block your view. But if you end up sharing a table? It can get awkward trying to ask a total stranger to move (more than once if needed) when they block your view. Much easier to be in one of the front two chairs.
     
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    Kenshin21

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    When we did this a couple years ago, they gave the kids a light up sipper. We’ve never done this for the holidays, do they still do something similar for the kids?
     

    Nonsuch

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    When we did this a couple years ago, they gave the kids a light up sipper. We’ve never done this for the holidays, do they still do something similar for the kids?
    Unfortunately, those cups are long gone. The World of Color Sipper was one of many "Made with Magic" (AKA "Glow with the Show") devices, which would light up in sync with the show (and also interact with other devices). "Made with Magic" was not very popular, so the unsold Sippers became "free" gifts for the Dessert Party (there were likely thousands of sippers taking up warehouse space).
     

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