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Old 02-07-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default DVC Fireworks Cruises - Each Wednesday

Fireworks Cruise

Savor a complimentary assortment of treats each Wednesday when you book a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise. Before departing from Disney's Contemporary Resort, indulge your palate in lavish delicacies like champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Then, once you've embarked, bear witness to premium, unobstructed views of the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks, as seen from picturesque Seven Seas Lagoon. Two pontoon boats available for this experience—each one accommodating as many as 10 Guests.
Fireworks Cruise
  • Wednesday Evenings – Starting February 19, 2014
  • $85 per person
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:48 AM   #2
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That's a heck of a lot extra to pay for champagne and strawberries. Couldn't you could get a group of up to 10 DVC friends together and rent the whole boat for about $350? Why does the price soar every time Disney offers something "special" for DVC owners? Sorry, feeling a little grumpy today.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #3
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That's a heck of a lot extra to pay for champagne and strawberries. Couldn't you could get a group of up to 10 DVC friends together and rent the whole boat for about $350? Why does the price soar every time Disney offers something "special" for DVC owners? Sorry, feeling a little grumpy today.
Its a way for members to do it without paying for a full boat.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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Sounds nice to me, especially since aside from Christmastime I'm unlikely to find 9 others with whom to split the cost.

Unfortunately my trips rarely include Wednesdays...
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Sounds nice to me, especially since aside from Christmastime I'm unlikely to find 9 others with whom to split the cost.

Unfortunately my trips rarely include Wednesdays...
I was thinking for that price and not having to book the whole boat, I'd actually do it. It's a pontoon boat, though, so I don't think it's the standard boats they use from the Grand Floridian. I wonder if it also includes a tour of Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, or just shuttles you into place ASAP.

Also, wonder if the music is piped in . . .

We did a cruise once where our boat didn't have the music, but we anchored next to two that did so we got the music.

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I was thinking for that price and not having to book the whole boat, I'd actually do it. It's a pontoon boat, though, so I don't think it's the standard boats they use from the Grand Floridian. I wonder if it also includes a tour of Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon, or just shuttles you into place ASAP.

Also, wonder if the music is piped in . . .

We did a cruise once where our boat didn't have the music, but we anchored next to two that did so we got the music.

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I'm pretty sure that they now all have the music piped in
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #7
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sounds nice with that view of the fireworks but expensive especially if children don't have a lower price
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Late posting on this.
We went on Wednesday September 23rd 2015. Fortunately our 30th Anniversary.

I highly recommend the cruise. On our boat there were 4 couples.
The chocolate covered strawberries and champagne were served on the dock prior to your boating excursion. There was plenty for everyone and the server kept topping up the champagne. Snacks on the boat were bags of snack items, pop and water.

The captain made all the difference in the experience. We had a Disney employee that had been working at Disney World since day 1 and had all kinds of stories about what we were seeing as we made our way from the Contemporary to in front of the Magic Kingdom.

The weather was beautiful and the view spectacular. It was one of those experiences that you will talk about for years to come and was the highlight of our last trip. The music is piped in and you get the full fireworks experience.

Yes, I will say it...snuggled up with your loved one under the stars at the most magical place on earth viewing the fireworks is romantic.

If you are looking for something different to do at Disney this was something we felt was worth the money and a memorable experience.
Not something for everyone but definitely worth doing once.

Book it before its gone.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:36 AM   #9
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Sounds interesting, but I can find much better uses for that amount of money than to sit on a boat and watch fireworks. Plus, I don't like champagne or strawberries, so...
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:41 AM   #10
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Hum. We rented a pontoon one morning earlier this year and had a blast with it. This strawberry and champagne deal seems like something we could drop our DD off at one of the kids clubs and enjoy as a couple. It's more than the Pirate's and Pals, but might be worth it to celebrate something special.

Thanks for the review!
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