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Amanda Jenkins
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Where to Eat: Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Published: November 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

'Tis the season to enjoy desserts and loved ones. Two weeks ago, I was able to do both at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The Fireworks Dessert Party at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant is a reservation that I have attempted to book for the past few years. Since it is offered on special nights, it can be difficult to work into your vacation schedule. The prices are $25.99 for adults (ages 10+) and $13.99 for children (ages 3-9). If you find that you are able to, then by all means book it!

After experiencing the disappointing Epcot dessert party last year, my family was not excited when I told them I had booked this experience. It took a lot of persuading on my part, and they reluctantly followed me to Tomorrowland. We checked into the Tomorrowland Terrace at around 8:20 pm. Unlike at Epcot's dessert party, you definitely get that special, "being seen by others" feeling. Many people approached wondering if they could enter, only to be turned away. Envious looks were sent our way. We were given wristbands, so that if we wanted to leave and return, we could do so easily.

Once we entered into the lower balcony area of theTomorrowland Terrace, we were led to our table. Each table had the family's name with a flickering candle. We were told to go help ourselves to the desserts and drinks. Our table was perfectly set near the railing. We had a prime view of not only Cinderella's Castle, we were also directly under where Tinker Bell flies. We were in awe when Tinker Bell flew over us and saw her costume in detail. We were able to watch the Castle's projection and Wishes fireworks display with an awesome view, with seating!

View of the castle

Now, onto the desserts. This was by far a treat unto itself. There was a wonderful variety to choose from. There were Mickey Oreo bon-bons, chocolate covered strawberries, lemon tarts, banana cream dessert, key lime pies, cheesecakes, tiramisu, chocolate mocha moose, cookies, brownies, ice cream, fresh fruit, and more. There were cold drinks, coffee, hot water for tea, and hot chocolate. The desserts were delicious, and even my picky guys found that they loved everything they tried. This is by far the dessert party to attend.

Desserts

More desserts

This was extra special for us in that we had my parents with us. They have never experienced Walt Disney World during the holidays and haven't been in six years. My parents both felt that this dessert party was one of their favorite experiences of this trip. We scheduled it on their last night of vacation with us, and they both expressed that this was the perfect way to end their stay. This is a reservation that I will try to make for future vacations.

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Robert Niles
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10 Questions Raised by the New Star Wars Trailer

Published: November 28, 2014 at 10:17 AM

The teaser trailer for Star Wars, Episode 7 - The Force Awakens is online now.

My favorite shot?

Star Wars 7 trailer

While the teaser trailer doesn't answer any questions about the newest chapter of the Star Wars saga, it does raise a whole bunch of questions:

Lightsaber from the Star Wars 7 trailer
What the...?

Why is there a black stormtrooper? I mean, all the stormtroopers were clones of Jango Fett, right? For that matter, why are there still any stormtroopers? If there are still stormtroopers, is there still an Empire? There are rebels in X-wings. Is the rebellion still ongoing?

What is the functional purpose of a lightsaber hilt? Wouldn't that just increase the risk of slicing off your own hand?

Can J.J. Abrams make a teaser trailer without a lens flare? (Okay, we got the answer to that one: No.)

Has anyone built a new spaceship since Return of the Jedi? And finally, will we see any of this stuff in Star Wars Land?

Lens flare from the Star Wars 7 trailer
Lens flare? Check.

And here's one more question for you: What did you think?

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Robert Niles
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Published: November 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

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Russell Meyer
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Brings Holiday Joy with Christmas Town

Published: November 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM

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Robert Niles
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Turner Classic Movies Steps in to Sponsor Disney World's Great Movie Ride

Published: November 25, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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Robert Niles
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Calorie Counts are Coming to Restaurant Menus, but Probably Not at Theme Parks

Published: November 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM

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Robert Niles
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Where to Eat: Dinner at The Cowfish at Universal Orlando's CityWalk

Published: November 24, 2014 at 6:04 PM

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Robert Niles
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Monday Top 10: For Which Theme Park Fans Give Thanks

Published: November 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

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Robert Niles
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King Kong Construction Update, Plus a First Look at the Blueprints

Published: November 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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