Then again, you (and I :)) probably have too high of expectations.
I will write a bigger article, but I think you would have enjoyed the EPCOT after dark. The problem is that you would have to ditch the kiddies!
Thanks for the review, its another bad review im afraid of and we will not do this party with my family. I really hope disney listens and changes this up because they have another great idea its just the implementation is just not disney level. I think Amanda said it right when they should include all the countries from the showcase and it would be worth the value. Id rather drop the alcohol and get better desserts but they want to differentiate it from wishes.
I also thought it would be outside. It was nice to have a seat, yet I would have preferred looking out over the water. I'm hoping that it is just going through a trial and error stage and will be what we have come to expect from Epcot's reputation concerning food.
On another site, a fine blogger/journalist has noted Disney has "declined by degrees," offering subtly lesser experiences each year to its patrons. Because most patrons don't visit Disney frequently, most don't notice the chipped paint here, or the burned out light bulb there. And they certainly don't care that Disney hasn't refreshed its attraction line-up in many moons -- enough to justify the steady rise in admission prices each year. I consider Disney a premium product. And I feel cheated when Disney charges big prices and fails to deliver a quality experience.
And I think that ties back to exactly what Amanda and others have said -- there is such a great wealth of different foods available throughout Epcot, and so many nice places for a special fireworks viewing location, that this whole event sounds like just a hastily assembled, bilk the tourist event. Disney can do much better for that amount of money. Though, I will say, the freshly made doughnuts is pure genius :-)