With the summer crowds on everyone’s minds, the dining packages have added appeal. But is the Fantasmic! dessert package really worth it? We recently received this reader question:
Would you recommend the dessert and special viewing area for Fantasmic? It would be very pricey for my wife and I and our 3 kids (about $270.00). I am wondering if it is worth the money. -Steve
For the Fantasmic dessert package, we recommend that you save your money. An adult ticket costs $60 and a child’s ticket costs $50, which adds up fast for most families.
The reserved viewing area is located near the Haunted Mansion, which gives you a less than ideal view of the show. Before the Disney Dream Suite was created, the reserved seats were located in a balcony above Pirates of the Caribbean. But in the current location, the view isn’t worth the added cost.
Another thing to consider is that the Fantasmic seats are not reserved. They are made available on a first come, first served basis to all those who pay for the seating. If you arrive close to the show time, you will likely end up sitting in the second row of chairs, which could defeat the entire point of getting a reserved spot.
And finally, the Fantasmic package is only a boxed collection of desserts along with a buffet table offering beverages. The desserts are good and are often more than one person could eat, but it isn’t a meal. When you compare the cost to what you get with a World of Color dining package, it makes you realize that the Fantasmic dining package isn’t the best value.