Heather Sievers, a Disneyland food expert, Mom, and inventor of Time Out Spots, is back with another great Disneyland review! Today she’s sharing her experience at the Fantasmic! Premium Viewing Dessert Event! Take it away, Heather!
As an annual pass holder for over 15 years, it’s a little embarrassing to say that I had never seen the whole Fantasmic show, until now!
The crowd has always turned me off; they send out the cast members waving their light sticks in their yellow Fantasmic uniforms way before the show starts and the sea of people makes it impossible to get a good standing position unless you’re willing to plant yourself and stake a claim a few hours before the show starts. There are one-way walk ways, people telling you where to walk and where not to walk, the whole scene is pretty wild. Not interested in the chaos? Me neither.
So, as a special treat, I bought my family Fantasmic premium viewing tickets and it was amazing! We knew that the tickets came with great seats and dessert, but we had no idea how elaborate the whole thing was. About 60-90 minutes before show time, you “check in” to get your seats assigned. You can then sneak away for a bit (we had Fastpasses to Indiana Jones) and ride an attraction or two depending on the lines. I do recommend coming back to your seats about 30 minutes prior to the show and make sure everyone uses the restroom before you sit down. Once the show starts it’s about impossible to make your way around the area.
When you sit down, a cast member brings you a beautiful tray of dessert. We made the mistake of having a big dinner right before the show, so don’t do that; you will have plenty to munch on with your Fantasmic “box.”
The box includes a variety of cheeses, crackers, grapes, and lots and lots of yummy sweets. Drinks are offered as well: everything from tea, to soda, water, hot chocolate and coffee. The cast members were extremely attentive and made sure everyone’s “wants” were met.
My favorite treat in the box was a raspberry stuffed sugar cookie with a coating of lavender colored chocolate and golden stars on the bottom. It was so pretty and tasted great too. Other desserts included a divine macaroon, a mini cheesecake, chocolate lava cake, a lemon tart, and some chocolate truffles.
A helpful hint: Depending on the season and schedule, there are sometimes two Fantasmic shows. If you reserve tickets for the first show (9:05 I believe) they will let you stay in your seats for the fireworks, which are just after Fantasmic. They even refill your drink and the same speakers that provide the Fantasmic sound play the Fireworks sound track. It’s a super bonus!
As far as cost goes, this event is not cheap, tickets are $54 and pricing for adults & children is the same. If you have the opportunity, it’s definitely a “must do” event. We had an amazing time and got to enjoy every second of Fantasmic. It will make you feel like a serious V.I.P! For tickets, call 714.781.4400.
Heather, thank you for being our Disneyland guru! This looks like an incredible experience! If you’ve experienced this awesome dessert package, let us know in the comments section below!