I just booked the Fantasmic Dinner package at H&V for our Aug. trip. We wanted MM, so I was a little disappointed already, but then today I read this in the All Ears newsletter:
… from Melissa: I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with Disney and how they are handling Fantasmic Dining Packages. We just visited the first week of May and booked the Fantasmic Dining Package. We went to dinner and received our reservation “ticket.” We arrived 60 minutes prior to the 8:30 show time, which is what was recommended by our server and what was printed on our ticket. We arrived only to find out there is no more separate entrance for the dining package. So we had to head over to the main gate and try and get through the mob that had congregated there. By the time I made it to the front they had already filled the stadium and told me they had filled the reserved section with people who didn’t have the reserved seat tickets to begin with and that we could not see the show! What is the point of a “reserved seat” if they are just going to fill it with anyone to begin with – and an hour before the show even starts on top of that? Please be aware that your seat WILL NOT be held for you and you should line up 1-1/2 hours prior to show time JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE has to! It’s not worth it – go see Wishes or IllumiNations instead! What a waste of evening at the Studios.
Can anyone confirm these changes? I thought the whole point of doing the package was to avoid getting there so early? When we’ve done the package in the past, we’ve sometimes arrived only 15-20 min. before the show and still got great seats in the reserved section. If this is an accurate portrayal of what’s going on now, I may cancel it altogether.:crying: