[QUOTE=fjs08;1016760]This looks so cool.
I’m curious. What time did this go on??
Where did the guests park?? I remember being at a special conference event in '02 at MGM. Went by bus from the GF and came in another entrance… not sure where. Did the guests come in the main gate at the DHS or did they use another entrance.
How many guests were at this event??
Who sets this up??
I am a TIW (Tables in Wonderland) card holder and I have been getting more invitations about additional dinners. They look really neat. Who does set these up??? Is there a TIW chef that runs it???
Thanks for any information.
Frank, these sort of events are organized through Disney’s Catering & Convention Services. I held a private event in the Studios park, nothing that fancy but if you look at my December TR you can see all the details. My guests did come through the front gate (that may not be typical for a HUGE group, we only had like 22 guests) & we had a “party escort” (a CM from Guest Services) who escorted my guests from the front gate to the party location & stayed with us should we need to go back & forth. Guests with cars also parked in the regular parking lot but I was told if they gave the gate guard the details of the special event they wouldn’t be charged for parking.
Sometimes TiW DOES bring in special chefs to do events (like I did a special “dessert” demonstration with chef Alice Medrich years ago) but generally all catered events are serviced by the Catering & Conventions planners, staff, chefs, & bakers.
When you use a space like the Great Movie Ride, I was told at least, that it has to be either before or after park hours… depending (like if you wanted to get married at Cinderella’s Castle it would have to be before or after). There are varying flat rates JUST to use the space, then you have minimum expenditures that must be reached depending on the location.
Obviously a Disney organization was running this one, TiW does a lot of them, so I am sure not all the typical space rental & expenditures apply to them but I do know most of the information for guests who want to plan private events.