The theme park will begin taking reservations Sunday for the posh event, which includes canapés, sushi, flatbreads, craft beers, wine, cordials and coffee served at the California Grill on the 15th floor of Disney’s oldest hotel.
“Imagine being able to delight in the sparkle of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks spectacular from an intimate and private observation deck,” wrote Rachel Bshero, food and beverage marketing communications coordinator, on the Disney Parks Blog.
Following the fireworks, the big spenders can return to the private banquet room for petit four desserts, chocolate confections and fruit tarts.
Four out of 10 comments posted on the blog questioned whether the observation deck would still be open for free fireworks viewing.
“I’m confused,” wrote Gary Rosenbalm. “Firework(s) viewing from the observation deck has been free forever for guests dining at the CG (California Grill). Are you saying the observation deck is no longer accessible to regular guests dining already? I get the free flowing food and drink for the $99 but I hope they don’t take it away for guests having a sit down dinner in the main dining. This has been a staple for me for decades.”
Disney remains mum on those concerns.
The dinner is another in a series of up charge events Disney has added in the last three months. Other exclusive offers include a dessert tea party, private tours and exclusive character meet and greets.
The month-long event will run on Thursday evenings through March 26. The $99 fee includes valet parking., tax and tip.