On Christmas Eve we were lucky enough to attend the Disney Vacation Club Holiday Dinner in The Fasntasia Ballroom at Disneys Contemporary Resort. We had high expectations for the evening having attended the event the previous year and thoroughly enjoyed all it had to offer.
Aside from the wonderful food, the main reason we attend DVC events is for our love of the unique character offerings available. This event was a little on the pricey side at almost $80 plus tax and gratuity per adult and $40 plus tax and gratuity for children, but it was our little family’s Christmas treat and seeing Quinn’s eyes light up whilst interacting with the characters made it all worthwhile.
As we entered the ballroom, the Voices of Liberty were performing holiday songs and it felt very festive and magical. Meeting Mickey and Minnie in their festive outfits by the fireplace was our first stop, followed by dinner at our appointed table. The tables were set beautifully with the floral centrepiece designed to take home with you that evening. The food was served buffet style and dedicated servers visited each table taking drink orders. The theming of the food for the event was “Holiday dishes from around the world” with traditional food such as pot roast, chicken and vegetables on offer. There was a separate food section available for children which included chicken nuggets and Mickey-Roni and cheese. The desserts were a highlight for me, particularly the cheesecake which was to die for! After dinner there was a hot chocolate and warm apple cider station you could visit and add whipped cream, marshmallows and even candy canes!
To our surprise, Pluto and Goofy arrived wearing their adorable holiday outfits from Hong Kong Disneyland. My Little Peter Pan couldn’t wait to fly over and give them both the biggest hug. They played and threw snowballs at each other and it was the cutest thing! As an added surprise, Donald and Daisy then arrived also in their outfits from Hong Kong Disneyland. Donald gave Quinn the biggest hug and they flew together before posing for a picture which was adorable!