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Grand Gatherings
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Something magical happens when you start planning your Magical Gatherings T vacation. The names and faces of your favorite people spring to mind and before you know it, your list has grown! Yet, while each Magical Gatherings party is as unique as the friends and family within it, they will all enjoy the special feeling that comes from sharing experiences with those they love most.

Parties of eight or more enjoy special benefits, exclusive personalized merchandise and one-of-a-kind experiences. Enjoy a Magical Grand Gathering at the Walt Disney World� ResortAs a Grand Gathering you can take advantage of travel planning services, custom events and unique opportunities such as a Safari Celebration Dinner or a Magical Fireworks Voyage. Grand Gatherings multiply the magic even more.

 
Grand Gatherings Experiences
International Dinner and IllumiNations Dessert Reception

There's no need to jet around the globe to experience dining around the world.

With this Grand Gathering Experience at Epcot®, international culinary favorites are on the menu for parties looking for a storybook ending to their day.

Guest are directed to the Odyssey Restaurant, where they see the primary colors of international flags lined up side-by-side, symbolic of Epcot®'s theme of international friendship.

Inside, the sounds of music and the smell of fine international cuisine complete the perfect ambience for a dinner at World Showcase. This incredible experience offers delectable food from all over the world, from Asia to Italy, with dishes consisting of pasta, chicken, sausages and assorted vegetables, just to mention a few.

Following dinner, children in the audience are invited up onto the stage to hear a classic Disney story by the bookmark storyteller. After the story, a surprise Disney character appears for a meet-and-greet with the children, and is available for pictures and autographs.

After the character experience, everyone is invited to follow their guides to Towers Plaza for a private viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

The International Storybook Dinner experience is available Mondays and Fridays at Epcot® at 7 p.m., at a cost of $59.99 for guests ages 10 and older, and $19.99 for guests ages 3-9.

Good Morning Gathering

Breakfast enters a whole new realm of wonderment with this Grand Gathering Experience served up with plenty of morning merriment at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom® Park. Experience the magic of breakfast at one of your favorite Magic Kingdom restaurants.

During this experience, guests are escorted from the front gate of the Magic Kingdom® to Tony's Town Square Restaurant where they are welcomed by the restaurant's proprietor himself, Tony.

As they enter the restaurant, smells of a hot cooked breakfast fill the air. Once guests are seated, Tony welcomes them by singing with, of course, an Italian flair!

Pure hilarity ensues as Disney characters Chip, Dale, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and more enter the dining area wearing comical outfits and carrying baskets of warm muffins, fresh out of the oven for the guests to enjoy.

The characters then disperse into the restaurant to meet-and-greet guests with music playing throughout the restaurant during breakfast, which consists of a wonderful assortment of pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and much, much more!

As another special treat, Gatherings have an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse, for photos and more. Then it's off into the park with memories of this once-in-a-lifetime Grand Gathering!

The Good Morning Gathering experience is available Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Magic Kingdom® Park at 9:30 a.m., at a cost of $24.99 for guests ages 10 and older, and $11.99 for guests ages 3-9.

Safari Celebration Dinner

In this Grand Gathering Experience, guests gather in the exotic city of Harambe at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for high adventure on the Kilimanjaro Safari.

During the Safari Celebration Dinner you and your party will take a journey on Disney Kilimanjaro SafariParties journey through the park's authentic African plains and across the sweeping, baobab-studded savanna, spotting giraffes, elephants and other wild African creatures with their own private guide.

Following this special safari, guests move to the Tusker House Restaurant where they meet their host who welcomes them to a delicious dinner consisting of chicken, vegetables, assorted Artesian breads and more.

During dinner, guests have the opportunity to get an up close animal experience with one of the Animal Programs Keepers, who arrive with a live animal and answer any questions that guests may have about the Kilimanjaro Safari or Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

As a special part of the celebration, the host introduces two very special residents of Disney's Animal Kingdom® who wanted to stop by, Terk and Timon! Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a meet-and-greet with these loveable Disney characters.

The Safari Celebration Dinner experience is available Sundays and Thursdays at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at 5 p.m. (or park close), at a cost of $59.99 for guests ages 10 and older, and $19.99 for guests ages 3-9.

Magical Fireworks Voyage

You're invited to "shove off" on a moonlit dessert voyage around the Seven Seas Lagoon, which provides the perfect viewing location for the new "WishesTM" fireworks spectacular at the Magic Kingdom® Park, as well as the "Electrical Water Pageant".View the

As guests arrive for this Grand Gathering Experience, Captain Hook and his fumbling first-mate, Mr. Smee, are positioned for a meet-and-greet on the pier before boarding the vessel for this exciting journey!

Playing host for the evening is an unforgettable comedic pirate named "Patch", who guides the guests through the unpredictable waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon, while leading them in sing-alongs and playing Disney trivia games.

After the fireworks show has ended, the ship heads back to the pier while Patch narrates the exciting story of Peter Pan, who just happens to be awaiting the boat's return to dock, ready to pose for photos and sign autographs.

The Magical Fireworks Voyage experience is available seasonally on Mondays and Saturdays on the Seven Seas Lagoon near the Magic Kingdom® Park, at a cost of $29.99 for guests ages 10 and older, and $14.99 for guests ages 3-9. .

*All dates and events are subject to change. Valid Theme Park Admission is required for all Grand Gathering experiences except the Magical Fireworks Voyage. The same experience must be purchased by at least eight guests (ages 3 and up) in the party. Experiences are subject to change. Availability is limited. Reservations can be made from 90 to 6 days in advance, and full payment for each experience is required 45 days prior to arrival. May be cancelled up to 6 days prior to first Grand Gathering Experience without penalty. Pricing includes gratuities/service charge.
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