I always like to take advantage of opportunities for reserved viewing areas for parades / evening shows. Is it necessary? No. But I am at the point where I don't want to have to stalk out a spot and wait for hours.
Last week in Disneyland, we did the World of Color Dessert party. Our party was scheduled to start at 8 pm with World of Color starting at 9 pm. We went to the check in podium around 7:10 pm. You can start checking in about an hour before your party. During check in, we got our wristbands and were asked if we wanted a low table or a high table. From my online research, the high table seemed to the recommended option as the viewing area is behind the standing area for other guests. Your table is assigned at check in by a cast member with an Ipad and then you wait in that area until around 7:55 pm.
A cast member leads everyone over the dessert party area. There is another cast member with an iPad there who can view your table assignment so you can be led to your table. We had a high table for four which was perfect for us. If you have a smaller party, you may be sharing your table with other guests.
Each member of your party receives the same plate of desserts and some cheese and crackers. There was a printed menu so you could see what you were receiving. You also have a server that brings you unlimited non alcoholic beverages. You can also have 2 alcoholic beverages per guest.
Our server was great! He checked on us several times and even offered to take a photo our group.
The viewing area was perfect and it was so nice to be able to have a seat to enjoy the desserts and then World of Color itself. I would definitely recommend this experience.
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.