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We just did the pontoon Wishes Cruise and now we are looking at doing the Wishes Grand 1 cruise with some dinner or munchies or something of the sort.

Does anyone have thoughts, pics, experiences?scrappy & MrHub, You've done this ?

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Yes, we just did this on our last trip. Lots of pictures somewhere in the trip report. I loved it!!! I would do it again. We had munchies on the boat. I am not sure if I would like to have dinner on the boat or not.

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It will be my bestie, Tiff, her 2 daughters/my goddaughters and her Mom, stepfather and myself. So we were trying to think what would work out best.

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If we were to do dinner I would want at least a two hour cruise. I just do not think one hour with the fireworks is enough time to really enjoy dinner and the fireworks. We only had chocolate covered strawberries and the fireworks and the hour seemed to fly by. The Grand does charge by the hour and you are only out for one hour from start to finish.

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I'll post the menu too

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Cruise Menus
Please add 18% gratuity, 6.5% tax to all prices
** The Disney Dining Plan is not accepted **

PONTOON BOATS
Pontoon Cruises include assorted bagged snacks, sodas, and bottled waters.
Due to space and safety constraints hot food is not recommended on Pontoon boats
as we are not able to provide hot boxes to keep the food hot. If you choose to purchase hot food for your Pontoon Cruise, please note, a maximum of two hot items can be ordered.
A Private Server is not available for Pontoon Cruises.
GRAND 1 YACHT
Maximum guest capacity on the Grand 1 Yacht is 17 guests.
The Grand 1 Yacht does not include any snacks or beverages. Everything is a la carte.
Private Server is required for receptions and dinners with passed hors d'oeuvres.
Hot boxes are only provided/available with Private Server.
No open flames are permitted.
A Private Server is available on the Grand 1 Yacht - $75 for up to 2 hours.
Each additional hour is $25.

~ Miscellaneous ~
Serves 6 Guests
Iced Jumbo Gulf Shrimp " one dozen - $49.99 - Served with our own tangy Cocktail Sauce

Finger Sandwiches - $36.00 - Assortment of Egg, Tuna and Chicken Salad

Crab Cakes " one dozen - $49.99 / Vegetable Spring Rolls - $3 each
Chips (Potato Chips or Tortillas) & Dips (Ranch, French Onion, Salsa, Blue Cheese) - $12.99
Pretzels " 1 lb. - $10.99 / Mixed Nuts " 1 lb. - $19.99

Cheese Pizza " 16-inch - $18.99 / $2.00 per additional topping

~ Seasonal Fruit Platters ~
Platters include: watermelon, pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe, red seedless grapes, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries, seasonal exotic fruits served with a flavored yogurt dip
Intimate Platters (serves 2-4) $24.99 / Small platter (serves 5-11) $55
Medium Platter (serves 12-18) $80 / Party Platter (serves 19-26) $105





~ Seasonal Fruit and Imported & Domestic Cheeses Platter ~
Platters include assortment of domestic and imported cheeses, and fresh fruit
Intimate Platters (serves 2-4) $29.99 / Small platter (serves 5-11) $65
Medium Platter (serves 12-18) $90 / Party Platter (serves 19-26) $120

~ Imported & Domestic Cheese Platter ~
Platter includes assorted cheeses (Boursin, Pepper Jack, Swiss, Smoked Cheddar, Gouda, Brie),
grapes and strawberries, with assorted crackers and bread
Intimate Platters (serves 2-4) $26.99 / Small platter (serves 5-11) $65
Medium Platter (serves 12-18) $85 / Party Platter (serves 19-26) $120

~ Crudite Platter with our house-made Onion Dip ~
Platters include cucumber, celery, carrots, asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and black olives
Intimate Platters (serves 2-4) $18.99 / Small platter (serves 5-11) $55
Medium Platter (serves 12-18) $80 / Party Platter (serves 19-26) $105

~ Mini Sub Platters ~
(premade sandwiches)
Platters include provolone cheese, ham, salami, turkey, lettuce, tomato, herbs, and oil
Small platter (serves 1-15) $50 / Medium platter (serves 16-25) $65
Large platter (serves 26+) $80

~ Desserts ~

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - $60.00 a dozen or $5 each
Tuxedo or Pearl Strawberries - $72.00 a dozen or $6 each

Miniature Dessert Assortment includes - $45.00/dozen
includes 3 each of: Fresh Fruit Tart, Boston Cream Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Lemon Cheesecake

Dozen Assorted Mini French Pastries (Chef's choice) - $40.00/dozen
Signature Cookie assortment " 4 Sugar, 4 Oatmeal, 4 Chocolate Chip - $40.00/dozen
Milk and Cookies - 3 cookies and 2 glasses of milk - $15

Crisped Rice Treat - $4.79 each / Brownies - $2.99 each or $45/dozen
Small Cupcakes - Cherry Berry, Pina Colada, German Chocolate, S'mores - $4.99 each

Mickey Head Ice Cream Bars - $3.29 each

Officers Package
Pick any three items from the Hot or Cold Selections,
plus one item from our dessert selections under Dessert Selections for Packages
$29.99 per person ++

Captains Package
Pick any four items from the Hot or Cold Selections,
plus one item from our dessert selections under Dessert Selections for Packages
$39.99 per person ++

Admirals Package
Pick any six items from the Hot or Cold Selections,
plus one item from our dessert selections under Dessert Selections for Packages
$49.99 per person ++

Children's Package
Selection of Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Ham & Cheese Sandwiches,
with Celery & Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dressing.
$19.99 per person ++


~ Cold Selections for Packages ~

Red Pepper Hummus spread with Pita Chips / Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks

Salmon Tartar with Avocado, Kalamata Olives, and Fresh Baked Lavosh

Turkey and Taboulleh Roulade - Sliced Turkey and Taboulleh Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

Brie with Fig Compote - Slices of Brie Cheese with Spiced Fig Compote

Spicy Shrimp Gazpacho - Poached Shrimp tossed in a Spicy Tomato Vegetable Relish

Spiced Rub Chicken with Cherry Tomato Salad
Spiced Chicken Breast atop a Tomato and Fresh Herb Salad

Chilled Beef with Mushrooms - Grilled Sliced Chilled Beef with a Mushroom Salad
~ Hot Selections for Packages ~

Chicken Skewers Spice Rubbed Chicken Skewers / Beef Sates Skewered Beef with Dipping Sauces

Duck Potstickers Ground Duck and Herbs Wrapped in a Won Ton Shell

Chicken Wellington Puff Pastry stuffed with Mushrooms and Chicken
Vegetable Spring Rolls Mini Spring Rolls with Asian dipping Sauce
~ Dessert Selections for Packages ~

Miniature Dessert Assortment - choice of 2 per package
Fresh Fruit Tart, Boston Cream Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Lemon Cheesecake

Assorted Miniature French Pastries (Chef's choice) " 3 pastries per package
Signature Cookie assortment " Sugar, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip " choice of 2 cookies per package


~ Signature Cakes ~
Our Cakes are available in Chocolate or Vanilla

Filling options are: White Butter Cream, Chocolate Butter Cream, White Chocolate Mousse, or
Dark Chocolate Mousse. Custard with Fresh Strawberries is $5-$50 extra (based on size).
Icing options are: Butter Cream in any color, White Chocolate Ganache, Dark Chocolate Ganache. Fondant is available in any color for an additional charge.
Miniature Castle Cake - $30 / Miniature 2-tier Wedding Cake - $35 ~ both cakes serve 1 guest
Mickey or Minnie Mouse Head-shaped Cake (3 layers) - $52 ~ Serves 10 guests

6 Inch Cake (2 layers) - $23 " custom decorations start at $30 and up ~ Serves 4-6 guests

8 Inch Cake (2 layers) - $35 " custom decorations start at $30 and up ~ Serves 8-10 guests

10 Inch Cake (3 layers) - $49 " custom decorations start at $30 and up ~ Serves 12-16 guests

Quarter Sheet Cake (3 layers) - $59 " custom decorations start at $35 and up ~ Serves 20 guests

Half Sheet Cake (3 layers) - $86 " custom decorations start at $40 and up ~ Serves 40 guests

Full Sheet Cake (3 layers) - $130 " custom decorations start at $55 and up ~ Serves 80 guests

We will gladly personalize your cake with an inscription of your choice.
For an additional cost we can provide custom decorations or toppers for your cake.

BEVERAGES

Bottled Water " 750 mL - 7.99
Evian / Perrier
Bottled Water " 20 oz - 4.25

Assorted Coca-Cola Soft Drinks - 2.99
Coke / Caffeine Free Coke / Diet Coke / Caffeine Free Diet Coke
Sprite / Sprite Zero / Barq's Root Beer / Fanta Orange / Ginger Ale

Iced Tea Carafe - 7.99 (serves 4) / Lemonade Carafe - 12.00 (serves 4)

1% Milk " fat free or chocolate 2.99

Assorted Juices " orange, grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple, apple, tomato or V8 2.99

Regular or Decaffeinated Coffee - 6.99 (serves 4)

Hot Tea or Hot Chocolate - 3.99 (single serving)

NON-ALCOHOLIC SPECIALTY DRINKS
$5.99
All-Natural Lemonade Odwalla Lemonade topped with Wildberry Foam
Wild Strawberry Lemonade Odwalla Lemonade and Wild Strawberry topped with Lemon-Lime Foam
Coconut Elixir ZICO Coconut Water with Pineapple and Cranberry Juices
Pomegranate Splash Pomegranate with Orange and Cranberry Juices topped with Soda Water

BEER & ALES
Domestic " 12 oz
$5
Miller Lite / Budweiser / Coors Light / Bud Light

Import/Specialty/Artisinal
$6.25/$7.00
Heineken / Amstel Light / Sam Adams / Corona / Michelob Ultra Light
Yuengling Traditional Lager / Blue Moon Belgian White Ale

$7.25
Bass Ale / Beck's Lager / Stella Artois

$10.50
Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale
WINE LIST
~Champagne & Sparkling Wines~
Sparkling Apple Cider - $27/bottle
Banfi Rosa Regale, Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Piedmont - $14/glass ~ $64/full bottle
Fairy Tale by Iron Horse Celebration Cuvee Brut, Green Valley $74/bottle
Moet and Chandon, Imperial Extra Dry $90 / Veuve Clicquot, Brut N.V. $90
Moet & Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon Brut, Epernay $348


~ White Wines ~
Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County $11glass ~ $47/bottle
Placido Pinot Noir Grigio, Venteo $11/glass~ $47/bottle
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $12/glass ~ $54/bottle
Baileyana, Chardonnay, Grand Firepeak Cuvee, Edna Valley $13/glass ~ $59/bottle
Mer Soleil Chardonnay, Central Coast $80/bottle
~ Blush Wines ~
Chateau D'Aqueria Tavel Rose, Rhone $12/glass ~ $54/bottle

~ Red Wines ~
MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir $13/glass ~ $59/bottle
Buena Vista Pinot Noir, Carneros $59/bottle
Zen of Zin Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sonoma County $11/glass ~ $47/bottle
Montecillo Gran Reserva, Rioja $13/glass ~ $59/bottle
Fontanafredda Barolo, Piedmont $90/bottle
Kenwood Vineyards, Jack London, Merlot Sonoma County $12/glass ~ $54/bottle
Flora Springs, Merlot, Napa Valley $13/glass ~ $59/bottle
Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley $13/glass ~ $54/bottle
Silverado Vineyards, Napa $102/bottle
Franciscan Magnificat, Oakville $83/bottle
Rudd Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville $119/bottle
~ Cocktails ~

Habanero Lime Margarita $12.30/glass
Patron Silver Tequila, Sweet-and-Sour, Habanero Lime, and freshly squeezed Lime Juice
Blue "Glow-tini" $10.75/glass
Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice with a
Sugared Rim and a souvenir Glow Cube

Magical Star Cocktail $12.30/glass
Light up your celebration with X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, PARROT BAY Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir multicolored Glow Cube

Bacardi Mojito $11.30/glass
BACARDI Superior Rum with freshly muddled Lime, Mint, and Agave Nectar topped with Soda Water

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I think we are looking at 2 hours with dinner weeeeee

It looks so beautiful

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JustCar wrote:
I think we are looking at 2 hours with dinner weeeeee

It looks so beautiful

No that's more like Oooooouch!

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thanks for the information. Unless things change, I will be going to WDW in July 2015 for my cousin's wedding (yay for a Disney wedding!!!!). I have been thinking about seeing if some of my family members who will be there for the wedding would want to pitch in for a Grand 1 cruise.

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I have this friend who has lately had some good luck, so we are off and travelling everything that disney can throw at us

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I think we were looking for more of a sit down dinner experience, do you know how they do it on the boat?

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On top of the cost for the food and drinks, what is the cost for the boat and crew?

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This is from DIS website. They have the most updated prices.

VIP CRUISE ON GRAND I YACHT " A 45-foot Sea Ray yacht staffed by a captain and deckhand, 17/18 guest maximum, available at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Price: $744 for 60 minutes, $1,116 for 90 minutes, $1,488 for 120 minutes plus tax & tip for Captain and deckhand.
Call (407)-824-2682 to book.

Here is the best link with all the prices of the cruises:
http://www.wdwinfo.com/recreation/fireworks.htm

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JustCar wrote:
I think we are looking at 2 hours with dinner weeeeee

It looks so beautiful

How fantastic! What a dream night!

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I read that you can order from the room service menu from Grand FLoridian as well, has anyone done that?

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JustCar wrote:
I read that you can order from the room service menu from Grand FLoridian as well, has anyone done that?

For the Grand One? I don't think so. If you find out you can, let me know please.

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JoAnn, when in July will you be at WDW? Assuming things haven't changed, that is. Just asking because I'm looking for people to share a cruise and really interested in the Grand 1. We'll be there July 10-21, me, my husband, and 7-year-old daughter.

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Hey, CATMOM!!!!

I've got nothing on the main topic of this thread, but please go over to the "welcome and introduce yourself" thread, tell us all about you and your CATS, and post some photos!

Wheeee! Another CAT person!

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catmom46 wrote:
JoAnn, when in July will you be at WDW? Assuming things haven't changed, that is. Just asking because I'm looking for people to share a cruise and really interested in the Grand 1. We'll be there July 10-21, me, my husband, and 7-year-old daughter.

HI

I forgot all about this. I will be there July 17-22. I'll have to talk to my family who will there for the weddng.

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catmom46 wrote:
JoAnn, when in July will you be at WDW? Assuming things haven't changed, that is. Just asking because I'm looking for people to share a cruise and really interested in the Grand 1. We'll be there July 10-21, me, my husband, and 7-year-old daughter.

If you haven't booked it yet I would say your chances are slim to none I'm afraid xxx

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Robyn: You are most likely correct, but it's worth a shot, right? biggrin At the very least, maybe we'll be able to book a regular fireworks cruise together, as I've inquired on other forums, but still no luck.

crazycat: Yay, another cat person! Yes, cats rule! clapping I'll try to post some pics soon.

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catmom46 wrote:
Robyn: You are most likely correct, but it's worth a shot, right? biggrin At the very least, maybe we'll be able to book a regular fireworks cruise together, as I've inquired on other forums, but still no luck.

crazycat: Yay, another cat person! Yes, cats rule! clapping I'll try to post some pics soon.

That is very true, you don't know till you try! And if you can be flexible over the days you are there you may get lucky! And if not, the normal cruises are still awesome Smile

I'm another crazy cat lady so yay to cat pics!

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Actually, the Grand 1 does not sell out like the regular fireworks cruises do. There are a lot of nights that it sits in dock not used. At almost $800 per hour rental, it's too steep a price for most people.

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MrHub wrote:
Actually, the Grand 1 does not sell out like the regular fireworks cruises do. There are a lot of nights that it sits in dock not used. At almost $800 per hour rental, it's too steep a price for most people.

Ah ok, I see people post about it being fully booked all the time in the wedding FB groups, they pretty much have to book it at 180 days or they don't get it. But maybe that's in wedding season and it's different outside of that?

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Or maybe most people who book it for weddings do so during the daytime for their ceremonies and have the receptions on land. That would be a REALLY steep price to have your whole wedding on it! Shock

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Yeah I've checked numerous times for night time cruises for fireworks and I booked ours 60 days out and could have had any night during the week on our May trip.