I was pretty happy about the party change, it made the evening go a lot more smoothly. I was considering Buzz standby before the fireworks if they hadn't let me change, but the wait was longer than I would have liked. There weren't a lot of good FP options that came up when I refreshed, not even Buzz which usually isn't too hard to get. Although as I said, I didn't refresh for very long.Fantastic evening! Glad you could switch the dessert party to the earlier one, that worked out great! Good point about the viewing angle for little kids. I've taken my kids (when they were each 10 yo, and much shorter!), to this and we stood at the railing for one and stayed seated for the other. The one where we stayed seated was when this was brand new and not super popular yet, and in fact nearly everybody stayed seated! It was awesome. But yes, these days the view is very much obstructed for little kids and tiresome to hold the kid on your hips! btdt for parades!
Hippopotomai tai is my favorite. Yum!
I was just sad I wasn't able to get the HippopotoMai Tai glass to go with the one I already have. It's always nice to have a set