News of Walt Disney World's paid FastPass option--and a similar service at Disneyland--raises the question of what sort of things guests are willing to splurge on during a Disney vacation. Disney offers a wide variety of high priced add-ons like cabana rentals, behind-the-scenes tours, fireworks cruises, gourmet meals, photography sessions, souvenirs for every budget..maybe even some new DVC points.
Topic: What sort of extravagant purchases have you made during a Disney vacation?
We did private photo sessions twice--once paying several hundred dollars and another time only about $75 for a PhotoPass offering that was long ago discontinued.
Pirate cruises for the kids 2x. We've attended MVMCP, MNSSHP and the old Pirate & Princess party, though only one time each. 3 or 4 different backstage tours, including my teens each doing one last year (birthday gifts.). D23 Expo several times. Parasailing (another BD gift).
That said, we don't dine very extravagantly. We did 1-2 character meals per trip when kids were younger but don't recall EVER eating at a signature location. (Oh, we did eat at Club 33 once.) Only did the dining plan once, for a 3-night stay about 8 years ago. And don't spend much on souvenirs.
We did a fireworks cruise at EPCOT - not much of a splurge considering we split the fee with 8 - 10 other guests.
First year they did "Party for the Senses" at the Millenium Circus Tent during F&W was incredible but then the price jumped considerably the follow year.
A group of us from one of the Disney Boards did a Dinner/Dessert/Fireworks night that started with dinner at the Odysee and it was TERRIBLE. Desserts were great.
Splurge dining we do off property, way more bang for the buck.