The VIP dinner made the experience all the more special. The waiters treated us like royalty there, and the creations offered up by the chef were totally unique and on point with the show's theme. They were super accommodating to my friend's allergies, so she didn't miss out on anything! Definitely get there early though!! They have places to take pictures outside and they do all of the food stuff before the show because once it starts, the waiters can't come back out as it might be distracting. If you miss the photo op before the show it's not a huge deal, you can go back afterwards- I actually liked the night pics better anyway. I will definitely be coming back!