We are coming up on the most wonderful time of the year and what better place to celebrate than Walt Disney World. There is so much to do and see that you could plan two whole weeks in Disney and not see it all but if you have a sweet tooth here is one thing you don’t want to miss. The Happily Ever After Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom. You haven’t heard of the Happily Ever After Dessert Party? Well come on! Let me show you!
It is important to note that dessert parties are not offered every night and most of the time, they do sell out. It is also important to note that there are different dessert parties offered at different parks during different times of the year. There is a Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot where you can watch IllumiNations and there is Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios and of course the Happily Ever After Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom.
The Happily Ever After Dessert Party ensures that have a great seat for the Happily Ever After fireworks show, which, by itself, can be worth the price of admission during peak park times. You also have the opportunity to sample a plethora of desserts from Magic Kingdom. Desserts vary depending on which dessert party you attend but they are all that you care to eat and there is always a great variety. Cookies, cakes, pastries, brownies, krispie treats, cupcakes, ice cream, tarts, and beverages.
Remember that the only place that you can drink alcohol in Magic Kingdom is at Be Our Guest in the evening so there is no alcohol served with the Happily Ever After Dessert Party but there is alcohol at other dessert parties including the Frozen After Ever Dessert Party. When you walk in, you will receive a flute of sparkling cider and then you will have access to all the sweets and I do mean all the sweets.
My husband booked us the dessert party in 2016 when it was still the Wishes Fireworks show. We got in line pretty early, about an hour before we were let in, and we got a prime spot. We were seated right against the railing in TomorrowLand Terrace and had a great view of the show. It was my birthday and I was ready for the desserts.
I dug right in. Filled two plates on the first trip up and got everything from cupcakes (several different types were offered) to chocolate covered strawberries, tarts, mousse, and a sipping chocolate that was served in this tiny cup and that I drank probably six of. I was chocolate wasted and I’m not sorry for it. I had a blast. I ate dessert until I couldn’t eat any more and it was the best birthday ever. I was on such a sugar high that I ended up passing out on the bus on the way back to our hotel.
If you aren’t a sweets fan, I would really say that you should save your money and skip these. Dessert parties are not covered on Disney Dining Plan’s so you are going to pay out of pocket and these will run you about $100 per person (they vary depending on park). The party is fun and the desserts are cute and there are a lot of them but there is not other food offered so be sure to get something savory in your stomach before you tackle the sugar.
We will be partying it up this year at TWO dessert parties! You heard right. The night we land in Disney we will be booking it over to Epcot for the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party and I am so excited for this one. One, because we didn’t do IllumiNations on our last trip because we were too excited to get over to Magic Kingdom to see Happily Ever After and also because we get to ride the Frozen ride in Norway after IllumiNations.
Later in the trip we will be going to the Happily Ever After Dessert Party, which I anticipate as being just like the Wishes Dessert Party, except with the new fireworks show, but it will still be a blast! I plan on doing a comparison blog following the trip so stay tuned for that!
Tips and tricks for Magic Kingdom dessert parties:
- Get in line early
- I know that there is so much to see and do at Magic Kingdom but you really do want to get in line good and early, at least an hour early, to get a prime spot if you end up on the left side (typically the right side gets to go to the lawn to watch).
- Don’t be shy
- Pile on the desserts! Get all you want because why wouldn’t you?
- Grab a spot near the railing
- If you are on the left side be sure to grab a prime spot with a good castle view right on the railing if you can. That will ensure you have the BEST view for the show.
- Get the sipping chocolate
- just do it. Put it in your coffee, drink it straight and then be sure you have a giant bottle of water on standby and prepare for the biggest sugar crash in your life in about two hours.
That’s it for this post. Thank you for stopping by and we’ll see ya’ real soon and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.