Walt Disney World recently announced that as of May 28, 2018, the price for the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom will go up for both children and adults. Dessert parties occur throughout Walt Disney World but what are they? We are going to get you caught up on all things dessert parties at Disney World.
Dessert parties generally revolve around fireworks shows and are extra ticketed events. This means that you will need to purchase a ticket for the dessert party as well as purchase a park ticket. Naturally, this can get pricey. So, is it worth it? It really depends on if this experience is worth extra money to you.
Hubby and I have done several dessert parties and they are really fun and a really great way to get a sugar high in Disney and would recommend that if your budget allows, everyone try at least one.
Dessert parties allow you to take in all of the sweets that you want and not have to fight the crowds for a prime viewing spot for fireworks. To some, this alone is worth the price of admission. But let’s get into the nitty gritty of each dessert party to see if it is worth it to you. For all dessert parties, prices for children are for ages three to nine. Over that age, are considered adults. Children under the age of three are free.
For all dessert parties, we recommend you arrive as early as possible to get the most out of the party. The castmembers will continue to replenish food until the party is over but often there are exclusive photo pass opportunities available and you may get a better seat if it is a dessert party where you aren’t relocated for the fireworks themselves, if you arrive early.
We will start with the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom. There are two different options for this particular dessert party and both take place on the Tomorrowland Terrace located between Main Street USA and Tomorrowland. There is one package for seating on Tomorrowland Terrace for the fireworks show and a second option for Plaza Gardens seating. Pricing varies for this depending on which package you select.
The Fireworks dessert party will get you prime seating for the Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at Magic Kingdom. You will be able to get all kinds of wonderful treats as well as sparkling cider, coffee and tea. The treats change depending on when you go but there are mini cupcakes, cookies, usually a make your own sundae bar, fruit and more. The party treats are all that you care to enjoy.
It is important to remember that there is no alcohol served at this or any of the Magic Kingdom dessert parties.
If you choose seating on Tomorrow Terrace you will remain there for the fireworks show. If you choose seating on Plaza Gardens, you will be escorted to the Plaza Gardens viewing area which flanks Main Street after Casey’s Corner and Plaza Ice Cream. The price for this selection is higher but the view is better.
Next up is A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios. This extra ticketed event is currently being offered every night through July 31, 2018. Often Disney will only release dates a few months out so if you are interested in this dessert party for a date after July 31, be on the lookout for that availability as Disney may release more dates at any time.
The price for this dessert party is $79 for adults and $45 for children. There is alcohol available for this dessert party. This dessert party is located inside the Star Wars Launch Bay and then before the fireworks show begins, guests are escorted out to the reserved viewing area for the spectacular. Most of the food options, especially dessert are themed to Star Wars and there are savory options available for this party as well including veggies, hummus and bread. It is important to note that the food options are subject to change.
Heading over to Epcot, we are going to talk about the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party next. The cost of this dessert part is $79 for adults, $47 for children and includes an exclusive ride on Frozen Ever After after IllumiNations. I loved this dessert party! I loved the Frozen themed treats, even the blue velvet cupcake that turned my tongue and lips blue! There is alcohol available at this party as well.
The line can get long to get into the party itself so like the other dessert parties, we recommend getting there early. The location of this party is inside World Showcase, next to and behind the Disney Traders merchandise shop before you reach the Mexico pavilion. Seating is preassigned and if you are in a smaller group, expect to be seated with people you don’t know but everyone is guaranteed a seat.
You will get 3-D goggles for this that you can use during IllumiNations to give parts of the show more of a Frozen theme. It’s really quite cool! Then, after the show, you will be escorted to Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion for a special VIP ride on one of the most popular rides in Walt Disney World. I truly believe that this, more than any other dessert party, is worth the money.
One of the newest additions to the Disney dessert party lineup is Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise. This exclusive Happily Ever After viewing experience cruises along Seven Seas Lagoon where you will enjoy desserts, drinks and savory snacks before getting a unique viewing of the Happily Ever After fireworks show.
This dessert party was started December 1, 2017. Not available on many dates. Only about two a week. The vessel you will board if you choose this dessert party, is the General Joe Potter, one of the Ferryboats used to transport guests to Magic Kingdom from the Transportation and Ticket Center. The hightop tables, bar and dessert tables are added for the festivities. There is very limited seating for this dessert cruise, only 150 per night so it is imperative to reserve your spot in advance in order to ensure seating.
Guests are situated for a great viewing of the Electrical Water Pageant and then also positioned for viewing of Happily Ever After. One might think that the views for Happily Ever After would be obstructed but most people state that they are actually positioned really well for a great view of the castle and the fireworks! Admission for this dessert party is $99 for adults and $69 for children.
That’s it for this post! Thank you for stopping by and checking out our post highlighting all of the Dessert parties throughout Walt Disney World. Stay tuned closer to the holidays as we highlight the dessert parties that are available during the holiday season. For the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.