A review to make your mouth water!
Being someone who has an extremely sweet tooth, the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party sounded like my idea of heaven. Unfortunately, it only operates on a seasonal basis. When we booked our trip last October it wasn’t scheduled and I eagerly awaited the announcement that it would be on at the time we were visiting. As soon as I saw the news online I was on the phone to Disney Dining to get us four places booked (our 18-month old went free).
Wishes that night was scheduled for 9pm and we were told to be there for 8:05pm. It all takes place at the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station, you know, the place that’s never open between Tomorrowland and the Plaza Restaurant.
We arrived around 10-15 minutes early and found there was already a long queue waiting to get in. A Cast Member walked down the line checking guests in and issuing wrist bands. We were also given a card with our name on, which, when they started letting people, we handed to another CM who guided us to our table. Strollers had to be parked in a side area, which was party open to the elements, not great when it was raining!
Tables were pre-assigned, and along with our name card had a sprinkling of castle confetti on. It didn’t matter which table you were on, as soon as the fireworks started everyone was welcome to stand up and watch from behind the railings, but all tables had a good view anyway.
There were three separate tables full of desserts, plus a beverage station, and throughout the night there was never much of a queue.
A PhotoPass photographer was set up ready to take anyone’s photo with the Castle in the background, which was added to their PhotoPass card.
There was an amazing array of desserts on offer, including:
Chocolate truffles, Orange & kiwi tart, Chocolate mousse, Pistachio creme brulee, Classic cheesecake, Chocolate peanut butter tart, Berry tart, Chocolate covered strawberries, Mango shooter, Donut holes, Brownies, Fresh melon & pineapple, Chocolate chip cookies, Cannoli, Crisped rice treats, Banana creme tart, Key lime tart, and more!
A variety of cold drinks were available, alongside teas and coffee.
Everything was absolutely delicious, but the chocolate covered strawberries and mango shooters are worth a particular mention! You were welcome to revisit the buffet as many times as you wished, and there was plenty of time to eat before Wishes began.
Cast Members kept the desserts replenished, although some things did seem to run low towards the end. We left as soon as Wishes ended, but noticed some guests going back to the buffet to get more!
Here are some more photos to drool over! (click to enlarge and view as slideshow)
Most people moved towards the railings when the fireworks started, and tripods were allowed. It was a good view, although not as good as watching from Main St. Even better that night was the fact that we all stayed dry as it poured with rain outside!
Cost is $27.68 (inc tax) for adults and $12.77 (inc tax) for children (3-9). I consider it to be good value for the amount of food on offer, plus the exclusive viewing area and would definitely do it again.