If you are looking to end your day with a sweet treat at the Walt Disney World Resort, look no further than the dessert parties. Each of the four theme parks offers a variety of dessert parties that each include exclusive viewings of their park’s nighttime shows and spectaculars. While some of the parties are regular, year-round parties, others are special, seasonal parties. Let’s take a look at each of them!
Epcot – Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot World Showcase
Enjoy a delightful end to your magical day with delectable desserts and spectacular fireworks viewed from a special area, followed by a musical boat ride at Frozen Ever After. Now through Sept. 30 guests can bid farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth before it ends its 20-year run to make way for an all-new, limited-time spectacular, “Epcot Forever,” debuting Oct. 1.
Magic Kingdom Park – Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace
Feast on delectable desserts before or after enjoying the spectacle of Magic Kingdom fireworks from the comfort of either Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved seating or Plaza Garden right in front of Cinderella Castle. This dessert party occurs nightly throughout the year. Having experienced this party firsthand, I prefer the Plaza Garden viewing area for watching the fireworks.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – Rivers of Light: We Are One Dessert Party
Guests can enjoy a delightful dessert party before soaking up the sights and sounds of Rivers of Light: We Are One from a reserved seating location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party
Star Wars fans can enjoy special themed treats, a souvenir stein, and an exclusive viewing area of the popular “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with this out-of-this-world dessert party!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience
Indulge in a delicious dessert experience while enjoying some of the best seats in the house. Guests can pick up a box of freshly-prepared snacks before heading to a VIP reserved seating area for Fantasmic! Then, they can sit back and enjoy their treats while watching the nighttime extravagant musical where the forces of good and evil battle it out in Mickey’s dream.
Seasonal Dessert Parties
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party (Nov. 8, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020)
Everyone’s favorite elves are returning once again this holiday season for the popular holiday nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and they’re hosting a fabulous dessert party to go with it! First, guests can head over to Echo Lake to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
On the menu this year are items including warm cheese fondue with pretzel bread, roasted onion dip with kettle chips, winter-spiced trail mix, Yule log cake, caramel apple verrine, and more. There will also be festive holiday cookies and assorted beverages such as a gingerbread martini and hot chocolate. While Guests are taking part in the festivities, there will even be a special VIP guest available for character greetings.
Before the show, guests will be escorted to a reserved viewing area to enjoy Wonderful World of Animation – a beautiful projection show that takes them on a journey through more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.
This festive dining experience will occur nightly Nov. 8, 2019 –Jan. 5, 2020. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime. Reservations are available to book now!
Magic Kingdom Park – Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace (Select Nights Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 2019)
If you are celebrating the holidays with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can sweeten your night with this holly-jolly dessert party! During this party, guests will get to take in the incredible sights of Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
On the menu is a bountiful buffet featuring holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts, chocolate-dipped strawberries, ice cream, a selection of cheeses, seasonal fruits, and a variety of beverages like specialty Christmas drinks, sparkling cider, signature lemonades, hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. Just like the other dessert parties at Magic Kingdom Park, guests can enjoy a special viewing area at Plaza Garden or reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace.
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party occurs during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 2019. Reservations are available to book now!
Magic Kingdom Park – Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace (Select Nights Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019)
And don’t forget – the spooky season is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park has been transformed with Halloween decorations and festivities. On select nights, guests can descend upon the park for a spirited evening during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Here Guests can go trick or treating, meet special characters, watch the popular Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and enjoy this year’s brand new nighttime Halloween fireworks: “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.”
Similar to the regular fireworks dessert party, guests can enjoy either reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace or a special viewing area at Plaza Garden. This party includes chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily. Sparkling cider, signature lemonades, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will also be served.
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party occurs during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019. Reservations are available to book now!
Additional Spectacular Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World Resort
In addition to the fabulous dessert parties around the Walt Disney World Resort parks, there are a few additional sweet dining experiences at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Seven Seas Lagoon near Magic Kingdom Park!
*Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise (Select Nights through February 2020)
*Pirates & Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage
*Celebration at the Top – Savor, Sip, and Sparkle at California Grill (Select Nights through November 2019)
The dessert parties at the Walt Disney World Resort are a sweet way to end your magical day! Which dessert party are you interested in experiencing? I can help you book your next Disney vacation, along with your dessert party reservations. I am a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures and my services are complimentary! Contact me today to start planning your next magical trip.
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