Dinner, rather dessert, and a show. That’s what the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party is. Here is our Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party review.
The Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party (henceforth, the Party) is a special dining event held nightly during the Wishes Fireworks Spectacular at the Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom. During the Party you have a selection of all you care to eat dessert options from ice cream to tiramisu to chocolate-dipped rice krispies. There is an additional cost per guest for this event, and park admission is required.
We got to the podium about 8:15pm, or 1 hour and 45 minutes before Wishes. Generally the check-in process begins 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to Wishes. Getting there 30 minutes before check-in meant that we were about the 5th family in line. I would highly suggest getting there 30 – 45 minutes before check-in (or about 2 hours before Wishes starts) to ensure that you’re close to the front of the line.
Seating is pre-assigned, but being at the front of the line ensures that your first trip to the dessert bar is a fairly quick one. I made the mistake of getting a modest first plate and found that the dessert line got long relatively quickly. I would suggest loading up your first plate.
As we were a party of two, we were seated along the perimeter of the seating area. Unless you care about how long your walk is to the dessert bar is, it doesn’t matter where you’re seated when it comes to the actual viewing of Wishes as everyone walks up to the railing about 30 minutes prior to Wishes.
Everything that we had was good. I’m not sure if that speaks to the desserts or my simplicity when it comes to desserts, but I thoroughly enjoyed the offerings. Here are pictures of all the desserts with the name of the dessert followed by a picture of it.
Like I said earlier, nobody sits through Wishes. We noticed the greatest amount of people made their way to the railings when the 10-minute warning for Celebrate the Magic was given. That means you should be prepared for just over a half hour of standing. Given the amount of dessert I had, I figured standing would be a good start to getting rid of some of those Disney calories. Here’s a look at everyone lined up for Celebrate the Magic.
The view of Celebrate the Magic was obstructed by some of the work being done on the Castle turrets as part of the upgrades to the Hub. We came for the view of Wishes anyways, and what a view it was. We watched the majority of guests jockey for space in the Hub while we consumed our third and fourth plates of dessert before we slowly made our way over to the railing to watch Wishes. In my opinion, you’re paying for the convenience as much as the dessert.
Overall, I would say it was worth the money (roughly $25 per person). It is important to note that the price is going to double starting on July 5th. The menu will also be changing. For more info on that, check out this Disney Parks Blog post. When the price goes up in July I would hesitate to suggest the party without a significant upgrade in experience and food options.