Want to enjoy savory treats and a view of Magic Kingdom's fireworks? Treat yourself and book a fireworks dessert party! Enjoy delicious treats and reserved viewing of Walt Disney World's newest nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment. We'll go over pricing, food and drink, the reserved viewing area and our thoughts and insights.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party Overview
For the Magic Kingdom nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment, guests are able to book a Fireworks Dessert Party. This enchanting extra provides delicious desserts and a reserved viewing area of the fireworks. The Fireworks Pre-Party and After-Party are $99 per adult, $59 per child (tax included). These parties provide unlimited desserts at Tomorrowland Terrace (either before or after the fireworks) with reserved standing viewing at the plaza hub grass. The Treats and Seats ($114 per adult, $69 per child, tax included) also provides unlimited desserts at the restaurant, which is also where you will sit and view the fireworks.
Note that theme park admission and park reservations are not included, so you'll need to book accordingly for Magic Kingdom. For check-in and dining, you'll head over to the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. If you're coming from the main entrance, you'll head to the end of Main Street, U.S.A. and turn right just after the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
For the pre-party, check-in typically begins an hour and a half before the fireworks start. For instance, the fireworks were at 9:20 p.m. the night of our party, so our check-in was scheduled for 7:50 p.m. We were able to check in 15 minutes prior, which we definitely recommend because we walked right up around 7:35 p.m. (while a short line later formed right at 7:50 p.m.). We dived right into the tasty offerings that the buffet includes.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party Menu
Offerings may vary, but this is what the typical menu includes:
- Tres Leche Cupcake
- Chocolate Silk Pie
- Oreo Cheesecake Mousse
- Chocolate-covered Strawberry
- Devil's Chocolate Pudding
- Firehouse Doughnuts
- Butterscotch Pudding with Caramel
- Chilling Chamber Cake Pop
With so many rich dessert options, there's also assorted fruit, cheese and crackers to help balance out the sweet palette. For drinks, they offer water, milk, unsweetened tea, lemonade, strawberry lemonade and our favorite POG juice (that's passion fruit, orange and guava juice — a frog favorite). Everyone can say "cheers" and toast with nonalcoholic sparkling cider. Adult frogs 21 and over can enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages, as well.
We really enjoyed all of the desserts, but our favorites would have to be the trio of puddings — the Devil's Chocolate Pudding, Oreo Cheesecake Mousse and Butterscotch Pudding with Caramel. We liked them so much that we had to get seconds!
Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party Viewing Area
The reserved viewing area for the dessert party is in the Plaza Garden (the hub grass on the right side). Conveniently, it is very close to the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, so don't worry about walking too far with your full frog bellies. Since it was dark by the time we finished up our pre-party dining, a cast member was ready to lead us over in case we were unsure of the way through the crowds. (If you're doing the after-party, you'll be able to head over to the restaurant once the show ends).
You'll need to show your wristband to enter the reserved area. You can enter the area anytime after checking in at the restaurant. Cast members recommended heading over about 30 minutes before showtime. The majority of people were already in their spots by then, so you'll still have to wait a bit. It will seem more crowded because most people were sitting down. Once the Beacons of Magic started (about 15 minutes before), nearly everyone stood up and moved forward, allowing for more room.
You get an almost-centered view of the castle and are a near-perfect distance away to take in the fireworks. You'll need to be mindful of lampposts and other obstacles as you pick your spot (we found the two large spotlights our biggest hindrances, but we were able to find a spot just in between).
Note for the Treats & Seats, you'll be viewing from your seats at the Tomorrowland Terrace patio. Though we have not viewed the fireworks from here yet, the location provides an off-center, slightly more faraway view. The benefit is everyone is sitting and no one is blocking your view.
Should You Go to a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party?
The three Magic Kingdom firework dessert parties are very similar, but have slight differences depending on your interests and priorities:
- Since both the pre-party and post-party are in the same viewing area, the after-party attendees do have a slight advantage since they can enter the area while the pre-party attendees are still dining.
- Most people were sitting in the grass until about 15 minutes to go, so this may be a good option for groups with kids to rest their froggy legs.
- The after-party may not be best for young kiddos trying to stay awake (plus you'll avoid giving them so much sugar that late).
- The pre-party still takes time from your evening, so this may not be the best option if you're wanting to maximize your time doing rides and other experiences.
- The Treats and Seats provides guaranteed seating, but the view is from more of an angle.
The parties are a fun extra splurge but are not required to get a good view of Disney Enchantment. We think the dessert parties are especially worth it if you're celebrating a special occasion, viewing the show for the first time, or want to have a guaranteed, stress-free way to get a spot for the fireworks.
Have you ever tried a Disney dessert party at Magic Kingdom? What was your favorite part: the desserts or the fireworks? Let us know in the comments below!