This article is your complete guide to every 2023 Disney dessert party. Since the theme park crowds have gotten bigger, Disney World dessert parties have been a way for guests to get a great view. Disney dessert parties are typically offered at each of the four Disney World theme parks. And are a truly magical way to enhance your experiences at the nighttime parades and fireworks shows.
These exclusive events provide an intimate Disney experience for guests of all ages, and provide Walt Disney World fireworks reserved seating. This can be a great time saver, especially during the busier times at WDW as we typically recommend showing up an hour before nighttime spectaculars to get a good spot. So, if skipping the wait and delicious dessert sounds good to you, check out this dessert party guide!
So if you’re ready to learn about all of the 2023 Dessert Parties offered at Walt Disney World read on!
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The Disney World Fireworks Dessert Party is the perfect way to end your magical day with a celebration featuring delectable desserts and an enchanting fireworks. We always recommend guests booking their Disney World vacations who prioritize nighttime shows to try a dessert party at least once! Disney World fireworks dessert party can be one of the best ways to celebrate a special occasion, or even guarantee you have a great spot to view fireworks.
Not all Disney World dessert parties have returned from pre-pandemic and all of the parties that are currently taking reservations are at the Magic Kingdom theme park or involve the Magic Kingdom park fireworks show. With that being said, there are a decent amount of dessert parties to choose from all with different prices and benefits.
When booking a dessert party at Disney World, you can always expect there to be the following things:
The booking window for Disney dessert parties is 60 days before your party. This booking windows has typically fallen within the same time period as regular Disney dining reservations. However what we have found is this is not always the case, so we always recommend you try to book your dessert party reservations as soon as you know you would like to attend the event. Even if the booking window has not open yet you’ll at least be able to get additional information as to when the booking window for your specific Disney dessert party will open up!
Disney World dessert party advance reservations can be made online, on the Disney World website and are highly recommended! You can book the Disney World dessert parties 60 days before your trip.
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Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom currently offers three Disney dessert parties to choose from in 2023. Each of the three parties are located at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, and include the same food and VIP viewing experience for the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Currently, all of the Magic Kingdom Dessert parties are for Happily Ever After, which returned April 3rd, 2023.
Snacks include the following options inspired by the different lands of the Magic Kingdom:
Guests who choose to enjoy the Happily Ever After Treats and Seats Dessert Party, will enjoy seating at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. Here they will be able to enjoy sweets and drinks provided by Disney pastry chefs and chocolatiers while having the most spectacular views of the beloved Happily Ever After firework show.
This party is similar to the Sweets and Seats dessert party. The only difference is where you are able to watch the fireworks! Guests who purchase the Treats and Seats party get to view the show from the Tomorrowland Terrace. While guests of this 2023 Magic Kingdom Dessert Party package can watch from a private viewing area located inside of the Plaza Gardens.
The post party to Happily Ever After fireworks will be similar to the other two parties offered for the return of this nighttime spectacular. Because this is the post party, things will run a little bit differently. Guests enjoying the post-party will check in an hour before the show starts at the Tomorrowland Terrace. Then shortly before the show begins, a guest experiences cast member will bring you to the private viewing area in the Plaza Gardens. After the show, you will be escorted back to Tomorrowland Terrace to enjoy desserts, an assortment of cheeses, and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
This 2023 Magic Kingdom dessert party will be held first at Tomorrowland Terrace, with a host of 50th Anniversary themed desserts. You can expect chocolate covered strawberries, butterscotch pudding and a variety of cheeses.
You then will have an exclusive view of Happily Ever After for the most magical of evenings! You’ll never have to leave your seat for the Tomorrowland Terrace dessert party to enjoy the spectacular. This can be a game changer when visiting during some of the busier times of year.
A Disney Dessert party at sea, with this incredible fireworks cruise on an iconic Magic Kingdom ferryboat. Learn the historical background of these amazing water vessels while enjoying a spread of desserts and beverages. Then finish the night off with watching Disney Happily Ever After from the water. While it is not quite a dessert party at Magic Kingdom, we’ve personally done this and found it super magical.
This Walt Disney World Dessert Party is extra special and extra spooky, as it is only offered during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This Disney dessert party is only held on select nights that the Halloween party is running and gives you perfect views of the Mickey’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks. Like all Magic Kingdom dessert parties, this is another ticket on top of your Mickey’s Not So Scary Party Ticket.
Guests attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can opt in for a special Disney Christmas dessert party the night of their event. These events are very similar to the other Magic Kingdom dessert parties discussed above except they are only held on select special event nights. Just like all other Disney dessert parties the prices are an additional charge and is not a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party ticket. Although we do love the fireworks at this event we simply don’t find the dessert party worth it at this price point. Especially when you consider that free cookies are included with your MVMCP ticket.
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Unfortunately, we have not heard a return date for the Disney EPCOT dessert party, which was one of our favorite. In lieu of the Disney Dessert party at EPCOT, guests have had to the choice to purchase dining packages for the new 50th anniversary fireworks show, Harmonious. While EPCOT Disney dessert parties might not be returning for awhile, we still want to share with you the past party which was extra magical.
Whatever you do, don’t let this one go! This 2023 EPCOT dessert party is a magical experience offering Frozen themed desserts, VIP seating and a full, all you can eat menu of hot items, savory bites, top notch treats and mind blowing action stations. An assortment of adult beverages are also included in the Frozen Ever After dessert party.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, guests will be escorted to Epcot’s Frozen Ever After ride after watching the nighttime show.
Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Cost: $79.00 per adult & $47.00 per child (ages 3-9).
Unfortunately Disney has not announced any new information on if the Frozen Ever After dessert party will be returning to Disney World in 2023. We would also say that the fact that they have released a brand new fireworks show in Harmonious and not brought the dessert party back might not be a good sign however time will ultimately tell.
Considering how difficult it can be to snag a Disney Genie+ for the Frozen ride, we think this is a great option during peak season. However given how big World Showcase is, this dessert party does not have the same fireworks viewing advantage as the Magic Kingdom. It’s still an awesome event for every sweet tooth in your family!
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Unfortunately Disney has made the tough decision to cancel the Rivers of Lights nighttime show at Animal Kingdom. It does not come as much surprise, however on the downside there will now be one less Disney dessert party to attend in 2023. It’s important to note that we are not sure if Disney has any plans on replacing the River of Lights dessert party. However we would find it difficult for them to sell this event at this price with no nighttime show.
We are going to leave the description up just incase Disney does decide to keep this as a regular dessert party once these events are being held again!
Just like EPCOT’s Dessert Party an assortment of adult beverages are included in your admission.
Animal Kingdom Dessert Party Cost: $79.00 per adult & 47.00 per child (ages 3-9).
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In this next section, we are going to talk about the two Hollywood Studios Disney World dessert parties, which unfortunately have been on hold. Just like the EPCOT and Animal Kingdom, we have not heard and word on when or if any of these dessert parties at Disney World will be returning.
The Star Wars a Galactic Spectacular Dessert party at Hollywood Studios is an absolute must-do for Star Wars fans! The all-you-can-eat menu is very similar to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with the addition of some galactic themed delights. Like the EPCOT and Animal Kingdom parties this event does include adult beverages. Plus, the Hollywood Studios dessert party comes with a Star Wars souvenir Chewbacca Stein!
Guest’s will be escorted from the Star Wars Launch Bay to a VIP viewing area to watch A Galactic Spectacular.
Disney Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party Cost: $79.00 per adult & 45.00 per child (ages 3-9).
We have not heard of the Fantasmic Dessert Party coming back, but we now have seen that guests can book the Fantasmic! Dining Package, which has special seating for guests.
Unlike the other Disney Dessert Parties, this unique experience is not an all you can eat buffet. However, you won’t have to save your spot in the bleachers an hour before Fantasmic begins which is a plus. Your seat is reserved, and you’ll be served a box of specialty dessert items which include chocolate dipped strawberries, cheese and crackers, and make your own worms and dirt for kids. Adults will also receive a specialty drink in a souvenir cup.
Fantasmic Dessert Party Cost: $39.00 per adult & $19.00 per child (ages 3-9)
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You can make your reservation on the my Disney experience app or by calling (407)WDW- DINE. It’s important to note that each of the Disney Dessert Parties mentioned above are extremely popular so advanced reservations is a must! A valid Walt Disney World ticket is required for entry
Our number one tip would be to be patient and persistent if you have your heart set on a specific Disney dessert party. Just keep checking and calling the Disney dining reservation line 407.WDW.Dine. There are times too when you will see the Disney dessert party dates start to appear but you can’t make a reservation yet. Simply follow up and log back on to the Disney dining page the next morning and you should be able to book your Disney dessert party.
Another tip that we want to point out regarding booking your Disney World dessert party is you must prepay for your reservation. So to streamline the process be sure to have all of your payment information ready!
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One of the most common questions we receive is, is the Disney dessert party worth it? Now, it’s important to note that this is just our opinion here at The Park Prodigy however we don’t feel like it’s the right fit for every family. Given the high price tag and just based on the numbers alone, the average guests would have to enjoy 7-8 cupcakes for it to be a way to save money. That’s also per person, which is not a small ask.
On the flip side there is something to be said for being able to grab the perfect fireworks spot without having to show up 45 minutes before the show. Guests always have to worry about someone coming to sneak in front of them at the last minute as well.
So although we do think there are better ways to splurge on special events at Walt Disney World we can understand why some guests do prefer to book the Disney dessert party.
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A: Disney’s policy states fireworks are not guaranteed as part of the Disney dessert party experience. Guests will not be refunded on the rare occasion that the fireworks are rescheduled or canceled. However guests would still be able to enjoy all of the treats included with your Disney dessert party admission.
A: Happily Ever After is set to return April 3rd, 2023! All dessert parties for the show are scheduled to return April 1st, 2023! And all parties are availible to start booking March 23rd, 2023!
A: Tomorrowland Terrace at The Magic Kingdom. Nestled between Tomorrowland and Main Street U.S.A, guests can sample an assortment of delicious treats.
A: As of now, there is no a dessert party at Animal Kingdom. The last party took place in 2019 when Rivers of Light performed on the waters of Discovery River.
A: Yes, there is an assortment of beer and wine available for guests above the age of 21 with a valid form of identification.
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