Is Magic Kingdom Dessert Party Worth It? 2024

Are you wondering if the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party is worth the splurge? 🍰✨ With its hefty price tag, it’s natural to question if this extra experience is worth the cost.

As your go-to Disney expert who has attended the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party multiple times, I’m here to share all the details.

Let’s dive into what makes this event special and help you decide if it’s the right choice for your next Disney adventure! 🌟🏰

Quick Overview of Magic Kingdom Dessert Parties

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Magic Kingdom Dessert Parties:

  • Delicious Treats 🍬: A variety of desserts like cupcakes, cookies, and chocolate-covered strawberries, along with some fruit and savory cheese options.
  • Beverage Options β˜•πŸ·: Sparkling cider, tea, lemonade, coffee, tea, and some alcoholic options.
  • Different Packages πŸ“¦: Pre-fireworks, post-fireworks, and seated viewing options.
  • Relaxed Atmosphere with Exclusive Viewing Area πŸŒŸπŸŽ†: Escape the crowds and enjoy a laid-back experience with prime seating for the evening fireworks show, all without the long wait.

Magic Kingdom Dessert Party Options

There are three different Magic Kingdom Dessert Parties to choose from, each offering a unique experience. All of these parties are conveniently located at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant.

The sign for Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, located at Magic Kingdom, displayed against a yellow ceiling. This restaurant is the venue for the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party.

Seats & Sweets

Seats & Sweets is the only dessert party where you can enjoy delicious treats and beverages while watching the fireworks show simultaneously.

Located on the patio of Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, you can relax in a reserved seating area and indulge in a variety of desserts as you enjoy prime viewing of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show.

Prices:

  • Adults (ages 10 and up): $119 to $129 (tax included), varying by date.
  • Children (ages 3 to 9): $75 (tax included).

Pre-Party

With the Magic Kingdom Dessert Pre-Party, you’ll kick off your evening with a delicious assortment of desserts and beverages before the fireworks begin. This option allows you to indulge in treats at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant and then move to a reserved viewing area in the Plaza Garden to watch the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show.

Prices:

  • Adults (ages 10 and up): $99- 109 (tax included).
  • Children (ages 3 to 9): $59 (tax included).

Post-Party

End your night on a sweet note with the Magic Kingdom Dessert Post-Party.

Check-in at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant starts 60 minutes before the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show. Cast Members will escort you to a prime viewing area in the Plaza Garden for an unforgettable view of the fireworks. After the show, return to Tomorrowland Terrace to indulge in a variety of desserts and beverages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Prices:

  • Adults (ages 10 and up): $99- 109 (tax included).
  • Children (ages 3 to 9): $59 (tax included).

My Review

I’ve attended the Pre-Party Dessert Party twice, and it’s always a blast! πŸŽ‰

There’s something special about enjoying desserts and drinks before the fireworks show. I’m really looking forward to trying Seats and Sweets next, but it’s super popular and often books up quicklyβ€”and I usually book last minute.

Note: These pictures and review are from my most recent experience.

My daughter and I checked in, were directed to our table, and then headed to the drinks and buffet stations to start enjoying the offerings.

Drinks β˜•πŸ·

A wide assortment of beverages included milk, water, tea, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, POG juice, and sparkling cider. Wondering what POG juice is? It’s a delicious Hawaiian beverage with passionfruit, orange, and guava juice.

A beverage station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party featuring a variety of drink dispensers. Options include milk, water, iced tea, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and POG juice.
A beverage station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party featuring a large dispenser of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider. Next to the dispenser are numerous blue plastic champagne flutes, ready for guests to serve themselves.

Hot beverages like coffee (including decaf) and hot water for tea were also available.

Adults (21+) can enjoy red and white wine.

Desserts 🍰🍩

The dessert selection featured mini desserts like chocolate silk pie, cookies n’ cream cheesecake mousse, chocolate-covered strawberries, devil’s chocolate pudding, tres leches, butterscotch pudding, doughnuts, and key lime tart.

They even had freshly made caramel apple crepes and a kid’s table with icing and sprinkles for decorating cookies! πŸŽ‰

A dessert buffet station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party featuring an array of mini desserts. Items include Chocolate Silk Pie, Cookies 'n Cream Cheesecake Mousse, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Devil's Chocolate Pudding, and Tres Leches.
A dessert station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party featuring plates of caramel apple crepes. The setup includes a staff member in the background preparing the dishes, with twinkling lights adding to the festive atmosphere.
A dessert station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party featuring a variety of cookies, macarons, and other treats. There are bottles of assorted icing and a bowl of colorful sprinkles for decorating cookies, with a sign indicating "Assorted Sprinkles" and "Assorted Icing."

They also offer fruits like grapes and strawberries, as well as cheese and bread. πŸ§€πŸ‡

For those with allergies, a special plate can be prepared upon request. At the table next to me, a guest received a huge plate full of treats, which I’m assuming was for allergy accommodations.

A buffet station at the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party, featuring a variety of treats. Dishes include Butterscotch Pudding, Firehouse Doughnuts with strawberry sauce, Key Lime Tart, Assorted Fruits, and cheese. The setup is decorated with twinkling lights, creating a festive atmosphere.

My Thoughts on the Food πŸ’­

Having attended this event before, I knew what to expect in terms of dessert quality. To be honest, the desserts aren’t extraordinary, and you can only eat so much.

What you’re really paying for is the amazing view and the convenient, stress-free fireworks experience. πŸŽ†βœ¨ It’s also nice to take a break and enjoy some treats and drinks.

Kim enjoying the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party, sitting at a table with a "Reserved" sign. She has a plate of assorted desserts and a glass of white wine in front of her, looking happy and relaxed in the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant setting.

After having our fill of desserts, we left the restaurant to take a quick ride on the PeopleMover before being escorted to the exclusive viewing area for the fireworks. If you allow enough time, this is a great option to consider. 🌟

The View

If you choose the Pre-Party or Post-Party, your viewing area will be in the grassy Plaza Gardens.

Since we opted to ride the PeopleMover after eating, we were among the last guests to arrive. Despite that, we had a spacious area where I could sit, stretch out, and enjoy a crowd-free experience. Once the show started, I moved up a bit for an even better view.

A view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks viewing area in the Plaza Gardens. Guests are sitting on the grass, with Cinderella Castle illuminated in blue in the background. In the foreground, Kim's legs and white sneakers are visible, showing a relaxed atmosphere.

Our view from the prime spot at Plaza Gardens was perfect! Given my anxiety and dislike of crowds, this was the ideal way to see the show, and I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. πŸŽ†πŸŒŸ

Booking & How Far in Advance

To secure a spot at any of the Magic Kingdom Dessert Parties, it’s essential to book well in advance. Reservations can be made up to 60 days ahead of your visit. These events are popular and tend to fill up quickly, especially the Seats & Sweets option, so booking early is key to ensuring availability for your desired date.

Reservations can be made through the Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app. Keep in mind that prices and availability may vary based on the time of year and demand.

Is Magic Kingdom Dessert Party Worth It?

A plate of assorted desserts and fruits, including a mini tart, chocolate-covered strawberries, grapes, a pastry, and slices of bread, accompanied by a glass of white wine.

I’ve attended the Magic Kingdom Dessert Party multiple times, and I definitely think it’s worth it. For me, there’s no better way to watch the fireworks in a stress-free setting. With my anxiety, I probably wouldn’t enjoy the fireworks show anymore without the dessert party. The long wait before the show and the crowds surrounding you during the show can be quite overwhelming.

And of course, the assortment of desserts and drinks adds to the fun, enhancing the overall experience. Sure, it’s expensive, but if it’s within your budget, it’s definitely worth the splurge for the convenience and enjoyment.

The Wrap-Up

In summary, a Magic Kingdom Dessert Party is a wonderful way to enjoy the fireworks in a stress-free environment.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, lit in a multitude of colors during a fireworks show, with a crowd of visitors below.

With three different optionsβ€”Seats & Sweets, Pre-Party, and Post-Partyβ€”you can choose the experience that best fits your schedule and preferences.

Whether you prefer indulging in desserts with a reserved seat at Tomorrowland Terrace, enjoying treats before heading to the Plaza Gardens, or savoring sweets after the fireworks show, each option offers a unique and magical experience.

If it fits within your budget, it’s definitely worth the splurge for the convenience and the opportunity to truly enjoy the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show without the stress of crowds. πŸŒŸπŸ°πŸŽ†

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