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A Sweet Fireworks View at Walt Disney World

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
Not long ago, I had the opportunity to test out the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, a deliciously fun nighttime offering at Magic Kingdom Park. The party includes reserved-seat viewing at the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station for Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks, plus a self-serve dessert buffet that features a wide range of treats that are sure to suit any taste.

From the moment I arrived, the dessert party was much more than I had anticipated. After checking in with the hostess, I was ushered to a reserved table that was decorated with a placard displaying my name and colorful Mickey Mouse-shaped confetti. I took a seat and was instantly surprised by the great view – the Tomorrowland Terrace overlooks a large pond, then a grassy hillside that leads up to the Castle forecourt area, giving us partygoers an almost unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle and the surrounding sky.

After a welcome from the Cast Members, I was free to indulge in three buffet tables full of treats. Having a huge sweet tooth, I was happy to test out just about everything – for the sake of this blog post, of course.
Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
I grabbed a plate and started with easily identifiable edibles first: chocolate-covered strawberries, crisped rice treats drizzled with chocolate, fresh fruit and chocolate-chip cookies. On my second visit, I plated myself some more exotic desserts, like mini banana crème tarts, raspberry tarts, chocolate cheesecake and chocolate peanut-butter tarts. Everything was delicious and I hadn’t seen a spread like that since my last voyage aboard the Disney Wonder.

By far one of the best parts of the experience was watching the fireworks from my reserved table. Just for tonight, I didn’t have to worry about showing up early to save a space for my family on Main Street, U.S.A. – instead I could kick back and enjoy the show in all its majesty from a distance. Not only that, but even picture-taking is taken care of for partygoers, as a PhotoPass photographer is on hand for families who wish to get a group shot or two with Cinderella Castle and fireworks in the background.

Reservations for the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Admission is $27.68 for Guests ages 10 and older, and $14.90 for Guests ages 9 and under. Park admission to Magic Kingdom Park is required. Food & Beverage offerings may vary.


  • Thank you Cheryl. Sounds great. We’re going!!

  • Marjorie – we attended last Dec and as Jennifer noted all attendees had assigned tables. Depending on where they were located some folks did get up when the fireworks began and stand by the balcony but many others stayed seated. Haven’t attended yet this year since the renovations on the area so I don’t know if the seating arrangement has changed but as for us last year, we were able to stay at our table during the fireworks. Good luck and have fun.

  • Are beverages available also and included in the price? I was informed by Disney you r standing when viewing the fireworks. Some of the reviews seem mixed on that. Just wondering if I will have to stand the entire time and hold my 3 yr old grandson so he can see? Suggestions please. This will be my 10th trip but our 1st doing the fireworks and dessert. Thank u.

  • they have some of the same desserts that they serve at Club 33 in Disneyland.

  • We went to one of the early parties last year and loved it. It is truly what you make of it. In addition to desserts (which were yummy) and the fact that my daughter tried things she probably would never have before (she was 5 at the time) the minute she looked at me and said “Mommy did you see Tink!!! She flew right over my head and blew me kisses” I knew that the money was well spent. I made sure that we had an early dinner and there was plenty of room to try the treats, but again watching WISHES with no one standing in front of you was priceless. I only wish they were doing this during MNSSHP – that’s our only night in MK. MATTHEW this might be why you can’t get the reservation that you are looking for. I guess if you are paying for the party, most aren’t willing to pay the additional. They ran them last year during MVMCP and I guess decided it wasn’t worth the expense.

  • Just made reservations for me, hubby and grandbaby 11/22/10. So excited, can’t wait. 10th Disney trip

  • We went to the Fireworks Dessert Party last December and loved it. The view of the fireworks and wide variety of delicious desserts cannot be beat. We have already made reservations for November 28th and 30th this year. We can’t wait to go!

  • As soon as I read the the Dessert Party had been extended I called and booked for our December trip. I CAN’T WAIT!!! I’ve read a couple of negative reviews but the issues don’t seem to be anything that Disney couldn’t take care of….worth a chance after all the amazing reviews that are also out there!

  • I went to one of these in late June and it was wonderful. It was a sold out event, yet the food just kept coming. Never ran out of anything. There were enough choices to work for any sweet tooth. The only thing I would change is to arrange seating better for the actual fireworks. During the eating part, it’s perfect. For the fireworks, there were some obstructed views depending on how far back certain tables were placed. Then when it came time for the show, people starting standing up thereby forcing others to stand up as their view was now obstructed. Easy to fix, but otherwise perfect!

  • Is the dessert reception offered during the fireworks shows associated with special events like MNSSHP?

  • I’ll be at Disney from Dec 2010 – Feb 2011. Will I be able to taste this amazing Dessert Party?

  • When we went to the party last year we were greatly disappointed. The desserts weren’t that fabulous, they ran out shortly after we arrived, and the staff wasn’t helpful and just said there were no more. Disney did however refund the money to us a few months later. The view was great though!

  • This sounds delightful! Can you use your Disney Dining Plan credits here I wonder?

  • I tried to reserve this for my anniversary trip in October “10 but the reservation agent said she couldn’t find any info for that time frame. Would appreciate any help as I wanted to surpride my sweet tooth wife with this experience.

  • Rachel,
    To piggyback on what Debra said, the last time I went to the dessert party someone at the table next to us had a plate of desserts not on the buffet at all (jelly beans, ice cream, etc.) and my guess was that he had a peanut allergy. Disney is so accommodating I’m sure they’ll make arrangements for any dining concerns as long as you ask at the time you make the reservations.

    One caution for everyone, don’t necessarily expect to get $28 worth of food at this reservation. Everything is good and it’s much more enjoyable to sample everything instead of stuffing yourself to “get your money’s worth”. I also see it as paying for the view, the experience, and not having to line up hours in advance for a good spot. Enjoy!

  • Rachel,

    There is fresh fruit at the dessert party, at least at the ones I’ve attended, and sugar-free items are also available. When you make reservations, be sure that you note any dietary restrictions. Hope this helps!

  • I am SO EXCITED that we have booked our reservation for this party for our trip in December. This looks amazing, and we can’t wait!

  • What about those of us that can’t have chocolate? Were there plain strawberries, crisped rice treats, etc available?

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