At Believe Vacations, we’re all about using our experiences to guide you to the familiar, the popular, the nostalgic and the timeless. Steering you towards our favorite attractions, resorts, parks, and dining options is the expertise component of our complimentary services. However, we also like to branch out and try new events, attractions, shows, or experiences for our own families. So what happens when one of us decides to try a new experience during a familiar nighttime extravaganza? That leads us to this weekend’s article…
Welcome to Believe Vacations’ Weekly Post where today, we are going to talk about Dessert Parties at Disney. Remember our girl, Christie Pownall? You should as she has contributed to the most articles and interviews on this blog in the four years she’s been with our team. Christie and her family had the chance to try out a dessert party at the Magic Kingdom during the fireworks on her recent family vacation and was kind enough to share her thoughts on the overall experience.
What is a dessert party?
We did the Disney Enchantment Treats and Seats party at the Magic Kingdom. You book it 60 days before arrival and pay for it in full at that time. If the fireworks start at 8pm, you can check-in at 7pm (or check-in at 8 for 9pm fireworks) and I recommended going the full hour prior to the show. You get unlimited desserts, drinks and seats to watch the fireworks. If you’re a shorter person like me, I loved not having to peek around taller people to see the show in the massive crowds around the castle. So I loved the seats and it may be hard to go back to the regular crowds ever again.
Where is the party located at the Magic Kingdom?
You go towards Tomorrowland and it is at Tomorrowland Terrace. They’ll check your reservation and give you a wristband for entry. They’ll check your ID and give you another wrist band if you are 21 and older. They have some rows of tables so you can claim your table and then move around to get your food and drink. A heads up to everyone over 21 that the alcohol stops being served when the fireworks start.
What is the price of a dessert party?
For this party, the price for an adult is $115 and for ages 3-9, it is $69 although other parties are priced differently. Younger than 3 is free of charge.
What are the food choices?
They had it all – Chocolate covered strawberries, puddings, chamber pops, Tres Leches, fruits, cheeses, crackers and an amazing apple turnover crepes. Unbelievably good!
What about the beverage selection?
For kids, they have their own section with water, juices, lemonades and sparkling juice in champagne flutes for them. For adults, they have the bar area with beer, wine, champagne. And then there were soft drinks and coffees as well.
How many other families were with you?
I think it was around 50 total. It was us and another family to make 9 and then similar groups like that. We were not close to each other and spread out nicely. There was enough space to bring in the stroller even though they encouraged stroller parking. The cast members were very helpful when it came to the baby.
Did you interact with the other families?
We talked to the table next to us and was getting a lot of compliments on me carrying around the baby in the carrier and the stroller. There are definitely opportunities to make new friends if you want.
How was the view for the fireworks?
I’m totally sold on this now and I’m the type who claims a spot early and stays late, especially with fireworks. Maybe we couldn’t see everything on a side or the very bottom but I was able to capture incredible photos and really enjoy the show. Plus, you don’t have to worry about putting the kid up on your shoulders after a long day of walking around the parks.
Would you do it again?
100% worth it and would do it again. Especially if you like your space, have littles, want to enjoy the fireworks and get some tasty treats. And that goes for all the Pownall family!
At this point, I was able to interview Christie’s 4-year-old daughter. Here are her responses to my questions:
What was your favorite part of the dessert party? – The fireworks!
What was your favorite food? – Chocolate Strawberries!!!
Would kids enjoy a dessert party? Yeah!
What is your favorite dessert ever? – Chocolate!