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Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Fireworks Desert Party At Tomorrowland Terrace

Let me begin by saying this.  I swore that I would never spend the money to do something that was already free to do, just because it was new.  However, seeing as how it was our “Disneymoon” and we knew we wanted new experiences, we said, “Why Not?”  I sit here now and reflect on the memories we made and I am very glad we took the time and money to attend the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party.

It was just another magical day at The Magic Kingdom for me and my wife.  We had gotten married on Saturday.  Everything had gone perfect.  The flight down was uneventful and the ride on the magical express had us quivering with anticipation.  As it has for the last 4 years.  We spent the week doing the typical park hopping, using our fast passes, getting our photos taken, and of course, spending a lot of money.

We had pre booked the party prior to our departure.  The cost was around 25 dollars per adult.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  “That is fairly inexpensive!” and you are correct.  But you have to think about it like this.  

  1. You can watch Wishes for free.

  2. You can buy dessert cheaper than 25 dollars a person.

  3. You are already spending a ton of money.  (Food, Souvenirs, Getting into the parks)

I will tell you this…It was worth every penny.

We arrived at Tomorrowland Terrace and took our spot in line.  We got a wristband which showed that we were allowed to be there.  They handed each of us a champagne flute filled with Sparkling Cider.  We arrived early enough to get seating on the edge of the terrace just under the outcropping for the roof.  Great Seats!!!  The desserts were great.  All you can eat Cannoli, Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Lemon custard, Crème Brulee, Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts, Cupcakes, Brownies, Cheesecake, Tiramisu, apple pie, and an Ice Cream Sundae station.  A sugar coma was definitely going to hit me later.

There were plenty of drinks.  Coffee, hot tea, water, hot chocolate, pineapple juice, milk, sparkling cider, and my favorite, Stitch Juice, which is a combination of passionfruit, orange, and Guava.  Mind Numbingly delicious.  

There was no service per se.  You sit at a very small table and your dirty dishes pile up over time.  Well mine did because I ate like a 5 year old on Halloween.  I am sure I should’ve slowed down, but hey you only live once.

The show went off without a hitch, as per the usual Disney standard.  Tinkerbell flew directly over top of us.  The view of the castle was absolutely perfect.  

Boom.  Pow.  Phssszzzzzz.  Everything was great.  

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So I will highly recommend this dessert party for couples, families, or anyone who is tired of standing to watch wishes, or looking at the back of the persons head in front of you who got there 2 minutes before the show started when you’ve had your spot saved for 2 hours.  However, and I cannot stress this enough, Make sure you arrive early and don’t get stuck under the roof which can obstruct your view.  Understand that the desserts are small, bite-sized portions.  They aren’t huge but there is plenty.  Also know that leaving the Tomorrowland terrace after wishes is going to be a high traffic area.  It always is after the parade or fireworks.  

All that said, please give this a shot for yourself or your family.  After all, we all need just a little more magic in our lives.  

If you’d like to see Wishes from Tomorrowland Terrace, here is the event from my Periscope.


T.J. Higgins Administrator and Contributor Taking the Florida Plunge



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