This past March, the Disneyland Resort introduced the World of Color Dessert Party. My family and I had the pleasure of attending recently, and what a special treat it was! I’m always up for a Disney Dessert Party. I’ve done the Fanstasmic Dessert Party at Disneyland (currently on hiatus due to construction) and also a handful of different dessert parties at Walt Disney World.
I’m excited to say that the World of Color Dessert Party both met and exceeded my expectations! The dessert party starts one hour prior to World of Color show time. Reservations must be made in advance either online or by calling Disney Dining; the dessert parties are nightly.
On the day of your party, proceed to the queue at this sign. When you reach the front of the line, check in and you will be shown to your table.
YES, TABLE! The seating was honestly one of the best things about the World of Color Dessert Party. It’s also, by far, the main difference from the Fantasmic Dessert Party; there it’s just folding chairs and you eat on your lap. It was so lovely to have tables. It made the event feel much more special. It was also easier for our group to socialize while eating dessert!
There are two types of tables at the dessert party, the lower tables as shown above and the high tops with director type chairs as seen below.
Once you are shown to your table, your server brings over a Menu and a basket of Parmesan Coated Breadsticks and Sliced Baguettes. ALSO, please note that I am aware of the misspelling of the French “Macaron.” We know that the coconut ones are “macaroon” and the French are “macaron.” It’s a common mistake that we’ve seen before, so please don’t get upset, I did not write the menu.
The Parmesan Breadsticks were delicious, especially with the cheese selection that was soon delivered! BUT, before the dessert platter arrives, it’s drink time.
Beverages include Soda, Water or Hot Chocolate. Grown ups can choose an “adult beverage” if they’d like: either a glass of Champagne or the party’s signature drink, the Wonderful Cooler. The Wonderful Cooler consists of Sprite, Lemonade, Blue Liqueur, and Coconut Rum. I highly recommend the Wonderful Cooler — SO tasty! Non alcocholic beverages are refillable, and adult beverages are limited to one per person (ages 21 and up of course).
If you really want to be fancy, you can upgrade to the World of Color sipper for an additional fee. These cups are “made with magic” and glow with the show. I did not ask the price at the event, but I know that they were $28 when they were first introduced for Disneyland’s 60th.
Now, on to the desserts!!!
This gorgeous assortment of treats is brought to you plated. I thought it was much nicer than the plastic take out box at the Fantasmic Dessert Party. Also, a little less gluttonous than the all you can eat dessert buffets I’ve been to in Walt Disney World. The plates were brought out with silver domes over them and then revealed to you at your table. It had a very classy feel to it.
Let’s start at twelve o’ clock on the plate and go clockwise! How adorable is the Waffle Bowl with Berries and Lime Yogurt Mousse? And that little World of Color chocolate logo??? Not only adorable, but also delicious. This was one of my favorite treats on the plate. The sweet & tart flavor combination was so nice and I loved the fresh berries it was topped with.
Next up is the Mini French Macaron and the Dulce de Leche filled Shortbread Cookie. The Mini Macaron wasn’t anything to write home about…but I’m not a big fan of French Macarons. However, I did LOVE the Dulce de Leche filled Shortbread Cookie. The gooey caramel center was amazing and the soft shortbread shell was wonderful too.
The cheese assortment was also fabulous. A trio of Brie, Mild Cheddar & Manchego was served with a side of Seedless Green Grapes. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cheese. Maybe even more than dessert. The selection here was really nice. Nothing too overpowering, all delicious. That mini Brie wheel was perfect for dipping one of the Parmesan Cheese Coated Breadsticks in.
The green grapes were fresh and tart — a perfect accompaniment to the cheeses and bread.
Another one of my odd dislikes? Anything mocha or coffee flavored. But I can assure you that if you are a fan of these flavors, you will love the Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake! I donated mine to my friend Lisa, who LOVED it!
And last but definitely not least, the grand finale and my very favorite thing on this plate: the Mickey Coconut Macaroon! This treat was previously served at the Club 33 Dessert Bar pre-remodel. It is sorely missed, so when I saw it was being offered at the World of Color Dessert Party, I was pretty excited.
This Mickey is a little different, smaller in size with purple ears, but it tastes the same! Moist coconut with just the right amount of chocolate. I really wish these were sold park wide!
Now, for a few tips: Special diets can be accommodated, but you must contact Disney Dining BEFORE the day of the show. The dessert party plate is very generously portioned. If you have dinner plans before the event, make sure to eat something light so that you have room for all of these tasty treats. OR, if you consider cheese and bread to be a meal (yes, please) make THIS your dinner. Then follow it with the sweets on the plate in front of you. If however, you can’t finish, a wonderful cast member will offer you a to go box and you can take your leftovers home with you!
ALSO, my boys were asked if they’d like some Hot Chocolate to go! That was a fun surprise too.
The World of Color Dessert Party is $79 a person regardless of age. As mentioned above, the party is nightly and you can make your reservations online or by calling Disney Dining at 714.781.DINE. This is a pricey event, but honestly, it’s a great experience. Not something to do on a “regular” basis by any means, but if you are looking for a special date night, are planning a birthday surprise, have a first timer with you, or maybe you just want to experience The World of Color sitting down comfortably while eating delicious food, I highly recommend this fun evening. I also think it would be a great alternative to the World of Color dining packages; the seating is much better than the standing reserved spots. Just look at our view!
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A big thank you to Disney for inviting my family to experience the World of Color Dessert Party.