Are you familiar the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party? Even if you haven’t personally attended one, you may already be aware that Magic Kingdom guests can reserve a party that offers a specific spot for viewing the park’s nighttime fireworks spectacular, Wishes, while being treated to a dessert buffet at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant.
Well, for parties beginning October 1st, guests will be able to take their pick between two different versions of this experience.
First is the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. Prior to the fireworks, guests will go to Tomorowland Terrace Restaurant and enjoy a buffet of desserts including chocolate-dipped strawberries, Disney-themed cupcakes, and ice cream along with fruits, cheeses, and beverages (including the opportunity to raise a sparkling cider toast).
Then, just before the fireworks begin, guests will be escorted to seats on the Tomorrowland Terrace patio to view the spectacular. The price is $79 per adult and $47 for children ages 3 to 9 and separate admission to Magic Kingdom is also required. Reservations are available online, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.
The second option is the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing. Guests share in the same dessert buffet at Tomorrowland Terrace, then are escorted to a reserved area in the Plaza Garden for priority viewing of the fireworks. (FYI — this is where the Wishes FastPass VIP viewing used to be.)
Please note that guests participating in the Plaza Garden Viewing experience will be standing for the fireworks, according to Disney. But when we were there for a FastPass viewing location, a lot of folks did sit down during the fireworks. You just don’t have an actual seat like you do with the other package. The price is $59 per adult and $35 for children ages 3 to 9 (and again, separate admission to Magic Kingdom is required). Reservations for this experience are also available via its own webpage, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.
Our Thoughts Between the Two?
So, remember, if you are planning on booking a Dessert Party for your viewing of Wishes, you’ll need to do a little homework first to decide which of the two experiences works best for your group! Having been in both viewing locations, the $20 difference in price really does boil down to just having a physical seat and a roof over your head (in case it starts to rain). The view from the Gardens is actually better since it’s more head-on to the castle. You get all the same food with both packages.
What do you think of these updates to the Wishes Dessert Parties? Please let us know with a comment!