Dessert parties and fireworks in Magic Kingdom? Yeah, we’re ALL over that.
And, now the grown-ups can enjoy their visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth even more with the newest boozy addition to the park (yes, pls).
Starting February 1st (along with the price increases, sigh), All 3 Magic Kingdom Fireworks Parties — The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace, the After Fireworks Dessert Party, and the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Viewing — will start serving BOOZE!
Um, yeah, you read that right! Guests ages 21 years and over can choose from a selection of beer and wine while they snack on all the eats and treats at the party. Sooo, the booze might be worth the new price tag on the adult admission (a $15 increase to $99 for the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party, a $10 increase to $79 for the Plaza Garden View Party, and a $20 increase to $89 for the After Fireworks Party!), since you can easily pay that difference in the price of an alcoholic drink or two in the park!
Note that we noticed that the regular Dessert Party and After-Fireworks dessert party mentions the new alcohol policy on the website pages for the events. The Plaza Garden Viewing option does not. We called and spoke with a Cast Member who said, as far as the system showed on their end, that all three Dessert Parties, including the Plaza Garden Viewing option, were listed as including alcohol. If you’re still uneasy booking the Plaza Garden Viewing option though without seeing it there on the website, give Disney a call to put your mind at ease before booking.
If you want to spend the night snacking on themed desserts, building your own cookies and cupcakes, and sipping on some great drinks, you can check out the details and book tickets for the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party here, the Plaza Garden View Dessert Party here, and the After-Fireworks Dessert Party here!
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Have you been to a dessert party in Disney World before? Let us know in the comments below!
Mary Blair says
We actually attended last night and were pleasantly surprised. We had done signature dining. Everyone at the party had the option of alcohol and at the time it was also unlimited. Guess we got lucky pre the price increase.
We already booked and paid for the plaza garden dessert party on July 1 back in Jan. Will we need to pay the price difference?
It means the non drinkers are now paying extra for items they don’t want or arnt old enough to consume. Shame they don’t have a non alcohol price.
Susan MCCLEISH says
what if you don’t want the alcohol? Too bad?
This isn’t very good for adults who don’t or cannot drink alcohol. I still remember the first time we did the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party and paid $100 for four of us (all adults).
Nothing like loading up some adults with booze right before they head to the parking lot to go home. I wonder how many fights or accidents will take place right outside the MK gates.
Which party is better for viewing the fireworks for a 5 year old?
What if we have already booked a dessert party before this announcement? Will our upcoming party (during the February holiday week) now have booze available?
Well I hate this! I don’t drink beacause I don’t like it and choose not to, so why can’t they take this into consideration and have an alcohol free price! Give me a different coloured wristband and let me have a lower Alcohol free price. I feel like people who choose not to drink are penalized yet my choice not to smoke is celebrated…i would gladly give the smokers their smoking areas back if I wasn’t made to accommodate this Disney alcohol culture.
I couldn’t agree more. Charge a separate fee for the people that want the drinks. Dessert, fireworks at the Kingdom with my friends & family is more than enough fun and a perfect way to end the night. It’s kind of sad that we have to add alcohol at the MK to have “family “ fun.
DFB Sarah says
Kate, if you have seats right at the railing of Tomorrowland Terrace, that’s a great view. But for a more face-on view where you’re more likely to have unobstructed views: Plaza Garden.
DFB Sarah says
Jessica, you’ll want to give Disney a call about that.
I am so excited for this change. We booked for feb 28 and I was really disappointed at even 70$ there wasn’t even a glass of bubbly or a beer. Mommy really needs a beverage once in a while and they’re hard to come by at MK
I agree with everyone else -people who don’t drink alcohol should not be made to cover the cost for folks that do. Nothing wrong with a glass of wine here and there, but the fact that Disney has to add alcohol to every event, at every park, and everywhere else is ridiculous. There are people who cannot control their alcohol consumption and this will lead to bad behavior, fights in the park and unfortunately it could also lead to some car accidents. I feel that Disney is being very irresponsible in their “ no limit” to alcoholic drinks also. They should at least take responsibility and limit it to no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per adult at these dessert parties. Why in the world do you need unlimited drinks to watch the fireworks? Also, this being the last event in the parks, some people are going to leave the parks beings very tipsy. This is not going to lead to anything good.
I don’t drink either ! How about a discounted drink for those that want it rather than raise the prices. Same with the dinning plan. I drink water with my meals. Seems to be not fair to those that choose to not drink for whatever the reason
I’m reading all these comments and thinking.. Here’s the thing… Disney would more than likely have increased the prices anyways. I know it stinks if you don’t consume alcohol, but it kind of lands along with when you bring someone with you that doesn’t eat the desserts (or any of the food offered for that matter). You don’t get to pay less for parties or meal plans if you don’t eat what is offered. The real value, I would assume, is in the location you’re viewing the fireworks from. We have a special needs son who has major texture/food aversions and also is 50/50 on whether he will last through the fireworks. For this reason, we have never seen the value in the dessert parties for our specific family. I’ve always looked at them as something extra and luxurious (similar to making your own light saber or getting your child dolled up like a princess or pirate) that just was not up our alley. The desserts look GREAT! But it’s just not where we spend our money. So I think you basically just have to look at the parties for what they are.. and know that the prices are likely to rise annually along with (but also maybe not along with) added value. I mean, they raised the price on parking and the spaces didn’t get any fancier right?! The fireworks viewing parties are either for you, or not for you, depending on what you want your Disney experience to be, and what you want to spend. And I’m sure Disney will have some sort of “mock tail” offering to boot (but who knows!). Regardless, while I get the point from those who don’t or can’t drink.. I think the prices were bound to go up regardless. Just a perspective to add 🙃
Kathy Goodman says
I hate that Disney is providing more and more alcohol. Walt is spinning in his grave! This is becoming less and less a family place. Why does everything have to include booze? I think the price increase should only include those who want the alcohol not for those who can’t or don’t choose to drink.
Arlene, it’s just another money grab and they offer beer and wine to make it seem like you are getting a deal.
I choose not to drink and I’m fine with paying the increased charge, because it’s a personal choice that I make. However, I am NOT okay with having to pay $99 for my 10 and 12 year olds that are “Disney Adults”. I think Disney should have a “Juniors” price (kids 10 and older) for dessert parties and the dining plan!
But, the price increases lately are getting ridiculous! We did the dessert party less than 5 years ago and paid less than $99 for all five of us (2 adults and 3 children).
First time to WDW -I have signature dinner March 3 With our 4 yr old trying to find out which is best for fireworks Tomorrowland or Terrace ???
We went to happily ever after last time in 2018 and it was fab, recommend you don’t eat first!! This year gonna try frozen ever after dessert party! This I believe includes cocktails?? And viewing of new fireworks and ride on frozen!
I don’t think there will a discounted ticket for people who don’t imbibe. There isn’t for any of the other park’s dessert parties that include alcoholic drinks, so why would they do it for the MK? Frankly, I don’t eat a lot of sweets to justify the price either and my husband is diabetic. I also wouldn’t drink more than 1 cocktail tops as they are usually too sweet. 😝 If we decide to do a dessert party, it would mostly be for a guaranteed spot for fireworks and anything else is a bonus. The prices were bound to go up anyway so they are just throwing this in to justify it. What I really wish is that they would add more savory items to the buffet.
Not all adults want alcohol! (Me)
Gini Di Dio says
We go every year and enjoy it immensely the food & the view of fireworks are wonderful 🙂
If you’re paying$100 for some snacks while you watch fireworks you were getting ripped off anyway.
We do not drink alcohol so why can’t Disney put a band on those who want it and they can pay the upcharge?
This is all getting out of hand with the drinking, the parks are anything but family oriented anymore its a place for drinkers. And Disney doesnt care as long as they make precious money fro it. Its so sad, especially in an atmosphere that should be safe for children and families. I hope the MK installs an AA location.
Tom Barker says
I’m at the garden plaza viewing dessert party tonight, and there’s definitely not alcohol served here.
We did the plaza viewing tonight, paid the higher price and there was no alcohol. We also have no fireworks due to wind.
We booked and paid two magic kingdom fireworks desert parties for June a while ago. Am i going to get an additional fee?
Richard Hutchison says
We went for the plaza viewing with desert after option in October. As non drinkers that will be our last time unless Disney offers a reduced price no alcohol option.
DFB Sarah says
Katherine, you should contact Disney about this. I would guess no, but I truly don’t know for sure.
I just asked a cm by online chat through the mde app, who said that the plaza garden dessert party does not include alcohol (in contrast to your article). Is this a matter of different CMs giving varied answers? I’ve not found reviews of anyone who did the plaza garden party after the alcohol came in yet. And it’s definitely not worth it for us without the beer/wine.
Yes, it’s not covid19 related, but I’m still planning my September trip to stay grounded.