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Where to Eat: Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

November 28, 2014, 1:31 PM · 'Tis the season to enjoy desserts and loved ones. Two weeks ago, I was able to do both at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The Fireworks Dessert Party at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant is a reservation that I have attempted to book for the past few years. Since it is offered on special nights, it can be difficult to work into your vacation schedule. The prices are $25.99 for adults (ages 10+) and $13.99 for children (ages 3-9). If you find that you are able to, then by all means book it!

After experiencing the disappointing Epcot dessert party last year, my family was not excited when I told them I had booked this experience. It took a lot of persuading on my part, and they reluctantly followed me to Tomorrowland. We checked into the Tomorrowland Terrace at around 8:20 pm. Unlike at Epcot's dessert party, you definitely get that special, "being seen by others" feeling. Many people approached wondering if they could enter, only to be turned away. Envious looks were sent our way. We were given wristbands, so that if we wanted to leave and return, we could do so easily.

Once we entered into the lower balcony area of theTomorrowland Terrace, we were led to our table. Each table had the family's name with a flickering candle. We were told to go help ourselves to the desserts and drinks. Our table was perfectly set near the railing. We had a prime view of not only Cinderella's Castle, we were also directly under where Tinker Bell flies. We were in awe when Tinker Bell flew over us and saw her costume in detail. We were able to watch the Castle's projection and Wishes fireworks display with an awesome view, with seating!

View of the castle

Now, onto the desserts. This was by far a treat unto itself. There was a wonderful variety to choose from. There were Mickey Oreo bon-bons, chocolate covered strawberries, lemon tarts, banana cream dessert, key lime pies, cheesecakes, tiramisu, chocolate mocha moose, cookies, brownies, ice cream, fresh fruit, and more. There were cold drinks, coffee, hot water for tea, and hot chocolate. The desserts were delicious, and even my picky guys found that they loved everything they tried. This is by far the dessert party to attend.

Desserts

More desserts

This was extra special for us in that we had my parents with us. They have never experienced Walt Disney World during the holidays and haven't been in six years. My parents both felt that this dessert party was one of their favorite experiences of this trip. We scheduled it on their last night of vacation with us, and they both expressed that this was the perfect way to end their stay. This is a reservation that I will try to make for future vacations.

Replies (5)

November 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM · Great review. With all the construction on the hub now at the Magic Kingdom, I'd think that the reserved viewing space at the Terrace would have even more value these days.
November 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM · Thanks Robert. I agree about the view's worth due to the construction. I was able to film the castle projection show from here withour any obstruction. I would share this but you can clearly hear my boys asking me questions nonstop throughout the show about what was going to come next. No need to subject fellow insiders to that ;)
November 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM · What's the time frame in regards to reserving. Can you do it on MDE?
November 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM · Sounds great! We went to an Epcot one and thought it wasn't worth the money. This will be on our trip in September 2015.
November 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM · I was able to do it through MDE. If you have trouble, always double check by calling the dining reservations' number.

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