Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties Coming for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary!

Walt Disney World has quietly updated its Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party pages, which now has full details about the new Disney Enchantment Fireworks Pre-Party, After-Party, and Treats & Seats Party coming for the 50th Anniversary. This post covers dates, details, and pricing for the 3 dessert parties.

Per Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties open on October 3, 2021 with the Disney Enchantment Parties. These will be held at at Tomorrowland Terrace with a host of 50th Anniversary-themed desserts prepared by Magic Kingdom’s pastry chef, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, butterscotch pudding and a variety of cheeses.

Drink selections will also be available at the Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Fireworks Dessert Party, including an assortment of beer and wine for guests ages 21 and over. As a reminder, Magic Kingdom dessert parties added alcohol shortly before Walt Disney World’s closure last year–along with a price increase.

Here are full details for the Disney Enchantment Pre-Party from Walt Disney World: “As showtime nears, Cast Members will escort you to a prime standing area in the Plaza Garden for priority viewing of Disney Enchantment—a brand-new fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom park. Watch in awe as innovative projection effects bring Cinderella Castle to life and—for the first time ever—extend down Main Street, U.S.A.!”

Delight in an immersive experience, brought to life with breathtaking effects as classic and reimagined Disney songs sweep you up into the adventure of a lifetime. Disney Enchantment features an original new song by seven-time Grammy award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence.”

Disney Enchantment Pre-Party Pricing

  • Admission is $99 per adult (ages 10 and up); $59 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax included
  • Gratuity not included or required
  • Theme park admission is required, but it is not included in the price of this event. Theme park reservations are also required.

Menu items are subject to change and the fireworks experience may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Next, the Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats Fireworks Dessert Party.

“Delight in the breathtaking view of Disney Enchantment—a brand-new fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom park—without ever having to leave the Tomorrowland Terrace patio.”

Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats Fireworks Dessert Party Pricing

  • Admission is $114 per adult (ages 10 and up); $69 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax included
  • Gratuity not included or required
  • Theme park admission is required, but it is not included in the price of this event. Theme park reservations are also required.

Finally, the Disney Enchantment Fireworks Dessert After-Party. First, check in at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant starting 60 minutes prior to Disney Enchantment. As showtime nears, Cast Members will escort you to a prime location in the Plaza Garden for priority fireworks viewing.

After the fireworks, you’ll be escorted back to Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, where you will discover a host of 50th Anniversary-themed desserts prepared by our pastry chef, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, butterscotch pudding and a variety of cheese. Drink selections will also be available, including an assortment of beer and wine for Guests ages 21 and over.

Disney Enchantment Fireworks Dessert After-Party Pricing:

  • Admission is $99 per adult (ages 10 and up); $59 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax included
  • Gratuity not included or required
  • Theme park admission is required, but it is not included in the price of this event. Theme park reservations are also required.

Please note that the menu items are subject to change and the fireworks experience may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Here are other “Know Before You Go” details from Walt Disney World…

Reservations

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Same-day reservations can be made on a limited basis and are subject to availability.

(Our note: It’s highly unlikely that’ll be possible with this–between the 50th Anniversary crowds and new Disney Enchantment fireworks, this should sell out well in advance on a nightly basis.)

Checking In

Please arrive at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant 90 minutes prior to showtime.

Showtimes

Please check the entertainment schedule on DisneyWorld.com or in the My Disney Experience mobile app for the night schedule of Disney Enchantment.

Standing Only

Plaza Garden viewing is standing-room only.

Fireworks

Fireworks are not guaranteed as part of this experience; on rare occasions, evening fireworks may be rescheduled or cancelled. Please refer to the entertainment schedule or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 to confirm showtimes 2 weeks prior to your reservation, and check again the day of your reservation. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

In terms of commentary, the obvious starting place is pricing. These increased by $10 to $20 each in February just before the closure when alcohol was added. They’re now all increasing again by another $10 to $20 each (depending upon which one you do).

Whether that’s “fair” depends upon your perspective. Is this a second price increase in the course of ~2 months of operational time for the dessert parties, or in the course of ~20 months of real time?

I still remember back when Tomorrowland Terrace offered free first-come seating. When the Fireworks Dessert Party debuted as a test offering roughly a decade ago, we opted not to do it. Given that we didn’t love the view from the Noodle Station seating area, the $25 price tag seemed steep for desserts. Now, the idea of unlimited desserts for $25 at Walt Disney World seems so quaint!

Our thinking was that the mirror image view of what Tomorrowland Terrace offers is free and often uncrowded. (See our Best Magic Kingdom Fireworks Viewing Locations for our recommendations, plus a color-coded map of where to watch–and where to avoid.)

When it comes to Disney Enchantment, we’re even more skeptical of these viewing locations. From either the Plaza Gardens or Tomorrowland Terrace, you won’t be able to see projections on Main Street. Personally, in all of the castle parks that have those projections, I prefer watching from about halfway up Main Street to be fully “immersed” in the experience.

Obviously, that won’t be strictly necessary to enjoy Disney Enchantment. Some people will prefer being closer to Cinderella Castle for those effects and low level pyro. It’s really a matter of personal preference. With that said, the Plaza Gardens are objectively better viewing locations than Tomorrowland Terrace. The only advantage the latter offers is seating.

As I’ve said repeatedly in the past, I’m not a fan of Walt Disney World’s dessert parties. In particular, none of the Magic Kingdom offerings have seemed “worth it” when comparing my experience to the cost of seeing fireworks in terms of time staking out a spot and buying desserts. They’re fun, no doubt, but the cost is really steep and they’re just not a splurge that has generally been appealing to us.

With that said, other guests absolutely love Walt Disney World’s dessert parties. There’s something about the mix of exclusivity, a private event space, all you can eat sweets, and a stress-free viewing location for nighttime spectaculars that’s a winning formula. Add alcohol to the mix, and Magic Kingdom’s fireworks parties will likely become more popular than ever.

If this combo appeals to you, disregard my opinion and book one of these Disney Enchantment Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties. (Especially if your budget is unlimited and there’s no opportunity cost.) If you’re considering the parties only because of FOMO, give it some more thought and determine what, specifically, appeals to you about the dessert parties and why they would (or wouldn’t) be worth the money to you.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Will you be booking any of the new Disney Enchantment Fireworks Dessert Parties for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary? Which of the trio sounds most appealing to you? Are you a fan of Walt Disney World’s nighttime spectacular dessert parties? If so, which is your favorite? Do you agree or disagree with my ‘review’ of WDW’s dessert parties? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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