New Harmonious Fireworks Dining Packages at Epcot

Walt Disney World has announced two new fireworks dining packages that will debut alongside Harmonious at Epcot. This post covers dates, pricing, and full details about these multi-course meals coming to Spice Road Table and Rose & Crown Dining Room for World Showcase Lagoon’s new nighttime spectacular.

Per Walt Disney World, these Harmonious Dining Packages will begin on October 1, 2021. As background, Harmonious will be the largest ever Walt Disney World nighttime spectacular—essentially a fireworks show on steroids. Harmonious will bring to World Showcase Lagoon an innovative toolkit of massive floating set pieces that house a variety of show effects, including custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, colorful lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and more.

These Fireworks Dining Packages start on the same date that Harmonious debuts and the World’s Most Magical Celebration kicks off. (As always, see our Guide to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary for more info!) Let’s take a look at which each entails…

Per Walt Disney World, the Spice Road Table Fireworks Dining Package features a multi-course meal infused with Mediterranean flavors as you take in the nighttime spectacular, Harmonious.

For those unfamiliar with it, Spice Road Table is an open-air restaurant located on the waterfront in the Morocco pavilion. You’re not alone if you haven’t dined here–it’s typically among the easiest in-park Advance Dining Reservations to book. While we enjoy Spice Road Table, it’s not particularly popular–probably why it’s getting a Harmonious Dining Package!

After checking in for the Spice Road Table Fireworks Dining Package, you’ll be escorted to a covered, outdoor dining area reminiscent of the cafes from the Moroccan seaside. Spice Road Table offers Mediterranean small plates, such as Grilled Lamb Kefta, House-made Hummus Fries, and Spiced Chicken.

The Spice Road Table Dining Package includes:

  • Two small plates
  • Dessert platter
  • Unlimited beverages

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age.

Pricing for the Spice Road Table Fireworks Dining Package is $72 per person (ages 10 and up), inclusive of tax and gratuity and $31 per child (ages 3 to 9), inclusive of tax and gratuity. Theme park admission is required, but not included in the price of this package. Disney Park Pass theme park reservations are also required and not included.

The Spice Road Table Fireworks Dining Package will be available to book online starting September 23, 2021.

Next, there’s the Rose & Crown Fireworks Dining Package held on a lakefront patio in the waterfront side of the United Kingdom pavilion with great views of Harmonious, Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular.

After checking in, you’ll be seated outside on the patio at Rose & Crown Dining Room overlooking the waters of World Showcase Lagoon. This popular restaurant serves up classic British fare, with the dining package including a prix fixe menu where you can choose:

  • One appetizer
  • One entrée
  • Dessert platter
  • Unlimited beverages

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid form of government identification will be required to verify your age.

Pricing for the Rose & Crown Fireworks Dining Package is $89 per adult (ages 10 and up), inclusive of tax and gratuity and $39 per child (ages 3 to 9), inclusive of tax and gratuity. Theme park admission is required, but not included in the price of this package. Disney Park Pass theme park reservations are also required and not included.

The Rose & Crown Fireworks Dining Package will be available to book online starting September 23, 2021.

On a tangentially related note, no official word yet on the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party. Given that Walt Disney World just announced the return of three Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties, we assume the Epcot incarnations won’t be far behind–but it would’ve made sense to announce them alongside this.

It’s possible the Epcot Fireworks Dessert Parties won’t return right away or they’re being reworked to feature Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure instead of Frozen Ever After. It’s also possible Disney is focusing on private event dessert parties for Epcot right now, as group bookings are always big business this time of year (although normally that’s due to conventions, which still aren’t doing their normal numbers).

In terms of commentary for the two Epcot Fireworks Dining Packages, the obvious starting place is pricing. The food included in the dining package at Spice Road Table would cost around $30 out of pocket, so you’re essentially paying $42 for the reserved seating and unlimited alcohol.

At Rose & Crown Dining Room, the out of pocket price range is larger, but probably around $45 on average. That puts the reserved seating and unlimited alcohol at $44.

Whether that’s fair depends upon your perspective. If you’re a couple and would otherwise order 3-4 drinks while “pregaming” for Harmonious–that much booze should make all those colorful fountains and flashing lights even more impressive–it’s easily worth it. That’s about the break-even point that makes the reserved viewing no added cost.

If you’re a family with kids, non-drinkers, or will only have two alcoholic beverages or fewer, it’s not quite as clear. The math should be pretty straightforward, so I’ll let you figure that out for yourselves. For many people, there are also unquantifiable pros and cons of doing these dining packages.

One such additional consideration that we’d recommend giving some thought before booking either of these Epcot Fireworks Dining Packages is the views they’ll offer of Harmonious. We used to love and highly recommend the area around Rose & Crown Dining Room for IllumiNations. Likewise, Spice Road Table was great for the Epcot Forever fireworks.

However, that’s not necessarily true for Harmonious. It’s hard to assess views of a nighttime spectacular that has not yet debuted, but Rose & Crown appears to offer a side vantage of the Stargate plus clear views of two tacos. Not bad, but not great.

Conversely, Spice Road Table appears to be at least partially obstructed from the Stargate and tacos by islands in World Showcase Lagoon. (I’m going off of memory here–I’ll take another look and update when we next visit Epcot.)

Personally, I wouldn’t book either of these dining packages until Harmonious debuts and there’s some info about best and worst viewing locations. That is, unless I planned on seeing the new nighttime spectacular more than once, and these dining packages were more about the unlimited alcohol, food, and guaranteed seating. (Unfortunately, waiting may not be an option for many of you–these will likely book up quickly.)

That’s just my perspective, though. It’s probably worth “disclosing” that I’m not a huge fan of any dining packages or dessert parties at Walt Disney World. In my opinion, they are generally overpriced for what’s offered, capitalizing on fear and uncertainty about securing a spot for nighttime spectaculars with promises of “guaranteed” seating.

The problem with that is the reserved viewing locations are often nothing special–inferior to what you could obtain on your own with a similar time commitment. Ninety minutes before Harmonious, you could order several dishes from Epcot Food & Wine Festival booths and grab your choice of spots (sending a runner for more drinks as needed). You’d likely come out ahead monetarily and have complete freedom of choice over your viewing location and foods/drinks you buy.

Of course, that’s simply my opinion–and seemingly a minority viewpoint, at that. Many others absolutely love dessert parties and dining packages, giving them rave reviews and repeatedly booking them. That’s perfectly fine–not everything is for everyone, and variety is the spice of life. I’m simply sharing my take while making clear that you might very well have a different perspective. I’d much rather splurge on something else, but that’s just me!

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Will you be booking any of the new Epcot Fireworks Dining Packages for the debut of Harmonious and Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary? Which of the two sounds most appealing to you? Are you a fan of Walt Disney World’s dining packages? If so, which is your favorite? Do you agree or disagree with my ‘review’ of WDW’s dining packages? 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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