Monday, June 17, 2013

Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party

The Fireworks Dessert Party is an event that is held at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant every night at the Magic Kingdom. It is a dessert buffet where you have a designated spot to watch Wishes at and can sit beforehand. Instead of fighting thousands of people on Main Street to get a spot you are guaranteed a good view of the fireworks.

This party starts 1 hour before the fireworks start. From this location you will also see Celebrate the Magic, which is a show that is projected on the castle. It doesn't really matter what time you arrive because they let everyone in at the same time and the seats are assigned. There are place settings with your name on the table beforehand.

The cost of this event is about $24 per adult. Yes, it is pricey for dessert, but the whole experience, I believe, is worth it.

The Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant is in Tomorrowland, obviously!
When you enter Tomorrowland you will head right through the restaurant's lower level then you will see the check in area for the dessert party.
Before you go in they put wristbands on you and that is how they know you are a part of the party. When you enter in it is kind of a mad rush to your table and then to the dessert tables. Even though they replenish the buffet, the thought of the cheesecake running out inspires people to run!

Now my favorite part of the party: the desserts! They are housed under little carts with a shield on top.

Here is what you can or can't expect to find. There might be a couple of variances from month to month but it won't be too drastic.

Chocolate Truffles
Fruit Tarts
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes
Pistachio Creme Brulee
Classic Cheesecake
Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fruit- honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, pineapple
Mango Shooter
Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
Apple Pie Tart
Key Lime Tart
Rice Krispie Treats
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ice Cream Bar

For beverages you can have coffee, ice water, lemonade, tea, and milk.

Here are some of my choices.

My favorites were the pistachio creme brulee, the tiramisu, the cannoli, and the chocolate covered strawberries. During my party in 2013 those are all I had because they were so good. The pistachio creme brulee is also served at Tony's and it is delicious! The cannoli is very good and tasty. The tiramisu is very light and not very tiramisu-y for people who are scared of espresso. The chocolate covered strawberries are awesome! They are as big as the strawberries served at all of the Disney confectionaries and Karamelle Kuche, which can run you $4-$5 per strawberry! You could easily eat enough of the cost in strawberries. All of the other desserts are really just blah! The cheesecakes are horrible. I thought I would love the mango shooter but it was too much like baby food. The tarts are all tasteless and mushy. Fruit is a nice idea but everything I had both times was flavorless.

Here is our view of the castle from right when we sat down at our table. The tables go back about 3 deep.

One thing people need to be aware of when booking this is that you will have to stand to watch the fireworks. About 20 minutes before they start everyone gets up and stands at the rail. Because of the roof a lot of the fireworks are blocked, so that is the reason for standing by the rail. It is still better than having to stand on Main Street 30-60 minutes before they start.

Like I said Celebrate the Magic, a castle projection show starts 15 minutes before Wishes.

Then Wishes will start a couple of minutes after.

To be honest I prefer my firework view straight on the castle but this view is still nice due to not having a lot of heads in your way.

Another good thing about this party is that you have your own fireworks photopass photographer. They will take photos with your photopass card for you. They stand in the furthest right corner, although they used to be in the left corner.

You have servers that will clear your table for you but you don't have to tip them. I have never hear of people tipping them but they work hard, so maybe you could. I am not sure if they would accept it though.

All in all I think this is a great option! It is so nice to not fight the crowds and it is a nice extra that makes you feel special. I will definitely book this again every couple of years for special events! As long as you go in knowing you will have to stand with other people along the rail you will enjoy it!

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