What could make watching fireworks at Walt Disney World even sweeter? Turning the experience into a party! No matter which of the park's three nightly fireworks expereinces is your favorite, there's a dessert party for each of them. And though there are several differences between these parties (what is served, price etc.) there are some important similarities as well. If you are considering adding a dessert party to your Walt Disney World plans, here's everything you need to know!
1. Rain isn’t always a washout
Walt Disney World currently has three different dessert parties (and more details about each one will be explained later in this article), but there are some elements that apply to them all. One of the parties' main selling points is the chance to watch fireworks in a specially reserved area, and rain doesn't mean that your party will necessarily be canceled. If inclement weather happens, the parties will be moved to an indoor location, like the Odyssey restaurant at Epcot or the Studio Catering Company at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
2. Special dietary needs? No problem!
The other big draw of the dessert parties is the vast array of treats that are spread out for party-goers in a buffet setting. But if you must avoid gluten or have other dietary needs, there's no need to worry. Simply indicate that you have specific dietary restrictions when making your reservations, and Disney will ensure that there are treats available that you will be able to partake in.
3. You can reserve a party up to 180 days in advance (and you probably should)
If you decide to indulge, it's best to make reservations as far in advance as possible for any of the parties because space is limited and reservations for some of the most popular parties go fast, especially during the peak summer and holiday seasons. Disney allows reservations to be made up to 180 days ahead of time, and if you want to partake in one of these parties, you'll want to make your reservation as soon as possible.
4. Don't expect discounts
Though there are plenty of discounts available for guests with certain memberships or affiliations (annual passholder, DVC, Tables in wonderland, etc.), the various dessert parties all around Walt Disney World are all exempt from these special offers. Though Disney ocassionally offers these parties as part of a "package" deal (like the Frozen Premium Package offered a few years ago as part of Frozen Summer Fun), if you are looking for a simple discount, you'll be disappointed.