With record crowds showing up at Walt Disney World for the spring break holiday, and even more projected to visit the resort for the summer, Disney is making some changes in the very near future at the Magic Kingdom. From the re-introduction of an upcharge event to a new price hike and even the reimagining of an iconic area of Tomorrowland, here are all the changes happening at Walt Disney World's flagship park that you need to know about as we head into warmer weather and ever-increasing crowds...
1. Nightly Happily Ever After dessert parties get a price hike for the summer
One of the most popular upcharges at the Magic Kingdom is the nightly Fireworks Dessert Party, which offers an unlimited dessert buffet as well as spectacular viewing either from the Tomorrowland Terrace, which includes seating, or standing room only in the Plaza Gardens area of the hub.
This event has always been a popular add-on, and perhaps in an effort to capitalize on this fact Disney will be raising prices on both versions of this dessert party, effective at the end of next month. Guests who want to enjoy the Tomorrowland Terrace version will see an increase from $79 to $84 (and an increase from $47 to $50 for kids 3-9) for events on or after May 28 2018. Guests who choose the less-expensive Plaza gardens viewing option will see a more dramatic price increase, with adult tickets now costing $69, up from $59 and kids tickets now costing $41, up from $35.
Guests who have already made reservations for this event after May 28th do not need to worry about these increases, as Disney is still honoring the lower rate for guests who purchased this upcharge in advance. However, if you are just now looking to purchase this upcharge for summer dates, you’ll unfortunately need to pay the higher price.