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A Review of Disney’s Enchantment Dessert Pre-Party

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If you didn’t end your Magic Kingdom night with fireworks, did you even go to Walt Disney World?

While there’s no question that Enchantment is the perfect way to cap off a Magic Kingdom day, there’s more than one to take in the show.

In addition to camping out on the hub or on Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom guests can also book a variety of fireworks parties complete with drinks, desserts, and snacks!

In addition to reviewing the Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors and Fireworks, our team recently checked another Magic Kingdom 50th dessert party – the Disney Enchantment Pre-Party.

This exclusive, ticketed event begins at Tomorrowland Terrace where attendees can snack on 50th Anniversary-themed treats and savories, along with both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Our team was able to check in at 7:25 p.m. for their 7:50 p.m. reservation. Those over 21 years old were given a wristband for access to the party’s alcoholic beverages.

Food, Drink, and Desserts

As for those adult beverages, the party has a 2 drink per person limit at one time but no exact limit on the total number of drinks.

But for teetotalers and younger guests, the Pre-Party offered a variety of hot and cold beverages, including Disney’s beloved POG (pineapple, orange, and guava) juice!

Since this is a dessert party, we’re happy to report that the dessert options are fantastic!

Our favorite is the new Snickerdoodle cookies with vanilla caramel buttercream rolled in hazelnut praline. It’s incredible.

In addition to the mini pies and puddings, and the chocolate-covered strawberries, we strongly recommend the new cake balls that have been added to the spread. They’re a winner.

As for the party’s savory items, they mainly consisted of cheese and crostini. Overall, just meh. The desserts are where the party’s at.

The Fireworks

After guests have snacked and before Enchantment begins, Cast Members will escort attendees to a reserved area in the Plaza Garden to view the show.

But unlike the Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats dessert party, which is also at Tomorrowland Terrace, the Enchantment Dessert Pre-Party is standing-room only.

Now, during our team’s party night, it started pouring and continued to do so throughout the event. We learned that Enchantment won’t be canceled for the weather but keeps getting pushed back to park close if needed.

While, again, a Cast Member usually takes party participants to the Plaza Garden viewing area about 15 to 20 minutes before the show, in the event of lightning, Cast Members will not be able to do so but guests can still go on their own.

The Cost

The Disney Enchantment Pre-Party costs $99 per adult with tax (ages 10 and up), and $59 per child (ages 3 to 9). Gratuity is not included or required.

What You Need to Know

  • Theme park admission and park reservations are required and NOT included in the price of this event.
  • If Enchantment is delayed and/or canceled, guests will not be given a refund since they still had access to the party.
  • Advance reservations are encouraged!

Is It Worth It?

Since the Pre-Party is priced at $99, it’s hard not to compare it to Celebration at Top which – for $129 + tax and gratuity – offers seating, air-conditioning, better food and drink, plus the yummy desserts and views. You also don’t need a park ticket or a park reservation!

Celebration at the Top also edges out Disney Enchantment Treat & Seats which allows guests to sit and enjoy the show from Tomorrowland Terrace for $114.

However, if you and yours are set on a dessert party in the park, book Treats & Seats for the extra $14 instead of the Pre-Party. For a few extra bucks, you get to watch the fireworks sitting down, and Tomorrowland Terrace offers a bit of relief from the elements if, in fact, the show does go on.

But what do you think about Disney’s Enchantment Dessert Pre-Party? Is this a worthwhile splurge? Let us know in the comments!

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah has been visiting Disney World since she was a year old and has gone back almost every year since. In the real world, she teaches high school history and government and enjoys writing about all things Disney. Savannah can be reached on Twitter @DisneyParkSavvy.

9 thoughts on “A Review of Disney’s Enchantment Dessert Pre-Party

  • I have to disagree about picking Treats and Seats over the Plaza view. Ys you get to sit but a lot of times people will stand or even walk up to the rail and stand, not to mention that there is a big tree that blocks the bottom center of the castle and you miss a lot of the projections. We much prefer the grassy area.

    • I’m having so much trouble deciding between the Seats & Treats VS. the Pre-party. I have both booked, and need to figure out which one to cancel. I have two children, ages 7 & 4, so I want them to get a good view and I’m less concerned about the sitting aspect. So far, the view looks better from the Pre Party according to blog posts. For the Pre-Party, does that reserved area get just as packed out as the street would be? Do the people from the Post-Party converge onto the Pre-Party guests in the same area? I don’t want to be that guy with my kids on my shoulders, but I also don’t want them to be surrounded by adults and they can’t see anything. If the pre-party reserved section stays crowded, but not super packed, that would be OK. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

  • Due to PTSD issues, a Dessert Party type scenario is the only way my husband can handle the fireworks crowds anymore. Although we would be very disappointed if we paid for the designated/reserved space, and the fireworks were cancelled or significantly delayed. We have never done the Celebration at the Top but are glad that is now an option.

  • We had 2 wheelchairs in our group when we went in Oct. Since it was the beginning of the anniversary the fireworks were insanely packed. If we hadn’t booked the party there’s no way our group would have been able to see the effects on the castle since people were starting to camp out in the circle around 4pm. It may have been pricey but we got all the snacks and drinks (they brought me several bottles of soda) we could eat and then rolled out to a great view of the show.

  • What types of offerings are there for those with food allergies? I have a trip upcoming in Oct/Nov and traveling with someone with a Gluten allergy .

    Thank you

    • We had a trip booked last Oct and made reservations for the party. The person with allergies ended up not being able to go on the trip so I don’t have in-person examples, but this is the info we were emailed when corresponding with the Special Diets email account.

      There are several special dietary items available at the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace including cakes, cookies, and brownies. Some products may have been produced in a plant that contains Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Soy, and Wheat. Please keep in mind, that due to the large volume of desserts we serve, vendors and suppliers occasionally swap out product. Therefore, menu items and preparation is often updated. We strongly encourage you to speak to a Chef or Manager when you arrive at the party. They will be happy to assist with your selection and provide product labels.

      • Make sure you have communicated with the special diets team.

        “It is necessary that you provide us with your reservation information for the Dessert Party so that we can prepare our Chefs for your arrival. Please reply back with your reservation, the date and time of your reservation, the special dietary requests, and how many Guests in your party may need special dietary assistance.”

        The restaurants will do their best to accommodate Guest dietary requirements, but cannot guarantee they will be able to meet all requests. For additional information, we encourage you to visit our website https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/special-dietary-requests/

      • Thank you for the information!

  • This is very, very helpful! Thank you for posting an overview that includes the *other* ways to view the fireworks. 😀

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