Magic Kingdom Wishes dessert party

What started out as a seasonal thing a couple years back has turned out to be quite a success at the Magic Kingdom -- and there's really no rocket science involved, as it involves two of my favorite things: Wishes and dessert!

The Wishes dessert party, formally known as the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, began as a seasonal offering in summer 2009, but quickly gained a lot of popularity, and appears to be a more permanent offering going forward.

With prices ranging from $15 for kids to $35.99 for adults during peak times of year, the Wishes dessert party is a feast for all senses. Taking place at the Tomorrowland Terrace restaurants on most nights, the dessert buffet begins one hour before the start of Wishes. Our advice: Eat a very light dinner, or skip it all together, so you can really get your money's worth!

AJ of the Disney Food Blog reviewed the Wishes dessert party in fall 2009, and shared photos of some amazing desserts: banana creme tarts, tiramisu, cheesecake, creme brulee, chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a whole lot more from the buffet, along with coffee and other beverages.

Want to see more? Here's more photos from the Disney Food Blog.

Once you've gotten your fill of the sweet stuff, find a good spot to take in Wishes -- Tomorrowland Terrace provides one of the best views there is.

Due to the popularity of the dessert party, you are encouraged to call (407) WDW-DINE to make advance reservations. Payment is due in full at that time.

Have you been to a Wishes dessert party? Would you recommend it? Or are you planning on going for the first time this year? Leave a comment below!

Anonymous wrote on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:09:

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I would definitely recommend it for going at least once. It is on the pricey side, but the desserts are heavenly. and there's lots and lots and lots of it!!!

You are seated at a table, however, you can get up and go to the railing for a perfect spot to watch the fireworks.

At the time, I was there (October 2010), Photopass was also there, so those pictures are incredible.

I booked it to celebrate my sister's 40th Birthday.

Anonymous wrote on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 16:45:

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I think that is a great idea. I worked there on my first college program back in 2004 and there were always a lot of people there to watch wishes. It is a great location to see the fireworks and it is nice to be able to sit for awhile while you wait. I hope to give it a try on my next visit to the Magic Kingdom!

Tracy wrote on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 18:36:

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well, i have been trying to tickets to go when I go in september this year, but there are NO dates shown on line. when i contacted disney, they said they may be phasing it out!! but the girl on the phone told me to keep checking back, as it is popular and she really couldnt see disney getting rid of it. so far, no dates are up past July 2011.

nancy wrote on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:07:

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we were at wishes in Sept 2010. It was great and of course a wonderful spot to watch wishes.
I am going again this year and was unable to get reservations. Like Tracy shared-I tried earlier in the summer and they had no dates open. When I tried again last week, the dates that I needed were full. But if you have a chance to go---don't miss it.

milly wrote on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 15:43:

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We did the dessert party May 2011, view for the fireworks was fantastic, cant really say we got the most from the desserts thou as these were packed away 10mins before the fireworks started and only cookies and fruit was left and once the coffee, pop had gone that was it. But would prob do it again only for the view - no sitting on the pavement claiming your spot hours before the fireworks was worth every penny to have a nice table to sit and enjoy the fireworks with the famiy and not worry about getting squished.

Stacey wrote on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:09:

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I am going to Disney in October for my 21st birthday. I have family coming with me and I wanted to do somethin special for every one who is coming to celebrate my birthday. I was origionally going to do an Epcot dessert party but they don't do that anymore so I hers about this but from reviews It looks like a lot of people are there and it's not little. Any feedback on this and other suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!

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