If you’ve ever noticed the linen clothed tables and specially roped off area around World Showcase then you might have noticed the dessert party with or without knowing what it is. You might only think, It’s for special peeps, well I’m here to tell you, you’re special, because it’s for anyone who wants to shell out more coinage for Disney. It can be booked 180 days in advance and the cost is $49 per adult and $29 per child.
The price includes delicious spirits and all kinds of delectable goodies from the International pavilions of EPCOT’s World Showcase. I’m not a dessert person per se, give me potatoes over sweets any day, but I was willing to suffer for my family’s experience and who doesn’t like VIP type events, Ooh-lala. I digress….
This was my family’s first experience with a dessert party at Walt Disney World Resort. I decided to surprise them with this special treat, they had no idea it existed being that I’m the uber Disney freak. I booked it a few weeks in advance and made the ressies for the last day of our trip; I figured we would go out with a bang~ Illuminations bang that is. 8pm was the time and the meeting locale was World Showcase Plaza. We arrived about fifteen minutes early only to find many peeps had already arrived and claimed prime tables for viewing “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.” I suggest you get there at least thirty minutes early to grab primo real estate, you can thank me later. I also want to break the news that there are no chairs to sit in, so you’ll be standing the entire time unless you nab a table near the landscaping wall, yes I said landscaping wall, at least you’ll be able to lean against it and actually have a better view of the show. They had many desserts to choose from~ baklava, rice crispy treats, brownies, tiramisu and a variety of cakes if you like that sort of thing, LOL and don’t forget the Champs and Prosecco from Italy plus coffee, lemonade and tea for the non-drinkers.
9 p.m. was the start of “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” and the show was fantastical as usual, but I could’ve had a SEAT at La Cantina de San Angel or Rose & Crown and probably had some potatoes to boot for the price I paid for five people to have some dessert and a few, very few spirits. I would have to say, this was a nice “different” Disney experience and a wonderful surprise for my family, but the real question is WAS IT WORTH THE MOOLAH? My answer is – No, it’s not worth the money, save your money and buy more souvenirs or enjoy yourself drinking around the world. Woot!
Cross posted – Previously published on http://dawnsdorkydiary.com/ and http://www.disneygals.com/.