Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing

On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 I had a reservation for the Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing for the fireworks.  Though my reservation indicated a check-in time of 7:45 for the dessert party, I arrived early at a little before 7:00 and was glad I did because they began letting people in at around 7:15 – 7:20.

But first, I should tell you that this event is held at the Tomorrowland Terrace and was priced at $59 (including tax) for the all-you-care-to-enjoy dessert party plus access to the reserved Plaza Garden area (the grassy area in the front, right side of the castle) in which to stand and watch the Happily Ever After Fireworks show.  Note though that the price was increased to $69 as of May 2018.  Also note that if you prefer to have an assigned table and chair on the terrace for the fireworks viewing then the price is now $84 (previously $79).

Ok, now on to the dessert party.  Upon entering the area of the Tomorrowland Terrace where the dessert buffet is set up, I was greeted by a castmember and offered a glass of sparkling cider…

Then it was on to the food, starting with the Fruit and Cheese options…

I believe this was (from back to front) Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, and Colby-Jack.


The fruit tray included slices of watermelon (with seeds), cantaloupe, honey dew melon, and pineapple along with red grapes.


Now for the sweeter stuff…


First there were Chocolate Marshmallow Tarts


Then from front to back: Pistachio, Chocolate, Lemon, Raspberry, Coffee, Pistachio (again), and Vanilla Macarons


Next were these Villains Chocolate Cupcakes


And Happily Ever After Red Velvet Cupcakes


Next down the line were these Chocolate Almond Cakes topped with raspberries


Followed by this dessert called Pineapple Delight


Strawberry Tarts were next…



Then there were Oreo “Mickey” Treats


Dark Chocolate-dipped Strawberries


And Cheesecake Brownie Bites


Then there was a Kids Area/Station (although adults were welcome to partake from this area too).

Here there were Chocolate Chip Cookies

And Sugar Cookies


As well as Decorate Your Own Cupcakes

With three colors of frosting…


And Candy Sprinkles and other toppings…


A decorated cupcake sample on display…


The sprinkles and assorted toppings could also be used on Vanilla Ice Cream (along with maraschino cherries)…


Then last were these pre-plated Chocolate Fondue treats (which they called Kid’s Kabobs)

Each plate had a strawberry, pineapple, rice krispie treat, marshmallow and brownie along with warm chocolate sauce for dipping.  Oh, and a Mickey straw!

Now for the beverage options, besides the Sparkling Cider.  Let’s start with the cold drinks like Water and POG (Passion Fruit, Orange, & Guava) Juice

Two kinds of Lemonade, Strawberry and regular Lemonade

And then Milk and Unsweetened Tea

For hot beverages there were Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Hot Water (to make hot tea)…  [Note: There was a box of assorted Twinings tea packets that I didn’t photograph]

And the last hot beverage choice was Hot Cocoa


Ok, now for my choices.  For my beverage, I had only the Sparkling Cider, which was light and refreshing…

Then my food choices were (starting at the 12:00 position on my plate) a Villains Chocolate Cupcake, Strawberry Tart, Dark Chocolate-covered Strawberry, Cheesecake Brownie Bite, a few Cheese Cubes, Chocolate Marshmallow Tart, a slice of pineapple and a few grapes.

Everything on my plate was good.  The cupcake was moist and very chocolatey and was topped with fluffy vanilla frosting (the purplish-blue color provided no flavor) and a few mini chocolate chips that added a little more chocolate flavor.  The Strawberry Tart had a nice crunchy shortbread bottom topped with strawberry-flavored cream, a small amount of whipped cream, strawberry pearls, and a strawberry slice.  The strawberry covered in dark chocolate was ripe and juicy.  The other fruit and cheese were good and made for a nice balance of flavors to the sweeter treats I chose.  And that just leaves my favorites.  Coming in second was the s’more-like Chocolate Marshmallow Tart with its graham cracker crust topped with a dollop of toasted, fluffy marshmallow and then bite-size pieces of chocolate.  If you are a fan of s’mores then this should be a winner for you.

But the BEST dessert IMHO was the Cheesecake Brownie Bite…

These had a chocolate brownie base topped with delicious cheesecake, whipped cream, and then both chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips.  So yummy!


Having had dinner at Boma earlier that evening, I sadly was not able to come anywhere close to eating/drinking my money’s worth of food and beverages at the party.  However, with the added value of the much less crowded, prime viewing area for the Happily Ever After fireworks…

…it was well-worth the $59 for me, especially since this was my first time seeing the new fireworks show.


And speaking of that show, here are a few of the many photos I took that night…