The new Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party sign.
Well, the fireworks are more toward the end of the event, but I wanted to get a photo here in the beginning of the gallery to at least let you know where we were headed! Oh... and there's tons of dessert photos too!!!
The Tomorrowland Terrace (where the dessert party takes place) offers a great view of the castle and surrounding area.
New to the party are these blue tablecloths and lantern centerpieces. As you can see from the picture, there is plenty of seating for everyone. Each table has a small card with your party's last name printed on it.
As dusk falls, cast members begin filling the plastic flutes full of sparkling apple cider.
You will only get to pick up one of these on your way into the event space, with no refills... it's for a table-side toast.
For those that must know... it's Martinelli's Sparkling Cider (non-alcoholic, sorry... this is still a "dry" party).
The sparkling cider almost glows against the deep blue tablecloths.
As night falls, the whole idea behind having lights on the table in the form of small (battery powered) lanterns, starts to materialize, as there are many slightly flickering centerpieces on all the tables.
A table of Sparkling Apple Cider at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party seems to glow, lit by the lanterns and the distant sparkling lights of Main Street USA.
There really is no "menu board" or card per say, and the buffet selections may change seasonally a bit (as they did before), so this is a collection of some of the item tags that I found near the desserts.
In addition to sparkling cider, there are a couple of lemonade selections, milk, unsweetened tea, water, and spa water available. A hot water for Twinings tea, and a coffee station is on the other side of this cart.
A closer look at the beverage station.
A cute sipping chocolate sign.
The sipping chocolate is on the coffee cart, and small cups are lined up next to it. The chocolate beverage is not "quite" as thick as proper drinking chocolate, but instead is a slightly thick (I assume dairy-based) hot chocolate type of drink. It makes a great "dip" for dunking your desserts into as well.
Awe... it's such a cute little cup. A close rview of the Warm Sipping Chocolate at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party.
A Ice Cream Sundae cart is ready to make you a one or two scoop sundae with various toppings (only vanilla ice cream was available on the night we visited, but it was good vanilla ice cream).
Some of the toppings available at the Ice Cream Sundae cart.
The ice cream cart seems to be just about the right size for all guests!
A finished Ice Cream Sundae (there is chocolate sauce available, but with a fair amount of chocolate elsewhere... I just went with plain old vanilla ice cream with sprinkles).
From the Wishes Dessert Party buffet line, a new savory plate of cheeses, dried fruits, and crackers has been added. It's really nice to have a break from all the sweets.
There were a total of three different cheeses on the tray (the pepper jack was my favorite), along with dried pineapple, apricot pieces and Craisins®, along with two kinds of crackers.
The desserts are mostly all set up on two good sized tables and labeled with overhead tags, so you know what each item is.
There are two lines (of two tables each) filled with desserts, but they are mirrored... so everything that's on the left tables, is also on the right tables. This speeds the line up a good bit.
The Olaf Mini Cupcakes at the Wishes Dessert Party don't have wrappers... and we really like that! They are just a little too large to be "one bite" cupcakes though.
The Vanilla Tinkerbell Mini Cupcakes have white chocolate "wings".
Mmmmmm... Ghirardelli® Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake Brownies at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party!
These Oreo Mickey Mousse Domes are just too cute. Their little ears started to sag because of the humidity.
Another one of my favorites, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart is a not-too-sweet treat, that is a "one bite" ordeal for me. A version of these had been a part of the previous dessert party as well, and I'm glad they kept them around.
Rows of Chocolate Chip Cannolis wait for your arrival at the Magic Kingdom's Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party.
My selection of cheese, crackers and dried fruit was a welcome bit of "savory" in the middle of all the sweets.
Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy Treats are another favorite of mine... there's just something so familiar about them... but they're not as good as the ones mom makes! Also plated here are a couple of Cannolis.
The dessert with the strawberry on top of it is the Panna Cotta. (Little metal spoons are also available.)
The Tiramisu includes a blueberry, a raspberry, and a thin square of chocolate.
The Mini Olaf Cupcake is a chocolate base, with a standard butter cream frosting.
The all too cute Tinkerbell cupcakes have a vanilla base with butter cream frosting and white chocolate wings. (I see you lurking behind Tinkerbell Olaf.)
There are white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries at the Wishes Dessert Party. Also on the plate are a couple of Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts. (Yes, I ate all of these things I'm taking photos of!!!)
The Chocolate Chip Cannolis were delicious on their own... but they were also the perfect size for dunking in the warm sipping chocolate from the beverage station! It's make your own dessert time!!!
I could have eaten a dozen of these little guys... the Oreo Mickey Mousse Domes are really cute, but for me... the Ghirardelli® Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake Brownies were probably the single best item on the buffet (along with the chocolate dipped strawberries).
A closer look at the Ghirardelli® Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake Brownies. We were told that these little morsels would be seasonal... and the next "season" would be fall. The Ghirardelli® Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies are already in the testing phase!!!
Another hold-over from the last dessert party is the fresh cut fruit... and we're really glad this made the cut as well. Pictured here are some grapes, melon, cantaloupe, watermellon, and pineapple slices. The pineapple, was also fun to dunk in the warm sipping chocolate... I'm just saying.
The white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries have been a constant favorite at both the old and new dessert parties.
A closer look at the Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party at the Magic Kingdom.
There are also fireworks at the dessert party! Who knew? The fireworks are a little off to the right of the castle, but we still love the unobstructed view from this location. Plus the "line" is never more that one person deep... so everyone that wants one... gets a front-rail viewing spot.
As the fantastic event draws to a close... there's a "last call" for the desserts about ten minutes after the fireworks, so you can grab one more round of your favorites... if you still have room!