Disney offers a lot of ‘extra’s for your vacation, and one of my favorite extra’s is the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom!
Here you can pay for a Dessert Buffet AND Get exclusive viewing for the Fireworks all while enjoying a night at Magic Kingdom without the stress of waiting for the perfect Fireworks Spot.
Is the Fireworks Dessert Party worth it if you are Gluten Free?
Yes! They have several Gluten Free options, and even though it’s served to you from the kitchen, you can get seconds and thirds. In addition to the yummy treats, you also get a dedicated Fireworks viewing spot and don’t have to wait in line. See specific gluten free items and pictures below!
Since Happily Ever is back at Magic Kingdom as of April, this is a new review! This review is from April 17, 2023. See Food Allergy options at the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party here.
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Gluten Free options at the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party
There are a lot of options to choose from at the Fireworks Dessert Party! While it is a Buffet, I was advised against eating at the Buffet because of Cross Contact with other items (there is a LOT of Gluten/Wheat on the Buffet).
Instead, I spoke with a Coordinator who brought me a plate, and would have brought out more if I had requested them. It’s very much an All-You-Care-To-Enjoy option.
In addition to desserts, there was a drink buffet with Juice, Milk, Water, Sparkling Apple Juice, Tea, Coffee, Regular Gluten Beer (no GF or Ciders) and Wine.
I’d classify the desserts as ‘breads’ and then ‘sweets’. All of these will vary depending on your vacation, as several people messaged to tell me they had more or less options when they had gone the previous weeks.
For Breads, we have the Erin McKenna’s Chocolate Chip Bread, Lemon Tea Cake, Brownie Bites and Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are all made with Bob’s Red Mill Flour in a dedicated Gluten Free Bakery. You can learn more about Erin McKenna’s Here.
Then for the Sweets, there was various fruits (strawberries, grapes, pineapple etc), Raspberry Sorbet, Gummy Bears and Pudding.
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Pricing and Location for the Fireworks Dessert Parties
Disney World offers three Dessert Parties (currently) at Magic Kingdom on most nights. They also offer Dessert Parties for the Holiday Parties.
Find them under “enchanting extras”. The three are:
- Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Pre-Party
- Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats
- Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment After-Party
The party is located in TomorrowLand Terrace in Magic Kingdom. You’ll find the check in stand here. On the map it’s in between Main Street USA and Tomorrowland.
Pricing starts at $99 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $59 per child (ages 3 to 9). Note that tax is included and Gratuity is not included or required (though I did leave 10 dollars with my plate as service was excellent). You will also need a park ticket AND park reservation in addition to purchasing the dessert party. Learn more about the party, and book it at Disney World Dining Events
How to let Disney know you have a Gluten Free need (or preparing for the party when your Gluten Free!)
When I went to book, there was an area where I could select my allergies/restrictions before checkout. The options to select are: Wheat/gluten, Dairy, Soy, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Peanut, Treenut, Sesame, Corn and ‘Other’.
I selected Wheat/Gluten.
After I had booked (and paid! as this is prepaid) I emailed special diets at Disney World to let them know that I had an unusual allergy request (pineapple).
Here is the special diets email: Special.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the email, I said ‘Hello Special Diets Team, I booked a Fireworks Dessert Party and I wanted to confirm my allergens. Included was my name, reservation number, date and time of the party.’
They email me back with confirmation and a giant copy and paste list of generic info (which is good but not super helpful as it wasn’t related to the party)
When I checked in, they knew I had allergies, and I was able to speak with a Coordinator.
The Coordinator walked me through some options, and let me know where products were from, and answered all of my questions.
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