One of my favorite places to watch the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom is on the beach at the Polynesian Resort. The reflection of the fireworks shimmers on the Seven Seas Lagoon and the perimeter fireworks are extra magical from that perspective. However with the addition of the DVC Bungalows there, that real estate is a lot less available. So what if you could close the distance between you and the magic Kingdom, see all the fireworks and the reflection in the water, then throw in some yummy desserts, I think you’d have a winner. That’s what Disney will offer beginning October 5th with the new “Ferrytake Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise.”
The Illumination dessert cruises at EPCOT are very popular. You’ve been able to do something similar at the Magic Kingdom, but the price to reserve the 50-ft yacht was steep when you had a small party. Now Disney is making it more affordable for the regular guest to take in the fireworks with the extra magic of that fabulous view from the seven Seas Lagoon.
Here’s Disney’s spiel with more details:
The new Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise is the perfect way to experience a breathtaking view of the “Wishes” Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom park. This elegant dessert party aboard the iconic General Joe Potter ferryboat gives guests a unique perspective of the Magic Kingdom nighttime fireworks spectacular from an exclusive spot on Seven Seas Lagoon. The evening features a variety of decadent desserts, including the “The Grand” Key Lime Tart and Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Guests also can toast the evening with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in souvenir glow glasses. The cruise sets sail on select nights one hour prior to the fireworks spectacular. Cost is $99 for adults and $69 for ages 3 to 9, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.
Note, this is not offered during nights with ticketed events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very-Merry-Christmas Party. Disney will keep those fireworks exclusive to event attendees.
As of this moment there is no annual pass discount offered. I also recommend guests with wheelchairs or those who can’t climb stairs to call Disney and find out their options since fireworks viewing will be best from the top deck of the ferry and access to the desserts and drinks may be limited.
What do you think of this new offering? Is it something you’d like to try?