Wishes Dessert Party at Disney – Death by Chocolate

I just read that Johns Hopkins has done a study to determine that dark chocolate doesn’t only taste good, it’s good for the brain.  Ok. Check.  Needed a reason to like it. (Yeah, right!)


I like to indulge in the dark chocolate every now and then (uumm, yeah… any chocolate nearby right now?). And for anyone who likes chocolate, I’d heartily recommend taking in Disney’s Wishes Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom.

My family took in the dessert fest last year when we attended the Mickey”s Not So Scary Hallowe’en Party (MNSSHP). The “Wishes Dessert Party” event isn’t run every night, so you have to call and check if it’s on during your Disney visit (or call your friendly neighbourhood travel advisor – ahem), and right now is scheduled only up to the end of December. The event is often on during special ticketed events (e.g., MNSSHP or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party), but is also offered on non-ticketed events.

You have to head to the Tomorrowland Terrace for the chocolate smorgasbord, so the added benefit is that you get primo seating to watch the Wishes fireworks display. (Not a bad seat in the place.)

It was certainly fun to go the night of the MNSSHP. The self-serve buffet is full of every chocolate dessert you could imagine (and some other bits and pieces for those weird folks that don’t like chocolate… things like fruit, cheese and crackers, and rice crispie squares.)

The cost is currently $23.42 USD/ adult and $12.77 USD/ child. You have to make an advance reservation, and prepay for the feast. (And, no, it’s not on the dining plan.)  http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/tomorrowland-terrace-cafe/

I didn’t snap many pictures at the party (too busy eating), but I can tell you that there’s nothing like an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet trough, especially after trick-or-treating through Magic Kingdom park, to tire a kid out (or at least make her annoyed at mom for snapping pictures when she’s trying to eat).

Check out the party. Chocolate lovers will be glad they did – oh, and you can say Johns Hopkins sent you.