Disney has recently started offering VIP Experiences with special themes, so there’s something for everyone. If you’re a big Star Wars fan, the Star Wars Dessert Party might be a good option for you!
I got to attend this dessert party courtesy of the nice folks at Disney media relations, and I want to share my experience with you!
Star Wars Launch Bay
Enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios with your valid admission, then check in to the party. The party begins at the Star Wars Launch Bay. Your ticket will give you a check-in time, but you can check in early, so plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before your check-in time.
Once you arrive and check in, you’ll be given a lanyard and access to an exclusive area just for party guests. The Launch Bay is open to the public during the party, but only guests with the lanyard are allowed to go in and out of this area.
The back of the lanyard tells you everything you can access inside and outside of the dessert party including the menu highlights, the Launch Bay Theater, the Celebration Gallery, meet and greets with Chewbacca and Kylo Ren, and more.
The Star Wars Dessert Party has some of the best desserts and drinks of all the dessert parties not only because they taste great but because they really fit the Star Wars theme.
Special desserts include a a Darth Vader chocolate peanut butter cupcake and warm bread pudding with a toppings bar. There were plenty of flavored mousse domes and a variety of flavored cookies too.
It may be called a dessert party, but there are other snacks too like fruit, cheese, charcuterie, roasted red pepper hummus, black bean dip with sriracha sauce, and smoked sea-salted flatbread.
The cost of the dessert party includes all of your beverages, and there’s a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.
The adult beverages are crafted and served by a bartender, and they really fit the theme!
The Galactic Punch combines coconut and spiced rum with mango syrup and passion orange guava juice.
The Cosmic Citrus Twist is citrus vodka and watermelon lemonade.
The Light Speed Margarita is a fun drink with a fun name.
For those not interested in alcohol, you’re not limited to just soft drinks and water; there are two punches: Lunar Lemonade, which is watermelon lemonade, and Jettison Juice, which is passion orange guava juice with mango syrup.
Is it worth it?
Tickets for the Star Wars Dessert Party are $79 for adults and $45 for kids ages 3 to 9. This cost is in addition to your valid park admission, but it includes all of your drinks, desserts, snacks, a commemorative lanyard, a novelty Star Wars souvenir (usually a plastic Darth Vader stein), and reserved viewing for Disney Movie Magic and the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show.
Most of the dessert parties in Disney World have tables, and some of them have chairs, but the tables are usually first come, first served and are high-top tables without chairs. The Star Wars Dessert Party offers assigned tables with chairs. This is a really nice touch, so you can get some time off your feet!
The value in this party is found in the variety of food and drink offered and the time you save by not having to snag a spot well in advance of the party. In fact, you’ll only be waiting for about 15 minutes before the show starts, and you’ll enjoy some of the best viewing for this show.
If the Star Wars Dessert Party sounds like something you’d like to do, you can book your Advanced Dining Reservation 180 days in advance on Disney World’s website.
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