• On Sep 4, 2017
    Christian from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. Celebrating my son's 13th bday @ DisneyWorld next month. What are the differences between the Hallowishes Premium Dessert Package and the Hallowishes Dessert with Garden Viewing? Can I still switch if prefer one but reserved the other?

    Welcome Foolish Mortal ~

    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is my absolute favorite special event at the Magic Kingdom and I'm counting down the days until I go this yEAR! I'm a big fan of the Fireworks Dessert Parties and it is an awesome way to celebrate a 13th birthday!

    We saw Happily Ever After at the Fireworks Dessert Party with the Terrace View a few weeks ago. I talked with a Cast Member about the differences between the two viewing locations (Plaza v. Terrace). Guests who book the Terrace View are seated in a private area at the front of the Tomorrowland Terrace. There are reserved tables with chairs so that everyone in your party has a place to sit together. You're welcome to sit during the fireworks and move chairs around to get a good view.

    Guests who book the Plaza View are seated in a separate area near the back of the Tomorrowland Terrace for the dessert portion of the experience. There are tables and chairs but they are not reserved. You can sit anywhere and may end up sitting with other Guests. They accept more reservations for Plaza Viewing than Terrace Viewing. About 10 - 15 minutes prior to the fireworks, Guests with Plaza Viewing are escorted to the garden area near the Tomorrowland Terrace behind the hub. This area is all standing with no seating.

    The desserts and beverages are exactly the same for both parties. The Terrace Viewing is a little more expensive but you have the option to sit during HalloWishes. The slight drawback for this location is that the projections on the lower part of Cinderella Castle are a little blocked by some of the trees near the Tomorrowland Terrace.

    Advanced reservations are highly recommended for both and the dessert parties tend to fill up fast so switching may not be an option at the last minute.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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