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  • On Mar 11, 2023
    Marco from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will the Happily Ever After Dessert parties be bookable? Has been saying coming soon for a while now. At least tell us the date so we can stop checking.

    Hi Marco,

    Welcome to the magical corner of the internet where Guests help Guests plan unforgettable Disney vacations. I tell Guests what to do if they lose their MagicBand because I've been there, lost that. I share what time you can book advance reservations for dining because I've set a Disney dining alarm more times than I can count. 

    I get where you're coming from, Marco. I, too, am planning an April visit to Walt Disney World Resort and am eager to learn when reservations for Happily Ever After dessert parties will be available. Like you, I check for updates online at least twice a day (though realistically more like 20 times a day). I keep waiting for "reservations will be available soon" to be replaced by a date that perfectly aligns with the planning blocks of my teaching schedule. Disney dreaming at its best, I suppose. Since my magic wand doesn't have enough strength to make that happen for either of us, let's review what we do know. We know Happily Ever After dessert parties will begin on April 3, 2023. We also know Happily Ever After is a beloved nighttime spectacular, which means the dessert parties will be extremely popular. 

    Reservations for Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney's Hollywood Studios opened on February 21. I was logged into My Disney Experience by 5:45 a.m. and kept refreshing until well past 6:00 a.m. I assumed I had somehow missed the opportunity to book this new dining experience but, as it turns out, the reservations didn't go live until several hours later. Luckily, a planDisney pal that was also trying to book this restaurant let me know when times opened and I was able to snag a late dinner reservation. All this to say, most Enchanting Extras Collection experiences can be booked online at 12:00 a.m. EST. On the magical day that Happily Ever After dessert party reservations open, just keep checking and don't give up, even if you think you've missed your chance.

    My last tip, Marco, is to follow planDisney on Instagram and/or Twitter. When reservations for Happily Ever After dessert parties go live, I can promise the planDisney panelists will be talking about it. We're all in this together and I hope we both reach out and find our happily ever after.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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