Is the Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise Worth the Cost in Disney World?

As we inch closer and closer to Disney World’s 50th anniversary, more entertainment and experiences are returning to the parks and beyond. And, one of the features that will be returning are the various dining and dessert parties!

Disney Ferry

Since many guests are huge fans of watching fireworks and eating dessert while they do, Disney World is now featuring the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise as part of a special evening! Guests who take part on the cruise will board one of the ferry boats at the Transportation and Ticket Center before sailing around the Seven Seas Lagoon to watch the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks!

However, while the speciality cruise offers a unique view of Magic Kingdom and plenty of sweets, it also comes along with a hefty price tag. So, is it worth it for your party? Well, we’re breaking down you may or may not want to book a reservation aboard the next sailing!

Ferrytale Fireworks

Why the Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise IS Worth It:

Included as part of the dining experience package, guests can enjoy as many bite-size treats as they’d like during their sailing. That means there are build-your-own mousses, key lime tarts, cupcakes, and more to satisfy your sweet tooth during the show!


Plus, everyone receives a cookie upon disembarking the ferry boat once the fireworks have concluded as an extra magical “thank you” from Disney!


Specialty beverages are also part of the dining experience with options for guests of all ages, including the non-alcoholic Fireworks Punch and Liquid Fireworks…

Fireworks Punch and Liquid Fireworks

…as well as wine, beer, and BLUE champagne! Alcoholic beverages alone can hike up the price of dining experiences alone in Disney World with drinks sometimes reaching close to $20. So, if you’re an adult who is looking for a unique evening in the parks, then the overall price tag of the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise may be worth it for you when it comes to the drinks!

Blue Champagne

However, the dessert cruise isn’t ALL about the food! Additional entertainment is available on-board, as the cruise sets sail 50 minutes ahead of the scheduled fireworks showings in the Magic Kingdom. Guests can also participate in a themed scavenger hunt around the ferry boat. And, they can even use special Mickey Goggles to spot Hidden Mickeys in the air during the show!

Mickey Goggles

While you might have your own favorite spot around the Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks, the ferry boat is a really special viewing area away from the crowds. Since the boat sets sail ahead of the 20-minute fireworks show, guests have well over an hour to fully take in everything that the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise offers. And, you won’t have to fight off the crowds or sit along Main Street hours ahead of time to get a great spot!

Fireworks Views

So, if you’re really looking for a great dining experience and more intimate atmosphere, then you might want to put the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise at the top of your to-do list!

Why the Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise ISN’T Worth It:

Despite all the perks, the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise is definitely on the pricier side of dining experiences in Disney World. For just over an hour of entertainment, the cost sits at $99 per adult and $69 per child. If you’re traveling with a bigger party or very young kids, you might want to opt out of the experience to budget your trip. While it may not be right for your family, it could be a better choice for individual adults looking for a unique date night.

Dessert Table

Perhaps the biggest drawback for the price tag is that you don’t get a close-up view of Cinderella Castle’s projection work. Now that Disney Enchantment will be coming to the Magic Kingdom for the 50th anniversary, you could miss out on the best parts of the projection-heavy show along Main Street, U.S.A.

Happily Ever After

There is a limited amount of seating aboard the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise, so you’ll want to make reservations ahead of your visit, available on the Walt Disney World website. Unlike the ability to just go into the Magic Kingdom during the evening of the show, the dessert cruise requires a bit more planning. Same-day reservations can be made until 5 PM, but there is a lesser chance you’ll be able to snag them compared to booking ahead of time. However, if the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise sounds up your alley, it is definitely a unique experience to enjoy during your next Disney World vacation.

TONS of new 50th anniversary merchandise has debuted in Disney World!

What is your favorite dining experience in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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