Reservations now open for new Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party

Jun 15, 2017 in "Frozen Ever After"

Posted: Thursday June 15, 2017 9:47am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Beginning July 17, a new dessert party will be available offering reserved viewing of Reflections of Earth and a ride on Frozen Ever After.

Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party replaces the existing IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party which will end July 14. The event costs $79 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $47 per child (ages 3 to 9), in addition to regular Epcot theme park admission. 

Along with a new menu and a ride on Frozen Ever After, the new event differs from the old IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party by offering seating for Reflections of Earth in place of standing. The previous party was however priced at $49.99 for adults and $29 for children.

The event begins at World Showcase Plaza East, an exclusive setting for Guests of the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party. There you can enjoy sweet treats, specialty beverages and prime seating along World Showcase Lagoon—with clear views of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the nighttime fireworks spectacular at Epcot.

The dessert buffet features sweet and savory options, which may include:

  • Olaf’s warm double-chocolate s’mores pudding cake
  • Elsa’s warm cottage pudding with salted caramel glaze
  • Hand-dipped vanilla bean ice cream
  • Wandering Oaken’s éclairons
  • Hans’ key lime tarts with red glitter glaze
  • Anna’s blue velvet cupcakes
  • Kristoff’s no-sugar-added lemon curd with blueberry
  • Sven’s fresh fruits and berries
  • Grand Pabbie’s winter-spiced snack mix
  • Duke of Weselton’s cheese fondue served with country bread cubes, broccoli and grilled flatbread

Drink selections may include:

  • “Melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Summertime cocktails, like margaritas and piña coladas
  • Beer and wine

After IllumiNations, you’ll be escorted to the Norway Pavilion, where Guests of the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party will experience the popular attraction Frozen Ever After—a musical boat-ride adventure through the wintry world of Arendelle.


The Frozen Ever After Dessert party will be held select evenings beginning July 17, 2017.

July: 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
August: 3, 6, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 31
September: 1, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29
October: 2, 4, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30


Admission is $79 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $47 per child (ages 3 to 9), including tax and gratuity. Separate Epcot admission is also required.

Reservations can be made now online.

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Gitson ShigglesNov 17, 2017

They’d hand out FPs for another day, I suppose.

dizneeboyNov 16, 2017

I've been checking back periodically to book this for a trip in March 2018 but the availability stops the end of January. Has anyone heard if they are discontinuing this and/or bringing back the illuminations sparkling party? I know these special events aren't always available during the 180 day dining window but with all the hyper planning Disney is conditioning everyone to do, its weird that they dont. Thanks!

pmaljrAug 30, 2017

Thanks, there were a few other food locations as well. I didn't take pictures of those, though.

pmaljrAug 30, 2017

Yes, I think it depends on when you book because we booked early and got one of the tables on the end closest to the middle. You can see some pics from my flickr album here, if it's ok with the board admins:

Sunset7132Aug 28, 2017

Great picture of the set up , thank you for sharing

pmaljrAug 28, 2017

To the left of Disney Traders. At around 6ish or so they start the check-in. At around 6:30-6:45, a small line forms to the right of the check-in and when you get to the front of that line, they verify your check-in a second time and then the next host/hostess escorts you to your table, explaining where everything is along the way. Some pics:

Sunset7132Aug 25, 2017

wonderful review, so where do we go pick up the bracelets

pmaljrAug 25, 2017

Against my better judgement, I booked this for the wife and I for our 10th Anniversary trip just for her. Straight up though, it wound up being the most fun I'd ever had watching Illuminations. You check in and get a bracelet, and then go off and do other things until it's time for seating. Notice the word "seating". There are four person tables all behind and around "Disney Traders". As we were being escorted to our seats, we were offered a choice between adult beverages. We sat with another couple from PA, enjoyed nice conversation(s), and had finger foods/desserts until time for Illuminations to start. There were a lot of different foods from fruits to fondue, many types of desserts to choose from, some Frozen themed, and it was unlimited. We had decided to skip out on dinner that night and the food was more than enough to make up for that. So, that was a good call on our part. They had regular can sodas and two types of "punch" drinks based on the theme. They also had a cash bar for additional adult beverages. You were also given special glasses to watch the fireworks, similar to the kind of glasses they used to give to APs for the Osborne Lights show. Remember the "seating" part? We got to watch the fireworks, unobstructed, from a chair and table setup that was very comfortable. Since EPCOT was our second park for the day, it was really nice to just be able to sit down and watch the show without fighting around people and waiting around for an hour or more to secure a good spot. Yeah, we waited regardless, but with a chair, a table, food, and beverages. Everyone at their tables remained there, seated, and then watched the show comfortably. For anyone with sciatica, you know what I'm talking about and why this is a big deal. Several minutes after the show, we were all escorted by staff with Frozen "wands" over to the ride, which was only open to our group, and went on the ride. We were at the back of the line and it only took a few minutes, it seemed like, once we got in the queue to make it on the ride. After that, it was over. This isn't something we would necessarily do every trip, but it was something given our anniversary and other circumstances that made it totally worth it. The only minor gripe I might have had with it is that Anna nor Elsa make an appearance, not even to smile or wave. I guess they are afraid they may get stampeded or something. But, we survived either way and I give it an "A" for a one off type of splurge.

Sunset7132Aug 25, 2017

i read that they will hold dessert party people for 5minutes after the shows over then we will all get a fast pass for it

Christian FronckowiakAug 25, 2017

Because they are going to charge you this on top of park admission, so they need a yardstick for perceived value.

Sunset7132Aug 25, 2017

I'm wondering that to

Sunset7132Aug 25, 2017

Frozen ever after dessert party is finally opened up to the end of the year

Kman101Jun 16, 2017

I've been on it three times as well. I had FastPass twice for it (although neither fastpass were day of) and the first time I waited in the line (I wouldn't again with the line that long, but I was on in about half that, so I guess I lucked out) but hey, waiting in standby, what a novel concept ... but three times for me is enough.

BocabearJun 16, 2017

The line has never been under 75 minutes when I have been there...So I have still not ridden it... Amazing you got on it 3 times!