Disney World is now offering guests a unique dessert experience called the Ferrytale Wishes. This dessert cruise will take guests on a cruise around the Seven Seas Lagoon on one of its signature ferry boats complete with desserts and beverages. The ferry boat will give guests unique nighttime views of the “monorail” resort hotels from the lagoon: the Contemporary, the Polynesian, and the Grand Floridian. The huge draw to the Ferrytale Wishes cruise will be a viewing of the Wishes fireworks show from the lagoon as well.
Recent Disney guest and Facebook user Bob Bowling was invited to a test run of Ferrytale Wishes before it opened to the public and posted pics of his trip on the Facebook group Disney World Junkies. Bob has graciously given us permission to use his pics to give an idea of what the Ferrytale Wishes cruise looks like and offers it guests (many thanks Bob!).
What is the Ferrytale Wishes Dessert Cruise Party?
As said above, the Ferrytale Wishes is a dessert party hosted on one of its ferry boats. Guests will be able to roam freely on the ferry boat and enjoy dessert foods and beverages with views along the lagoon. The boat will stop and guest will be able to watch the Wishes fireworks show from the boat.
How much does the Ferrytale Wishes cost and do I need a park ticket to attend?
The Ferrytale Wishes dessert cruise costs $99 per adult and $69 per children ages 3-9 (kids under 3 get in free). These prices includes taxes and gratuity. No park ticket is required to book a reservation on the Ferrytale Wishes cruise as it’s not inside the Magic Kingdom park. Click here to book a reservation at a Ferrytale Wishes dessert cruise party!
What are the dates of the Ferrytale Wishes Dessert Cruise Party?
Beginning October 5th 2015, the cruise runs every Monday, Thursday, and Friday evening and ends December 18th, 2015. The cruise will not run the week of Thanksgiving. It appears at this time the cruise is not set to become a permanent fixture for Disney guest but rather a limited special offering.
Additionally, some nights the cruise may run during special Magic Kingdom events. Depending on the date, guests may see the HalloWishes fireworks show during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or the Holiday Wishes fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Do I need a reservation?
Disney strongly recommends making advance reservations for the dessert cruise. You can check availability and make reservations to the Ferrytale Wishes cruise through Disney World’s reservations service here.
What desserts are served?
Desserts offered by Disney for the Ferrytale Wishes cruise include:
- “The Grand” Key Lime Tart
- Polynesian De-constructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Contemporary “Traditional with a Twist” Spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake
- “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts
- Mini “Fireworks” Cupcakes with a Pop
- Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier
- Florida Mango Panna Cotta
Are adult beverages served on the cruise?
Yes, an assortment of beers, wines, and Disney signature drinks are available for guests over age 21. Soda pop, coffee, and water are also provided for all guests as well.
How long does the cruise actually last?
Around 75 minutes. Guests can check in as early as 75 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks show and the party officially kicks off 60 minutes prior to the show. The ferry will push off from the dock around 45 minutes before the fireworks show and will then dock shortly after the show ends.
$99 per adult…is it worth it?
As with anything, it all depends on each person. Guests get to comfortably roam around a ferry boat on the Seven Seas Lagoon with a rare angle to watch the fireworks show, complete with desserts and adult beverages. The price is a bit more expensive than the $69 per adult Disney charged for the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package. Disney is also charging $69 per adult for the upcoming Merry & Bright Dessert party at Hollywood Studios, so the $99 price is a bit more than what it appears Disney charges for in park dessert parties.