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Walt Disney World Experiences Well Worth the Extra Money

You do not have to spend a lot of extra cash to have a great day at Walt Disney World Resort. That said, there are some enchanting extras that cost a bit extra but are well worth the extra money. Exclusive parties, unforgettable dining, and super special souvenirs are just a few of the little extras you might consider to boost the magic on your Disney World Resort vacation.

The decision to splurge on vacation extras or even stack those extra experiences depending on your travel group, interests and budget is a choice worth considering. As always,¬†the¬†Walt¬†Disney¬†World¬†website provides a comprehensive overview of experiences with plenty of details. Remember, all these¬†Disney enchanting extras¬†are in high demand so it’s best to purchase tickets and secure an¬†advance¬†dining¬†reservation¬†well before your trip. You may want to check out one of these fun splurges on your future Disney vacation.

Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Party: Disney Enchantment Treats and Seats

Just when you thought Disney fireworks could not get any better- they amped up the fireworks dessert party for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. This dessert party is located at Tomorrowland Terrace and serves up delectable 50th Anniversary themed desserts and drinks for Guests, alongside a spectacular seat for the fireworks show Disney Enchantment. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as this is a popular experience.

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Coming in at $114 per adult on top of the cost of Park admission, this party does count as a splurge but many¬†Guests¬†will tell you it is well worth the cost. Enjoy¬†dining¬†on desserts like devil’s chocolate pudding, Oreo cheesecake mousse, and Tres Leche cake. These sweets pair perfectly with a cup of Joffrey’s coffee and good news- there is plenty on hand.¬†Guests¬†21 and up can enjoy an assortment of wine and beer. Other beverages like hot tea, spa water, lemonade, and POG juice are also served. All the treats and beverages at¬†Disney Enchantment¬†Treats and Seats are all you care to enjoy.¬†

When the Disney Enchantment Fireworks show begins, enjoy your VIP seat on Tomorrowland Terrace with unobstructed views of the show and a very special glimpse of our favorite Disney character, Tinker Bell as she soars out of the castle and over the theme Park to Tomorrowland. No doubt, this vacation splurge will be an unforgettable memory.

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Celebration On Top of The World

This exclusive cocktail party at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the perfect splurge to scale up the magic even more during your vacation to¬†Walt¬†Disney¬†World¬†during the 50th¬†Anniversary Celebration. It’s no secret that California Grill is a consistent favorite among Disney foodies so this¬†dining¬†experience is not to be missed. Small bites, sushi, and California Grill menu favorites are served up to party¬†Guests¬†alongside desserts, California wines, cocktails, and beer at the¬†enchanting extra¬†experience.

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After enjoying the food and drink make your way to the private observation deck on the roof of the Contemporary Resort to watch the¬†Disney Enchantment¬†Fireworks Show. Music is piped in from the Park and the lights are dimmed to provide a goosebump-inducing experience for party¬†Guests. Let’s be honest, is there anything more magical than viewing¬†Magic Kingdom¬†Park¬†fireworks from atop such an iconic Resort on the 50th¬†Anniversary of the magic? I think not.¬†

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Boo Bash

Halloween lovers should not miss this Disney party. Boo Bash is a fun Halloween-themed exclusive party in Magic Kingdom Park. Party dates in 2021 began on August 10th running through Halloween night on October 31st. Guests flock to the Park decked out in fun Halloween costumes to enjoy a reduced Park capacity, exclusive character sightings, and trick-or-treating in the Park.

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Between enjoying the Halloween entertainment and trick-or-treating,¬†Guests¬†can enjoy a shorter wait time for select attractions. Swing through the diamond mines on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, wind through the Haunted Mansion in a Dune Buggy, or soar above Storybook Circus. Open attractions are subject to change based on availability but¬†theme Park¬†Guests¬†can expect to enjoy attractions like the Cruise, Peter Pan’s Flight, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.¬†

Snacking around the Park is another reason to purchase a ticket to Boo Bash. Themed Halloween desserts are available for purchase at the Confectionary on Main Street, U.S.A. but some snacks are included with your party admission. Novelty ice cream treats, popcorn, and select beverages are included in the price of admission and can be found at carts throughout the Park.

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Don’t miss tasting the Foolish Mortal Funnel Cake that’s topped with Oreo crumbles, ice cream, icing drizzle, and chocolate candy. Park¬†Guests¬†aren’t the only ones decked out for the occasion- your favorite Disney characters can be found in costume around the Park as part of themed character cavalcades.¬†

Disney Very Merriest After Hours

If you are visiting Walt Disney World during the Christmas season and looking to experience a little extra Disney magic, and Christmas magic- this party may be for you. Similar to Boo Bash, this exclusive after-hours event provides Guests the chance to enjoy reduced Park capacity, holiday cavalcade, and character sightings in a Park that is decked out for Christmas.

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Getting those perfect holiday photos at the Park tree or on the candlelit and wreath-laden Main Street, U.S.A. is easier during this after-hours event. Who knows, Santa may even send some snow down to Orlando for Guests to enjoy.  

While party programming changes a bit each year, you may expect future Disney Very Merriest After Hours events to include activities like a Club Tinsel Dance Party, an exclusive holiday fireworks show, and a holiday parade or cavalcade that includes none other than the big man himself- Santa! When you aren’t busy busting a move at the dance party, waving to your favorite characters, enjoying snacks included with your party ticket, admiring the holiday ambiance in the park, hop on attractions, and enjoy much shorter wait times.

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.