Why the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is a WDW Prep fave

In recent years, Disney World has expanded the number of premium events available for guests to add to their visit, and while we try to emphasize to readers that you don't have to spend anything extra to have a fantastic (and memorable!) vacation, every now and then one comes along that we think might be worth it for some guests.

The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is one of those events.

Check out the information below to learn more about this event and see if it sounds like a good fit for your family.

What is it and where is it located?

The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert party is a premium event offered at Hollywood Studios on the same nights that the fireworks are held. Guests are first treated to a Star Wars-themed dessert party inside of Star Wars Launch Bay before being escorted outside to view the show from a roped-off area at one of the best viewing locations in the park.

Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular viewing areas

What can I expect to be served?

Playing off of the Star Wars theme, guests are treated to a fairly broad and tasty selection of galactic-titled food, including a couple different cupcakes (there's a BB-8 lemon-flavored option, and a Darth Vader chocolate-peanut butter flavored one), an amazing freeze-fried Nutella truffle, several flavors of cookies, a delicious warm bread pudding complete with a selection of toppings, and a sampling of fruits and cheeses.

There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options available.

In addition to water and soft drinks, guests that prefer non-alcoholic options also have 2 punch-type beverages from which to choose: Lunar Lemonade (a watermelon-flavored lemonade) and Jettison Juice (passion orange guava juice with mango syrup).

There are also 3 specialty alcoholic beverage options: Galactic Punch, Cosmic Citrus Twist, and Light Speed Margarita. All 3 of the drinks are served at a bar and are included in the price of your ticket. Bartenders do accept tips.

The party has tables but no chairs. This is common at a lot of Disney events, but can be irritating nonetheless.

How do you book it?

You can book the party online, and while Disney says you can book up to 180 days in advance, it frequently isn't available until later. If you don't see it open, keep checking!

How much does it cost and what does that include?

The cost for this party is $69 for adults and $39 for children ages 3-9. Included in that cost are all of your desserts and drinks, a reserved viewing area for the fireworks, a commemorative lanyard, and a Chewbacca souvenir stein.

How does check-in work?

Guests with tickets to the dessert party check-in in front of Star Wars Launch Bay. Your ticket and confirmation information will give you a check-in time; however, it is recommended you check-in 30-45 minutes before your time as guests will be allowed in early.

Once checked in, guests receive their lanyard and are allowed into a special roped-off area of Launch Bay. Star Wars Launch Bay remains open during the party; however, only party guests can move back and forth between the roped-off area, exhibits, and character meets of the Launch Bay.

How is the view for fireworks?

About 15 or so minutes before the fireworks start, Cast Members will begin escorting Dessert Party guests out to the reserved viewing area. As you enter the viewing area you will be handed your souvenir Chewbacca mug.

This is what the roped-off area looks like earlier in the day.

While the other dessert parties don't offer a super advantageous viewing area, this one is in an ideal location to watch the show.

See? Perfect spot.

Is the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party worth it?

It is for some people. Since there are no chairs to sit in while eating, this may not be a great option for families with smaller children. Also, part of the value of this event comes from the alcoholic cocktails, so if you have a large portion of your party that won't be consuming any alcohol you may not get as much bang for your buck.

But if you are a Star Wars fan (or even just a fireworks fan!) and you are looking for some good food, a couple cocktails and an amazing view for a nighttime show, then this is the best option of the 3 Disney World dessert parties and will likely be worth it for you.

Check the comparison chart below for more info (click the chart to view it larger).


Have you tried the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party? Tell us how you liked it in the comments below.

 

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Coll C.

Do you know if this will be going on during the holidays? We’re going the week after Thanksgiving and would love to go to the Star Wars party but I know they’re also going to start the Jingle Bam show around that time too – are both shows ever done the same night?? Or do they rotate? Or is Star Wars not shown? Thanks!! 🙂

Julie Leavitt

We have dinner reservations at Sci-Fi drive in at 6:30 and fireworks are scheduled for 7:45 that day. Does the dessert party go after the fireworks show?

Samantha Leonard

I assume the fireworks dessert parties are only available on the nights the fireworks shows are scheduled, right? I know that sounds like a stupid questions but I have a horrible nightmare of shelling out hundreds and then being given a cookie and told there isn’t any show!

Haha. You can’t book the dessert party unless the fireworks are scheduled for that night. 🙂

Tin

It was like watching tv. Clips from movies and more clips. Lazy work and really shouldn’t be accepted by the public so easily. There does not seem a standard anymore. Its telling that most of the movie clips are old movies too. Corporate disney is planning about 4 more corporate Star wars movies.

TeamG

Confused and concerned.
I understand that there are two MK dessert parties – one at Plaza Restaurant and the other at Tomorrowland Terrace. The Plaza option is more center of the castle than the TT. 1. Why is TT more expensive? 2. With the new show, my concern is that this new show, as opposed to the last show (wishes), involves more projections on the castle then fireworks in the sky. Therefore the importance of seeing the entire castle from top to bottom is more important now than with the last fireworks show. Agree? Since TT is off center right of the castle and there are some trees that obstruct the lower part of the castle would you suggest to reserve the Plaza dessert party than the TT dessert party since the Plaza option is more center? I know it may seem trivial but I have three little girls and I don’t want to lose full view of the new fireworks show to some of the trees that line the right part of the walkway that leads in around to tomorrowland and the castle.

We are going to MK in July and have reservations for the Tomorrowland Terrace. Thank you in advance.

Lisa Winnett

This blog was so perfect. We wanted to try a dessert party, but weren’t sure which one. We are all big Star Wars fans so this we were excited when we saw the offering for this. We just booked it! Thanks again for this helpful post.

Missy

If you don’t do the dessert party, what is the likelihood of getting decent seats to watch the show?

Sarah

There aren’t seats for this show

Carla

Will my “tickets” be available on my Magic Band, Or do I get an actual paper ticket?

Meg

Any idea how guests with peanut allergies are accommodated? My daughter has a life threatening allergy and desserts are often off limits if not prepared in a special area.

So many different activities that I would love to try. I don’t think $69/adult is terrible, obviously, it could be cheaper. Do you think it’s worth it? $35 more and you can get another park ticket. I would splurge on this at least once if I could. Can’t wait to plan my next trip.

Jose R.

Can you use the Dining Plan for this event or it has to be paid separately?

No, this isn’t on the Disney Dining Plan.

Troy Jensen

Is this available in early May??? I have tried to add this to my plans but the app does not indicate show times past late April???

CR

They just opened up the reservations today! 🙂

No, it’s not scheduled past April yet which is really annoying, especially when they say the dessert party can booked up to 180 days in advance. Hoping they’ll release more dates very soon.

Chad

Does anyone know how long this show will run? We are visiting in June and it isn’t available on the calendar past April. Thanks.

Krystal S

I’m also trying to figure this out. Does anyone know?

Ashley Pahl

I came here to ask the same question. We are also going in June and hoping to see this show, but unfortunately can’t find it (the party or the show in general) in any schedules for June.

Vanessa

How early before the show do they start checking in? Trying to understand how to plan dinner around this. Thanks!

My ticket said to check in at 6:30, but they started checking people in a few minutes after 6, so I’d be at least a half hour before the listed check-in time.

Cherie bennett

When you make your reservation for this party, does Disney immediately charge your card OR do they wait until the day of the party to charge your card?

Hannah

They immediately charge your card.

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