Walt Disney World Family Vacation (September 11th) – Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party!


This was actually a happy accident!

Our final full day in Walt Disney World. The morning started off in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This was the first time that we actually got to the park before it was opened, we even had to wait a few minutes before we were allowed in. There’s a first for everything. Before we did anything we had to get a family photo in front of the Tree of Life!

Family Photo time!

He always shows up at the weirdest times

First attraction on the list was Kilimanjaro Safari, my mother and aunty wanted to start the morning off slow. Being there so early the wait was minimal and well worth it. Afterwards we had some time to ride Expedition Everest before The Festival of the Lion King.

We took our time to walk through the park and enjoying ourselves, not rushing anywhere and enjoying each other’s company. Which in turn made us a few minutes late for the first showing of The Festival of the Lion Kong. One of the first times we were late for a show too!

Next up was It’s Tough to be a Bug. This time we were the first people in line for the next show. My family got a kick out of the Bug Glasses and enjoyed the show. After I went and grabbed FastPasses for Expedition Everest for myself and my brothers. There was no way my aunty or mother were going to ride it. While on the ride I snapped a few photos of myself and my brothers. The incline takes a while so I figured it was minimal risk of losing my phone.

He looks a bit nervous!

Here we go!!

Got some bad Mickey Ears Hair

He's having the time of his life! (HA)

Lunch was at the Yak & Yeti and we were unlucky enough to not be able to find a table was in the shade. But at least we had some ducks join us for lunch. Once lunch was finished we went on Rafiki’s Jungle Trek! Got to see some great animals!

Soon after was Expedition Everest once again! We even went and rode it again for a third time. One of my absolute favourites rides throughout Walt Disney World! Everyone was a bit tired and sweaty, so it was decided to head back to the Resort. We walked through the rest of the park to see everything one last time. Ran into another person that was from Saskatchewan, he was wearing a Saskatchewan Rough Riders Jersey (they are a football team).

Before we left, we had to do something silly ….

He's trying...

As is mom!

Once we finally got back to the Resort everyone went and did their own thing. Naturally I took a quick nap while my mother stayed in the room and my brothers went to the pool. Dinner was at the Resort for something small and light. We had to keep room for the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party.

Once at the Magic Kingdom I headed to Tomorrowland Terrace to ask if we would be able to add our Aunty to the reservation, since I tried calling a few days before and they weren’t able to. Thankfully the Cast Member there said it wouldn’t be an issue, we would just have one extra person at our table that is designed for four. Which was fine with us!

Before heading to the Dessert Party we rode Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. My aunty and mother were pretty competitive with each other.

Never ending competition between sisters

My brothers and I ditched mom and our Aunt to get a photo of us in front of the castle!

Three Brothers

Now it was finally time for the Dessert Party! Everyone had a light dinner on purpose so we could each plenty of dessert! Our table was right beside the buffet, bonus! There were three carts with a numerous amounts of pastries, chocolates, and chocolate dipped strawberries. Besides these carts was an ice cream bar! A cast member gives you a nice hefty bowl of ice cream then you get to choose from a ton of toppings which included toppings such as chocolate chips, sprinkles, strawberries, hot fudge, caramel, etc. I did at once point try all the toppings on my ice cream, and it was still delicious! As for drinks they had everything you could think of, including ice cold milk to wash down the numerous pastries you consume.

Welcome!

Delicious...

View from Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party!

My brothers ate the most out of everyone. My aunty and mom had their fair share too! There was so much there it was hard to eat it all! After all the eating we completely forgot about the great viewing area we get for The Magic, Memories, and You light show and Wishes! Went and grabbed a nice cozy spot right in front of our table.

The Magic, Memories, and You!


My middle brother and mother had so much dessert that they couldn’t stand for Wishes! I don’t blame them, the dessert was fantastic. After about 10mins it was time for Wishes!


What a great viewing spot! It’s worth the money alone to have an uncrowded area with a view for Wishes and not have to fight with the crowds. Of course having an entire buffet of desserts makes it that much better! I would highly recommend this to end off your trip! it wasn’t quite time for us to leave the Magic Kingdom just yet! We got our photo just before leaving Tomorrowland….

After the Dessert Party - We were the only ones left!

Now it was time to get as many attractions as we could before the park closed! Haunted Mansion was first up on the hit list. I love the changes they made with the hitchhiking ghosts at the end! After the Haunted Mansion we ran into a bit of trouble with the Disney Police ….

The Disney Police arrested me...

After I escaped we tried to get my brothers out.

Always knew these two were trouble makers

Mom and my aunty didn’t want to ride Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain so they headed down to Pirates while we rode the other two. We tried at another Splash Mountain pose…

Another attempt at a Splash Mountain Photo

The wait time for Splash Mountain shot up to 30mins since it was Extra Magic Hours and the FastPass line was no longer being used, but it was so worth it. Thankfully Big Thunder Mountain was only a 10 minute wait. After we met up with my mom and aunty everyone wanted to ride Buzz Lightyear one more time! I rode with my aunty this time and she actually beat me, I have no idea how she did it but I claimed that she cheated! She also bought the photo that was taken of us.

I think he's winning...?

Everyone was super tired and still full from our dessert party. My youngest brother and I stayed behind to ride Space Mountain one more time while everyone else headed back to the resort. The wait was 30 minutes but it was the last attraction of the trip so it was worth the wait.

The wait to get back to the resort was pretty long. When my brother and I got to the bus stop for Pop Century the rest of the family was just getting onto a bus that just pulled up. Finally made it back to the resort in one piece! What a fantastic final day in Walt Disney World! Everyone was tired and sweaty but we had an amazing time!

The next day we finished off our Dining Plan completely and said “See you at Christmas” to our Aunty as she took an earlier flight than us. Just hung around the Resort until it was time to leave for the Airport.

Used up all the points!

This was our very first Family Vacation and everyone had an absolute blast! My brothers were a bit apprehensive at first but completely opened up and let themselves have the time of the lives! My mom probably had the most fun out of us all! For once she didn’t have to worry about anything and let someone else worry about everything! Having the free dining plan really did help too! An absolute magical time and my family is already asking when we are going back! Lets just say we are looking at adding a nice 3-4 day Cruise on our next visit. When we do go there will be a Trip Report without a doubt! Hope everyone enjoyed this extensive trip report and had fun reading it as much as I had fun writing it!

Until next time!

See you again real soon!


  • Jason

    I’m glad to read what you said about having an extra person at the dessert party! I’m in the same boat. I’ll be there on November 11 with a party size of seven, but we have a table for six.

    I’m curious, though — did the cast member have to do some checking before saying you could have an extra person, or did it seem like an immediate, “Sure, no problem”? Also, did the cast member take payment at that time for the extra person? What time did you go by Tomorrowland Terrace to make your inquiry? Lots of questions, I know, but I’ve been stressing about this one! Thanks in advance. °O°

  • The Cast Member immediately said that it was not an issue at all! She did inform us that since our table was for 4, there wasn’t a way to get a different table. But they would give us an extra chair. She took the payment right then and there with a Credit Card. We inquired about it as soon as we got to the park the morning of the party. Hope this is helpful for you. If you have any more questions let me know.