Elsa has gotten fireworks, her own show, an attraction overlay, and she even took over the castle lighting ceremony during Christmas at the Magic Kingdom. Well now she’s getting a fireworks dessert party… again! Starting July 17th, Epcot will be replacing the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party, which has it’s last date actually on July 14th, and starting a brand new dessert party ever so creatively named the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party.
Just like the IllumiNations party, the Frozen one will be held on select evenings in the World Showcase Plaza East one hour prior to the IllumiNations fireworks. Besides the change in menu, a big difference is an up in price from $49 for adults and $29 for children to $79 for adults and $47 for children. While usually a price hike isn’t a surprise, one reason behind it is most likely because once the fireowrks have concluded, all of the guests attending the party will then be able to get a private ride on Frozen Ever After located in Norway. A neat little addition for a dessert party, but is it worth it? Eh, I guess if there’s hardly a wait and you don’t have a FastPass during the day and it’s a 2 hour wait all day long, sure. But let’s talk about the new menu!
Gone is what made the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party so special and unique. There are no more desserts representing the different countries. And of course, no more sparkling champagne or rum punch. Out comes the desserts that seem to be at every dessert party across property. And of course, they’re all named after the Frozen characters.
Hot & Cold
- 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 Eclairons
- Hans’ Key Lime Tarts with Red Glitter Glaze
- Living Rock Crispy Bonbons
- Anna’s Blue Velvet Cupcakes
- Kristoff’s No Sugar Added Lemon Curd with Blueberry
Not So Sweet
- Sven’s Fresh Fruits & Berries
- Grand Pabbie’s Winter-spiced Snack Mix
- Duke of Weselton’s Cheese Fondue served with Country Bread Cubes, Broccoli, and Grilled Flatbread
For drinks, they will provide “Melted Snow” (I love puns, but come on…), a selection of beer and wine, and Summertime Cocktails of Pina Coladas and maragritas. I’ll miss you rum punch…
So there you have it. Elsa is back full force. For $79 a person, you get some pretty delicious sounding desserts of puddings, ice cream, eclairs, tarts, and cupcakes with pina coladas and margarits. Plus an extra ride on Frozen Ever After. I’ve always said out of all of the dessert parties offered at WDW, Epcot’s is really the only one which makes the most sense as it’s the only one which helps to have a special viewing area. So even with the price hike of $30, it could still be worth it. I just wish it had stayed a bit more Epcot themed and less Frozen. But what’re you going to do. Synergy synergy synergy.
What do you think geeks? Are you over all the Frozen stuff? Or excited to see Elsa get another thing at WDW? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all of your geeky needs!