Get ready to set sail on a magical dessert party cruise. Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise sails on select dates, currently shown up to June 29th 2018. More dates will be added, so do Click here to check the schedule.
You’ll board the iconic General Joe Potter double stack ferryboat, named after the longtime Disney Legend. The cruise sails the circuit of Seven Seas Lagoon for about an hour before getting into position for a unique one-of-a-kind view of the spectacular Magic Kingdom fireworks, Happily Ever After.
It’s the very same ferry used daily to transport guests between Magic Kingdom and Ticket and Transportation Center. On Ferrytale Fireworks cruises, the ferry is spruced up and decked out with high-top tables, bar serving areas and several dessert stations. There’s no seating around the added tables, so the only seating available is the bench style seats fitted on the ferry. We were on the upper deck and found there was plenty of space and nobody seemed to have issues finding a seat. The Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise tickets are limited, and both decks are used.
We chose the upper deck and there was ample room to move about. We had no issues at all getting a great spot to stand for the fireworks and relatively small lines at the food and drink stations. The food and drinks start to disappear when the fireworks start, so make sure you grab a drink before they’re gone!
We attended the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise in December 2017 and chose a cruise on a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night, so we were treated to Holiday Wishes. If you are planning a Ferrytale Cruise during any of the major parties, like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we would highly recommend trying to coincide a Ferrytale Wishes Cruise with a party night.
HalloWishes and Holiday Wishes fireworks are spectacular. The perimeter bursts are much wider than the regular Happily Ever After fireworks, so you are treated to a much wider view of the fireworks.
We were able to treat our taste buds to a delectable array of signature treats, courtesy of Disney Chefs from around the Disney resorts. There was a selection of bite sized sweet treats, fresh fruit and a selection of cheese with a variety of bread.
There are bar areas serving specialty beverages, wine, beer, spirits, fruit punch and soda.
You’ll also receive a special Mickey shaped HoloSpex so you can view the fireworks in a whole new light. Each time the fireworks flare, you’ll see Mickey Mouse in each burst of light. The HoloSpex come on a custom lanyard, complete with changeable flashing lights.
The cruise departs from the Transportation and Ticket Center and sets sail 75 minutes prior to the Happily Ever After Fireworks at Magic Kingdom.
As an added bonus, you’ll also get a great up-close view of the Electrical Water Parade.
What’s the Cost of Ferrytale Fireworks?
The cost is $99 for adults and $69 for children, ages 3 to 9, including tax and gratuities. It’s a steep price tag and we only had adults in our group, but there were plenty of children on board who all seemed to have a wonderful time. There’s a glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt on board for the kids (and adults!) to search for glowing Hidden Mickey’s and Cast Members went out of their way to help keep the kids entertained. Prior to boarding, there’s a holding area with a creativity table where the kids can paint and draw with cast members.
For Ferrytale Fireworks reservations, call 407 WDW-DINE. (939-3463). See full details on Disney’s Website.
There are discounts available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members.