During this past August 2017 Disney World Vacation, we decided to try out the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios. We thought since the dessert party is entirely Star Wars themed, (which my husband and 2 children absolutely love) and since it gives you preferential viewing of the Star Wars Fireworks show, how could we not try it?!
This Star Wars Dessert Party starts off where you pick up your VIP Star Wars themed lanyard outside Launch Bay – that proves you have paid to be at the party and is your “ticket”. This event is not included in any Disney dining plan and is an extra ticketed event, in addition to your park ticket. The price is $69.00 per adult (age 10 and over) and $39.00 per child (age 3 to 9); tax and gratuity are included. Beginning October 1, the price will change to $79.00 per adult (age 10 and over) and $45.00 for child (age 3 to 9); tax and gratuity are included.
As you enter into Star Wars launch bay – we arrived about 20 minutes early – tables are limited on a first come, first serve basis and there are NO CHAIRS. We wanted to make sure we could grab a table for the deserts.
As soon as they opened the gates waiters were serving 2 types of specialty Star Wars themed cocktails – and yes alcohol is included in your ticket!
We found a table and went straight to the buffet whilst Storm Troopers paraded the area.
All sorts of Star Wars themed goodies and sweets with some fruit and cheeses – the buffet is loaded and amazing!
Never a long line at the bar you can find Star Wars themed cocktails such as Galactic Punch, Cosmic Citrus Twist, Light Speed Margarita and Swamp Milk; you can also request other cocktails and beverages as well.
As you look down the buffet desert table at all of the mouthwatering extravagances, you will find the Freeze Fried Nutella Truffle and with it, you can choose chocolate or raspberry sauce (I chose both!) which is to die for.
After you have eaten a few goodies you can line up for a meet and greet with Chewbacca or Kylo Ren – which are in their normal meeting locations inside Launch Bay – **definitely a plus** – it’s a MUCH SHORTER line and waiting time than normal. We were a little disappointed there was no Darth Vader or any other character besides Storm Troopers promenading the party.
Since my husband is a diabetic, I called Disney beforehand to see what they could provide that would be sugar-free. The chef was nice enough to create this great box full of sugar-free / vegan / nut-free deserts for him to enjoy! Any allergies or requests just call in advance and they will make notes!
After about an hour, we were called to line up for the Fireworks show with Disney’s state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics. As we proceeded outside, there were cast members handing out water bottles for each person in your party as well as Star Wars Memorabilia – which was very nice. It was wonderful being escorted to our perfecting viewing area right before the show started, instead of finding your perfect spot an hour before the show starts to hold your place!
We are so glad we experienced the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios and all of its splendor. If you are looking for a great view of the show without having to sit holding your spot for a significant amount of time, then it is definitely something to look into!
Would we go again?? Probably not – it is quite a bit of extra money to spend and for the expense, it feels like dinner should be included. It definitely lacks some character involvement throughout the party. But overall we had a blast and happy to have had the experience!
What Disney Park will you visit next?