On November 23rd (hubby’s birthday) we attended the Merry and Bright Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We do some kind of special event each trip and since we had never seen the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights we thought this would be a good choice. It did not disappoint!
The party began at 7:00PM, but they were ready and letting people in at 6:30PM. I suggest getting there 30 minutes early to take advantage of as much party time as possible. We were given a large Christmas light sticker to place on our coats which allowed us to enter, leave, and return to the party if desired as well as some 3D glasses to add even more “sparkle” to the lights. The seating area was directly under the Peace on Earth Globe and provided a beautiful view down the Streets of America.
We were allowed to choose a table and then it was time for sugar overload. The desserts included:
Cup of Christmas – White chocolate peppermint mousse with green and red sugar.
Crispy Gifts – Colorful Rice Crispy Bon Bons
Red Shiny Thing – Lemon Curd with Raspberry Glitter Glaze
A Present – Coconut Cake with a Bow
Stuffed Wreath – Chocolate Wreath Stuffed with Hazelnut Truffle. One of my favorites!
Light Bulb Éclair – A Light Bulb color dipped Éclair
Caramel Apple and Peach Pies – both available with or without ice cream! My other favorite!
They also had non-alcoholic specialty beverages, a hot cocoa and coffee station and a bar with the best bartenders in the business!
The bar offerings included 4, yes 4 specialty cocktails. The bartenders encouraged us to try all of them, and we weren’t driving so we did! They would also happily add a splash of Bailey’s to your coffee or anything else your heart desired. The specialty beverages were:
Jack Frost – Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Toasted Marshmallow Syrup topped with mini mallows.
Snowflake Flurry – RumChata on the Rocks
Warm Mistletoe – Hot Chocolate, Bailey’s and White Chocolate Syrup
Cinnamon Crush – Hot Apple Cider with Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
We sat and ate and drank to our hearts’ content. The kids had a dance party around the table and everyone watched the lights in awe and wonder. The party was supposed to end at 8:30PM. We were there until close to 9:00PM and never felt rushed out.
As Guests of the party we also received awesome stadium blankets. We could choose from red or blue. It was a great souvenir.
We have been to a few of the Disney dessert parties and we thought this was far and away the best value. A great view, desserts galore, alcoholic beverages and a great souvenir. The cost was $69 for adults and $39 for children. There are parties throughout the month of December, so if you have a chance to go, jump at it!
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