Fun Desserts to Sample Throughout Walt Disney World

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Dessert lovers are in for a sweet treat when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Several restaurants and hotels on the property serve up some fancy desserts and unique concoctions developed by Disney's own team of pastry chefs. Some of the restaurant menus boast seasonal desserts, but you can also find some tasty treats at some of the bakeries inside the theme parks, and at special events like the dessert buffet at the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party.

Here are some fun desserts to sample throughout Walt Disney World:

Dessert Buffet at the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party

This is a dream come true for anyone with a sweet tooth: a chance to enjoy the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom, and then indulge in a buffet of sweet offerings! The fun takes place at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurants most nights of the week, and you will need to make reservations in advance. The great thing about this Disney experience is the viewing area is an outdoor, covered patio, so you'll get to enjoy the buffet rain or shine. The party starts one hour before the Wishes fireworks event.

Jumbo Cupcakes at Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you're spending the day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, be sure to save room for dessert so you can try one of the seasonal jumbo cupcakes. The chefs at Disney bake up a variety of fun flavors and themed cupcakes each season. These are available for purchase at venues including Starring Rolls, Backlot Express, Pizza Planet, ABC Commissary, and the Studio Catering Company.

Mickey Cakes at the Boardwalk Bakery

The Boardwalk Bakery at Disney's Boardwalk is a popular destination for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and you'll find an array of tasty treats to choose from in the dessert case on any given day. Head here to pick up a signature Mickey Cake, shaped and decorated like the face of the famous mouse!

Chocolate Éclair in France at Epcot/World Showcase

Head to France at Epcot's World Showcase to see a magnificent spread of freshly-baked pastries, cookies, and other sweet treats inspired by a traditional French patisserie. The Boulangerie Patisserie in France is the perfect spot to enjoy a freshly-made chocolate éclair.

Chocolate Hazelnut Volcano Cake at Disney's Polynesian Resort

Kona is a sit-down restaurant at Disney's Polynesian Resort and is the place to order the chocolate hazelnut volcano cake for dessert. Chocoholics beware: this is not your typical chocolate lava cake! This cake is filled with a rich hazelnut and dark chocolate ganache, and served with sweet raspberry sauce on top. It's one of the richest desserts to sample at Walt Disney World, so be prepared to share.