Disney World’s Magic Kingdom fireworks can be seen from all around the park and even at some resorts. Here are five locations that have become our favorite viewing spots. We can’t wait to share some of our faves with you!
Magic Kingdom Fireworks
Everyone loves the Magic Kingdom fireworks and everyone has a favorite spot to watch from. We have found a few amazing and maybe even a little secret spots to watch those Magic Kingdom fireworks from. You may want to add these to your list.
Inside Magic Kingdom Park
The first location and our personal favorite can be found within the park, but timing on this spot is everything. High above Main Street U.S.A. is the top of the train station. Personally, we think this is the best view in the house for fireworks and for parade viewing as well. We love to grab a small quick service meal or a snack to take up with us to enjoy while we wait for show time. The best time to arrive is at least one hour prior to show time. If time allows in our schedule, we like to get there earlier. The railing spots will fill up quickly. Some seating is available up on the train station as well, but you will have to arrive pretty early to snag a spot.
Number two is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover. This one will give great views of the fireworks but it will not allow you to see the whole show from start to finish. It is a great experience, especially for those who may have already seen the show before but still want to catch a glimpse. Timing is everything on this one because you don’t want to get on too early or too late. Check your My Disney Experience App for show times on the day you are visiting and you will be able to time it from there.
Outside Of Magic Kingdom Park
These next three locations are outside of the Magic Kingdom Park. A quick monorail, boat or even a bus ride will get you over to all three locations. Checking your time is still important but grabbing a great viewing spot is not as difficult. There is a lot more room and not as many people. You will want to leave in time to get to your destination before show time so remember to check your My Disney Experience App. Show times do vary depending on the day and time of year you are visiting.
Three on our list is at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We love to take the monorail to this one as it goes right into the resort. After we depart, we go down the escalator to the second level and go out to the huge patio area. Some sitting is available, but it is mostly standing room only. We love this one because you can view the fireworks while the monorails whisk by. Truly makes a magical experience.
If you are ready for dinner, another option at the Contemporary Resort is dinner at the famous California Grill. Reservations will need to be made in advance. If you are unable to get a time that fits with the firework show time, no worries. When dining before the fireworks begin or your reservation is after the fireworks, you will still be able to view the fireworks. Already dined guests simply bring their receipts to the check-in desk or show your reservation confirmation. When dining after the firework show, you will be invited to watch the show from the lounge or observation deck. Lights dim as the same music from inside Magic Kingdom plays inside the California Grill.
Our number four favorite spot is at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. We love the beach area here. From here, there are a few swings on the beach and if you get there early enough you may can snag one. We just found a nice cozy spot on the sand. Kids love it because there is a lot of room to run around and they can also build sandcastles while they wait for the show. Once the fireworks begin, the same music played inside the Magic Kingdom is also played through the speakers on the beach.
An extra fun benefit to sitting on the beach is having a great view for the Electrical Water Pageant. This floating nighttime parade features sea creatures sailing across the Seven Seas Lagoon as Disney Classic songs play. This parade is about 15 minutes long. Check your My Disney Experience App for times.
Ticket And Transportation Center
Lastly but not least, number Five is one we love, especially if we are driving our own car to the park. It is located at the Ticket & Transportation Center. A beautiful view right next to the Ferry Boat entrance/exit. This one would be the perfect option for those who do not like to be caught right in the middle of a large crowd. It makes it easy to exit the parks quickly after a long, magical day. Once the firework show is over, going right to the tram and out to your car is a breeze.
We LOVE The Fireworks!
The fireworks are a big part of our Disney World trips. We love using each of these locations but I think everyone should experience viewing them right in front of the castle at least once. Whether you are standing on Main Street, close to Frontierland or Tomorrowland, you will get all of the feels of being immersed right in the middle of the magic! A Disney World Fireworks show is a moment you will never forget!
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