And if that something specific is a great view of fireworks?
Well, you’re in luck — because we’ve listed five Disney World hotels with the best fireworks views.
One of our top hotels for fireworks viewing is the Contemporary. And if you book the Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors and Fireworks party at California Grill, you’ll get some delicious food and drinks (think cocktails, sushi, and small plates), AND you’ll get to watch Disney Enchantment from one of the best spots outside of Magic Kingdom. The music from the show is piped into the room, and the lights are turned down so you can get the full fireworks (from afar) experience.
But that’s not the only spot at the Contemporary to see the fireworks — some of the Contemporary’s rooms have fireworks views, allowing you to just look out the window or relax on your balcony for a great show (ask the Front Desk which channel to put on the TV so you can hear the music during the show!). Or you can visit the Observation Deck on the 4th floor for great fireworks viewing.
Another beloved dining spot with wonderful fireworks viewing is ‘Ohana at the Polynesian. If you time dinner just right, you can watch Enchantment from there — and this restaurant also lowers the lights and pipes music in from the show.
You can also see Enchantment from the beaches and boat docks around the resort if you prefer watching them from outside.
You can get some pretty good fireworks views from the Grand Floridian. Like the previous two resorts we mentioned, it’s close to Magic Kingdom, so guests can see Disney Enchantment from there.
For great fireworks viewing here, you’ll want to situate yourself around the marina. If you want to pair dining with pyrotechnics at the Grand Floridian, Narcoossee’s is your best bet.
Magic Kingdom isn’t the only park with fireworks, though. There’s also Harmonious at EPCOT. And if you’re staying at the BoardWalk Inn, you can find some pretty good viewing of the nighttime show from there.
We recommend grabbing a bench on the Jellyrolls side of the BoardWalk for the best Harmonious viewing. (Just know that you’ll only be seeing the tippity top of the explosions, not so much the show on World Showcase Lagoon.)
Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts
In the same Resort area, you’ll find Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts, and both hotels have rooms that will get you fireworks views.
You can also watch EPCOT’s Harmonious from Stormalong Bay, the pool that the two resorts share.
So if you’re looking for a decent to great fireworks view outside of the parks, you do have options. And if that’s important to you, we hope this list will give you a good idea of where to stay at Disney World. And as always, we’ll keep offering up all our tips and tricks to make your next Disney World trip as magical as possible.
What’s your favorite Disney World hotel for fireworks viewing? Let us know in the comments.