Where Is The BEST Spot To Watch Magic Kingdom Fireworks?

Is there anything more magical than watching the fireworks in Magic Kingdom?

Disney Enchantment

There are good spots throughout Magic Kingdom where the Disney Enchantment fireworks are visible. When we asked you, our readers, on our Facebook page about your favorite spots to see the fireworks, we got a variety of answers!

Although we’ve narrowed your answers down, they were mixed on exactly where you like to view the fireworks. Here’s what you said!

From The Hub

If you want to see the fireworks up close and personal as well as clearly see the projections on Cinderella Castle and Tinker Bell’s flight, the hub — which is right in front of the Castle — will probably give you those best views.

Reader Ed said, “As close to the Partners Statue as possible. Then head back into the park against all of the folks heading to the exit and experience the much shorter lines.”

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However, if you are watching fireworks from the Hub, you will have to turn around and look back on Main Street, U.S.A., to see the projections on the buildings that accompany Disney Enchantment.

Another AE Reader, Ray, likes the view from right beside the Hub: “We had a great spot standing to the right of the Plaza Restaurant and only had to get there about 30 minutes early.” Several other readers liked this location, too.

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While Standing on Main Street, U.S.A.

Main Street, U.S.A., is where many of you prefer to view the fireworks, probably because being on the street means you also see the projections on the buildings there, too. And some of our readers agree that to take in ALL of Disney Enchantment, finding that perfect spot can be tricky.

Main Street Projections

Reader Gabby said, “Still trying to find the perfect spot to see both the castle and main street and fireworks. So much to see during the show.”

Reader Bill has a favorite spot, though: “Right in front of the Main Street Bakery, middle of the street. When the new projections on the buildings kick in it’s magical.”

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Another option is to see the fireworks from as far back on Main Street, U.S.A., as possible. Reader Jesse said, “Mine is on Main Street Train Station ’cause after the fireworks are over you can avoid the crowds.”

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On A Ride

If you don’t care as much about seeing the projections on the Castle or Main Street, U.S.A., viewing the fireworks while you’re zooming around on a ride in the night sky can be thrilling. Surprisingly enough, this was the answer we got the most!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train seems to be a winner for fireworks viewing. AE Reader Alana said, “On the mine train. My daughter and I rode 10 times during the fireworks. We would get off, go back in line…fast walking since there was no line and go again. That was years ago and she still talks about how great it was…”

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Reader Bernard said, “In November, we rode Dwarf Mine (no line) during the fireworks. While going up the lifts, the fireworks were overhead literally right in our faces! So awesome! And when we got off the ride, the show went on for another 10 minutes overhead.”

Reader Jennifer thinks Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is also a choice viewing spot: “Big Thunder Mountain is magical if you can time it just right and see some of it while riding. Then watch the rest at the exit. My favorite fireworks spot for sure.”

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From A Hotel

Some prefer a view from much further back — outside of the parks. Being able to view fireworks from your hotel or hotel room is a nice perk that some Magic Kingdom-area hotels offer. Reader Steve might have the right idea: “The beach at the Poly with a drink and Dole whip.”

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Some of those hotels even offer fireworks views from rooms and being able to kick back in your pajamas and watch the nightly spectacular can be nice. Reader Kathy said, “From your resort room. Preferably Bay Lake Tower.”

Reader Frank agreed, “I enjoyed the peace and my own space on my balcony at the Polynesian Resort. Firework music playing in the resort speakers made it magical.”

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Dessert Party View

If you indulge in one of the Disney Enchantment Dessert Parties, you can get a view of the fireworks that puts you either in the Plaza Garden or while sitting at the Tomorrowland Terrace. Some of our readers think this makes the dessert parties well worth their cost.

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Reader Taylor answered, “The dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace.”

Reader Darrin agreed that Tomorrowland Terrace was a prime spot, “Everywhere there is a paid ‘experience’ used to be the best places to watch. Loved watching them in the Tomorrowland Terrace before the dessert party took over.”

Tomorrowland Terrace view

One reader mentioned that the best views are from the Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Party, which gives you a view of the fireworks from a boat on Seven Seas Lagoon.  Reader Sandra answered, “On a Disney boat.”

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It’s up to you, though, to decide if the upcharge for a dessert cruise is worth it.

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When it comes to your top choice, though, the majority of our readers like to watch fireworks while on a ride. Being that wait times are generally low during fireworks, it is certainly a good opportunity to ride a favorite outdoor ride multiple times get a bonus view of the fireworks in the process. But in the end, your best view is up to you and the experience you hope to get out of the experience.

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5 Replies to “Where Is The BEST Spot To Watch Magic Kingdom Fireworks?”

  1. It was pretty magical watching from Cinderella’s Royal Table, with a seat next to the window. Just thinking about the fireworks, over the carousel, can still bring a tear to the eyes.

  2. A very nice cast member showed us where to stand on Main Street to get a good view. They create a path to cross between Casey’s and the ice cream shop. If you stand right in the line there is a break in the crowd so no one is directly in front of you. I am 5’2” and had a great view.

  3. I have tried many spots and the hub is still my favorite . The one place to try if you get the chance is behind the castle . It is an awesome experience . You don’t see the display on the castle but the fireworks are spectacular!! Really cool to see them all around you. We will never forget it !

  4. There are lots of really good spots to watch the castle fireworks show. And wow there are lots of bad spots. For some reason that I can’t explain, I ended up on a bridge to the right of the castle. When the fireworks began, what????? Large trees blocked out the show. No where to run, no where to hide. I was missing the show and found myself running from spot to spot. I didn’t want to block anyones view. I tried to stay within the white tape lines. I was redirected many times by patient cast members. The next thing I knew, I was standing in the Main Street Confectionery. The show was over; I missed most of it. I will never be that person who stakes out a spot hours before the fireworks. I have resolved to get firmly planted somewhere very near the castle, perhaps a half hour before. Nothing worse than feeling like a homeless person, running from place to place to find the perfect viewing spot while fireworks are bursting overhead. Viewer beware

  5. Our preference in on the spoke towards Tomorrowland. You may not have the perfect straight-on view of the castle, but you don’t have to stake out a spot super early, and Tinkerbell flies directly over your head!