Is there anything more magical than watching the fireworks in Magic Kingdom?
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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…”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
It’s up to you, though, to decide if the upcharge for a dessert cruise is worth it.
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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What’s your favorite spot to watch fireworks in Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.