• On Jan 2, 2018
    Linda from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to be able to watch the nightly shows and fireworks at the parks. I know some of the shows do not require a valid park admission. Which shows do not require a park ticket and which ones do require a park ticket?

    Hi Linda!

    Walt Disney World Resort has amazing Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars! That link takes you to a list of all of them. To get the full experience (lasers, projections, etc.) you would need theme park admission to all of the shows listed other than the Electrical Water Pageant, which takes place on the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.

    Three of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks have nighttime shows with fireworks that can be viewed from outside the parks. Your best bet is at one of the surrounding resorts where you can find many places that pipe in the music from the show. The music definitely adds to it!

    Magic Kingdom Park - viewing is available at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  A magical suggestion is to make a reservation the day of the fireworks at California Grill, a restaurant on top of Disney's Contemporary Resort. Even if you can't get a time during the fireworks presentation, you can always come back during the show to watch. You can walk outside and watch it from high above. They pipe the music in and it is breathtaking!

    Epcot- A great viewing area for these fireworks is around Disney's Boardwalk.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios- There are viewing areas from Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Beach andYacht Club Resorts and Swan and Dolphin Hotels. It's a good idea to ask a Cast Member for recommendations on where to stand once you arrive.

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions and enjoy the show!
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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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