Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 8, 2013
    Cynthia from IL 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.

    Have ADR our first night Kona 620p. Will arrive noon, plan to go to MK. Should we view Wishes from Poly after dinner or try to get back to MK in time? Have heard you can see from beach. Mom will have ECV, will she be able to get there too?

    Hi Cynthia,

    Starting your vacation with the Magic Kingdom and a delicious meal at Kona Cafe followed by a viewing of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular sounds wonderful!

    I checked, and currently Wishes is listed as an 8:00 p.m. showing for your first night. Therefore, I recommend that you stay at Disney's Polynesian Resort and watch Wishes from the beach. One you have finished your dinner and wait for transportation back the Magic Kingdom, I think that you will be very rushed. Also, the later you get to Magic Kingdom, the harder it is to find a good spot from which to watch the show.

    Typically, I recommend that the nighttime shows be viewed from within the theme parks; however, Disney's Polynesian Resort beach is the exception. You have a straight-ahead view of Cinderella Castle and the fireworks overhead. On a recent trip, my family watched the fireworks from this beach with fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelists Stephanie, Jacqui, and Kirsten and their families. It is truly one of my favorite memories from Walt Disney World. Do be sure to check the time for Wishes as you get closer to your vacation as it is subject to change. You can do this by clicking on the link I gave and then changing the date. 

    As to your mom using an electric conveyance vehicle (ECV), I think that she will be fine to get to the beach at Disney's Polynesian Resort. There are sidewalks right up to the beach. I am not sure if she is able to transfer out of her ECV and navigate sand at all, but if she can walk a few steps on the sand with your assistance, you could pull up a beach chair right to the sidewalk at the back of the beach an you would still have a wonderful view.

    Have a great time planning your trip, Cynthia, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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