EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 16, 2014
    Carolan from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi again! TY in advance! Is it true that I can dine at California Grill at 5:00 & come back with my voucher/receipt for the 10:00 Wishes Fireworks show? If so, do we view from observation deck or lounge? Can we come to lounge early (9:30) and have a d


    One of the benefits of enjoying dinner at California Grill is that, yes, you may return to the restaurant's observation deck to view Wishes, even if your dining reservation was at 5:00 p.m. earlier in the evening. If there is a seat in the lounge or at the bar when you return, you are welcome to order and enjoy a drink before the fireworks.

    Keep in mind that the view you will have of Wishes from the Observation Deck is not what you'd expect. From an engineering aspect, it is interesting to see how far back from the castle Disney shoots the fireworks. If you've seen Wishes many times, this viewpoint is like an insider's tour, in my opinion. If this will be your one and only time, I'd recommend viewing the fireworks from the boat launch of the Ticket & Transportation Center or the Polynesian Resort's beach for a frontal view that envelopes the castle.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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