• On Dec 29, 2018
    Rebecca from SC 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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    We are arriving in January for our stay in the DVC Villas at Grand Floridian with a lake view. What is your best recommendation on views to be able to see the fireworks at MK and still be close to the main resort?

    Hello Rebecca! 

    It looks like your visit is coming up soon and I can’t think of any place more iconic to stay than Disney's Grand Floridian Resort! I recently stayed at the resort, and texted my husband saying that the florals and decorations were #decoratinggoals! One of the best things about the resort is it’s a quick monorail stop to Magic Kingdom. This proximity allows you to experience the spectacular fireworks from multiple areas on the resort grounds.

    For a private viewing from your balcony, I would suggest a higher floor with a villa that faces north. Not only will you be able to view the fireworks, but you will have a sweeping view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the nightly Electrical Water Pageant that circulates the Deluxe Resorts.

    If you would prefer to dine under the dancing lights of Happily Ever After, I suggest heading over to Gasparilla Island Grill where you can enjoy a quick-service dinner on the patio with a spectacular view of Cinderella Castle. The marina area is a favorite amongst guests for nighttime viewing!

    Now, an even more enchanting way to view the fireworks is a Fireworks Cruise on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon. You will depart from the Grand Floridian Marina on a chartered boat. Once onboard you will experience synchronized audio to fully immerse you in the Happily Ever After experience. Wow, just WOW!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I wish you a spectacular vacation!

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Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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