Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Oct 6, 2011
    Teresa from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving in Orlando around 9pm on New Years Eve. We'd like to watch fireworks from one of the parks but don't plan to enter the parks that night. Where is the best spot around Disney to watch them? Do all parks have them at midnight?

    Hi Teresa! On New Year's Eve fireworks are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. at Epcot, and for 8:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. in Magic Kingdom. You may view Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from several places outside the Magic Kingdom, including some excellent Disney Dining venues. I recommend making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) at one of the following Disney Dining locations: Narcoossee's, 'Ohana, or California Grill. These restaurants offer great views of Wishes. In addition, they turn down the lights and pipe-in the Wishes soundtrack inside the restaurant. The observation deck at California Grill in Disney's Contemporary Resort is my favorite spot for viewing Wishes. This location is exclusively reserved for patrons of the California Grill and Bar on the same day. The beach at Disney's Polynesian Resort offers fantastic views of Wishes. The show's audio is piped-in through several ground-level speakers along the sidewalk. Other options include the boat dock and outside observation deck near Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The Gasparilla Grill Patio provides some very nice views of Wishes too. Be sure to book your ADR now by calling (407) WDW-DINE or reserve online. Another option is to plan on doing a Specialty Cruise to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot. Read more about this option HERE. These popular venues do tend to fill up very quickly so I would encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Enjoy the New Year's fireworks at the Walt Disney World Resort!
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