• On Jul 16, 2008
    Krista from ON 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.

    Are you better to leave a park a bit earlier before the fireworks end?

    If you have tired children or the adults in your party are too tired to see the magic of sparkling lights in the sky, I would definitely leave prior to the evening's main entertainment such as Wishes at the Magic Kingdom or Illuminations at Epcot.

    If you decide to exit the Magic Kingdom and guests are already standing along Main Street, you'll want to make your exit through the shops. I take my child's hand and lead the way through the stores with my hubby following us. We make our way to the hub near the Main Street railroad station and then exit the park. Trying to exit (especially if any of you are already dragging) via the street or curb on Main Street can really put your last ounce of patience to the test. Go through the stores!

    If you stay for the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, you'll find great views from the front of the castle. But you'll find quiet places in Toontown, Fantasyland and Adventureland. Try riding Dumbo or Big Thunder Mountain during the fireworks. Simply magical. Exit the ride and watch the remainder of the show. Then stop for a snack. Let the crowd move shoulder to shoulder ahead of you. Remain where you are and enjoy the peacefulness.

    Then, slowly stroll down Main Street.

    This strategy works for the other parks with evening entertainment too. Either be prepared to leave early or to linger after the show. This will make the ending to your evening much more "happily ever after" !
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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