• On Dec 30, 2017
    Maria from TX 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.

    How close can I get to the castle for FA fireworks? We enjoy an immersive, un-obstructed view of fireworks & prefer to get as close as possible "behind the rope" spot. Also, where is the closest bench/seating/ledge to castle?

    Hi Maria! It's so nice to be writing a fellow Texan. 

    Walt Disney World Resort debuted Magic Kingdom Park's newest fireworks and nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After, this last May. It really is an amazing sight to be seen that includes so much more than just fireworks, so you really want to make sure that you see it from the right location. 

    A lot of older tips that are out there on search engines and a certain inspiration board website suggest Fantasyland, which is behind Cinderella Castle, as an amazing secret and uncrowded location to view Wishes, which was the name of the fireworks program that preceded Happily Ever After.  And they weren't wrong; I've viewed them from that area and was satisfied. However you do lose a lot of the new show's elements from that area. 

    I'm going to suggest that the best place to view Happily Ever After is from the dead center of the hub area, just in front of the Partners Statue. Follow Main Street U.S.A. towards the Castle; the street will eventually open up to what is known as the hub, a series of sidewalks and a street all in a circular shape that will lead you to any land in direction of the entirety of Magic Kingdom. In the direct center of the hub is an amazing statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, holding hands and gazing at what they both created together. It is right in front of that statue that I would recommend to take in Happily Ever After, which is so much more than just fireworks. 

    Another really cool element of Happily Ever After is that Made With Magic products sync with the spectacular, so now you can glow with the show! 

    I hope this helped with your planning and we'll see you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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