Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 12, 2020
    Suzanne from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am coming to Disney this July My granddaughter has a hearing disability She can not handle the loud bang from fireworks Is there anywhere she can watch without the loud sounds

    Hi Suzanne!

    My own Mouseketeer has issues with the loudness of fireworks, so much so that we have a pair of child-sized 'hearing protection earmuffs" that I cannot recommend highly enough. We used to run and hide in a shop or attraction during the evening entertainment, but not anymore! They also come in super handy for shows, parades or attractions that he deems too loud. Of Disney's four theme parks, three have nightly fireworks shows that you'll need to plan around:

    Magic Kingdom Park: While the fireworks can be seen from a few other lands, the noise still may be a bit too much. I recommend watching with ear protection from Frontierland (near Splash Mountain) or near the Main Street U.S.A. Train Station. OR, if you didn't mind leaving the park, the outdoor beaches at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort as well as Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa have outstanding views of the fireworks without the loud booms. The hotels even pipe in the music of the show! Pro Tip: Check the times for Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire, an outdoor stage show, because it does feature maybe two minutes of daytime fireworks and I don't want y'all to be caught off guard.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: This park gets pretty loud as well. I think she'd be fine during Fantasmic! which does feature a handful of fireworks if wearing earmuffs. Your best bet for watching this fireworks show may be from as close to the entrance of this park as possible, but you'll still need hearing protection. Another option would be a dining reservation at Topolino's Terrace. Or more creatively, try to hop on a Disney Skyliner gondola, the route between Disney's Caribbean Beach and Epcot, at the time that the show is set to start and you should have a bird's eye view but without the loudness.

    Epcot: The show here takes place in the World Showcase lagoon, and can be pretty loud from the various countries. You can't really view this show elsewhere in Epcot, but I do have some ideas. There are a handful of indoor dining locations that have water views, such as Tokyo Dining, Spice Road Table and La Hacienda de San Angel. You can also partly see this show from the Disney Skyliner. But another good option would be from Disney's BoardWalk. If viewing from here the fireworks will be right behind the ESPN Club, but if you stand near Jellyrolls you'll also see a beautiful reflection in the water.

    I hope this information helped to better plan your upcoming Disney Days, Suzanne, and We'll See You Real Soon!
    ~Kristen
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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 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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