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  • On Sep 1, 2014
    Nn from OH 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.

    We're coming to WDW in Oct. We were hoping to see Wishes from one of the hotels the night we arrive but it isn't scheduled. Can we see Celebrate the Magic from outside the park? Or do you have another suggestion to kick off our Disney vacation?

    Hi NN,

    I've got good news for you. Even though Wishes isn't scheduled on October 16, the night of your arrival, there is a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that night, which means there will be fireworks that are visible from the Contemporary, Polynesian Village or Grand Floridian resorts or from the boat dock at the Transportation and Ticket Center.

    The Happy HalloWishes fireworks are staged at 9:30 p.m. on party nights, so plan accordingly.

    Regarding Celebrate the Magic: I really think you need to be inside Magic Kingdom to get the full effect of the projection show.

    I hope that helps. If time allows, I would plan dinner in one of the Magic Kingdom area restaurants, even if you just have time for a counter service meal. My family loves to ride the monorail from hotel to hotel, stroll through the shops and get a snack or drink in each. (I'm dying to check out the new Pineapple Lanai at Polynesian Village for a Dole Whip. It just opened this week!)

    Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you as your vacation gets closer. I'm happy to help. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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