• On Sep 15, 2016
    Todd from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I was curious, we are staying off property our first two nights on our next trip (no avail. @ Disney:-() Anyway, is it possible we can drive to the Polynesian to watch fireworks from the beach? Wasn't sure if we would be allowed or not, thanks!

    Hi Todd,

    I'm sorry you are missing out on a couple of nights in a Walt Disney World resort on your upcoming vacation, but it sounds as if you are going to find ways to make the best of it. There are several places at the monorail resorts to get a view of the Wishes nighttime spectacular, and the Seven Seas Lagoon area of the Polynesian Village Resort is one of the best.

    You also can see the show from the Grand Floridian resort, in the area near Narcoossee's restaurant; from the ferry dock area of the Transportation and Ticket Center; or, my personal favorite, from the observation decks attached to the California Grill atop the Contemporary. Access to the California Grill deck is limited to those with dining reservations.

    Parking at the monorail resorts, especially the Polynesian, is often at a premium and is limited to guests staying at those resorts and those with dining reservations. So, to assure access to parking, I would suggest combining Wishes with dinner at 'Ohana or Kona Cafe at the Polynesian or one of the the other restaurants at the Contemporary or Grand Floridian.

    Your other option is to park in the regular Magic Kingdom lot. You can watch Wishes from the ferry dock at the Transportation and Ticket Center (complete with soundtrack) or take the short walk to the Polynesian. 

    I hope that helps with your plans. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Wishing you a magical vacation with your family!

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