Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Cinderella's Castle During Fireworks
  • On Jun 15, 2024
    Jocelyn from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are dining at CRT at 7:30 but want to make it to the firework show at 9:20. Is this doable? What time would we have to leave the castle in order to make it?

    Greetings Jocelyn, and welcome to planDisney!

    I love a good theme park strategy, and I'm here for anyone looking to do as much as possible on all of their Disney adventures. It looks like you've got yourself a dining reservation and a nighttime spectacular with precious minutes in between, so let's break it down to see what you might need to prepare for in order to make it happen:

    • According to the Walt Disney World Resort website, Cinderella's Royal Table recommends the following: "If you wish to see the show or explore the park, please depart the castle at least 20 minutes before showtime." This dining experience can take well over an hour as you make your way through each course and await the visiting royalty making their way around to each table, and even before you are seated you may be required to wait in a queue to be greeted by Cinderella herself. The Cast Members recommend letting your server know whether you'd like to dash away sooner in order to be out and back into Magic Kingdom Park in time for fireworks (without losing any glass slippers in the process), but there's no guarantee with how successful this may be on the actual evening.
    However in the event that you might not be able to make it out in time before everything is roped off both in and out of Cinderella Castle, you may still be able to watch fireworks looking out onto Fantasyland from that rare viewing spot just after exiting Cinderella's Royal Table - where you're still safely condoned off but free of the crowds for a unique private-feeling experience. Since you'd need to trek all the way around and through Tomorrowland in order to get closer to see the projections on the front of Cinderella Castle anyway, I'd personally choose to watch it from within Fantasyland itself for a fireworks moment that surrounds you. I hope it works out for you in the end Jocelyn; come back to planDisney to let us know how it went and feel free to submit any questions you might have for more tips or tricks from our team!

    Wishing you all the best on your quest to make it out in time to see the show!
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