• On May 22, 2017
    Joshua from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a dinner reservation at Cinderella's Castle for 9:35 pm will we be able to see the fireworks?

    Hi Joshua,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Cinderella and her princess friends are thrilled that you all are joining them for dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table!

    On your arrival day, fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and are estimated to last 18 minutes. You can use the calendar feature on the Happily Ever After website to confirm the fireworks time for the exact date of your visit.

    On our prior visits to Cinderella's Royal Table, we have been allowed to check-in about 10 minutes before our scheduled dining time. If this time frame remains the same during your visit, you will be outside of the castle during the fireworks show. The crowds can be intense so I suggest that you make your way behind the castle at least 30-45 minutes prior to your scheduled dining reservation. You can find a vantage point behind the castle to view some of the fireworks while you wait.

    Several years ago, we almost missed a Fast Pass+ reservation at Princess Fairytale Hall (which is close to Cinderella's Royal Table) because we did not allot enough time to get through the crowds on Main Street, U.S.A.  It took us 40 minutes to get from the park entrance to Princess Fairytale Hall and, once we finally got behind the castle, we actually had to run. 

    If you are planning to visit Magic Kingdom on more than one day, you can find a better viewing spot on that day. Although we love the fireworks show, we often take advantage of the shorter ride times while everyone is enjoying the fireworks. 

    Joshua, remember that visiting princesses dress like royalty during their visit. We bring our princess attire from home! 

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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