Beauty and the Beast at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 23, 2023
    Kalley from TX 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 have dinner reservations for BOG at 7:45…fireworks start at 9:00… I realize we won’t make it back down to watch the show in front of Cinderella’s castle, but is there a good place to just see the actual fireworks from somewhere outside of Beasts castle?

    Hi Kalley. Thank you for bringing your question to us here at planDisney.

    You are in for such a treat when dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park. I've eaten there numerous times and it's always a standout. The ambiance, the food, the Beast walking around the restaurant occasionally...you just can't get better than that. While The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is definitely a close second. Did you know that the snow falling outside the windows of the Grand Ballroom in the restaurant comes from the original animation used for the movie? Such a cool detail! As far as the food goes, the menu is outstanding. I love the French Onion Soup and everyone raves about the Center-Cut Filet Mignon (I eat mostly vegetarian so I can't vouch for it, but it really is a hit with most Guests).

    To answer your question, you can see the fireworks on the bridge outside of Be Our Guest Restaurant. However, you will not be able to view the projections and lighting effects on the castle as you will technically be behind the castle. You also may miss some of the lower fireworks. If that's okay with you, you will get a very unique view of the fireworks with a lot fewer crowds. I have walked around Fantasyland before while the fireworks were going off and it was actually quite magical. There weren't many people and the fireworks illuminated the attractions in a way that just added a little more whimsy to the area. 

    If you would like the full fireworks experience, I would suggest checking to see if another reservation opens up at Be Our Guest Restaurant as your dining date gets closer. Many times people will change their plans, cancel their reservation or rearrange it, and then those reservations are opened up to others. If you can get an earlier reservation, you'll have more time to make your way to the front of the castle.

    Kalley, no matter where you view the fireworks, you're bound to create some very special memories while watching them. And since you're going in mid-April, the show will be Happily Ever After, which is hands down my favorite nighttime spectacular.

    If you have any questions in the future, please feel free to reach out again. We are always happy to help!

    Try the grey stuff, it's delicious,
    Matt
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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