General Magic Kingdom Fireworks
  • On Apr 1, 2023
    Brittany from CO 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 at Cinderella’s Royal Table at 7:05 and the fireworks show starts at 9. We really want to see the full show/projections on the castle. Will it be possible? If so, where should we plan to watch the fireworks from after dinner?

    Hey, howdy, hey, Brittany, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet to find answers to vacationing at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    If there is an enchanted experience that rises above the rest (literally), it is dining at Cinderella's Royal Table. You have plenty of time to eat, visit with Cinderella and her distinguished Guests, get a good spot in front of the castle, and see the fireworks. Typically, a table-service dining experience lasts about 60 minutes to enjoy the meal, entertainment, and, of course, recharge for the next adventure. After you finish I suggest everyone head to your fireworks viewing area or at least one member of your party find a spot while the others use the My Disney Experience app to check Wait Times to enjoy a quick attraction.

    There are many fantastic places to watch evening shows at Magic Kingdom Park. My favorite is at the intersection of Main Street, U.S.A., and the Plaza Hub adjacent to either Casey's Corner or the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. I like this place best even though it is crowded because you have a full unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle and the dazzling colored pyrotechnics above. Any place in front of Cinderella Castle will allow you to see the fireworks but the closer you get to the castle the better view of the castle's animated projections and less of the magnificence of the fireworks.

    You are in for a real treat, Happily Ever After fireworks are returning to Magic Kingdom Park before you arrive so you will see one of the best castle shows and listen to the best soundtrack, in my opinion, ever. My favorite part is when Touch the Sky from  Disney•Pixar's Brave plays. If you are wearing a MagicBand+, watch the band light up in sync with the show's music. It happens automagically.

    planDisney Pro Tip: After the fireworks finish and the lights around Magic Kingdom Park brighten, the people traffic will be dense as Guests leave and go shopping. I recommend you wait at least 30 minutes after the fireworks finish before leaving. We typically head into Tomorrowland to ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover or over to Pirate of the Caribbean in Adventureland to wind down the evening.

    Brittany, I hope this information helps you. Please write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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