• On Aug 1, 2019
    Sarah from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    About how early should we arrive to lock down a good spot for viewing Happily Ever After and/or Once Upon a Time?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sarah. I'm so glad you stopped by with this great question!

     I simply love the nighttime spectaculars at the Walt Disney World Resort. I can't think of a better way to end a pixie-dusted day in the theme parks than experiencing the magic of Disney storytelling with my precious family! Happily Ever After is my absolute favorite nighttime spectacular of all time. It makes tear up every single time I see it! As a general rule, my family likes to find a good viewing spot for Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After about an hour before the first show starts. Before we sit down, we like to order hot dogs, french fries, and lemonade from Casey's Corner so we can picnic while we wait for the show to start! 

     To guarantee priority viewing for these fan-favorite shows, I recommend booking the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace or the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing. These enchanting extras combine some of my very favorite things - delicious treats and sweets along with incredible views of Happily Ever After! What could be better than that?

     I hope this was helpful, Sarah. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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