• On Mar 24, 2017
    Alex from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    At the end of the day at the Magic Kingdom is there a way to view the fireworks show and get to the buses before they get swamped with people. My wife does not do well with claustrophobic situations.

    Hello Alex! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Like your wife, I find it difficult to be in crowded areas and there are a few instances at Magic Kingdom where it pays to know where to experience amazing entertainment without being surrounded. The best example of this is Wishes Nighttime Spectacular Fireworks Show.

    The ideal location to view the fireworks is directly in front of Cinderella Castle, but it can be shoulder-to-shoulder crowded. As well, staking out a spot in front of Cinderella Castle will guarantee a crowded exit from the park.

    My favorite spot to watch fireworks at Magic Kingdom and bid a hasty exit afterwards without feeling crowded is on the second level of the Walt Disney World Railroad Main Street, U.S.A. platform. After the fireworks, we are usually some of the first Guests to exit the Park.

    Another amazing experience for Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is on the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.  It is an Endlessly Magical experience sitting comfortably on the beach with a Dole Whip from Luau Cove in hand and plenty of room to relax.

    Even if you get on the first bus leaving Magic Kingdom, it may still be crowded. Some of the shops in Main Street, U.S.A. stay open for about an hour after the Fireworks, so it may be worth it to relax in the emptying Magic Kingdom and wait for the bus lines to lighten up before retiring back to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

    Enjoy the Show!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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