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  • On Dec 17, 2012
    Lynde from NC 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.

    We are excited to be coming to Disney in February with our 7 year old, and our last trip I remember having some issues finding the best spot to watch the nightly fireworks show. Any recommendations? Love the Mom's panel!

    Hi Lynde!

    Congratulations on planning your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.  February is a great time to visit the theme parks, with cooler weather and lighter crowds, you and your family will be able to enjoy the newest attractions such as Under The Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest restaurant, Gaston's Tavern in Magic Kingdom and the re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, to name a few.

    Seeing as there are two premiere fireworks shows, Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, occurring nightly at Magic Kingdom, and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, also nightly at Epcot.  When choosing your viewing spot, factor in crowds and the mass exodus that happens post any fireworks show.  Recently, I've found that standing on the bridge from the hub into Liberty Square is a great place to see Celebrate the Magic and Wishes.  Plus, you remain out of the way as crowds exit, and make your way leisurely out of the park.  Another place is right across the water by The Plaza Restaurant.  It's a great view of Cinderella Castle, and puts you close enough to the exits.

    As for Illuminations, I would suggest the small bridge right outside of the Italy Pavilion in World Showcase.  The views are spectacular here, and, if you arrive early, you can snag a seat on one of the steps.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
    -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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