AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Mar 2, 2015
    Jodie from MI 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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    My family, 3 adults 2 teens, will be staying at AofA Aug 30-Spt 5. We are looking for a quieter spot to view Fireworks. I've been given different opinions from friends, even the possibility of viewing them from certain resorts. Any suggestions?

    Hi, Jodie!  We've always gone to either the beach at the Polynesian Resort or to the observation deck at the Contemporary Resort to see the fireworks.  Once you've left the theme park, it's nice to have the option to view Wishes from the Magic Kingdom in a less chaotic area, and we've always found the crowds at both of those locations to be more than manageable.  Except on holidays, the beach at the Polynesian has usually been pretty quiet, and the view is magnificent.

    Another spot you can see the fireworks is from out at the marina at the Grand Floridian.  We don't usually go there, because I think the view from the Polynesian can't be beaten, but you don't usually find many people at the Grand Floridian.

    You can access any of these resorts from the monorail or using Walt Disney World transportation.  If you have your own car, you can get a temporary parking pass for these resorts.  They usually allow a couple of hours for shopping, dining, or even fireworks viewing.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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