Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 25, 2023
    Alyse from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, my family will be attending Disney world May2023. We will be celebrating our 2 children May birthdays. My daughter 5 and son 9. We are looking for parks to plan for 4 days there. We are staying off Disney grounds. What time is fireworks?

    Hi Alyse,

    Welcome to planDisney and a very merry unbirthday to you! As you know, we each have one birthday per year but as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland explains, we all have 364 unbirthdays- so there is always cause for celebration! I love that you'll be celebrating your children's special days at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Be sure to stop by Guest Relations to pick up complimentary birthday buttons for them to wear during your visit. 

    Now, Alyse I want to be sure you are fully prepared for your upcoming trip. I'm not sure if you've already purchased your tickets, but please know that a theme park reservation is required in addition to valid admission for each day you plan to visit the parks. If you have not already done so be sure your tickets are linked in your My Disney Experience account. You can do this online or via the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Once linked, you'll be able to make a theme park reservation for each day of your admission entitlements. I'd recommend doing this as soon as possible to ensure you get to experience your top-priority parks.

    A 4-day visit will allow you to experience each of the theme parks, but if you're looking to avoid back-to-back park days I'll share my top picks. Magic Kingdom Park is a must-do and the iconic view of Cinderella Castle at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. is what most guests picture when thinking of Walt Disney World Resort. You'll definitely want to spend a full day there enjoying the nostalgic attractions in Fantasyland and exploring the adventures that await in other areas of the park. There's so much to see, but my family never misses Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad when we visit. Happily Ever After, which is in my opinion the best nighttime spectacular, typically occurs nightly, weather permitting. The fireworks, music, and storytelling are so captivating you definitely won't want to miss it! This show is scheduled at 9 p.m. or 9:20 p.m. depending on when you'll visit in May, but this may be subject to change. It's best to review the events calendar or double-check the My Disney Experience App on the day of your visit.

    I'd also recommend spending some time in Andy's backyard over at Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's such a fun, colorful and immersive area to explore! We especially love a ride on Slinky Dog Dash and later competing for top score on Toy Story Mania! We always celebrate with a delicious Jack-Jack's Num Num Cookie afterward, too. Talk about a sweet victory!

    If you have more questions or need help planning your park day itineraries please feel free to come back and let me know. I'd be happy to help!

    Wishing you magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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