• On Aug 28, 2018
    Jocelyn from MD 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.

    My family has a 7:15pm reservation at CRT. Will we be able to see the fireworks that evening from dinner? We are traveling in late January, not sure what time the fireworks are at that time of year. Can't wait for our trip!

    Hi there, Jocelyn!

    Congratulations on scoring one of the most sought after dining reservations in all of Walt Disney World Resort. There's something particularly magical about dining at Cinderella's Royal Table. It's an experience you won't want to miss.

    It appears that Happily Ever After begins at 8 p.m. most days in late January. If that is the case the night you are scheduled to dine in Cinderella Castle at 7:15 p.m., you won't be able to see much of the fireworks display that evening, and you certainly don't want to rush your dinner. Savor every moment while you are there. 

    Would it be possible for you to see Happily Ever After another evening? Perhaps you have a day set aside to shop at Disney Springs. That would be a fabulous night to watch the fireworks over Magic Kingdom Park. If you don't have a theme park ticket for that day, hop on over to the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. They pipe in the music that accompanies the fireworks and you'll have an excellent vantage point to enjoy that evening's fireworks from there. You may even want to grab a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai to enjoy before the show. 

    The other option, of course, is to call Disney Dining at (407) 939-3463, or (407) WDW-DINE, to see if it would be possible to move your reservation a bit earlier. I think a 6 p.m. reservation would give you plenty of time to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace before heading back out into the park to watch Happily Ever After.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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