• On Aug 20, 2019
    Laura from GA 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 will be visiting MK this fall & we will be staying offsite at a vacation rental. We would like to watch the MK fireworks from the Polynesian. Would we be able to park at the resort for that purpose or must we also have a dining reservation?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura!

    I’m so excited to hear you’ve got an autumn visit to the Walt Disney World Resort planned. I’m headed there in a few days (eeeeek!) and I cannot wait to see the Mickey pumpkins and fall décor all around Magic Kingdom Park. It’s truly spook-tacular!

    My family really enjoys watching Magic Kingdom Park’s Happily Ever After fireworks from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. I adore Florida’s sunsets, and the breeze on the water, combined with sand between my toes (and a Dole Whip in my hand) give this beach all the vacation vibes. They even pipe in the show’s soundtrack!

    Laura, Guests are welcome to visit Walt Disney World Resort hotels to dine, shop, or explore, and are usually welcome to park for free for up to three hours while enjoying the resort. I have been able to park at the resort while enjoying the fireworks from the beach without having a dining reservation, but this is at the discretion of the Security Cast Member, and really depends on how busy the resort is on the night you visit. It’s possible you will be asked to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and then take the monorail to the resort instead. Be sure to build lots of time into your plan in case you’re asked to do this, or plan to just head straight to Magic Kingdom Park's parking lot and take the monorail.

    I hope you enjoy the fireworks and your time visiting Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The beach is fabulous, but there’s a lot to see and enjoy around the resort, so give yourself time for some exploring. Whether you decide to pick up an iconic pineapple Dole Whip at Pineapple Lanai, or a tiki cocktail from Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace, there are lots of delicious drinks and tasty treats to enjoy as you take in the breathtaking show. Enjoy those vacation vibes!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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