• On Jul 26, 2019
    Jody from MI 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.

    first time with kids 17&12 in Jan 13-15,2020. 12yr old special needs can't handle large crowds. Have reservations hoopdeedoo to avoid leaving when park closes but really want fireworks. Any ideas to watch but not leave with crowd

    Hello there, Jody! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and ask your Walt Disney World Resort vacation question! 

    The Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars are one of my favorite ways of celebrating the end of a full day of magic at Walt Disney World Resort! There's just something so nostalgic about watching the brilliant combination of classic music, cutting-edge technology, and stunning fireworks! It can take bit more planning to organize your viewing experience as a Guest with disabilities but, hopefully, I can provide you with a few tips from my own and others' experiences! 

    Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom is a captivating collection of music, projections, and, of course, fireworks! As the perfect grand finale to your day at the Magic Kingdom, it's no wonder this Nighttime Spectacular is wildly popular! One way of minimizing your interactions with the crowds would be to book a Fireworks Dessert Party experience for you and your family. Guests attending these events have access to special VIP viewing areas for the show in addition to a buffet of mouthwatering snacks! 

    If you would like to avoid the Magic Kingdom altogether, I would recommend taking in Happily Ever After from one of the nearby Disney Resort hotels. These locations will likely be significantly less crowded during and directly after the Nighttime Spectacular ends. My personal favorite place to view fireworks is the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. The musical accompaniment from Happily Ever After is actually piped in via speakers so you have a fully immersive experience! 

    I hope this gives you a few options to consider during your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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