• On Oct 30, 2016
    Melinda from ON 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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    Headed to disney in Jan with a four and 2 yo. We would like to watch fireworks one night. We are staying at pop century which I know has a dedicated bus. Any tips for where to watch so we can get out of the park and to the bus before things get busy?

    Hi Melinda,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. As you have probably guessed, many guests head for the exits as soon as the fireworks end. I assume you are asking about the Wishes nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom, but the same basic advice also applies to IllumiNations at Epcot and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Hollywood Studios.

    To get out ahead of most of the crowd at Magic Kingdom, I'd suggest watching Wishes from the area in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad station at the beginning of Main Street USA. That way, you can turn and be headed to the exit as soon as the finale concludes. That should put you in good position for the next bus to Pop Century.

    At Epcot, for IllumiNations, the fastest exit is from the area at the entrance to the World Showcase. At Hollywood Studios, it's from the beginning of Hollywood Boulevard (though the farther you are from Great Movie Ride, the more difficulty you will have seeing the projection part of the show). 

    Here's another tip from my family: If we notice that the Art of Animation bus line is significantly shorter than the one for Pop Century, we hop on the AoA bus and then take the walkway across Hourglass Lake to Pop. The walk takes just a few minutes and has on occasion saved us a good bit of time when the Pop Century line was long.

    I hope that helps you, Melinda. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy your time with your family!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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