Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 29, 2010
    Debra from WI 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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    We will be heading to Disney World at the end of July. My daughter loves fireworks, but gets scared by the loud noise. Can you give me any advice on the various displays and how loud they are? Also, maybe the best place to view them from. Thanks.

    Hi Debra!

    YAY!  Your trip is coming up SO quickly!  How exciting!  I have to say the firework shows are one of our favorite things to watch at WDW, but they can be quite scary for those that don't like loud noises.  One of our sons has the same issue.  There are multiple approaches:

    1. Watch the fireworks from FAR AWAY.  At Magic Kingdom, try the Train Station at the end of Main Street, USA.  In Epcot we usually stand at the between the Fountain of Nations and World Showcase--if they are ok with that distance, then you can try moving closer the next time you view them.  Depending on how sensitive your daughter is, you could go with an even safer distance like the beach at the Polynesian Resort.  The show is still visible, but the sound would be minimal. 

    2.  Ear plugs--depending on how old your daughter is, these could work, although it can be tricky to get them in correctly.  We've used these with mixed results.

    3.  The BEST idea I've seen for kids that need to be able to control the sound are earmuffs.  Baby Banz makes some cool looking ones for children, and we'll be purchasing some for our son this year. 

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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