Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Sep 25, 2013
    Anastasia from TX 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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    My husband and I will be celebrating our 21 anniversary while on our Disney World vacation. Is there a good spot to see fireworks when you are not planning on going into a park that night, or something special going on at any of the resorts that evening?

    Hi Anastasia,

    What a lovely way to celebrate your 21st anniversary, with a trip to Walt Disney World!

    My favorite place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from that is not inside of the Magic Kingdom is the beach at Disney's Polynesian Resort. The view from there is front and center - you will be looking directly at Cinderella Castle. If you are also looking for a nice dinner to celebrate, you can view the fireworks from both Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, as well as from California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort. I really enjoy the food at both of these restaurants. For a special occasion, I would recommend California Grill. If you eat a meal at California Grill early in the evening, if you save your receipt, you can return to the restaurant to watch the fireworks from their observation decks. 

    As to something special at the resorts that evening, there are many special events throughout the holiday season at Walt Disney World. If you do plan to be in the Magic Kingdom area, I might suggest a monorail ride around to the resorts to check out their beautiful decorations. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa even has a giant gingerbread house!

    I have one more idea for you to make fireworks viewing extra special for you anniversary: a fireworks cruise. I have been able to take a fireworks cruise to see the fireworks both at Epcot and Magic Kingdom. I really enjoyed each. A private boat, with your own captain, will take you on a tour of the waterways. Then, your boat will have a prime location to view the fireworks. This is truly a magical experience.

    I hope that this gives you some ideas for your celebration, Anastasia! Have a great time planning, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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