• On Aug 30, 2018
    Diane from IL 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.

    So we're interested in the Epcot Illuminations fireworks show - "Christmas edition" We're planning to visit Epcot on Thursday, November 15 with a 2-year old and a 4-year old, what time does it start and best spot to view with our toddlers? Thanks!

    Dear Diane,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    This year, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays does not begin until November 18, so your dates may be slightly too early. Is there any chance that you will still be on vacation on November 18? If so, you would be able to take in all of the sights and sounds of Epcot during the holidays, including IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, at 9pm that evening.

    If you can't alter your plans, I assure you that you will love Illuminations: Reflections of Earth on your chosen night as well! I find this particular fireworks show to be the best for viewing of all of the fireworks shows, since the World Showcase offers so many magical locations from which to view it and there are rarely deep crowds in any one location. Some folks believe that the bridge between England and France is a top location, followed by Italy and World Showcase Plaza. Truthfully, I have enjoyed it from any angle! It's such a beautiful show!

    Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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