• On Jul 16, 2017
    Marilyn from MA 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.

    If Magic Kingdom closes 8:00 pm and fireworks are at 8:00 pm, are you allowed to stay and watch the fireworks if you are NOT staying on Disney property? My husband and I are in late 60's and have been coming to Disney World since it opened, 23 times.

    Hi, Marilyn!

    Wow! I love to learn about someone who has been experiencing the magic of Disney since the beginning, and I'm sure you've seen lots of magical things happen at the Walt Disney World Resort over the last 45 years! One of the latest is the new fireworks show that premiered at Magic Kingdom back in May. My family was in awe when we saw Happily Ever After for the first time a few weeks ago. It was just breathtaking, and I can't pinpoint my favorite part because we loved it all-the amazing special effects, unforgettable music and the way the sky around Magic Kingdom was all-aglow by the colorful fireworks. I wish I could have watched it over and over again!

    It sounds like you'll have a chance to experience this magnificent show on an upcoming visit to Magic Kingdom. All Guests, those staying on-site or off, are allowed to stay in the park to see this firework spectacular at closing. Since this show is so new, you'll want to find a spot a few minutes before 8:00 p.m. The Hub area right in front of Cinderella Castle is a great viewing spot because you'll be able to see the projections on the castle clearly. If you are interested in a reserved viewing area, you may want to consider booking the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace or the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing. Both offer the same delectable desserts and drinks, but with different viewing locations. If you book the Tomorrowland Terrace option, you'll have a seat on the patio terrace while the Plaza Garden spot puts you a little closer on the grass. 

    Enjoy your visit!

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