Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 20, 2024
    Kristie from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are Magic Kingdom fireworks viewable form either Fort Wilderness or Wilderness Lodge?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kristie! There's nothing more magical than catching the Magic Kingdom fireworks light up the sky at the end of a Disney day! And while there's nothing more iconic than being in front of Cinderella Castle to get the full, immersive experience, that magic can also be captured outside of the parks, including at select Disney Resort hotels! Let's dig a little deeper into your question to get you some options for magical viewing areas!

    Magic Kingdom fireworks can certainly be seen from the beach at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort; in fact, on a recent trip, my daughters and I caught the full showing of Happily Ever After just before our dinner reservation at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue! We wandered down to the boat dock where we had a great view of the show and the music was even piped in to accompany it! We got some great photos and even better memories of a magical moment we were not even expecting! It's now on my list of top tips for catching the fireworks outside of the parks; especially if you can time it to also wander over for Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long before or after for a sweet nightcap to a magical day!

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge, while close in proximity to the park, doesn't offer much for fireworks viewing in the common areas; however, some room types offer a partial fireworks view when booking a stay at this Disney Resort hotel. As an alternative, Disney's Contemporary Resort offers a viewing area on the fourth floor for guests who would like to view the fireworks, and the soundtrack is also piped in for guests to enjoy. You can also find viewing areas on the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or consider booking a dining reservation at 'Ohana inside of the Polynesian during the fireworks for a fireworks dining experience that is one of my favorites!

    Kristie, I'll leave you with one last option for a unique fireworks viewing opportunity - this is one that I haven't experienced myself yet, but it's definitely on my to-do list - a fireworks cruise! These specialty sailings depart from a number of Disney Resort hotels and are offered for both Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park and Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT! 

    No matter where you end up watching, I'm sure you'll feel the Disney magic all around you as you feel it draw you in, and watch the moment unfold as you reach out and find your Happily Ever After!

    Magic Awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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