• On Apr 30, 2019
    Elaine from FL 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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    Magic Kingdom shows fireworks viewing area for people with disabilities. How does one get in those areas? Also can whole party(3) sit with me there?

    Hello, Elaine! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park is my absolute favorite fireworks show at Walt Disney World Resort. The Cast Members also do a good job setting up several viewing areas for people with disabilities, too, so they can enjoy the show as well. While the fireworks are magical from anywhere within the Park (my two favorite viewing spots are near Dumbo the Flying Elephant and near Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland), you really want to be able to see the images projected on the front of Cinderella Castle to get the full effect of the show. 

    I think one of the best viewing areas is just outside the central hub where the “Partners” statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse stands. You’ll see the areas roped off with white rope; if you can’t find the disabled viewing area, though, simply ask a Cast Member to point you in the right direction. Space within these areas is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so I would recommend getting there early. While priority will be given to Guests in wheelchairs or ECVs, if space is available they will generally allow parties of six or fewer to stay together in the space. For a guaranteed prime viewing spot, though, you might want to consider booking a Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved seating for the show. This way you don't have to worry about securing a spot in the reserved section and you get to enjoy a fabulous assortment of sweets, too!

    When you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, make sure you pick up a park map labeled at the top as the “Guide for Guests with Disabilities.” This guidemap will include the traditional Park map, but there will be designations for special parade-viewing areas for Guests with disabilities, as well as information about courtesy wheelchairs, companion restrooms, accessible transportation options, and information about attractions and mobility considerations. 

    If you have any other questions or concerns about disabled Guest access or need additional information, check out the online list of Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities or the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions or concerns, please let us know; we’re happy to help!

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