Dad and Daughter in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jan 27, 2022
    Harrison from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When MK closes at 8pm on 3/8/22, Are you allowed to view the fireworks from anywhere in the park or part of park closed and you are only able to watch the fireworks show from certain parts of the park? We have a small child and don’t want to be on main st

    Hey howdy hey Harrison and welcome to planDisney!

    The nighttime shows in Walt Disney World Resort are such spectacular events, no trip to Walt Disney World is complete without seeing these shows. There are two in particular, Disney Enchantment in Magic Kingdom and Harmonious in EPCOT, that I strongly suggest everyone see at least once. Much like yourself, I have smaller kids and my wife and I often have issues being in such big crowds for the viewing of these shows. Especially now with Covid-19, this often can sway some differently with viewing positions of the shows as well. I can honestly tell you the first time that we did get to experience Enchantment in Magic Kingdom, it was not in front of Cinderella Castle. Instead, we were able to experience the show from behind the castle right by Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. Watching the show from here, you get to hear the music and you are absolutely surrounded by the fireworks. They have some fireworks that are let off around Cinderella Castle but the big ones are a few miles down the road to help to illuminate the background at just the right height. At that vantage point, you are able to see so much everywhere you look that it is my second recommended location to experience Enchantment. 

    As of right now, yes the park hours show that Magic Kingdom closes at 8:00 p.m. on March 8th however, keep checking back to the calendar as park hours might change closer to the date. Specifically to your question, no you do not have to be on Main Street, U.S.A. to view the fireworks at 8:00 p.m. You are also able to get in line for attractions around that time as the Cast Members will not let anyone else in line at 8:00 p.m. but anyone in line before that time will get to experience the attraction they are waiting in line for. 

    I hope this helps clear up the concerns you have about Enchantment in Magic Kingdom. One other thing to add on the location, where we were standing, there were people around but we had a ton of space compared to the wiggle room you may or may not get on Main Street, U.S.A. So grab yourself a treat from The Friar's Nook or a LeFou's Brew from Gaston's Tavern, find a nice spot to enjoy the evening and the show! 

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

    Happy planning, 


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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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