• On Apr 10, 2024
    Alon Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need a park hopper ticket inorder to enjoy the disney fireworks? I'd like to see the fireworks multiple times throughout my stay, can I enter the Disneyworld park if I already entered a different park the same day?

    Hi there, Alon. Thanks for reaching out to me with your question!

    In most cases, to enter multiple parks on the same day, you do need to have a theme park ticket with the Park Hopper Option. If you'd prefer to not purchase a ticket with the Park Hopper Option, you can choose to purchase a ticket to a Disney After Hours Event to visit a different park in the evening or you can simply view the fireworks from outside of the parks!

    If you want to visit another park and you don't have the Park Hopper Option, you can visit your first park during the day and purchase tickets to one of the Disney After Hours events for the evening. These are separately ticketed events where you get to visit a park after regular park Guests leave to experience usually much lower ride wait times and enjoy select snacks and beverages throughout the night (included with your ticket). This can also be the only ticket you use on one of your days! But why should you, Alon, especially care? Because when you purchase a ticket to one of these events, you are usually able to enter the park before the event begins, which means you can usually see the nighttime spectacular (weather permitting). And, at this time, in the case of the Disney After Hours event at Magic Kingdom Park, you'll get to see not 1, but 2 nighttime spectaculars! That's right, weather permitting, you'll see the nightly showing of Happily Ever After (my favorite) with regular park Guests and then an exclusive showing of Disney Enchantment just for Guests with a ticket to this event! Talk about a win-win.

    Now, when I want to prioritize the nighttime spectaculars during a trip and I don't want to spend the extra money for the Park Hopper Option or a Disney After Hours event, I ensure that I'm spending at least 3 days in the theme parks and I am visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom Park, and EPCOT. Currently, these are the parks with nighttime spectaculars and there are plenty of things to do in these parks for an entire day...and then some. And each nighttime spectacular is exactly that...spectacular!

    If you don't mind not being close to each of the spectaculars, you can also book an advanced dining reservation at some restaurants for fireworks views outside of the theme parks. California Grill at the top of Disney's Contemporary Resort will get you phenomenal views of Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park. Even if you don't get a window-side table, you can step out onto their viewing platform specifically to watch the show! These fireworks can also be seen from 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Narcoosee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. And if you score a reservation for a different restaurant at these resorts, you can usually enjoy a view of the fireworks from some of their other viewing locations before or after your dinner (except for major holidays like the 4th of July).  For a view of the fireworks from Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT, you can dine at Toppolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera at Disney's Riviera Resort and Toldeo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood at the top of Gran Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. You can also get a nice view of this nighttime spectacular on the bridge connecting the International Gateway Entrance of EPCOT to Disney's BoardWalk.

    I wish you a vacation full of stunning views, enchanting fireworks, and sweeping orchestral scores. If you have any other questions, just reach out again!

    Let the wonder take hold,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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