• On Aug 13, 2019
    Laura 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 you are not a Polynesian guest, can you watch the "Wishes" fireworks from the beach? I heard if you are not staying there, you may not be allowed to go on the beach to watch?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura!

    Your question has totally transported me to my happy place. My family loves watching Magic Kingdom Park’s fireworks spectacular from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We pick up a Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai and then dig our toes into the sand and wait for the magic to begin! It’s wonderful.

    Laura, Guests not staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are usually welcome to visit the resort to shop, dine, eat Dole Whips (I do it every visit!), and explore. This includes the beach and other public areas at the resort, at the discretion of resort Cast Members. In my experience, we’ve always been welcome to watch fireworks from the beach.

    Having said that, there may be evenings, such New Year’s Eve, that are very, very busy, at which time Cast Members may scan MagicBands for access to the beach for fireworks viewing. When Magic Kingdom Park is at capacity, many Guests head to the monorail loop resorts, which can cause crowding. In these instances, crowd control is at the discretion of resort management. Additionally, there is very limited parking at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, so without a dining reservation, you may be asked to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and take the monorail to the resort.

    I hope that helps and I encourage you to plan a fireworks viewing from this dreamy beach locale, as long as you stay flexible. I’m so excited to share that there is a new fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park called Happily Ever After. It has incredible projections on Cinderella Castle and the same kind of grand fireworks display you might remember from Wishes. Like Wishes, it has a wonderful soundtrack that leaves me teary-eyed every time, and our friend Tinker Bell is still flying through the night sky as part of the show. I hope you love this show’s moving message about reaching out and finding your happily ever after as much as I do! Let the wonder take hold and enjoy every beautiful moment.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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