Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Cinderella's Castle During Fireworks
  • On Mar 23, 2024
    Emily from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    OMG my sister and I will be in Orlando for one night in April and we are thinking of staying at a WDW resort/hotel! What would be your recommendation??? Hoping for a chance to see fireworks and probably gonna spend some time at Disney Springs. TIA!

    Hi there, Emily! 

    Welcome back to planDisney! How fun that you will be spending some time with your sister so soon! My sister and I just went to see Hamilton together, and it was so fun to get some quality time with her. I'm so excited for you to channel your inner Schuyler Sisters together, so let's get to it!

    If you're not planning on visiting Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, you can't go wrong with an evening at Disney Springs. The BOATHOUSE has one of my favorite menus, and if you're looking for some fun sisterly bonding, did you know that Levi's will allow you to customize denim? Whether it's jeans, overalls, or a denim jacket, I can think of nothing more fun than twinning with my adult sister (although this was our nightmare as teens). 

    If you'd like to stay close to Disney Springs, I recommend Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa where Guests are connected to Disney Springs by a pedestrian bridge, or if boat life is more your style, Guests of Disney's Port Orleans Resorts and Disney's Old Key West Resort have access to water transportation between Disney Springs and their Resort hotel

    Since fireworks are on your must-do list but you won't have access to theme park tickets, I have great news for you! Walt Disney World's nighttime spectaculars can be viewed from several Disney Resort hotels. A dinner reservation at Disney's Contemporary Resort's California Grill, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort's 'Ohana, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's Narcoosee's would not only feature views of Happily Ever After but include a memorable meal as well. If you're hoping for views without a dining reservation, I suggest heading to Disney's BoardWalk (If you're staying near Disney Springs, just catch a bus from there to one of the BoardWalk Resorts) where the path to EPCOT's International Gateway (especially the bridge connecting walkways from Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Disney's Beach Club Resort) will give you a practically unobstructed view of the illuminated sky.  

    Personally, my favorite view of Happily Ever After is from the viewing deck of Disney's Contemporary Resort, so if a stay there is within the budget, I know you won't regret it. Access to the Resort Monorail would not only give the two of you incredible fireworks views but also the opportunity to easily explore the neighboring resorts and their lounges afterward.

    I hope this information is helpful, Emily, and that you are able to make lifelong magical memories with your sister in Orlando. If you need any additional suggestions for your evening, I'm happy to help! 

    Hakuna Matata,
    Lizzie

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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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