Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 7, 2009
    Jjennifer from GA 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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    This panel has saved us alot of time and money on trips in the past thanks again! my question is where is the best place to watch "WISHES" we have tried a few places but just wanted to here other ideas?

    Hi Jennifer,

    I'm guessing you know that the middle of Main Street USA (between either side walk) affords a "prime real estate view" of Wishes.  Similarly, any spots around the "Castle Hub" are among the most coveted viewing areas.  They are also, consequently, among the most crowded.  Here are some other great viewing locations that we've tried:

    - The walkway from Tomorrowland toward the Castle
    -  If you are able to actually secure a table at the Tomorrowland Terrace, that will provide a relaxing place to enjoy the show (you can even grab an ice cream before it starts)
    -Some people like to watch Wishes from the tables outside of Casey's Corner (the Hot Dog shop), but I find that if the crowds are really heavy, people tend to stand in front of the tables and obstruct the view.  We did this once when the crowds were light, and it was great.
    - The beach at the Polynesian is another great spot.  Your kids can enjoy the sand before the show starts, the crowds are much smaller and you can stay for the Electrical Water Pageant that passes by.
    - The California Grille is a great romantic place to have dinner and watch the fireworks (the music from the Magic Kingdom is piped into the restaurant.)
    -The boat dock at the Grand Floridian
    - We have also watched the fireworks from behind the Castle in Fantasyland.  We've found that during the show, people make a beeline toward Main Street, and the rides tend to empty out.  By watching from this vantage point, we can ride right up until the fireworks start.  It's also much less crowded and the view is still great.

    Enjoy the show!
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