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  • On Dec 2, 2010
    Daphne from PA 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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    People are always asking places to view Wishes and Illuminations. Can you see either one of them from anywhere in the park? What if you are behind the castle in like Fantasyland, can you see them from there? Are there bad spots in the parks?

    Hi Daphne,

    Yes a popular question is always the best spot to view Disney's amazing fireworks shows. There are always ideal spots, but the good news is the shows can be seen by most locations in the parks.

    A good portion of Illuminations involves a laser show on the water, so while the aerial fireworks can be seen from Future World, the best place to view this show is anywhere along the Seven Seas Lagoon. Any location around the lagoon offers a good view, just watch for overhead trees as they will block a good view of the fireworks.

    Wishes is best seen from Main Street because it offers a view of the Castle and any displays presented there. We actually love watching Wishes from Fantasyland, specifically near The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as the crowds are much smaller and the view is up close. The Liberty Square area and the bridge towards Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain are also very popular locations. Areas away from these will still offer a view of the show, but some portions will be blocked by the buildings and trees and the angle you are at. If you want to avoid the Main Street hub craziness, I would definitely head for Fantasyland.

    Hope you enjoy the shows as much as we do!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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