General Magic Kingdom Fireworks
  • On Apr 20, 2023
    Jennifer from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are planning our first Disney Private VIP Tour, and we are debating which nighttime spectacular should complete our day. Where is the reserved viewing location for VIP Tour guests at Happily Ever After? Does it include chairs?

    Hey, Jennifer, and welcome back to planDisney!

    I like to start planning my Disney vacations 6 months in advance and agree with Scar from the animated version of Disney's The Lion King and "Be Prepared!"

    I have taken a Disney Private VIP Tour two or three times a year since 2019. There is no doubt that the VIP Viewing area at Magic Kingdom Park is the best location for nighttime spectaculars. The VIP Viewing Area is in the West Plaza Garden which is the grassy section just in front of Casey's Corner. There is plenty of open "grass" to relax before Happily Ever After lights up the sky. There are no chairs provided and most people stand to watch the show. If you want an unobstructed view in the front of the viewing area, I suggest you get there about 30 minutes before the show. Several times we have slipped in at the last minute and found ourselves at the rear of the viewing area and the view is still fabulous, so do not worry about having enough space if you are running a tad late because you wanted to enjoy one more attraction before the show. You are close enough to the Cinderella Castle to see the projections clearly from every view spot and remember, much of the action is in the sky. Getting there early also allows you some time to get a pretzel, candies nuts, churro, or a Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar from the food cart close by; popcorn is at the east side (right side of the castle) food cart.

    planDisney Pro Tip: Do not exit the viewing area immediately whether it is to continue with attractions or to leave Magic Kingdom Park. It will be a penguin walk down Main Street, U.S.A., and the paths to the "Lands" that are adjacent to the Plaza. Relax, take some pictures, and leave after 10-15 minutes.

    Jennifer, I am so glad you will taking a Disney Private VIP Tour. The hard part after these tours is you will always want to visit Disney theme parks with these amazingly upbeat, knowledgeable guides who have a magic key to move you around the theme parks like Aladdin on a magic carpet.

    Please write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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