• On Oct 14, 2019
    Terri from GA 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.

    We have 7:20 pm dinner reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Feast. Is there anything special about experiencing the Happily Ever After firework show from inside the castle?

    Hi, Terri! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for bringing us your question. My younger daughter loves dining at Cinderella Castle. We actually celebrated her birthday day several years ago and it was the highlight of her day. Celebrating at Magic Kingdom Park is always magical, but having your favorite friend, Princess Jasmine, stop by to wish you a happy birthday? It was definitely a priceless moment!

    The view of Fantasyland from inside Cinderella Castle is magnificent. It takes on a special sense of enchantment during the evening, especially as Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular begins! From this vantage point, you will be able to see lots of the beautiful colors of the fireworks, some of them from a unique up-close perspective as a few are launched from directly behind the castle. It is a really cool and unique spot to watch them. However, if this is the first time you are viewing this spectacular or if this is the only chance you will get to see them during this trip, then it may not be the best spot for you. Part of what makes Happily Ever After so amazing is the laser projections on the front of the castle. Watching the show from inside the castle means you will miss out on those projections and not be able to follow the storyline of it.

    If you want to experience both the dinner and Happily Ever After, then I recommend you look for an earlier seating. Guests change their plans often and you never know when an earlier reservation may become available, especially in the weeks leading up to your trip. There is also a new Signature Celebration Package at Cinderella's Royal Table, which will provide you with dinner, a reserved place to view Happily Ever After, and access to that evening's After Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace.

    I hope this helps you plan a royal evening in Magic Kingdom Park! Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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