• On Oct 5, 2016
    Natasha from ON 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.

    Is it possible to see Epcot nighttime show or Hollywood nighttime show while not being in the park?

    Hi, Natasha!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It's not easy to see Epcot's IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show from outside the park since it is in a lake and surrounded by the World Showcase. You can sit on the beach near Disney's Beach Club or Disney's Yacht Club and see the big bursts of fireworks during the beginning and end portions of the show, but it's tough to see it all. You can see a little wider view of the fireworks portions from Disney's BoardWalk.

    It's a little different with the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show at Hollywood Studios. I have watched the show from the Beach Club/Yacht Club beach, I've also walked closer to the show and watched it from the benches just outside Disney's Hollywood Studios. The fireworks are stunning, but since I've also seen the show inside the park, you're missing some of the experience by not getting the chance to hear the Star Wars music that goes with the fireworks. 

    I hope that gives you a little more perspective on how you can enjoy the fireworks outside of the parks! Let me know if I can help with any additional questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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