• On Dec 13, 2018
    Holly from AL 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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    We have a 6:20 reservation at Be Our Guest, but Happily Ever After fireworks show starts at 8:00 pm. Will we have time to make it to Cindrella's Castle in time get a descent front view of the fireworks show? Would arriving early at BEG help?

    Hi Holly,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to have a reservation for dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

    Based on my experience, I do believe you are going to be pressed for time to find a decent viewing spot for the Happily Ever After fireworks. Keep checking to see if any reservation time a little earlier becomes available. If you cannot modify the reservation to an earlier time, I would suggest that you arrive a little early. Prior to your arrival, review the dinner menu and make sure everyone in your party knows what to order so that you can order your entire meal as soon as your server arrives. On our last visit, we had to leave early, so we took our desserts to-go.

    If the fireworks start at 8:00 p.m. and you cannot change your dinner reservation time, I encourage you to be outside of the restaurant, looking for a viewing spot by 7:15 p.m. if possible. If you can modify the dining reservation to an earlier time, secure your fireworks viewing spot an hour prior to the show. My girls and I love to watch the show from directly in front of Cinderella Castle so we actually secure our spot an hour and a half prior to the show. The projections, narration and music are simply inspiring.

    Holly, whatever you do, keep the reservation you have for Be Our Guest Restaurant until you can find another available time. This is one of our favorite restaurants and the enhanced dinner experience is amazing. Also, do not forget to get a photo with the Beast before you leave!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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