Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jun 18, 2021
    Keyla from NY Asked

    I have reservations for Cinderella royal table at 745 for July 4th, when that is done will I still have access to see the fireworks from outside Cinderella’s castle ? How does that work ?

    Hi Keyla!

    Welcome to planDisney! How fantastic that you have a dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table! My family adores dining here and we had lovely window table on our last visit!

    Assuming your reservation is for dinner, you could potentially make it to see the Happily Ever After fireworks show afterwards. A number of things need to happen. First, you need to arrive a little early to check-in for your reservation. In our experience, it has taken at least an hour and 15 minutes to get through a meal, but that timeframe will depend on the service for the night you are there and the number of people in your party. If you are seated by 8:00 p.m., you would need to dine expeditiously to get out by 9:00 p.m. The Happily Ever After show typically starts at 9:15 p.m. Even if you get out of the restaurant by 9:00 p.m., you will have some difficulty finding a viewing spot. For this show, I recommend viewing from an area in front of Cinderella Castle. Also, check with a Cast Member about the fireworks procedures when you arrive to make sure you know which areas will be open for viewing.

    When we plan to view the Happily Ever After fireworks, I typically find our viewing spot an hour and a half prior to the show. As it gets closer to the time of the show, certain pathways will get roped off by Cast Members, crowds will get more difficult to navigate, and viewing spots get harder to find. When you check-in for your reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table, I suggest that you verify what areas will be roped off when you are done dining so that you can plan your strategy to get back to an area that's at least somewhat in the front of Cinderella Castle.

    I know those reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table are hard to secure, but, if you can, search for a reservation that is a little earlier. If you could eat by 7:00 p.m., that would be great, but any additional minutes you could get would be helpful. On our last dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table, we checked in five minutes late and it took us about 20 minutes to get seated. With the tight timeframe you have, you do not have any time to spare. I do have one additional tip - review the dinner menu prior to your visit so that everyone knows what they plan to order when you arrive and you all can order quickly.

    Keyla, the Happily Ever After show is simply spectacular. My girls and I love it. So, I hope that you get a chance to see it on your visit!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell



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