• On Jun 22, 2024
    Patrícia from Dubai Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I reserve a spot, reserved area/seating, for the firework show in Magic Kingdom? My son is in the Autism Spectrum and the crowd during the show is too much for him. Is there a restaurant that we can reserve a table for dinner? Any suggestion?

    Welcome to planDisney, Patricia! It looks like you'll be immersed in the Walt Disney World Resort magic any second, so thanks for stopping by with this great question. The nighttime spectaculars at the theme parks are among my favorite ways to end my Disney days, so let's look at some options for your family's visit.

    I recently enjoyed a dessert party at Magic Kingdom Park. My friends and I sampled a buffet of sweet treats and fun drinks while we watched the Happily Ever After fireworks from the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. This vantage point offers covered seats facing Cinderella Castle, and one of Florida's famous rain showers popped up near the show's end; we stayed dry and savored every second! This experience is called Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties: Seats & Sweets and can be booked online or on your mobile app up to 60 days in advance. I currently see availability, so I suggest securing some seats soon!

    Please feel free to check for availability for the other dessert parties, such as the pre-party and post-party. Both of these options allow you to enjoy desserts before or after the fireworks, and you'll be directed to a roped-off viewing area where you'll stand while watching the show. This area might still be crowded, but you can rest easy knowing you have a reserved spot.

    I also recommend reviewing the information about Disability Access Service (DAS). If you feel your son qualifies, you can register via live video chat. You can even do this inside the theme parks, and the Cast Members at Guest Services even have devices you can borrow for the chat. You can also find information and planning tips on the Services for Guests Who Are Neurodivergent page. 

    My top tip for all families is to take a midday break. If you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can use complimentary transportation to and from your resort to enjoy a nap in the air conditioning or by the pool. Another option is to head to a restaurant in the afternoon for a leisurely bite out of the sun. One of my favorite spots is Columbia Harbour House. The upstairs section is cool, quiet, and calm, and the Lobster Roll hits the spot. 

    Patricia, I'm showering your family with pixie dust so you'll make some magical memories during your vacation. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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