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  • On Aug 28, 2023
    Carmen from Pichincha Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we are going on sept 8, I don´t know if we can stay in the park during the not so scary event. I want my kinds seeing the fireworks

    Hi there, Carmen!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just a little over a week away!  I'm sure you're getting excited to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, and like you, the fireworks and nighttime spectaculars are always something that I look forward to the most.

    On select nights throughout the fall season, Magic Kingdom Park closes early for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a special event that requires a separate ticket purchase to attend.  This event is not included with your regular theme park admission.  Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be taking place on September 8, and party tickets for that particular evening are already sold out.  If you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park that day, unless you have already purchased party tickets, you will need to begin making your way out of the park when it closes to daytime Guests at 6:00 p.m.

    Although you won't be able to stay in the park to watch Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks show without a party ticket, there are still some ways that you and your children can enjoy Magic Kingdom Park's fireworks.  If your vacation itinerary allows you to visit Magic Kingdom Park on a different date, I might suggest that.  If you can visit Magic Kingdom Park on a date when Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party does not take place, you and your family will be able to stay later into the evening and see a performance of Happily Ever After.  

    If September 8 is the only date that you have available to visit Magic Kingdom Park, then I recommend spending the evening exploring one of the nearby resort hotels.  When you exit Magic Kingdom Park, you can hop on the monorail and travel to Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  You could spend some time exploring these resorts' beautiful grounds, shopping in their unique retail stores, or enjoying a delicious meal at one of their restaurants.  Then when it's time for the fireworks, you could enjoy the show from one of the resort hotels. 

    All three of the resort hotels along the monorail route have areas that are open to the public with gorgeous fireworks views, and the music for the show is even piped into the viewing areas.  At Disney's Contemporary Resort, there is an observation deck on the fourth floor of the main building.  The beaches at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are also a great spot to take in the show.  At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, I like to watch the fireworks from the area outside of Gasparilla Island Grill, near the marina. 

    Carmen, I hope you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a fireworks show with your kids and that it will be a memory you'll cherish for years to come.  Have a magical day!


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