Fireworks at Magic Kingdom; brother and sister; mom
  • On Dec 9, 2023
    Emily Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to show up for the Post Dessert Party check in right at 7pm? We have a dinner at Be Our Guest at 4pm and would like to get some rides in between the 2 reservations.

    Ready to begin, Emily? Welcome to planDisney where we dive in with our hearts wide open to help guests plan magical Walt Disney World Resort visits. Let's look at how the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Post Party works.

    I spoke to a dream-sparking Cast Member who said guests are strongly encouraged to arrive and check in at Tomorrowland Terrace close to that 60-minute window. Cast Members will escort guests as a group to a roped-off viewing area before Happily Ever After begins, so if you're late checking in, you might miss the escort. That area gets congested before the fireworks, so I recommend you stick to that plan.

    I checked the calendar, and it looks like Happily Ever After begins at 8:00 PM most evenings around your arrival, so you will be checking in at 7:00 PM. I think you might have time for an attraction or two after dinner.

    As your dinner winds down, I recommend checking wait times on the My Disney Experience Mobile App by tapping the Tip Board tile and choosing Magic Kingdom. Tap Attractions and Shows to see how long the current standby queues are. You might try Mickey's PhilharMagic, Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, or "it's a small world" since those typically have lower wait times. As soon as the bill is paid, you'll have a plan in place!

    If you don't have time for any experiences, my backup tip is to mobile order the Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade at Casey's Corner a little before check-in time and take it to Tomorrowland Terrace. I love that it's tart, sweet, and alcohol-free.

    Once you've checked in, find a place to relax and spend some time looking at your photos from the day and catching up with your party. Since you'll be standing during the show, resting for a bit and catching your breath might be nice. 

    Emily, I hope the wonder takes hold on your upcoming visit. Please stop by planDisney anytime. We'd love to help your story come alive!

    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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