• On Jan 6, 2018
    Lisa from KS 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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    I am staying at art of animation for the fourth of July 2018. I am seriously considering changing my reservations to the poly based on places to view the fireworks. How would the view be from AoA? Would it be worth extra money for the poly?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lisa!

    Hooray for a dazzling and magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort for the Fourth of July holiday! If there is ever a place that does fireworks right, it is the Walt Disney World Resort. No matter how many times I’ve seen one of the nighttime spectacular firework shows, they never cease to amaze me!

    Lisa, although Disney’s Art of Animation is my family’s favorite resort hotel, if you can swing the upgrade to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, I say do it! Especially if you wish to have the most amazing view of Magic Kingdom’s “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky”. Outside of the parks, there are limited areas where you will get a good view of the Fireworks. And unfortunately, Disney’s Art of Animation is not one of them. This resort is not in close proximity to have a view of the show. But at the Poly, not only will you get to watch them, they even pipe in the music so you can enjoy them from the beach. It’s so much fun! I especially love grabbing a DOLE WHIP® swirl from the Pineapple Lanai, then heading down to the beach to enjoy the show with my tasty treat. It’s a perfect evening, if you ask me!

    One last pro-tip! Make a reservation at ‘Ohana around the time when the fireworks are scheduled and ask for a table close to the windows. I bet that will be a dinner you won’t forget! You can make your Advanced Dining Reservations as early as days before. Do don't delay. Availability is limited!

    I hope this information was helpful! Please come back and see us again soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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