Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 22, 2012
    Michelle 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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    Thanks Tanya, I really appreciate your help! It´s so many things to put together... So, you wouldn´t recommend to spend New Year´s eve in one of the parks? are there any other options to enjoy the fireworks and WDW´s magic? Thanks again

    Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for writing back.  The fireworks at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot are spectacular, however, as you can guess, the parks are extremely crowded.  My older son has a form of Autism and crowds are tough for us.  If you are prepared for crowds, and can get into the park of your choice early in the day (as they usually close for capacity at some point during the day) then, you are in for a magical display.  My favorite New Year's Eve at Disney involved watching the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from the beach at the Polynesian Resort.  The show was just as spectacular, but the beach, while crowded, was manageable.  If you can book a late dinner at the resort, and then head to the beach for the fireworks, that would be an incredible way to ring in the New Year.  You can also  see the fireworks from Narcoosees at Grand Floridian, California Grille at the Contemporary and Ohana at the Polynesian.  A well-timed meal will afford an incredible experience!  Again, as long as you are prepared, and your family can handle large crowds, celebrating the arrival of 2013 inside either Magic Kingdom or Epcot is incredibly magical.  If the crowds make you nervous, one of these other options is a great bet as well!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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