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  • On Jul 16, 2011
    Tina from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi it is Tina again with another question? I was wonder which of the resorts (Polynesian,Grand Floridian,Contemporary you can see the fireworks the best? We are arriving late and don't have park tickets but would like to see the fireworks which place?

    Hi Tina!

    The best view is from the top of the Contemporary Resort.  However you can only get up there if you dine at the California Grill, which is located at the top of the Contemporary.  You can dine there whether or not you are actually staying at the Contemporary; the hard part is just getting an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR) for about an hour or two before the fireworks.  However, you should know that you can also eat up there, leave the restaurant, and then return later in the night for the fireworks just by showing your receipt from earlier.

    After that, the next best view in my opinion is from the beach at the Polynesian Resort.  It's farther away than the Contemporary or the Grand Floridian, but the view is directly centered from the beach at the Polynesian Resort and I think it is a great location.

    My least favorite is from the Grand Floridian, though you can definitely see them from there as well.  A good place to see them there is right outside Narcoossee's, an elegant Table Service restaurant at the Grand Floridian.

    Good luck with your decision and write back if you have any more questions!

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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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