• On Oct 25, 2019
    Sienna from ON 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 for our trip ADR's opened up today. I managed to get a table at Cinderella's for 8:30 pm on Wednesday of our trip. We were hoping to watch the fireworks from inside the castle. Is this a time good for that or should we try for an earlier time?

    Hi Sienna, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question, my fellow Canadian!

    We recently had the chance to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table and we had a truly wonderful and memorable meal. I’m so happy you were able to snag a reservation to this extremely popular Disney dining character dining experience. 

    The one thing that this restaurant doesn't really have, however, is a full view of the Magic Kingdom’s evening fireworks spectacular because the only windows in the restaurant have a view of the back of Cinderella Castle (and Fantasyland). In addition, the view can be somewhat obstructed, especially if you don’t have a window seat. 

    My advice: if you haven’t had the chance to see Happily Ever After from the front of Cinderella Castle on Main Street U.S.A. before, I highly recommend moving your dining reservation to another day and booking something like the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to watch the show. 

    If, however, you’re just looking to see it from another perspective while dining inside Cinderella Castle, I’d recommend getting a reservation no later than an hour before the show is scheduled to start. If your 8:30 pm reservation is on a night when the show starts at 9:00 pm, you might want to nudge it back a bit to at least 8:00 pm. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect Disney Day for you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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