• On Feb 9, 2024
    Austin from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to decide between a EPCOT fireworks cruise or the Magic Kingdom fireworks cruise. We have never seen Luminous. Which cruise has a better view of fireworks or which cruise would you recommend?

    Why hello there, Austin. Thanks for reaching out to us here at planDisney.

    Ooh, what a question! Since it's a seafaring question, I suppose I should start thinking like the impeccably dressed Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Can you see me twisting the ends of my well-kempt mustache as I think long and hard about the answer to this question? I mean, not everyone can rock a classic mustache, but he certainly can. Come to think of it, maybe you should grow yours out, put a feather in your cap, and channel him as you enjoy your fireworks cruise. Austin, I have a feeling you could absolutely pull it off!

    Both of these fireworks cruises have a great view of each nighttime spectacular and are memorable and unique experiences. Personally, I would recommend the EPCOT cruise over the Magic Kingdom cruise. I say this because while Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom Park is my favorite nighttime spectacular, your cruise will not give you the ability to see the amazing projections on Cinderella Castle and down Main Street, U.S.A., meaning you'd miss a key component of the overall show. The view of EPCOT's Luminous The Symphony of Us, however, is truly phenomenal, and on a clear night, you can usually see every element of the show.

    Now, Austin, I have a bit of a caveat. If you're a big Disney history buff, there is one element of the Magic Kingdom fireworks cruise that may tip the scales for you. While both cruises will give you some unique views of the different areas of the resort as you cruise around before the show, the Magic Kingdom version gets you some unique views of Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Why is that important? Because if you're interested in things like the shuttered Discovery Island, the old wave machines by Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and other parts of Walt Disney World Resort history, you can ask your captain if they can show you and/or talk about these things. When I went on this cruise this past October with some of my planDisney family (one of whom has a husband with a spectacular mustache), our Captain was kind enough to show us both of these things! Just note that due to weather conditions and other factors, no cruise will be exactly the same and there isn't a guarantee they will be able to show you what they showed us!

    Austin, you truly can't go wrong with whichever cruise you choose, especially if you board your boat with a mustache modeled after our favorite dastardly pirate. If you have any other questions, please feel free to directly reach out to me.

    Look alive, you swabs,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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