• On Apr 22, 2019
    Angela from ME 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.

    Two more questions: Hoop de Doo show at 4, can we make a 6 o'clock carriage ride? Or should I plan for 6:30? Anybody done Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage? Looking for alternative way to view MK fireworks w/o going to park. Thoughts?

    Hello again, Angela! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    A horse-drawn carriage ride sounds like a wonderful way to end your evening at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! Since the hijinks, fun and vittles served up at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will take about two hours, your best bet would definitely be to go with the later reservation time for your carriage ride. Although the doors will open at 4 p.m., the show won’t begin until approximately 4:20. The carriage ride boarding area is just a hop, skip and jump away from Pioneer Hall, but you don’t want to be rushed when trying to make your reservation (and you’re definitely going to want to give yourself plenty of time to savor that strawberry shortcake for dessert).  Personally, I would err on the side of caution and try to reserve a 7 p.m. carriage ride. Should you finish dinner early, there are plenty of places around Pioneer Hall to roam around and check out (including the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and the Settlement Trading Post). Or just relax in one of the rocking chairs on the porch at Crockett’s Tavern until it’s time for your ride!

    As for viewing fireworks from outside Magic Kingdom Park, my family and I had a wonderful chance encounter when we took the boat from Disney's Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom Park one night last week. Our captain took his time on the Seven Seas Lagoon, and we were treated to the wonderful display of pyrotechnics from the water. While that’s as close as I’ve come to the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage, that experience comes with sweet treats! My family’s other favorite fireworks viewing spots are from the balcony outside California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (reservations required) or from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai in hand (no reservations required). Hopefully you can experience the magic of Happily Ever After from one of these spots, too.

    Let us know if we can help with anything else, Angela. We’ll see you real soon!
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Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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