Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Apr 15, 2023
    Lori from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    can we watch the fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian resort? Do we have to do something or rsvp so we can or is it free?

    Royal Greetings, Lori!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for stopping by with your question. Watching Happily Ever After, Magic Kingdom Park's current nighttime spectacular, is one of my favorite happy endings to our Disney park day.  Few things show magic in real life like when the sky shines bright with all of that pixie dust and the castle changes color right before your eyes.  It's like when Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather used their magic, but this time, it's in celebration of all things Disney.

    Lori, you can certainly watch the fireworks from the beach of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and typically you don't have to make a reservation.  One thing to note, however, is that on certain holidays and during busier park times like special holiday celebrations, this option may be limited to Resort Guests only as it is a popular spot to watch the spectacular event.  You can call the Resort in advance or check with Guest Services at Magic Kingdom so you know before you go.

    I recommend heading to Disney's Polynesian Resort on the Monorail from Magic Kingdom.  Definitely go earlier than the start, and treat yourself to a Dole Whip Float in the souvenir tiki cup from Pineapple Lanai before the big show. This way, you will have time for a treat and can find yourself a good spot on the beach. Afterward, you can take the Monorail back to Magic Kingdom and take a bus to your Resort (unless, of course, you are staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Disney's Contemporary Resort which you can access on the same Monorail.)  

    Like Fauna, I just love happy endings!  I hope this helps you, Lori.  If you have any further questions, stop back and see me here.  Remember a dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep, and I hope all of your dreams come true!

    Magically Yours,
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Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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