• On Aug 6, 2019
    Cynthia from MA 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.

    Can you watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the Polynesian Resort Beach if you are not a guest there?

    Hi, Cynthia!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Although there is something I love about every Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, if I had to choose a favorite, I think I would have to go with Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.  I'm a huge fan of the laid-back, tropical vibe of this resort hotel, as well as the amazing restaurant and lounge options that can be found there.  Another great feature of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is its beautiful beaches where you can experience spectacular views of the Happily Ever After Fireworks.  Cynthia, I have good news for you, any guest may visit the beaches at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to take in the fireworks, even if they are not staying at this resort hotel.

    Even if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you are welcome to visit any of the public areas of the resort.  The exception to this is the swimming pool.  Access to the swimming pools at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels is limited to guests staying at that particular property.  "Resort hopping" is one of my favorite things to do on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  I love taking in the beautiful theming and visiting the amazing restaurants at the various resort hotels.

    Since you are planning to visit Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, I would recommend making a dinner reservation at 'Ohana or Kona Cafe.  For drinks served with some fun and entertaining surprises, stop by Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.  Did you know that Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of the few places where you can find the famous Dole Whip?  Be sure to visit Pineapple Lanai for this tasty treat.  When you make your way to the beach to watch the fireworks, you may also catch a glimpse of the Electrical Water Pageant as it sails across Seven Seas Lagoon.

    I hope you enjoy your visit to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, as well as the rest of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  
thumbnail image for Samantha

Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.