Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Kashuna 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.

    To watch the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and the Electrical Water Pageant at the Polynesian Resort do you have to be staying at the resort? If yes, where can we catch them both outside the park?

    Hi Kashuna!  My first thoughts for this would be "no" you do not have to be a guest at the Polynesian resort to watch the fireworks from the beach but during the heavy Fourth of July celebrations they were restricting their property to only their own resort guests. I am assuming things will go back to normal but you will want to check before heading over there. They will restrict parking  for only resort guests so if you go it is best to use the monorail.

    There are other resorts where you can see some of the shows and one is the Grand Floridian resort. The best views are by the boat launch area or Narcoossees restaurant. The other resort where you can easily find a spot on the beach to watch both the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electric Water Parade is at Fort Wilderness. This is a nice boat ride from the Magic Kingdom and the beach is never completely crowded so you have great views. They pipe in the Wishes music but you will miss anything that is low on the castle as trees will block that view from you. Everything that explodes up in the sky is a great site from there. The water parade will float by around 9:45pm every night but again check the schedule with Guest Services so you are sure not to miss this!
thumbnail image for Kay

Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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.