EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 8, 2013
    Melanie from MI 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.

    Just wondering if you are required to stay at the Polynesian Resort in order to go to the beach? Can you watch the fireworks from there if you are not staying there?

    Hi Melanie!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    In general, the answer to your question is guests not staying at the Polynesian can visit the beach and watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from there.  It is a great experience.  However, in the past Disney has sometimes restricted access on the busiest days of the year such as July 4th and Christmas to only guests actually staying at the Polynesian.  However, that's really only happened a couple of times.  Unless you are thinking about those two nights, you should be fine; if you are thinking about those two nights in 2013, you'll have to wait until later in the year to hear what might happen.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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