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Best Places to Watch Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

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Looking for the best place to watch Fireworks at Magic Kingdom? Then this guide has it all including the pros and cons of each position.

The fireworks start when it is dark, so 8pm during Fall and Winter and at 9pm during Spring and Summer and the music from the fireworks is played around the whole of the Magic Kingdom park, so you can soak up the atmosphere wherever you are.

Places to Watch Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Main Street and Cinderella’s Castle

If you want to get the full show or it’s your first time watching, we advise getting to one of the best spots in the park – either at Main Street, U.S.A or the area immediately in front of Cinderella’s Castle (the hub) as early as you can for the full experience. Crowds start to build up from about an hour before the show begins, so a prime position will require some patience! Places in front of fixed structures like trash cans, and planters will offer you a little bit of space without people completely surrounding you. With little kids, this can be super crowded and they may not get the best view. However, if crowds are not your thing, or hanging around waiting for a spot, here are some other suggestions too!

By Casey’s Corner

Pros: Sit next to the trash can by the lightpole. The road will be taped off right in front of you so you will have no heads in your photos! This can be a great spot if visiting Magic Kingdom with a toddler, as they can also enjoy the view!

Cons: You will need to get there early and stake your spot!

Fireworks Dessert Party

The Fireworks Dessert Party books up in advance, so be ready on that 60 days mark! Either book to sit at the Tomorrowland Terrace or a reserved standing spot in the Plaza Gardens (Hub Grass)

The Best Places Behind the Castle Spots to Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks

The cons are the same: you will miss the castle projections but there are advantages of being here!

On the Dumbo Ride

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

By the Exit of Seven Dwarves ride

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

Tomorrowland People Mover

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

Splash Mountain

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

Astro Orbiter

Pros: Time your ride right and you get a great view of the fireworks and a ride in too!

Cons: You will only see the back of the castle, but the fireworks are still great!

Best Places to Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Avoid the Crowds Leaving

Can you see Magic Kingdom fireworks from outside the park? Yes you can, bonus is this is free!

Head to the bus waiting area outside of the park.

Pros: They have a few benches to sit, low crowds to enjoy the fireworks and first on the bus back to your Disney hotel or resort, avoiding the crowds. If you don’t have park tickets, it’s free to watch them from here!

Cons: You won’t see the projections on the castle.

Ferry Dock at Ticket and Transportations Center
Ferry Dock at Ticket and Transportations Center

The Ticket and Transportations Center

Pros: The ferry dock offers a great place to see the fireworks at Magic Kingdom, bonus is you can hear the music too! You’ll also be able to board the monorail quickly! If you don’t have park tickets it’s free to watch them from here!

Cons: You won’t see the castle projections

Best Hotels to Watch the Fireworks at Magic Kingdom

Grand Floridian

In front of the quick service restaurant Gasparilla Island Grill

Contemporary Hotel

California Grill offers great views as it is a rooftop restaurant! The firework music is played during the show. All dinner guests even if they ate before the fireworks can access the restaurant’s observation deck to see the show too.

Some of the Contemporary Hotel Rooms

Some of the rooms offer views! Ask at hotel reception when you check in!

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