The Walt Disney World parks and hotels aren’t the only places to watch Disney’s fireworks, as there are a handful of non-Disney hotels in the area with fireworks display rooms.
Whether you’re doing a non-theme park Orlando trip or focusing your attention on Universal Studios, you can still get a taste of the Disney magic without even leaving your bed. We’ve stayed in few of these hotels ourselves so can offer our insight into the views and facilities.
From Universal Studios hotels to more budget-friendly options like the Holiday Inn, here are the best non-Disney hotels in Orlando where you can enjoy Disney’s fireworks right from your hotel room.
Hyatt Cypress Creek
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Hyatt Cypress Creek Orlando is conveniently located near popular attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando.
It’s also a short drive from the Orlando International Airport, making it an ideal base for exploring all that Orlando has to offer. The highlight is the grotto pool but there are plenty of activities on site and even the friendly parrot, Merlot to welcome you!
From certain rooms overlooking the Grotto pool, you can see both Epcot and Magic Kingdom fireworks.
Rooms have two queen beds or you can opt for a queen bed, a sofa bed and an extra pull up bed. We did this for our family of four as the girls don’t like to share anymore.
Bike Trail: Hyatt Cypress Creek offers a dedicated bike trail that winds through the picturesque surroundings, providing a scenic and healthy way to explore the area. This trail is perfect for leisurely family rides, offering a gentle slope and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere.
Climbing Wall: For the adventurous souls in the family, the hotel features an indoor climbing wall that challenges both physical and mental agility. This climbing wall caters to climbers of all ages and skill levels, offering a fun and engaging activity for the whole family.
Indoor Arcade: When the weather turns or the kids need a break from outdoor activities, the hotel’s indoor arcade offers a plethora of classic arcade games and modern interactive attractions. This arcade is a great place for families to bond and enjoy some friendly competition.
Game Room: The hotel’s game room provides a variety of indoor entertainment options for families, including pool tables, video games, and board games. This game room is a great place for kids to unwind and have fun away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel.
Grotto Pool, splash pad and water slide: The hotel’s huge pool area is a grotto themed with caves and waterfalls and a hot tub. Close by is the splash pad with water jets for younger ones.
Hilton Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs
The second non-Disney hotel with a fireworks view is the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Disney Springs. This Hilton Orlando hotel is not only in a fantastic location in Disney’s shopping and entertainment district, but it also offers rooms with uninterrupted views of Epcot’s Harmonious firework display.
Hilton Buena Vista Palace’s Epcot firework view rooms are located in the hotel’s Tower Building. And upon booking you have the choice of a room with a single king bed or two queen beds.
For the most part, the firework rooms at the Hilton are fairly standard, with a lounge area, coffee-making facilities, and a refrigerator. But sometimes, standard is really all you need.
In addition to its clean and modern rooms, the Hilton also offers guests two large swimming pools, a float lagoon, several on-site restaurants, and private cabanas. So it really is a great option for families who want to be close to the action.
And by close, I mean close as it’s only 15 minutes from the Disney Parks and 17 minutes from Universal Studios. There is even a Disney shuttle bus that guests can make use of.
Disney Springs Holiday Inn Orlando
One of the more budget-friendly non-Disney fireworks hotels in Orlando is Disney Spring’s Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn’s 14-story northwest-facing tower offers views of Disney’s fireworks with both king-bed and two queen-bed rooms to choose from.
You also get the added benefit of a balcony. So you can get the full firework experience, bangs and all!
Other perks of the Holiday Inn Orlando include an on-site restaurant, a grab-n-go outlet, a large outdoor pool, and free food for kids under the age of 11.
Plus, Holiday Inn’s location in Disney Springs means that shops, restaurants, and entertainment are just a short walk away, while the Disney parks can be reached by the hotel’s free shuttle bus.
Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek
The Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek hotel is one of the best non-Disney fireworks view hotels for families, thanks to its five outdoor pools, two lazy rivers, six hot tubs, two water play areas, and three onsite restaurants.
You’ll even find a mini-golf curse, an arcade room, and numerous table tennis tables. With all that entertainment, you won’t even want to leave the hotel grounds!
And if the entertainment wasn’t enough, Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek also offers both one and two-bed villas with separate living, kitchen, and dining areas, which are perfect for families who are looking for a bit more space.
In order to see the Epcot fireworks displays, you will need to stay in one of the higher rooms/villas in Tower 3 or 4 and face the car park. Our view wasn’t the best but we could see pops of colour. It’s best to specify your desire for a firework room while booking.
Even those staying on Universal property can witness Magic Kingdom’s fireworks from their room as rooms at Cabana Bay have fireworks views. Sadly, I’m unsure which rooms in particular offer views of the fireworks. But I’m sure the staff at the hotel will accommodate you if you ask nicely.
While booking your stay at Cabana Bay, you can choose a standard room that features two queen beds as well as coffee makers, refrigerators, and bathtubs in the bathroom. Or you can opt for a family suite with a kitchenette, two queen beds, and a pull-out sofa if you’re after a bit more space.
Cabana Bay also has plenty of on-site family-friendly entertainment as not only does the hotel have two zero-entry pools, but there is also a lazy river, a beach, a waterslide, a games room, and a 10-lane bowling alley.
Guests visiting the Universal Parks with a valid ticket can even get early admission into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay.
Universal’s Aventure Hotel
Universal’s Aventure Hotel is another Universal hotel with views of the Disney fireworks. You will need to stay on a high level in order to see them. Try the Aventura Deluxe 2 Queen roomas you can see Epcot and Magic Kingdom if you facing that way.
And again, it’s best to ask staff for a room with specific views. But I think it’s great that you can experience a little bit of Disney, even at Universal.
Aventure Hotel boasts standard rooms with two queen beds or kid suites with separate bedrooms for little ones. And if you don’t manage to get a room with fireworks views, then not to worry, as the hotel has a rooftop bar where you can view them from.
Other amenities at the hotel include a pool, a hot tub, a kids’ splash zone, and a food hall, which you’ll be happy to know offers various restaurants and cuisines.
Hilton Signia Bonnet Creek
Another Hilton hotel option for viewing the Disney fireworks is the Hilton Signia Bonnet Creek. And if you or your kids love swimming and relaxing, then this is the hotel option for you.
The Hilton Bonnet Creek features a 3-acre swimming pool and lazy river combo, a water slide for little ones to enjoy, private cabanas, and fire pits where you can roast marshmallows until your heart’s content.
While staying at the Hilton, you’ll also have access to 12 on-site restaurants and bars, including the hotel’s signature restaurant, La Luce, a supervised kids’ club, and you’ll be able to use the 18-hole golf course over at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
For views of Epcot’s firework display, you’ll need to book one of the spacious king rooms on a high floor that includes a coffee maker, a refrigerator, and a small seating area right by the window.
I do want to mention, however, that the Hilton Bonnet Creek (and the next two hotels I’m about to mention) are located on Walt Disney World property. But as they are owned/managed by Hilton, Marriott and Four Seasons, you still get all of your usual benefits.
In my opinion, it’s kind of a grey area as to whether I should class them as “non-Disney” resorts, as they do have some connection to the Walt Disney World company. But to give you as many firework view room options as possible, I thought i’d include them anyway.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
For families in search of a little bit of luxury to go alongside their firework view room, then look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is nestled on 26 acres of land and boasts lakes, gardens, six restaurants, tennis courts, and a championship golf course.
The real draw, however, in my opinion, anyway, is the resort’s five-acre water park, which features a lazy river, two water slides, a family pool, a splash zone, and a kids’ club. What more could you really ask for?
When booking your stay at the Four Seasons, you’ll want to opt for one of their park view rooms. The rooms contain either two queen beds or one king bed.
Or you have the option of booking a suite which has an additional seating area and not one, but two bathrooms!
Regardless of which room/suite you choose, they are all modern, spacious, and contain everything you need for a stay in Orlando. Plus, to make your fireworks experience even better, they have private balconies giving you front-row seats to the nightly entertainment.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
And the final non-Disney (but still kind of Disney) Marriott managed hotels with firework views are the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Both the Swan and Dolphin have rooms with fireworks views, with some even boasting balconies to enhance the experience even further.
Both hotels boast five outdoor pools and 17 restaurants and lounges. So you’ll have everything you could possibly need all in one place.
You’ll also be able to make use of the early entry and extended evening hours, as well as 7 AM daily Lightning Lane selections over at the parks, as the Swan and Dolphin technically are Walt Disney World hotels.
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