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  • On Jul 1, 2014
    Valerie from MD Asked

    I have ADRs at Epcot & resorts around the MK for 5/5:30 each night & now am concerned that we won't be able to see Fantasmic @7:30 and that the other fireworks/evening shows are too late. My kids are 3yrs & 2 months old, will we see fireworks?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Valerie ~

    Thanks so much for coming to us with your question!

    I took a look at the online calendar for Fantasmic!, IllumiNations, and Wishes beginning the day you arrive. Fantasmic! is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., IllumiNations at 9:00 p.m., and Wishes at 10:00 p.m. (on the dates that Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is not being held).

    I always allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for table service reservations in my schedule. That way, there is a little wiggle room in case we are not seated exactly on time and we are able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. I think that you may have a hard time making Fantasmic! if your 5:30 p.m. dining reservations are outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) on the evening you planned to see the performance. You would really have to hurry to allow for travel time, going through security at DHS, and then making your way to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater.

    If your little ones are not able to stay up for any of the other fireworks, you could consider cancelling your dining reservations for an evening (or try for earlier ones) so that you could attend Fantasmic! If your 3 year old can make it until one of the later performance times, you could consider switching off on a couple of evenings so that one of you could stay at the hotel with your 2 month old, while the other takes your 3 year old to the park for fireworks. It is hard to choose between two awesome options, but I look at it as a great reason to plan my next trip.

    ​Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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