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  • On Nov 23, 2014
    Archana from MI Asked

    Where is the best place to watch the New Year's eve fireworks outside the parks?

    Hi Archana,

    The answer depends on which fireworks you are trying to view. If you are trying to see part of Illuminations:Reflections of Earth at Epcot, you can see most of the higher fireworks on the walkway from Disney's Boardwalk to Epcot's International Gateway. 

    If you are trying to watch Wishes nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park, you have more options. There are several restaurants that offer a great view of Wishes. They are more than likely booked at this point, but I have occasionally found last minute openings. 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort all offer a spectacular view of Wishes. 

    In the past I would have recommended viewing Wishes from the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort but there is a significant amount of construction happening at that resort. With the crowds of New Year's Eve, they might not let extra guests on the limited beach. My next choice would be to pick up a dessert at Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. There is outdoor seating with a lovely view of the fireworks across the lake. 

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I am married to my favorite person in the world and together we have a teenaged son and daughter plus an assortment of animals. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since before the kids were born so I have a family of experts supporting me. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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