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  • On Jun 8, 2016
    Bob from NY Asked

    we are four older adults retired. We are getting set up late so no reservations left it seems for watching fireworks, parade, illuminations so we are looking for the best place for 4 old youngsters to watch these events. 6,7,8,9 Sep 2016

    Hi Bob!

    You are going to have an amazing time at Walt Disney World! Don't worry about not having all of the Advanced Dining Reservations or FastPasses booked in advance, as you will still have an amazing time. Some of the best experiences and things to do are off the beaten path anyways.

    For example, the absolute best place to watch Wishes, the Magic Kingdom fireworks show, is actually outside the park at The Polynesian resort on the beach. If you can't score an Advanced Dining Reservation at 'Ohana because it's booked, consider having a quick service meal at Capt. Cook's and then going on the beach behind the resort and watching Wishes from there.

    For Illuminations, a great spot to watch is also outside of the park on the Boardwalk. Make an Advanced Dining Reservation for Flying Fish Cafe at the Boardwalk and then watch Illuminations from the bridge on the boardwalk area. That night you can enjoy watching the performers, jugglers, caricature artists and more around the boardwalk. 

    For the parades, you will want to be in the park, but you don't need a reservation. Simply find a great spot for the daily parade about an hour before it begins. Find a spot to sit near the Main Street area, and stay behind the roped off area. I love watching the parade from Main Street, specifically in front of the Harmony Barber Shop.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

    Magically,
    Stacy
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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