California Grill
  • On Apr 23, 2018
    Sheryl from MI Asked

    Can you make a reservation to see the fireworks only at the Magic Kingdom, without having Dessert at the Dessert and Fireworks offer?

    Hi Sheryl,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Happily Ever After fireworks show is spectacular. I am delighted to hear that you plan to see it during your visit!

    Although Happily Ever After is not currently a Fast Pass+ possibility, we love making dining reservations at California Grill and 'Ohana during the fireworks time. We request a window table and enjoy the view from the restaurant while dining. Since we typically visit in the summer, we make our dining reservation for somewhere between 8:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. The show's music and narration are played in the restaurant and the view of the fireworks is fantastic! Just remember that cast members make every effort to honor requests for window tables but they may not be able to honor all requests.

    Sheryl, on our last visit, we also staked out a viewing spot just as the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party ended. We were just in front of Cinderella Castle to the left when a cast member started taping off a viewing area. Once she was done, I sat down in that area to claim our spot and sent the girls to do a Fast Pass+. I held that spot for about two hours and it was worth the wait. There was nobody in front of us during the show so we had the most magical view! Just know that the crowds get intense the closer it gets to show time and some walkways may be inaccessible. 

    Sending pixie dust as you plan!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell



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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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