Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Aug 16, 2017
    Ruchir from AB Asked

    We will be travelling to WDW for the first time in coming Oct. I am confused with the Firework schedule and its fast pass process. I understand MK, Epcot and DHS have fireworks daily, always at the time of park closings at the end? How does FP work for FW?

    Hi Ruchir,

    It is so good to see you again in our Disney Parks Moms Panel forum! My family enjoys watching the fireworks at the end of a day in the parks. They provide just the right amount of magic to capture all of the wonderful memories we made during the day!

    First, I suggest you check out all of your fireworks and nighttime spectaculars options. Our absolute favorite fireworks show is now the Happily Ever After show in Magic Kingdom but it does not offer a Fast Pass+ option. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and Fantasmic! currently have a Fast Pass+ option. Animal Kingdom currently has another nighttime show, Rivers of Light, that also offers Fast Pass+. Essentially, with Fast Pass+, you get access to a reserved viewing area for the show. Your Fast Pass+ time window lets you know when to arrive to that viewing area. If you go to the link for each show, you will see a calendar icon that will confirm the times for each show on the dates of your visit.

    Although we have used Fast Pass+ for fireworks viewing in the past, we do not do so now because, if you do, you cannot book an additional Fast Pass+ during the day. The way Fast Pass+ works, once you have used your first three initial Fast Pass+ selections, you can make an additional selection using the My Disney Experience Mobile App or one of the kiosks in the park. 

    Ruchir, if we want a reserved viewing area for a show, we now book a dining package if available. On our last visit, we booked the Rivers of Light Dining Package. The reserved viewing area was wonderful and we did not have to use one of our precious Fast Pass+ selections for it!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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