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  • On Feb 8, 2013
    Steve & katie Asked

    Trying to map out the best spots to view fireworks at Mk and Epcot. Any suggestions? By that time your feet are sore and we are looking for place to sit and view fireworks.

    Hi Steve and Katie! There are many great spots to watch the Disney fireworks shows both in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Unfortunately, finding places to sit are more difficult.

    For the absolute viewing of the Magic Kingdom fireworks the area down Main Street and in front of the castle will be your best bet. Many guests find a curb side seat and watch the parade and then when the fireworks begin they simply stand from there to get the best view. There are areas with some seating down by the Plaza restaurant but it is also a smoking section and we have never had good luck that guests are not smoking at that time so we don't use the area. If you arrive early you can often get some seating at the Main Street train station at the end but the bench seats go quickly.

    Other suggestions for good viewing is extra cost but also quite wonderful and that would be booking a Tomorrowland Dessert Party where you have a reserved table and absolute best views or a fireworks cruise where you will watch from the water.

    Epcot's views for Illuminations is quite wide spread but very few seats. If you find a bench around the lake and you feel you can see without trees in your way then by all means grab it early. Otherwise, you can find a standing spot around the water and hold it for the show. You will find many guests enjoying the view from the bridge by France and UK or the area in front of Italy. Private parties often take up some of the good spots but if nothing is going on check out the areas by the UK and by France and Italy. You will find most families just plopping down on the concrete and saving their legs while they wait. As well as the Magic Kingdom show you can also book an Illuminations cruise to watch the Epcot spectacle for optimum viewing.

    Enjoy Disney's best shows during your vacation!
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