when and where are fireworks? places to eat and see from?


Earning My Ears
Oct 30, 2019
want to reserve to see fireworks. Is there a schedule for fireworks? A list of restaurants you can reserve from to see? Thanks


DIS Veteran
Oct 10, 2009
At which park?

MK has nightly fireworks that can be viewed from few (if any) restaurants but has reserved viewing via dessert parties.

Epcot has nightly fireworks that can be seen from a few restaurants or via a dessert party or just being near the lagoon at 9am.

HS has nightly fireworks and an evening show that has some pyrotechnics that can be seen with reserved seating (evening show) or via a dessert party but neither can be seen from a restaurant.


DIS Veteran
Jul 1, 2016
You can watch the MK fireworks (but not the projections) from CG, or NArcoosees. Or the decks / beaches of most MK resorts. Then there are dessert parties for seeing all of it.

There is one dining package for the EPCOT fireworks, at Rose and Crown, but views can be had from other places on the lake I believe. Then there is the Frozen dessert party, including fireworks viewing and a ride on FEA.

At HS and AK, I believe the light shows are shows, and need entrance. (You can get a dining package, or FP, but I believe neither are *necessary*)
  • hedberg1661

    DIS Veteran and Patreon Supporter
    Jul 30, 2013
    IMO...it's California Grill or bust for MK fireworks. And now that the show is a lot of castle projections I wouldn't recommend this for a first time viewing experience.


    DIS Veteran
    Feb 21, 2005
    If you don’t want to pay for a meal at California Grill, you can see the fireworks from the grass area between the Contemporary and Bay Lake Towers.
  • CMDisney

    Earning My Ears
    Aug 28, 2019
    Did a dessert party at MK during the Halloween Party, which includes a reserved standing area to watch the fireworks outside of the Plaza. Wouldn’t do it again. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t that impressed with the dessert party, and overall, not worth the money.


    Earning My Ears
    Jan 2, 2019
    We did Cal. Grill last year fro fireworks and got an 8:30 ADR as I recall, which was perfect as the fireworks began as I recall around 9:15 (mid March). We chose to sit inside to watch because they pump the music in and they dim the lights. Found no need to go out on the outside space since almost the entire restaurant cleared out to go out there. Was a phenomenal experience, including very good food and wine, albeit the price was obnoxious but that is the mack daddy spot for fireworks view eating at WDW (thinking Topolino at Riviera may be nice too when it opens).


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 3, 2013
    HEA is nowhere near as good from a distance like wishes was, we were disappointed in when we saw it from Sunset Point and California Grill.

    I would see it in the park either from a table near Casey's or at a Dessert Party. Even after the recent price increases at the Dessert Parties I still think it's worth the price especially for the terrace seating. I say that even after getting a great spot in the hub for it in our November trip.
  • Jonfw2

    Jul 23, 2019
    There is a "pay to play" option for every show at every park. Some are through dinner/desert packages, some are through Disney VIP services, some are through FP's. You can find info for all options on the official site.


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