Disney Guest Shares The Ultimate Secret For The Perfect Fireworks View

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Magic Kingdom New Years Eve

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Fireworks are one of the most magical experiences Guests can have while visiting the Disney Parks. Whether they find themselves at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort, or even Shanghai Disney Resort, this traditional nighttime show will be the perfect way to close their visit for the day.

disney enchantment fireworks
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Although different celebrations and COVID-19 measures have caused changes to them, Guests can, again, close their day in the most magical way possible, as nighttime entertainment is gradually making its way back into the Disney Parks, with many beloved shows coming back throughout the year.

Fireworks behind Spaceship Earth at EPCOT
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However, there is one detail that makes fireworks slightly complicated for some Guests, and that is finding the right viewing spot. While many Guests like to save their place hours in advance of the show, others find it tedious, as it takes time away from their day that they could spend on attractions.

dad and son watching fireworks
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Even when Guests find what they think is the perfect viewing spot for the show, there is always the risk of having the party in front of them somehow blocking the show. TikTok user Skipper James (@skipper_james) gives a humorous example of this on a POV video he posted, where he pretends to be a parent standing in front of you and putting his kid on his shoulders, completely blocking the view of the show for the Guests behind him.

A joke on how parents block other guests on fireworks shows
Credit: @skipper_james

While there is nothing wrong with parents doing this, as everyone should get the chance to enjoy the fireworks show, especially younger Guests, it is something too common and, to some point, frustrating for many. James confirms this belief as the caption on his video reads, “This has happened to you if you’ve been to Disney.”

You can check out the full video below:

This has happened to you if you’ve been to Disney #fireworks #disneyworld #disneyland #TheAdamProject #happilyeverafter


This has happened to you if you’ve been to Disney #fireworks #disneyworld #disneyland #TheAdamProject #happilyeverafter

♬ original sound – Skipper James

Fortunately, not only did James voice the problem, but he also brought the solution. In a following video, he shared what he considers “the BEST kept Disney secret!” showing Guests a hack to get the best Fireworks view. He tells Guests that all they have to do is bring a ladder, as it is not on the prohibited item list, and it will allow them to see over everyone’s head, including kids on shoulders.

Guest on a ladder saying it is the best viewing spot for fireworks
Credit: @skipper_james

This is, of course, a joke, as Guests are not encouraged to bring a ladder into the Parks, in addition to security most certainly stopping them for intending to do so. James even stated in his comments, “This video is for informational purposes only, do not attempt” as many viewers started joking about someone actually following his advice, also stating Disney would quickly revise their list of prohibited items once they saw the video.

Check out the bizarre hack below!

This is the BEST kept Disney secret! #disneyfireworks #disneyhack #disneyworld #AerieREAL #disneyfyp


This is the BEST kept Disney secret! #disneyfireworks #disneyhack #disneyworld #AerieREAL #disneyfyp

♬ Married Life – Michael Giacchino

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While this is all for good fun, we do not encourage Guests to try and bring any items into the Parks that would disrupt other Guest’s visit or their own.  Please be aware of the rules and regulations that Walt Disney World Resort and other Disney Resorts set out before arriving, as breaking them could result in being kicked off property, banned for life, or being arrested. 

Please click here to read the rules that Guests must abide by at Walt Disney World Resort.

At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and now, Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire have returned. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

Have you ever had a bad experience during fireworks at Disney? Let us know in the comments!

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