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Old 05-02-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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How nice are the fire works?

I have seen a video online of the WDW fireworks, if they are half as good in person as they were online I can not wait to see them.

How often do they do fireworks and from how far can you see them?
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #3
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They are gorgeous!!! Wishes and Illuminations are every night.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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I have seen a video online of the WDW fireworks, if they are half as good in person as they were online I can not wait to see them.

How often do they do fireworks and from how far can you see them?
The best fireworks in Disney are Wishes at Magic Kingdom. They are fantastic! As far as I know, they happen every night. My second favorite is Illuminations at Epcot. They happen every night as well. Enjoy!
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #5
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They are gorgeous!!! Wishes and Illuminations are every night.
I see that you are headed down for your anniversary! Have a great time!!! We just got back last night and the crowds were great. I know you will have a wonderful trip. Oh, and Happy Anniversary!
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #6
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Nothing like Disney fireworks. Wishes and Illuminations are stunning.

Welcome to the DIS, jondvl, and make those lifetime, firstime memories, you and your family.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:59 PM   #7
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I love fireworks, and I think WDW has the best out there..Illuminations at Epcot is my favorite, followed by Wishes.

My all time favorite are the ones at MNSSHP but those are only in September and October.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:13 AM   #8
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You'll hear it over and over....nobody does fireworks better than Disney!
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:07 AM   #9
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The disney fireworks are amazing


There is nothing in this world like Wishes and Illuminations. And its not just the fireworks, the music is amazing and Iluminations has so many other special effects
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
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I tend to finish a lot of my days at EPCOT,usually after watching the concerts during the F&W and F&G festivals and I probably have seen Illuminations well over 100 times and I can't say that I've gotten tired of seeing it,Wishes is great too.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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While the fireworks are visible at some places outside the parks, definitely inside is the best place to view them (maybe the only exception being a Wishes cruise). For Wishes, anywhere along Main Street is a great view and for IllumiNations, anywhere around World Showcase (just be sure there are no trees that will block your view).

Once you see Disney fireworks, everything else will just seem...meh.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:55 AM   #12
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They are a must do!
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LOVE the fireworks at Disney! Wishes is amazing! I can't wait to see it during MNSSHP!
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:10 AM   #14
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so nice that we park hop EPCOT to MK to make sure that we can see them both...every night when we are there
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #15
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How often do they do fireworks and from how far can you see them?
It really isn't a question of how far; these shows aren't really like your local Fourth of July presentation that you watch from a distance. They're designed to be best seen from inside their respective parks.

Wishes is an all fireworks show in MK, with music. I think the best spot is at the castle end of Main Street. Since it's all fireworks, it's possible to see from some locations outside the park, notably California Grill atop the CR (you need an ADR for this), Narcoossee's at GF, 'Ohana at Poly, and the Poly beach. But try to see them in the park. That's the way they're meant to be seen.

Illuminations at Epcot is a show with fireworks, light, water and fire effects and a giant globe that floats on the World Showcase lagoon. The video portions of the show are displayed on the globe. Only a few minutes of the show are fireworks, and the rest of it can't be seen at all from outside the park. Definitely worth seeing.
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