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Old 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Best Place To Avoid Wishes Fireworks?

My DS4 is terrified of fireworks. Last time we were at MK at night we simply went into the Main Street shops but they were quite loud there and he was antsy. Is there a better place to go to avoid / distract him? That is without leaving the park! I will if I have to but hope not to....
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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You will hear the fireworks around the park regardless of location. It really cannot be avoided. I suggest shopping in the Emporium or a snack in the bakery as a distraction.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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My DS4 is terrified of fireworks. Last time we were at MK at night we simply went into the Main Street shops but they were quite loud there and he was antsy. Is there a better place to go to avoid / distract him? That is without leaving the park! I will if I have to but hope not to....
Without leaving MK, my best guess is inside Pirates of the Caribbean or Carousel of Progress. Or maybe inside at Town Square Theater in line to see Mickey. Those attractions are probably about the three furthest away from the display.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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When DS was four we used ear plugs at alot of attractions at WDW & they work great for fireworks.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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I would take noise cancelling earphones.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor?? We were in there on our most recent trip during fireworks and didn't hear a thing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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I would take noise cancelling earphones.
I just want to second this. I have a friend that tried this and it totally changed how the child felt about fireworks.

Tiki room might be a good hiding place if it will be open until closing the night you are there.

Also, you might want to try watching then from the Polynesian beach then you could take a quick monorail ride back to the park.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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I missed the fireworks last year as I was riding Its A Small World. You could probably stay in the boat and go through again.

Although carousel of progress sounds like a winner to me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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I also wanted to recommend the use of noise cancelling headphones like the Peltor for Kids headsets (http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...-Earmuffs.html)

Instead of having to search high and low for an inside spot that you can stay in for the duration of any fireworks show, you might want to give these a try. They really can make all the difference in the world. They do not cancell ALL noise, but will muffle it enough that he should be able to watch without being afraid of the sudden explosions.

I am very sensitive to sudden loud noises, and cringed at fireworks for years until someone gave me a pair of earplugs. Now I can watch and enjoy!
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #10
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Mickey's Philharmagic. I'm pretty sure you won't hear them in the theater.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #11
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I recommend the Monsters Inc. laugh floor, if you head into the attraction about 5 or 10 minutes before the fireworks, you should be in the holding room by the time the fireworks start. Then once inside the show should last long enough that you've completely missed the fireworks. Perfect
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #12
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My V was terrified of fireworks to, but I bought her 3m headphones or whatever they are called the bigger earmuff ones and they worked like a charm she LOVED wishes this time!
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I also wanted to recommend the use of noise cancelling headphones like the Peltor for Kids headsets (http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...-Earmuffs.html)

Instead of having to search high and low for an inside spot that you can stay in for the duration of any fireworks show, you might want to give these a try. They really can make all the difference in the world. They do not cancell ALL noise, but will muffle it enough that he should be able to watch without being afraid of the sudden explosions.

I am very sensitive to sudden loud noises, and cringed at fireworks for years until someone gave me a pair of earplugs. Now I can watch and enjoy!
We had these for our twins, and they wore them when they were 11 months at Disney World and again the following year. Used them to nap in the stroller while at th park too, worked like a charm! We loved them!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! Headphones, unfortunately, are not an option. He had ear tubes for years and so always had to have ear plugs to wash his hair, which if course he hated. So now ear plugs are associated with a hated activity. We are working on accepting head phones but it is not consistent yet. He loves meeting Mickey, loves Monsters Inc and It's a Small World is his favorite ride so those are awesome suggestions! Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:33 AM   #15
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I second Small World - was in there and completely Missed Wishes (though not on purpose).
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