Where to View Fireworks at MK for Seniors

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  1. dakotix

    dakotix DIS Dad #852 from Central Massachusetts

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    My mother and her friends (age 70+) want to see the fireworks at MK but one of her friends has cancer and needs a spot that offers a nice view but also a place where they can make an easy exit afterwards (or exit during the show if any issues pop up). Any ideas?
     
  2. BrianL

    BrianL Doom Buggy Driver

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    Hmm, that's somewhat difficult. In order to best view Happily Ever After, you need to be in front of the castle. I would try to hang back at the corners of Main Street, maybe near Casey's. These are prime viewing spots though and do get crowded. You should stay near a pathway which they will keep clear should you need to step-away. Maybe very close to the bridge to Tomorrowland might be okay too.

    Check out the map in the thread by Robo:https://www.disboards.com/threads/maps-of-wdw-by-robo-65-maps-more.3545729/

    That may help you get an idea.

    ETA: Also, if you are on the Casey's side, the First Aid center is right between Casey's and Crystal Palace if that could be helpful. Even if someone just needs to sit down and rest, you can go there.
     
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  4. Bete

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    Get to the train ride in front. You have an elevated view and you are close to the exit. Of course, you have to be there at least 90 minutes ahead of time to get a spot. It's very popular there.

    Not quite as good but we have found being by the Crystal Palace restaurant to be an okay view. Some of it is obstructed but since the fireworks is in the sky it's okay. It's not too bad to exit from here.
     
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    dakotix DIS Dad #852 from Central Massachusetts

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    I thought of the train station as well but wasn't sure how long they should stake out that spot. I will let them know. Thanks!
     
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    dakotix DIS Dad #852 from Central Massachusetts

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    I'm curious. I've never done the train station balcony. Seems like it would be a pretty cool vantage point, especially if taking a lot of photos.
     
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  7. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Yes its a nice view. But keep in mind when taking pics, the flag pole will be in your way.
     
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    DaisyDuck001 DIS Veteran

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    Seems like just about everywhere, a tree or something is in the way of the view anyway.
     
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Yes. Esp at HS. If your not right in the centre hub, forget it. You won’t see the fireworks that well at all. Trees def get in the way.
     
  10. DaisyDuck001

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    So true. Trees everywhere.
     
  11. kaetra

    kaetra Magic is Real

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    In May and October all the front railing spots in the upper train station were staked out by 6:30 pm each night I checked. I couldn’t believe it. I thought 6:30pm would be early enough for the 9 pm show. It wasn’t. Seems like a SUPER popular spot.
     

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