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    New Years Eve

    Hi all
    Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I have a question about New Years Eve in Disney World. Last year my wife Kim and I experienced Christmas and New Years in Disneyland. This year will be in Disney World from Dec. 20 to Jan 6. We will each have Disney Premier Passport. While in Disneyland we found finding a location to watch the fireworks from was very difficult in fact it was so crowded that we were standing shoulder to shoulder with other people. Would it be possible to recommend a location that we could experience the New Years fireworks either sitting or standing but not quite so crowded.

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    Re: New Years Eve

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeincalgary View Post
    Hi all
    Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I have a question about New Years Eve in Disney World. Last year my wife Kim and I experienced Christmas and New Years in Disneyland. This year will be in Disney World from Dec. 20 to Jan 6. We will each have Disney Premier Passport. While in Disneyland we found finding a location to watch the fireworks from was very difficult in fact it was so crowded that we were standing shoulder to shoulder with other people. Would it be possible to recommend a location that we could experience the New Years fireworks either sitting or standing but not quite so crowded.

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    One year we sat out by the resort docks just outside the MK. It was perfect. We sat on a bench right up against the lake, listened to the music and had a perfect view of the castle fireworks and were able to hop our bus to the resort at the conclusion before any guests manages to exit the Kingdom. Perfect night.
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    Re: New Years Eve

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    One year we sat out by the resort docks just outside the MK. It was perfect. We sat on a bench right up against the lake, listened to the music and had a perfect view of the castle fireworks and were able to hop our bus to the resort at the conclusion before any guests manages to exit the Kingdom. Perfectnight.
    Thanks for the info. It is exactly what I was looking for. It was 30 yearsago that Kim and I made it to Disney World so much has chaged would be able to recommend a resonably priced resturant near this viewing location I would to take Kim to dinner one night while we are there I think she would love to have dinner then fireworks. I know I am to late do do this on New Years eve but we will be there for 2 weeksm
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    Re: New Years Eve

    There are a number of restaurants at the resorts surrounding the Seven Seas Lagoon, but they might be difficult to get ADRs for that night, especially if the have any sort of view, even if you aren't planning for the view from the restaurant. If you plan to eat and then view elsewhere, you might be able to get an earlier reservation.

    It also depends on what you mean by "reasonably priced". Check out the menus on AllEars.net, as they have prices.

    Some locations I like are Narcoosees at the Grand Floridian, and Ohanas at the Poly. The Poly beach is also a nice place to watch the fireworks, but I think I've heard the last two years they were checking for resort IDs...

    If you wanted to see the fireworks in the park (or wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom in general that day), the general consensus is to get to the park early and stay there. It often closes to guests late morning, and you might be able to get in later, at least if you are staying on-site, but if you are off-site you may be out of luck.

    I happen to like the Rose Garden (go to the hub, turn and head to Tomorrowland - it's the path on the left shortly off the hub), but they've been reserving areas in various places lately - not sure if that's one of them.
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    Re: New Years Eve

    I'm thinking try the Wave. I haven't had a difficult time getting ADR there and the prices are acceptable.
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    As Doc said the parks are nutty on NYE. Last year they didn't get to capacity but were very crowded. No telling what will happen this year but last year for those two weeks the MK only went to capacity procedures once and that was on a random day not a holiday or a weekend. Kinda weird for Disney Christmas break vacations.
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    Re: New Years Eve

    Thanks again for all the help.
    I was hoping to go to dinner before New Years Eve and check out the location and talk with cast members before the big night. Last year in Disneyland we had to go early to make sure we made it into the park I think it was 30 minutes after the park opened. I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Years.

    Mike

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    I'm jealous and can't wait to hear about how it goes.
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