A New Spot to Watch Wishes at Walt Disney World

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If you’ve never seen Wishes at the Magic Kingdom before, I do recommend watching them from Main Street to gain the full experience of the spectacular show. I’d like to share this tip to those who have seen the show and may not want to deal with the incredible crowd that forms for Wishes. Head behind the castle!

The majority of the bursts, at least all the huge ones are behind and perfectly visible from Fantasyland. The smaller bursts that form straight lines take off directly next to each side of the castle. If you stand by the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel you can turn around several times to view both or, what we like to do, take a seat by the Friar’s Nook and just watch the big part of the show. One very cool thing about being in the back is how loud and huge the bursts are, which some children are scared of.

Another big bonus of hanging out behind the castle for Wishes? As soon as it’s over you can literally walk on to most of the Fantasyland rides! The other night, there were zero people in line when we walked over to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh after the fireworks!

Now that I’m an annual passholder, I take the parks at a more leisurely pace and I am always looking to find little ways to avoid crowds. This is a great tip for people like me or those on vacation who like to avoid some of the crowds, too!

Another great place for a less crowded view, the beach at the Polynesian!

Where is your favorite place to watch Wishes? Let me know in the comment box below.


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2 thoughts on “A New Spot to Watch Wishes at Walt Disney World

  1. My favorite place is at Bay Lake Tower’s Top of the Lounge! It’s not crowded, they pipe in the music and you can grab a drink from the lounge to enjoy before, during or after!

  2. I have to admit, the Hub will always be my favorite! I love the Polynesian beach, but I wish either the speakers were closer or louder, or people would be quieter. We watched Hallowishes for the first time from the beach last fall, and could very rarely hear any of the music.

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