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Watching Holiday Wishes from the Magic Kingdom or the Polynesian?
by Michelle (NJ)
“Hi, Dad. My family, me and my husband, my two little ones ages five and two are headed to Disney World for the first time together. We are going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and plan to stay for the fireworks.
We are also planning to go to the Polynesian one night for dinner and watch the electrical water parade and the fireworks from the beach there. However, the way it works out best for our itinerary is for us to be at the Polynesians during another Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party line.
Would we be missing out not seeing the regular fireworks the night we’re at the Poly? Should we tweak things so that we purposely see the regular fireworks show from the Poly or would it be okay to see the Mickey’s Very Christmas Party fireworks twice?”
The train platform gives you a great look at Holiday Wishes – Photo by Laurie Sapp
I got to tell you, Michelle, I just love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It’s my favorite, one of my favorite things to do. I just love the snow on Main Street, love the decorations, the snacks that are around. It’s an experience I really love. The Holiday Wishes, the parade at night, it’s just a great holiday experience.
Should you make a change to your plans? Nah, I think watching Holiday Wishes from the Magic Kingdom, then watching it from the Polynesian is a great idea because you get to see a little wider shot especially for Holiday Wishes.
For the old Wishes show and the new Happily Ever After Show, most of the fireworks are right over the castle but with Holiday Wishes, the fireworks are all the way around the park and you don’t get to see a full perspective from inside the park. It’s hard to see some of those fireworks depending on where you are on Main Street or where you’re watching the fireworks from. It’s hard to see those fireworks that are surrounding the park.
When you’re at the Polynesian, you get the full effect. You get the fireworks over the castle. You get the ones that are around the park. You just get a better view from the Polynesian Resort.
I wouldn’t change anything. I would do both. I think seeing it twice is fine. Number one, it’s a great show. Number two, getting that perspective from up close and from far away, it is really worthwhile so don’t change anything. Enjoy.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Bottom line, that’s the bottom line, just go have Fun. It’ll be Magic. Just make it Simple. Yes, you could go watch Happily Ever After but I think Holiday Wishes is better. I think you’ll find it to be a great thing.