Can You See Fireworks From Disney BoardWalk?

Disney’s BoardWalk is a lively place to be with entertainment, dining and recreation opportunities. You might catch a juggling act outside under the string lights at night. You can spend time at Jellyrolls to hear the dueling piano players. Take a Surrey bike ride with the family for breezy fun around the water. When it’s time to eat, you’ve got options. You can have your pick from grab and go spots like the BoardWalk Deli to delightful sit down dining experiences like Trattoria al Forno. When it comes to the end of the night, everyone looks forward to those colorful sparkles in the sky. So can you see fireworks from Disney BoardWalk? There are definitely firework views at this resort and dining and entertainment complex!

The name of the resort hotel is Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. The Disney Vacation Club property at this resort is called Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. Then there’s an actual boardwalk area you can visit to eat and shop. All of this is located near Epcot’s International Gateway Disney Skyliner station.

Can You See Fireworks From Disney BoardWalk Inn Resort?

It is possible to see fireworks from a few different places around Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. One of the best viewing spots will be on the bridge closest to Epcot that connects Disney’s BoardWalk to Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club resorts. This bridge provides a fantastic view of the higher pyrotechnics in Epcot’s firework shows. Another great place to watch fireworks from Disney’s BoardWalk is near Jellyrolls and the Atlantic Dance Hall. Facing Epcot, you can watch the nightly fireworks over the water here and it’s quite a visual treat. Unlike Disneyland Resort, which is located near many other public buildings and private residences, nothing really prohibits Walt Disney World Resort fireworks shows from happening. You can count on seeing fireworks every night of your trip if you wish to!

View of fireworks from Disney BoardWalk reflecting over Crescent Lake with string lights and BoardWalk restaurants across the water
Epcot fireworks from Disney BoardWalk, on opposite side from the park facing BoardWalk Deli

Does Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Have Firework View Rooms?

There are technically no firework view or theme park view rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. That doesn’t mean you won’t get see surprise fireworks from Disney BoardWalk rooms. Disney is very fair on what they consider a firework view room. A room won’t be noted as such unless it has an excellent firework view. This means that you can sometimes see fireworks, theme parks and nighttime spectaculars from your room. Even when you weren’t expecting to. As always, whether you can see fireworks from your room or not depends a great deal on where your room is located at the resort and which direction its facing.

Having a balcony can also help as it allows you a wider range of vision when you can step outside and peek around. If you happen to be in a room that’s higher up and facing the direction of Epcot, it’s likely you’ll get some kind of firework view. This is especially true if your room is near Jellyrolls. The view of Epcot fireworks pictured here is from the BoardWalk, standing in front of the mint building next to Jellyrolls that says Crest O’ The Wave.

While the best firework views from this resort are of Epcot nighttime spectaculars, you may also see some pyro coming from the other direction. Disney’s Hollywood Studios may not have a dedicated firework show but some of the nighttime spectaculars at the park feature sporadic fireworks. If you happen to see the sky lighting up and it’s not coming from the Epcot direction, it could be the Fantasmic! finale or the end of the projection shows on the theater on Hollywood Boulevard. 

Magic Kingdom fireworks from BoardWalk as seen in the distance across Crescent Lake over Yacht Club.

Can you see Magic Kingdom fireworks from BoardWalk?

Lastly, it may be possible to see fireworks way far away over at Magic Kingdom. You will only see the biggest, highest fireworks. If you see a nighttime show happening in the distance over Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, those are Magic Kingdom fireworks. The best example of what you might see of Happily Ever After is the Hercules part and the finale. This is when the most impressive, expansive fireworks happen. If you’re in a higher up room with a balcony or your view faces that direction, you should be able to have a nice view of some Magic Kingdom fireworks from BoardWalk. Just remember that this resort is far from that park so it will be off in the distance, you won’t hear the music played at the resort and it’s more of a subtle viewing experience. Especially compared to Epcot which is so close.

Disney BoardWalk Restaurants

Food is always one of the most fun parts of a Disney vacation. There’s picking the restaurants, looking at the themed spaces, perusing the menu and planning meals into your days. Disney’s BoardWalk has quite a few restaurants to choose from. There are also quite a few within walking distance or easily accessible by boat. The BoardWalk has gone through quite a few changes in terms of restaurants. Especially since a massive renovation has taken place at the resort over the last few years.

For something quick, guests can enjoy Carousel Coffee in the lobby area or the Pizza Window or BoardWalk Deli, formerly BoardWalk Bakery, outside on the BoardWalk. Additional BoardWalk restaurants include Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Italian food at Trattoria al Forno and signature dining experiences at Flying Fish. BoardWalk Ice Cream offers frozen treats by the scoop. Abracadabar is a themed bar with magical drinks. For more delicious drink options, try Leaping Horse Libations by the pool. There’s also BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas for something quick outdoors and Belle Vue Lounge inside off of the lobby for a more relaxing experience. For more information on where and what there is to eat at Disney BoardWalk, see our BoardWalk restaurants dining guide.

Disney's BoardWalk Inn at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Epcot area resort

Can you see fireworks from Disney BoardWalk restaurants?

Any of the restaurants mentioned are a good option for a meal and fireworks night out. All are located right on, or just off of, the BoardWalk. If you plan your time right you can find a firework viewing spot nearby before or after your meal. None of these restaurants offer ideal views of fireworks from inside.

Additional options are on the way as Disney’s BoardWalk Inn refurbishment continues. You can see more of what’s being worked on in our DVC resort refurbishment schedule. If having lots of dining options in reach is exciting to you, another resort you might be interested in is Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. This pretty resort is located just across the water from the Disney Springs shopping and dining complex.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas Disney Vacation Club

You don’t have to be a guest of this specific resort to visit Disney’s BoardWalk and enjoy the excellent dining options. Just note that parking at this resort is sometimes reserved for guests and those with dining reservations depending on availability. If you can see yourself enjoying all of this year after year, DVC is something to consider. The Disney timeshare is a flexible point based system. You choose a home resort and a point value based on your own preferences. Disney’s BoardWalk Inn resort has a lovely Disney Vacation Club property known as Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. This is a great home resort option for those who would love to enjoy boat transport or walking paths to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You may be able to save thousands purchasing a resale Disney Vacation Club contract instead of buying directly from Disney. For Disney Vacation Club rooms at BoardWalk, there are standard view and BoardWalk/preferred view rooms. There is also a wide range of room sizes to choose from. It’s possible to book a Studio, which is similar to a hotel room in some ways, or a one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom villa. The home like accommodations in Disney Vacation Club villas can include additional amenities like full kitchens and washer and dryers. 

DVC Resale Experts Makes Magic

Can you see fireworks from Disney BoardWalk? Maybe you need to test out these viewing spots for yourself! DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. If you would love to call Disney’s BoardWalk Villas your home, consider the Disney timeshare Disney Vacation Club. This resort received room, lobby and restaurant refurbishments all in the last few years. The early 1900s, classic decor style has just the right amount of glitz.

Our licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides with decades of experience selling DVC. You can expect pixie dusted service, helpful insight and answers to your questions throughout the process. Take a look at current resale DVC listings for pricing and availability. If you don’t see your dream contract, you’re welcome to join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List. You’ll be contacted when the right contract magically appears on the market.

Talk to UsFor more information on Disney Vacation Club, its resorts, and the magical vacations you can have at great value by becoming a member through DVC resale, feel free to talk to any of our friendly professionals with DVC Resale Experts at (844) 382-3267 or email us at Info@DVCResaleExperts.com.
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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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