Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has amazing views of Bay Lake and the surrounding trees and wooded areas. But there’s another view Disney fans are always curious about. Can you see fireworks from Wilderness Lodge? Let’s discuss the different view options from rooms and around the resort property below.
Can You See Fireworks From Wilderness Lodge?
It is possible to see fireworks from a few different places around Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The best viewing spot will be by the Geyser Point area along the waters of Bay Lake. A few steps from the bar and lounge is a wide walkway along the water that provides the nicest view you’ll find here. They also play the firework music that accompanies the show here which is a nice touch. Fireworks are always awesome but you get a more full experience when you can hear the accompanying music and narration. This space serves an even better view of the Electrical Water Pageant. This light up boat show has been around since the beginning and was refurbished for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Below is a photo of fireworks from Wilderness Lodge. This is from the waterfront location Geyser Point and has a slightly obstructed view as you can see. It’s still an ok place to watch Happily Ever After from.
The next best place to watch the fireworks from at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the boat dock. The resort offers boat transportation to Magic Kingdom. At the end of this dock you’ll find a little area with a bench and some standing room. The fireworks happen the direction the bench under the covered area is facing. You won’t see the small castle pyrotechnics from this spot but you will definitely see the big firework product over the trees. The music is played on the boat dock so you can enjoy the Happily Ever After soundtrack or the sound of whatever show is playing.
There are actual Nature Fireworks View rooms you can book as well. Rooms with better views usually have a premium price. Disney is pretty careful about saying firework view unless they mean it though. Sometimes you’ll even end up getting a partial firework view by surprise because Disney makes sure the official firework view rooms have a superior view.
There are also quite a few places around the resort and grounds where you may get a surprise firework view. For example, in the side of the building closest to Magic Kingdom, each floor with rooms kind of turns a corner and has windows about halfway down. From these hall windows it’s possible to see the fireworks over the trees though you won’t hear the music. It’s not ideal but it is a fun bonus to enjoy at the end of the night if you happen to be walking down the hall or would just like to pop out of your room to see fireworks.
There is a firework viewing spot from the concierge lounge as well. It’s a very small patio a few floors up.
It’s possible to see some fireworks from the front of Wilderness Lodge though the view is quite obstructed by tall trees. The music is played in the porte cochere. If you happen to be getting there at just the right time, this could make for a magical arrival! Below is a view of Happily Ever After fireworks from Wilderness Lodge’s front entrance. You can see the tippy tops of the fireworks.
Here is an idea of the firework view you’ll have if you watch down the hill a little bit from the Wilderness Lodge entrance. The music isn’t played here but the view is a little better.
Wilderness Lodge DVC Firework Views?
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has two Disney Vacation Club properties: Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. You can see fireworks from some of the cabins but, again, Disney makes sure that if they claim a room has a fireworks view, it’s a good one and it’s guaranteed. Not all of the cabins have a great firework view, depending on which way they face or what kind of plans nature has with trees and such. Hence, on the website there is not a firework view category cabin to book. Note that the view category does affect the point value to rent a room. The Boulder Ridge building is on the opposite side of the resort with splendid nature views but no guaranteed firework views. Depending on where your room is, it may be possible. Rooms in either DVC building on higher floors that face Magic Kingdom and don’t have another building or trees in the way are your best bet. With shows like Disney Enchantment that have very large product that goes off very high in the sky, your chances of seeing fireworks from your room, or different places around the resort, are much better. Some Disney Vacation Club rooms at other resorts do have a firework view. For example, at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa it’s possible to book a Resort Studio with a Theme Park View of Magic Kingdom.
Can you watch fireworks from Wilderness Lodge?
You might be trip planning and wondering if anyone can watch fireworks from Wilderness Lodge or if you have to be an overnight guest. You do not have to be staying at Wilderness Lodge to watch the fireworks from there. One example being, Disney visitors love to enjoy the restaurants at different resorts. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort has more than one amazing dining option. There is some special culinary magic to be discovered here from the hootin’ and hollerin’ happening at Whispering Canyon Cafe to special interactions at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. Anyone with a reservation can dine here, regardless of if you’re staying at this resort or any Disney resort or none. You can then head to any of the recommended viewing spots in common areas around the property before or after your meal. See our Wilderness Lodge dining guide for all of the eats.
It’s possible to visit Disney’s Wilderness Lodge without a dining reservation but without one you may not be able to park there. Disney World resort self parking is complimentary but not always available to those just visiting for the day. If you are staying at another resort, you can make your way to Wilderness Lodge using Disney transportation. For most resorts, the best option is to find your way to Magic Kingdom, then take a bus to the Lodge. Even if you’re just visiting a park or Disney Springs for the day, it’s possible to use Disney transport to visit Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, grab a drink (or not) and watch the fireworks.
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