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Watching Harmonious Outside of EPCOT

Harmonious is the perfect way to end a day at EPCOT. What do you do if you want to see the fireworks, but don’t have a Theme Park ticket? It is still possible to enjoy the fireworks part of the show, without entering EPCOT.

Rooftop dining in the EPCOT Resort Area is a good way to see fireworks, but you’ll see them in the distance. Dinner at Topolino’s Terrace or Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood will put you in a great position to see fireworks from high in the sky. Amare at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve also has great views.

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If you would rather see the fireworks closer, you can do it without a Theme Park reservation. Just head to Disney’s BoardWalk, or the Yacht and Beach Clubs. Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to park at any Disney Resort if you aren’t staying there unless you have a dining reservation.

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The Resorts mentioned above are along Crescent Lake. While you will be able to see some of the fireworks in many places, there are two areas that are better than the others. Both of them are bridges.

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The more popular of the two is the bridge that is near the International Gateway Entrance to EPCOT. It is located past ESPN Club and before Disney’s Beach Club. This is a great place to see the fireworks, because you are close! You might be able to hear the music from this location.

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The second bridge is farther along the path around Crescent Lake. It’s past Yacht Club, on the way to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. There are fewer people who watch from this bridge. You might not hear the music, but you will have a good view of the fireworks.

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Another good place to watch outside of EPCOT is from the EPCOT parking lot. Most days, Disney will stop charging for parking an hour or two before the end of the night. You should be able to park for free, and then watch the show. Remember that you could get caught in traffic, with Theme Park Guests leaving at the end of the night.

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Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH, and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married, and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010, we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the Parks. Under the name Paula Brown, I penned the novels 'Dream Wanderers' and 'The Coffee Cruiser'. I also am a co-author of 'Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide'. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida.

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