The Walt Disney World Resort has some great restaurants. Also, some great fireworks displays. In a few locations, you can combine the two for an awesomely unique dining experience. There are some restaurants where prime fireworks viewing is limited to those parties lucky enough to be seated in certain locations, and there are some restaurants where all dining parties are invited to view the fireworks from an adjacent terrace or patio (no matter at what seat your dinner is served). This list contains restaurants where latter scenario is the case, meaning that you do not need to carry your lucky horseshoe with you to these dining reservations in hopes of getting a “good” table!
DIStracted Tip: When booking your dining reservation to coincide with fireworks timing, I recommend scheduling your check-in time no earlier than an hour before the fireworks show. Certain restaurants (such as the California Grill) will allow you to return to the restaurant’s viewing area to view the fireworks later in the evening if you do book an earlier dinner reservation, but for some (such as the Rose & Crown Dining Room), you must be at your dining reservation in order to access the restaurant’s fireworks viewing area.
Listed in no particular order…
- Narcoossee’s – Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Offers views of the Magic Kingdom’s Wishes fireworks display. Narcoossee’s is particularly known for their coastal fare – enjoy seafood, steak, and other specialties at this waterfront restaurant. Located on the Seven Seas Lagoon, diners have the ability to view Wishes fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant from the restaurant’s veranda.
- Rose & Crown Dining Room – Located in Epcot (theme park admission required). Offers views of Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks display. Classic British fare is on the menu at the Rose & Crown – select from a variety of dishes including fish and chips, bangers and mash, and more. Located on Epcot’s lagoon, diners are welcome to view Illuminations: Reflections of Earth from the restaurant’s patio.
- California Grill – Located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Offers views of the Magic Kingdom’s Wishes fireworks display. Seasonally fresh ingredients are the cornerstone of the menu at the California Grill – featured in sushi, flatbreads, and more. Located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, diners can enjoy panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Cinderella Castle, and Wishes fireworks from the restaurant’s lounge or outside observation deck. Note: if your dining reservation takes place before the Wishes fireworks display, you may return to the restaurant’s check-in desk that evening with your receipt for re-entry to the restaurant’s fireworks viewing locations. Diners with a reservation after the Wishes fireworks display are also welcome to enjoy that evening’s show from the aforementioned viewing locations.
Where are your favorite locations to dine with a side of Disney fireworks? Comment below!