Every night the skies in Orlando light up with fireworks from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, but not everyone gets a chance to have the best view. Face it, watching the fireworks from the parks only results in seeing part of the show. On top of that, the viewing areas are often crowded with no where to sit. These high quality choreographed shows can truly be appreciated aboard a Disney fireworks cruise, and all without breaking the bank.
Board a pontoon boat and head out on one of the Disney lakes for what is arguably the most spectacular view of Wishes or Illuminations possible. Included in the cruise price is a knowledgeable driver, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, and a private tour of the resort area. Magic Kingdom area cruises anchor in Seven Seas Lagoon facing right down the center of Main Street U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle. The Wishes soundtrack is broadcast right on the boat.
For Illuminations cruises, no music is broadcast to the boats because the boats are right in the action. Cruise boats anchor right in the World Showcase Lagoon close enough that only the fireworks technicians could be any closer.
For special events, extra food , drinks, and decorations can be requested for an additional charge. What a special way to spend a birthday, anniversary or engagement!
Pricing for cruises starts at $292.88 for an eight person cruise and $346.13 for a ten person cruise. This may sound like a lot but that only amounts to $34 to $37 per person if the boats are at capacity. Bring the price down by presenting an annual pass (15% discount). Unable to fill the boat? Turn to reliable Disney fan sites to find additional passengers. Cruises sail every night Wishes is scheduled.
These cruises are perfect for those who want to get away from the bustle of the parks and enjoy a relaxing night soaking everything in.
Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
Meet Captain Hook, Mr Smee, and a few of their pirate friends for some snacks and drinks at the Contemporary Resort before heading off to a large party barge bound for the Wishes fireworks show. Along the way, real pirates will lead their new crew in sea chanteys and trivia. After watching the skies, the barges head back to the Contemporary where Peter Pan has managed to do away with Captain Hook and Mr Smee in order to spend some time taking pictures and giving autographs.
Pricing is $33.01 per child and $57.50 per adult. This experience is better suited to those with larger group, or those who don’t mind a high energy trip as the pirate hosts demand a lot of interaction. Barges hold around 30 people and sail the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake Friday through Sunday (extra nights during peak times).
For more information on either fireworks experience, call (407) WDW-PLAY.