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  • [Question] Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

    We will be visiting Disneyland from Sept 29 to Oct 2. The only night that has the parade, Fantasmic and Fireworks is that Sunday night. They close early the other nights. We will be going to the Tuesday Halloween party, but I know the Fireworks and Parade are different.

    The big question is - how do we swing all three of these?

    I am think Parade is easy because it is earlier than fireworks and Fantasmic.
    How do I juggle fireworks and Fantasmic?
    Times given are:
    Fantasmic 9 pm and 10:30 pm
    Fireworks 9:30 pm

    Looking for guidance on which Fantasmic show to see and where to try to sit/stand for each (and how to get a good spot).

    Thanks for your help!

    C

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    Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

    I would recommend seeing the fireworks at 9:30 and heading over to the Rivers of America when its over for Fantasmic. Normally the 10:30 showing is significantly less crowded. It's pretty easy to get a good spot; just any unobstructed view of Tom Sawyer's Island will be fine.

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    • #3
      Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

      You have two options:

      1) Watch the fireworks and once they are done, head to the Rivers Of America to watch the seond showing of Fantasmic! at 10:30 P.M

      or

      2) Watch Fantasmic! and then remain in the area and you can watch the fireworks from there at 9:30 P.M.

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      • #4
        Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

        Both of the above responses are good ones. My recommended plan of attack is finding a spot to watch Fireworks from (typically either on the front side or the Tomorrowland side of the Hub) and then heading over to the Rivers for the 10:30 Fantasmic!. For Fantasmic!, the sections in Frontierland and in front of Pirates fill up first, whereas the sections over by Haunted Mansion are generally less crowded. If you don't need to be down on the River, some of my favorite spots are the bridge over the Pirates entrance and the raised area by the French Market restaurant.

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        • #5
          Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

          I don't know if there is a scheduling change but I went last weekend and did Fantasmic at 9 then just went to Main Street for the fireworks at 9:30. The view from MS is a good one. It's actually pretty easy to catch both shows.
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          • #6
            Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

            I'd just watch the fireworks from the river. You can see most of the fireworks from anywhere within the park.
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            • #7
              Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

              Originally posted by WJMamie View Post
              We will be visiting Disneyland from Sept 29 to Oct 2. The only night that has the parade, Fantasmic and Fireworks is that Sunday night. They close early the other nights. We will be going to the Tuesday Halloween party, but I know the Fireworks and Parade are different.

              The big question is - how do we swing all three of these?

              I am think Parade is easy because it is earlier than fireworks and Fantasmic.
              How do I juggle fireworks and Fantasmic?
              Times given are:
              Fantasmic 9 pm and 10:30 pm
              Fireworks 9:30 pm

              Looking for guidance on which Fantasmic show to see and where to try to sit/stand for each (and how to get a good spot).

              Thanks for your help!

              C
              I guess it depends on what you think is more important to you. If seeing the fireworks at the castle is more important than you can easily get an up-close seat pending you show up an hour before the show (while Fantasmic is going on) then catch Fantasmic at 10:30pm getting a decent viewing spot from the bridge that goes over the POTC marquee or behind the planters that line the walkways between the river and New Orleans Square.

              If it's the opposite then show up an hour or more to Fantasmic to get an up-front seat and then stick around for the fireworks that happen about 10 minutes after it ends. Fireworks are for the most part unobstructed and the speakers that are used for Fantasmic are also used to carry the fireworks soundtrack.
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              • #8
                Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

                We watched the Fireworks from near the "smoking area" at Rivers of America/Haunted Mansion at 9:30, then slid over to an excellent seating spot for the later Fantasmic showing. They pipe the soundtrack for the fireworks over the PA system. The only thing you might miss is the projections on the castle/IaSW. We saw Tink and Dumbo from our area too.
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                • #9
                  Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

                  Originally posted by The Disney Ninja View Post
                  You have two options:

                  1) Watch the fireworks and once they are done, head to the Rivers Of America to watch the seond showing of Fantasmic! at 10:30 P.M

                  or

                  2) Watch Fantasmic! and then remain in the area and you can watch the fireworks from there at 9:30 P.M.

                  This.

                  For me personally, I always watch the first showing of Fantasmic and then stay put to watch fireworks. They play the firework audio at the Rivers of America so it's not like you don't know what is going on.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Help Jugging Fireworks and Fantasmic!

                    If you watch the fireworks from Fantasmic you might not be able to see tinkerbell, dumbo, fireworks on Main Street and other cool effects.

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