If you’re looking for something special to do during your Walt Disney World vacation, Disney fireworks cruises may be just what you’re looking for! They’re the perfect way to see Disney fireworks without the crowds, plus you get your own private cruise. Here’s what you need to know about Disney fireworks cruises.
What is a Disney World Fireworks Specialty Cruise?
With a Disney fireworks cruise, you and your friends can rent a private pontoon boat to sail around Disney waters and watch fireworks. You have two choices of fireworks with Disney specialty cruises – Magic Kingdom fireworks or EPCOT fireworks. I’ve done both and they each have their pros and cons.
Your party will have their own chartered boat from either Bay Lake or the World Showcase Lagoon for up to 10 people. Magic Kingdom fireworks are bigger and more dramatic while EPCOT fireworks are more intimate and you get to watch so close to World Showcase.
Guest should arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes before fireworks start. You’ll board the boat and sail around the water for about 45 minutes. Then you’ll park and wait to enjoy the fireworks.
You’ll also receive complimentary snacks like Mickey Krispy Treats, chips, and bottled drinks.
How Much Do Disney Fireworks Cruise Cost?
Disney Fireworks Cruises start at $449 plus tax. Cost varies depending on the date. More popular times are more expensive.
How Can You Book a Specialty Cruise?
To reserve a cruise, please call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Guests will depart from the docks at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts to experience Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT or sail from the following marinas to view Happily Ever After:
- Contemporary Marina
- Polynesian Village Marina
- Grand Floridian Marina
- Fort Wilderness Marina
- Wilderness Lodge Marina
Why Should You Choose a Disney Fireworks Cruise?
Specialty Fireworks cruises off a unique perspective to watch fireworks from the water! They are a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any accomplishment! You have limited guest capacity for an intimate experience. It really makes you feel like a baller and like you’re a VIP.
The Disney magic comes alive by the entertainment and storytelling of each theme park fireworks show. Having a private boat with you and your friends and family just feels super special. Plus the views from the water offer such a unique point of view.
Are the Disney Specialty Fireworks Cruises Worth It?
At minimum you’ll be spending at least $500-ish for a Disney fireworks cruise. It’s worth it if you are celebrating a special occasion and you have the money. They are a lot of fun! And if you have 10 people, then it makes it even more worth it. If you have a girls’ trip, you can split the cost amongst everybody or even if you’re coming for a runDisney race.
This would also be a fun way to propose to someone on a private boat either alone or with close friends and family.
The biggest con to doing a Magic Kingdom fireworks cruise is you can’t really see the projections on Cinderella Castle. The projections are one of the biggest magical additions to Happily Every After, so that’s kind of a bummer. However, not having to fight crowds on your way out of Magic Kingdom is a big plus. And the view is still gorgeous for the fireworks themselves!
I have done both and enjoyed them both for different reasons. Bigger and better fireworks – Magic Kingdom. More intimate and cozy – EPCOT.
Children under 12 must wear life jackets on board. Also if the weather is cold, our boat had towels and blankets on board. Disney comes prepared! I’d recommend the Disney fireworks cruises to anybody who has the money to spare for a unique experience!