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Wishes with young children?

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Wishes with young children?

Does anyone have a recommended spot for a good view for wishes with young children (5-6 year olds) where their view will be less likely to be blocked?

North Richland...
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1. Re: Wishes with young children?

Since the fireworks are up in the sky, I'm not sure it matters the age because everybody will be looking up. Check out the map below for good viewing spots. You might also want to book the Wishes Dessert Party which provides good viewing area plus desserts!


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2. Re: Wishes with young children?

We have 2 little ones (3 and 1). There is a cross walk across Main Street by the Plaza Restaurant. They don't let people stop there. We stood right on the tape by the crosswalk. It meant that no one was directly in front of us, so we had a little more space and our kids had good sight lines.

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3. Re: Wishes with young children?

Gleece, YES! We were just there a 3 months ago, it was wonderful! Security cast members keep people moving along and do not let them stop in the crosswalk, meaning you have a completely unobstructed view.

There's another great spot but you often need to stake it out at least more than one hour before the show. If you are coming up Main Street towards the Castle, go past the above-mentioned spot, cross the bridge, and then just before you get to the Hub there is a path to the right, a path lined on both sides by a wrought iron railing. Turn right down that path; if you pass the popcorn cart at the Hub then you missed the right turn.

The path slowly curves around to the left. If you walk all the way to the end of the path, it leads you to the base of the bridge that crosses over to Tomorrowland. As it curves to the left, but just before you get to the end of the path, the railing on the left side opens into a small alcove; it's not really big, but its plenty big so that you can stand against the railing in this alcove and not block people from walking along the path.

When you're standing in this alcove, there is fenced-off lawn immediately in front of you, which means no one can possibly block your view, giving you an unobstructed view of Cinderella Castle.

If you are trying to find this area FROM Tomorrowland, cross the bridge from Tomorrowland to the Hub, but IMMEDIATELY at the end of the bridge look to the left for this railing-lined pathway, and then then alcove will be to your right a few steps down ther path.

Especially with little kids, finding a good (unobstructed) spot to view Wishes is VERY important. Even though the fireworks are in th sky and thus everyone looks up, the show is NOT totally overhead ... in other words, you aren't looking straight up but rather are looking forward and only slightly up. This means that if someone is standing even a few feet in front of your child it blocks your child's view rather easily.

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4. Re: Wishes with young children?

Thanks for the advice. We are going in early september, how early do you think we would need to arrive to stake out a good spot?

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