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Your Guide to Fireworks at the Disneyland® Resort

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Combining musical storytelling, beloved Disney Characters and brilliant pyrotechnics, the fireworks shows at the Disneyland® Resort are must-see events. Many dazzling spots to take in the sights and sounds are within Disneyland® Park, but staying at a Disneyland® Resort hotel can afford plenty of spectacular views, too. So here are some tips on how to have a great viewing experience, including where to see them and what you can expect. Before we begin, it’s important to remember that events are subject to change due to weather and other factors, so Guests should always check the daily schedule for updates. And remember that you can redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars for extra “ooohs” and “ahhhs” during your visit to the parks.1

Fireworks Shows at the Disneyland® Resort

Nighttime spectaculars rotate throughout the year and add sky-high celebrations to seasonal events. Here’s a sneak peek at these iconic experiences.

Wondrous Journeys

Commemorate a century of Disney animation with this show, through August 31, 2023. From Snow White to Elsa and beyond, there’s 100 years of history to enjoy at this show at Sleeping Beauty Castle.

4th of July (seasonal)

It’s a holiday known for fireworks, so you know the Happiest Place on Earth will give it an inspired display! Patriotic music and red, white and blue colors turn Sleeping Beauty Castle into a stunning Independence Day spectacle.

4th of July fireworks at Disneyland® Resort

Halloween Screams (seasonal)

Get ready for thrills with villains in this display set against Sleeping Beauty Castle. Halloween time at the Disneyland® Resort brings Jack Skellington to the forefront as Master of Scare-emonies in this nighttime “spooktacular” full of some favorite Characters.

“Believe… In Holiday Magic” (seasonal)

Tis the season for festive shows. Celebrate the holidays with festive fireworks, stirring music, shimmering lights and a magical snowfall finale!

"Believe...In Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular

New Year’s Eve (seasonal)

Ring in the New Year with a truly enchanting countdown! Lift your spirits with traditional music and Disney classics alike as January 1 arrives with an incredible show (Bonus tip: “it’s a small world” is a great place to view this show!).

Fireworks Viewing Spots in the Parks

Prepping for your ideal place to take in the fireworks can be an important part of planning your day at the parks. Here are five places that fans, other Guests and Cast Members recommend.

In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle

This Disneyland® Resort icon at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.® is the centerpiece of nighttime spectaculars. Plan to find your vantage point well in advance, as this is far and away the most popular destination for viewing the show.

“it’s a small world” Mall in Fantasyland

Some Guests prefer to stand away from the centralized crowd. The area in front of “it’s a small world” in Fantasyland offers a view from behind Sleeping Beauty Castle, and though further from Main Street, U.S.A.®, it still offers a full view of the lights and sky.

Partners Statue

This statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse acts as a great landmark in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. It stands front-and-center in front of the action, and Walt’s presence is a terrific reminder of where these spectaculars all began.

To the east of Refreshment Corner

Looking for an elevated view a few paces removed from the crowds in the center of Main Street, U.S.A.®? We recommend the tables on the North side of the Plaza Inn, just east of Main Street, U.S.A.®’s Refreshment Corner.

Main Street Train Station

For a distance from Sleeping Beauty Castle that offers a panoramic view of the fireworks, head up to the Main Street Train Station at the entrance of Main Street, U.S.A.® Plan to arrive early if you want to score some open benches for an unobstructed view!

Rivers of America

The shimmering lights of nighttime spectaculars look wonderful reflected in the waters of Rivers of America. Post up at this classic waterway that runs through Frontierland for a picturesque view.

Fireworks Viewing Spots in the Resort Hotels

You can experience nighttime spectaculars without being in the park! If you’d like to take in the excitement from the comfort of your Disneyland® Resort hotel, we recommend these locations at each of the three hotels.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Rooftop Pool

At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort can swim and relax in a whirlpool, all while enjoying the fireworks show from the rooftop pool deck starting June 30.

Paradise Fireworks

The Veranda at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa

Guests can take advantage of the concierge lounge, the Veranda, for prime viewing from a private balcony. After-dinner desserts and drinks are available on the Veranda’s complimentary “Sweet Endings” menu.

Grand California Fireworks

Disneyland® Hotel

For Guests staying in Club Level rooms, you can view the fireworks from the E-Ticket Lounge, where the firework show’s music is piped in during the show for an extra bit of fun.

Disneyland Hotel Fireworks

We hope these pointers ignite some inspiration for experiencing Disney’s world-renowned nighttime spectaculars. Of course, as a Cardmember, you can make your stay even brighter by booking your vacation package—including accommodations, travel and more—with special financing using the Disney® Visa® Credit Card.2 Get ready to light up the night!

Note: All fireworks at Disneyland Park are dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please check the Entertainment Schedule or the Disneyland app for daily schedules.


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