Facts About Walt Disney World Fireworks Part 1
There is no better way to end a day at Walt Disney World than with a Fireworks show. No one does fireworks better than Disney. A lot goes into putting on the shows night after night. Here are facts and things that you might want to know about the fireworks at Walt Disney World.
Ever wonder how much it costs to set off all of those fireworks? You’re going to have to keep wondering, because Disney will not release that information. An educated guess is that it costs over $18 million a year. Disney uses over one million fireworks annually, and they are said to be the largest user of fireworks in the United States.
Most fireworks use gunpowder for the launch but that is not the case at Walt Disney World. Instead, they use compressed air. There are two reasons for this. First, the launch is higher this way. Second, gunpowder is known for its fumes. There are no extra fumes for guests to breathe in when compressed air is used. That doesn’t mean that you won’t smell anything, the fireworks still burn. It just means that you won’t be breathing in gunpowder fumes. Much better for the environment!
While the fireworks shows were created to be viewed inside the parks, it can be hard to fight your way out once they are finished. Great viewing areas for all the major shows can be found outside of the parks as well. The Magic Kingdom Resort Area hotels all sport fantastic places to watch, ask a Cast Member to point you in the right direction. For something extra special, make a dinner reservation at California Grill located in the Contemporary Resort. You’ll then enjoy arguably the best view outside of the Magic Kingdom. Also, if you are a member of Disney’s Vacation Club, members can enjoy seeing the fireworks at Top of the World Lounge. If you want to watch the fireworks from Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Epcot, head to the Epcot Resort Area. There are some great spots to watch along Crescent Lake. You don’t even need to be on Walt Disney World property to enjoy the fireworks. They can be seen and heard in many nearby areas, even if you’re miles away.
Stay tuned for more fun facts about Disney Fireworks in Part 2.
(partially taken from DisDining.com)