|My kids loved the beach at Disney's Polynesian|
Resort, but they were never awake long enough to
see Wishes from the beach.
I absolutely love watching the fireworks at Walt Disney World. But with three kids who generally go to bed early, getting to the nighttime shows with the kids awake and then getting back to our resort (before the kids fall asleep) is always a challenge. It can be so much of a challenge that many trips we miss seeing Wishes, Fantasmic and Illuminations. Of course this isn’t really a complaint because our kids are up early and we are generally at the parks at opening.
This trip I discovered something that allowed me to at least watch Wishes and the Halloween version, Hallowishes, right from Disney’s Polynesian Resort. One night after the kids went to bed, my parents, who were in the room next to us, said they would watch the kids, as Pierre and I walked around the resort. At about the time Wishes was about to start, we found a couple of chairs along the beach, sat down and watched the Electric Water Pageant go by as we waited for Wishes. The best part was not only was it a great view of Wishes, but they pipe the music onto the beach. It was as if we were right in the middle of the
enjoying the show
without the crowds. Even better, after
the show, we weren’t in the masses making our way out of the park trying to get
back to our resort. We simply walked
back to our room. It was great to see my
favorite nighttime spectacular from a different perspective. Magic
|This is Martinique, one of the island villages|
at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
On our 2010 trip, we stayed at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. We could see parts of Illuminations from the beach in the island
. Even better, you could hear all the preshow
music before it even started as you walked around the resort. Because Illuminations is so late, our
children would never stay awake until 9.
This was a perfect way to at least catch a portion of the show. village of Martinique
With your little ones, do skip the nighttime shows or have you found a fun hidden treasure like these to catch them from a different perspective?