Embark on a magical journey with a Disney Fireworks Cruise and experience the enchantment of Disney’s world-renowned fireworks from a unique vantage point. If you’ve ever wondered how to book a Disney Fireworks Cruise, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the process, provide helpful tips, and answer common questions.
To book a Disney Fireworks Cruise, you need to choose the type of cruise you want, such as the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise or EPCOT Fireworks Cruise. Then, call Disney’s reservation line at (407) 824-2682 to book your cruise. Prices start at $399 plus tax for a 25-foot pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 10 guests. Remember to book in advance as these cruises can fill up quickly.
Choosing a Fireworks Cruise
Disney offers several Fireworks Cruise options, each providing a unique experience.
- Magic Kingdom Fireworks Cruise (Basic or Premium): This cruise is aboard a 21′ or 25′ Tracker Pontoon Boat, accommodating up to 8 or 10 guests, respectively. It includes the boat, driver, water, soda, bagged snacks, and an audio feed of the fireworks music. You can also order private dining to be delivered to the cruise.
- EPCOT Fireworks Cruise: Your party will board a 25-foot private charter boat and set sail for International Gateway near the World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT. The boat has synchronized audio piped in, so you’ll be fully immersed in the show.
- Fireworks Cruise Departure Locations: You can depart from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort to experience Harmonious (EPCOT’s fireworks show) or sail from the following marinas to view Disney Enchantment (Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show):
- Contemporary Marina
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Pricing and Reservations
The price for a Disney Fireworks Cruise starts at $399 plus tax for a 25-foot pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 10 guests. The cruise includes a captain, assorted snacks, and soft drinks. You can also bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed, but no glass bottles) . Reservations can be made by calling (407) 824-2682. Keep in mind that prices may vary based on the time of day and season.
What to Expect
On a Disney Fireworks Cruise, you’ll experience a relaxing boat ride, a spectacular view of the fireworks from the water, and the magic of Disney’s nighttime spectaculars. The cruise usually starts around 50 minutes before the fireworks finale. Guests are asked to arrive an hour and 15 minutes prior to the fireworks start time. The boat will take you on a short tour of either the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake or the waterway between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios before stopping at a prime viewing spot for the fireworks show. The boat will have synchronized audio piped in, so you’ll be fully immersed in the show.
Special Packages and Discounts
Disney Vacation Club members can save 10% on the non-discounted price of charter fireworks cruises. The Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise offers a selection of international cheeses and desserts crafted by Disney’s pastry team. The price for this cruise is $130 for adults and $100 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).
Tips for First-Timers
If you’re planning to book a Disney Fireworks Cruise for the first time, consider the following tips:
- Choose the right cruise based on your budget and desired experience
- Book in advance as these cruises can fill up quickly
- Check the departure location and arrive early
- Budget for the cost and consider tipping the captain for exceptional service
- Enjoy the views and capture memories with photos and videos
- Celebrate a special occasion with festive banners and balloons upon request
Disney Fireworks Cruises offer a unique and intimate way to enjoy the magic of Disney’s fireworks shows. Whether you’re a Disney veteran or a first-time visitor, a fireworks cruise is a magical experience you won’t want to miss.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you book a Disney Fireworks Cruise online?
No, currently Disney Fireworks Cruises can only be reserved by phone. Please call (407) 824-2682 to book your cruise.
Can I cancel my reservation?
Yes, you can cancel your reservation. However, Disney requires at least 24 hours notice prior to your booking time for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance may be subject to a cancellation fee.
Are the cruises wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Disney’s Fireworks Cruises are wheelchair accessible. However, it’s recommended to mention any special needs or requests at the time of booking to ensure the best possible accommodation.
What happens if the fireworks show is canceled due to weather?
If the fireworks are canceled due to inclement weather, the cruise will still take place. The cruise offers more than just the fireworks, it’s also a unique opportunity to enjoy a relaxing boat ride and explore the Disney waterways.
How long does the cruise last?
The cruise typically lasts for approximately 90 minutes, including a short tour before the fireworks show and the viewing of the fireworks. Please note that guests are asked to arrive an hour and 15 minutes prior to the fireworks start time.
Can I request a specific boat for my cruise?
Boat assignments are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you have a preference, you can mention it during your reservation, and Disney will do their best to accommodate your request.
Is there a minimum age requirement to book a Disney Fireworks Cruise?
No, there is no minimum age requirement to book a Disney Fireworks Cruise. However, children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call and book the cruise.