With the exciting return of Disney fireworks, the Central Florida skies are once again lighting up nightly. For some residents, that means regular fireworks views from their homes. While views can vary, let’s check out a few areas in Florida where you might be able to buy a home and experience the magic of Disney fireworks again and again.

Windermere

Windermere has a decent amount of homes that can see Disney fireworks. The homes along Lake Butler, in particular, can have amazing views. Located behind Magic Kingdom, Windemere is known to be an upscale and prestigious neighborhood. There are many communities you can look for a fireworks view. Examples include Keenes Point, Windermere Trails, Enclave at Windermere, and more.

Doctor Phillips

If you’re looking for a community centrally located between both Disney and Universal, Doctor Phillips is it. Situated just 5 minutes from Universal and 12 from Disney, there are many places where you can see fireworks from both resorts.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden is one of the highest elevation points in the Orlando area. That coupled with being around 20 minutes from Disney property, there are definitely some fireworks views to be found. You’ll find many existing communities such as Overlook at Hamlin, Ravenna, and Winding Bay where fireworks can be seen. Also, some new developments such as the Encore at Ovation community at Horizon West also tout nightly views.

Kissimmee

Kissimmee is only 15 minutes from Disney. It offers some of the most affordable home prices in close proximity to the parks. Even a quick search of vacation homes in the area produces a number that has nightly fireworks views. Most Kissimmee communities contain short-term rentals. But, it’s definitely a way to get an affordable residence or a fantastic investment property with a great view. We also can’t forget about Margaritaville. Its close proximity to Disney will allow fireworks to be viewed from some locations of the resort. Also, Margaritaville will sometimes have its own fireworks.

Clermont

Clermont is a little further from the parks, but there are still some areas with fireworks visibility in south Clermont such as in the Four Corners area and Sereona. Like Winter Garden, Clermont can be a little more hilly, therefore some of the higher elevated areas may also show you some fireworks in the distance.


Nightly fireworks in your backyard are certainly a great reason to move to the Central Florida area. While your mileage of seeing fireworks from home may vary depending on where you live, elevation, your surroundings, and the direction your home faces, there are always going to places you can visit where you can watch them as well without ever stepping foot on Disney property. Whether you are watching from home or in the parks, one thing is certain: being close to some of the best theme parks in the country certainly has its perks.

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Amy Krieger

Amy loves all things Disney from the theme parks and resorts to the beloved films. She and her husband, Paul, are originally from Wheeling, West Virginia. They now live in Central Florida with their two fur-kids, Odie the greyhound and Hermes the Spanish galgo. As Disney Vacation Club members and Disney World Annual Passholders, they visit Disney World and other Disney properties as often as possible. Amy is a contributing writer for movingtoorlando.com, wdwinfo.com, dvcfan.com, and dclfan.com. She is also a loan originator for Monera Financial, a World of DVC company.

One thought on “Where to Live for Views of Disney Fireworks

  • Before deciding that you really do want a home with that theme park fireworks view, keep in mind that they occur every night, sometimes three or more times and sometimes very late at night too. From our home, we can’t see the fireworks (though other homes in our neighborhood can), due to several mature oak trees. But we do hear them from indoors, sometimes so loudly that they rattle our windows.

    We hear the MK fireworks every evening, and frequently also hear EPCOT’s fireworks show a bit later. What we hadn’t thought about when purchasing our home was late night party fireworks — after 11 PM on party nights we are treated to another round of loud booms from the MK. And then there are those nights when Disney ‘tests’ new fireworks or shows, around 1 AM in the morning.

    I know a lot of people think it would be fantastic to experience fireworks every night. But, especially if you have small children or pets, you might want to consider that the shows can be very loud, and the novelty of nightly fireworks does tend to wear off after a while. 😉

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