Harmonious Private Fireworks Cruise
Walt Disney World currently has nightly fireworks in both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Magic Kingdom offers dessert parties and private fireworks cruises. The Harmonious Fireworks cruise provides priority viewing of the nightly fireworks with snacks, privacy, and superior fireworks views.
Epcot currently offers private fireworks cruises and dining packages at Spice Road Table and the Rose and Crown to view Harmonious. My family experienced the Harmonious private fireworks cruise for 4th of July weekend. Harmonious is currently my favorite fireworks show at Walt Disney World.
Private fireworks cruises are bookable 60 days in advance through the Enchanting Extras phone line. Epcot and Magic Kingdom offer these nighty cruises. A limited number of these charted boats are offered so make sure you book these in advance.
For the Epcot cruise, guests view the fireworks at International Gateway between the France and United Kingdom pavilion.
Pricing starts at $399 plus tax. The boat seats up to 10 guests. We were traveling with a group of 9. Traveling with a larger group is a great way to split the costs to make the cruise more affordable. Splitting the costs of most groups is actually cheaper than a dessert part if you have a larger group.
DVC members also receive a discount when booking the cruise.
The Harmonious cruise departed from the Yacht Club dock. We were told to arrive at 8 pm. Once we arrived, children were provided with a lifejacket. Disney provides included snacks and sodas. At the end of the cruise, you are encouraged to take all the snacks and sodas with you.
We also received a printed photo of the fireworks as a souvenir keepsake.
Once we boarded the ship, our captain took us on a tour of Crescent Lake. We were taken to Hollywood Studios and had commentary on Disney history of the resorts and attractions. We then were taken to Epcot and docked off in International Gateway.
Once we were docked at International Gateway, we were able to enjoy snacks and drinks. We were docked for about 15 minutes prior to the show starting. Each boat docks right next to each other so each boat has equally good views.
The Harmonious show relies heavily on projections so I was worried that the view may not be the best. I was wrong. The only part of the show we had some difficulty seeing was the large circular screen, but we had a good view of the other screens.
We had a great view of the show and enjoyed the privacy of our own boat. We did not have to line up early to find the perfect viewing spot. To us this was worth it with our small children. Our captain even provided us with noise cancelling headphones for our 3-year-old.
I would highly recommend booking the private Harmonious fireworks cruise. If you split the costs between several families, the experience is also cheaper than buying individual tickets to a dessert party.
We had a great viewing space, delicious snacks, and a relaxing experience. We also did not have to contend with the crowds leaving the park after the fireworks as we were taken back to the Yacht Club dock.
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