Of course, you don’t want to miss the fireworks, and they are kind of hard to ignore. The best view might be *behind* the castle in Magic Kingdom instead of in front of it. The secret here is fewer crowds and the opportunity to catch some extra rides with fewer lines. Trust me; you’ll still feel the magic. The same may not go for Epcot though. If you have never seen Illuminations before, go right up to the lagoon early and stay there. It’s the best seat you and your family will have your entire trip. You’ll forget all about the crowds- for fifteen minutes at least.