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Video: Disneyland Guest Swipes Chair to Save Space for Fireworks

Credit: Disney (left), @the_hamilyfamily on TikTok (right)

Finding the best spot to watch the fireworks in Disneyland or at the Magic Kingdom can sometimes be a challenge for Disney park Guests, requiring them to arrive early and claim a spot long before the show starts, especially during the busier times of the year. And, regardless of how early you arrive for the fireworks show, they are standing room only so if you do sit down you will eventually be asked to stand before the lights go down.

Recently a video shared to TikTok by user @the_hamilyfamily showed a couple of Guests at Disneyland who attempted to use chairs from either Casey’s Corner, the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, or another small seating area nearby to claim a spot on Main Street, and presumably have a relaxing spot to sit at during the fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Check out the video below:

As you can see in the video, a Cast Member quickly noticed the two Guests sitting on Main Street and asked them to move along, putting the chairs back at the restaurant. While regular visitors to the parks know that chairs cannot be moved or put onto Main Street like this, it is understandable that some Guests may not be aware of these kinds of rules, and thankfully it appears the Guests in the video were polite about the situation to the Cast Member.

Disney Enchantment fireworks

Credit: Disney

At local events with fireworks, many people do often sit down to watch whether it be on their own chairs or others nearby, or on a picnic blanket on the ground, so while the rule of standing room only is in place for everyone’s safety, it is understandable why some Guests might not be aware of it.

In Tokyo Disneyland, it is actually customary to sit down during parades and fireworks, whether it is simply due to there being more space in the park or simply the fact that if everyone is sitting there is no way to trip because you would also be sitting, it is an interesting observation to note that sitting down has worked in some Disney park instances, just not at Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom.

Disneyland Castle Fireworks


Recent fireworks shows, like Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom, or Disneyland Forever at Disneyland Park included projection mapping elements that run down Main Street U.S.A. and help to offer great views from more areas, so we are hopeful you will be able to find a spot to watch the fireworks from, even if you arrive last-minute.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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