Last year I booked a cruise to view the Wishes fireworks from the Magic Kingdom Park. It was spectacular. This year I decided to try the Illuminations cruise to view the fireworks at EPCOT. It was a good choice. Although the cruises are expensive ($346), we find that they are worth the money. The cruise takes place on a 25 foot Tracker pontoon boat, and can take up to 10 people. It comes complete with a captain, bottled water, soda, and bagged snacks. You can see in this photo of Pat how cushy the seats are. We left from the Yacht Club Marina at about 8:30 and cruised the Seven Seas Lagoon past the Boardwalk, Hollywood Studios, then proceeded to EPCOT, where we tethered with two other boats under the International Gatway for the fireworks at 10 p.m. It was a magical experience, to be sure. Some of our group liked the Wishes cruise better, but I preferred the Illuminations cruise. After the fireworks, we were taken back to the Yacht Club and were back at our car by 10:30. It was great not having to fight the crowds afterward. We returned to our resort for a good night's sleep. Tomorrow will be another busy day.
Tomorrow -- a return to Magic Kingdom and a special dinner at Downtown Disney.