Disneyland Hotels to See Fireworks – Watch Disneyland Fireworks Outside the Park

The Disneyland fireworks can be viewed inside the theme park or from a number of different vantage points in Anaheim. There are a number of Disneyland hotels where you can watch the Disneyland fireworks from outside the theme park.

Disneyland puts on a variety of fireworks shows throughout the year. During the busiest times of the year, fireworks happen every night and during the off-season fireworks only happen on weekends.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company at Disneyland, Disney is launching a new fireworks show, Wondrous Journeys, on January 27th, 2023. The show will honor all 60 films from the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The show will run with projections only on some nights and with projections and fireworks on other nights. Guests can check the Disneyland entertainment schedule for the specific nights when fireworks will be shown.

The launch of the Disney100 celebration will also bring a new World of Color show and the opening of the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction to Disneyland. IMPORTANT! Be sure to read about the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway virtual queue before your visit.

Watching the Disneyland Fireworks Outside the Parks

This is the view from the Westin Anaheim hotel.

If guests want to avoid the hustle and bustle of watching the fireworks inside Disneyland, there’s also the option to watch the show from a hotel with a Disneyland fireworks view.

The Disneyland fireworks can be seen from outside the park with many guests pausing for a view of the fireworks from Downtown Disney or the Esplanade that connects Disneyland and California Adventure. There are several hotels near Disneyland to watch Disneyland fireworks that offer great views from rooftop restaurants, bars, and balconies. Some hotels even pipe in the music for the fireworks show each night. If you don’t have a Disneyland ticket for the day you can still enjoy the Disneyland fireworks from outside the parks. This is a relaxing way to enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks without dedicating hours to reserving a spot.

For more on the Disneyland fireworks shows throughout the year and tips to watch, see our Disneyland fireworks guide.

Here’s our top list of favorite hotels and lounges that offer the best views of Disneyland fireworks. For the restaurants and lounges, be sure to make a reservation for/arrive 30-45 minutes before the fireworks are shown so that you are able to enjoy food or drinks leading into the show.

We didn’t include the official Disneyland Resort Hotels (Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel) on this list though you can view the fireworks from many rooms of those hotels and the official soundtrack and be turned on from the TV. In all cases be sure to request a fireworks view room when booking your hotel.

Best Hotels Near Disneyland to See Disneyland Fireworks

View from the lounge at The Viv hotel. This was formerly the Radisson Blu Disneyland hotel. Spot the Disneyland Matterhorn on the right hand side of the shot. This is right where the fireworks will be.

Let’s dive into which Disneyland hotel has the best view of fireworks. Each hotel description also has a link to book the hotel. These links will take you directly to our travel partner, Get Away Today. These links also give you access to lower prices on Disneyland tickets than Get Away Today offers to anyone else. Get the lowest prices on these hotels with Disneyland fireworks views and discount tickets.

Anaheim Marriott View of Disneyland Fireworks

If you are looking for a place to stay with Disneyland fireworks views, comfortable beds, and plenty of resort amenities the Anaheim Marriott is a great choice. Be sure to request a Disneyland-facing room so you can get a great view of the fireworks from your hotel balcony. The Marriott may be the true winner for hotels to watch fireworks from your room near Disneyland because there is something extra special about having a balcony to go out on to actually hear the sound of the fireworks. You aren’t able to hear the soundtrack from here but you’ll be able to hear the boom of the firework exploding even better than you can inside the park.

The higher up in the main tower you are, the better your view will be of Disneyland. Book the Anaheim Marriott NOW >

Hilton Anaheim Fireworks View Rooms

Just across the street from the Anaheim Marriott is the Hilton Anaheim which offers a select number of rooms with a Disneyland fireworks view. There’s nothing more magical than enjoying the fireworks from the comfort of your room. We have been lucky to stay at the Hilton Anaheim a number of times over the last 20+ years and of those trips have ended up with great fireworks views.

The Hilton Anaheim is within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney making it a great choice for a Disney vacation. Book the Hilton Anaheim NOW >

This is the fireworks view from the rooftop patio of The Fifth at the Grand Legacy hotel just outside Disneyland.

Parkestry Rooftop Bar at JW Marriott Disneyland Fireworks View

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort has a large rooftop restaurant and bar that offers a great viewing area for the Disneyland fireworks. Parkestry Rooftop Bar is the highest rooftop bar and lounge in Anaheim making it a popular choice for fireworks viewing. The menu offers appetizers, creative cocktails, and house-made meatball options.

Certain rooms at the Disneyland JW Marriott also have a fireworks view. Be sure to request a fireworks room when you book. Book the JW Marriott NOW >

Top of the V at The Viv Hotel Anaheim

Top of the V is located on the 12th floor of The Viv Hotel Anaheim featuring a rooftop pool, firepits, and outdoor VIP lounges. The menu aims to immerse guests in the cuisine of the Basque Country of Spain plus a local craft beer and a wine list focused on Spain, California, Oregon, and Old-World profiles. Enjoy a more diverse menu at this rooftop lounge while you watch the Disneyland fireworks. Book the Viv Hotel NOW >

RISE Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Anaheim Resort Fireworks View

view of the disneyland fireworks from westin anaheim

RISE Rooftop Lounge is located on the rooftop of The Westin Anaheim Resort and boasts direct views into Disney California Adventure and out over to the Disneyland fireworks. This lounge offers a variety of California/Mediterranean plates, cocktails, and weekend live entertainment. Reservations are required, reserve your spot through Open Table before your visit.

Can you see the Disneyland fireworks from the Westin Anaheim hotel rooms?

Certain premium view Westin Anaheim rooms have views of the Disneyland fireworks. Be sure to request a Disneyland fireworks hotel room view when you’re booking. Book the Westin NOW >

The FIFTH at Grand Legacy at the Park

The FIFTH at Grand Legacy at the Park is a 5,000-square-foot open-air rooftop lounge with great views of the Disneyland fireworks. This spacious lounge is a great place to unwind or host a special occasion. Reservations are strongly recommended due to the popularity of this spot. This spot is on the fifth floor of the Grand Legacy hotel just across the street from Disney California Adventure on Harbor Blvd.

The FIFTH at the Grand Legacy is a great option because they play the Disneyland fireworks music to line up perfectly with the fireworks. This is really a nice touch.

Some of the top rooms at The Grand Legacy at the Park can still see fireworks but those rooms are more limited. Book the Grand Legacy at the Park NOW >

These Anaheim hotels all offer great views and accommodations when you visit for the Disney100 Celebration. If you have small children that struggle to stay awake for fireworks, staying at a hotel with a view is a nice way for parents to still enjoy the show.

Between the new fireworks and new Disney100 World of Color show, the debut of a new attraction plus the return of a daytime parade this is the best year to visit Disneyland.

Gavin Doyle and Lindsay Petit contributed to this report.

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