If you want to see the fireworks at DL, do not save fireworks for the last night of your trip. Plan to see them as early in the trip as possible.
Who This Rule Affects
Multi-Day visitors (Day visitors have to hope for the best for their evening)
The current fireworks show at DL, Remember Dreams Come True, is more than a fireworks show. It also includes lasers and other special effects, as well as synchronized voice and music. It is not to be missed.
The fireworks at DL have restrictions influenced by the winds above DL. Even when the wind at ground level seems low, winds at higher elevations can lead to show cancellation. In the summer of 2006 the fireworks were cancelled on consecutive nights on several occasions. Although this does not usually happen, during one stretch they were cancelled five times over a one-week period.
If you want to see the fireworks, plan to see them on your first night or early in your trip. Then, if they do get cancelled, you will have the maximum number of additional opportunities to see them.
During high season fireworks are scheduled every night. During off season they are often only scheduled on weekends. The impact of a cancellation during off season could thus be even higher as there are even fewer opportunities where they will performed again. So the rule applies even more to low season visitors – see them at the first possible opportunity.
A similar rule applies to Fantasmic and Parades but it is not as strict. These can get cancelled due to ground weather which is usually not a problem at DLR in the summer but can be during other times of the year.
Why Did I Post This Rule?
I find myself posting answers to the same question in different threads, and decided to make a list of “rules” to which I and others can quickly link in the future. In addition, the ideas behind the rule are often posted by others so I do not claim originality for the rule.
Other HydroGuy Rules
HydroGuy's Fireworks Rule: www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34751
HydroGuy's High Season/Off Season Tradeoff Rule: www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34752
HydroGuy's How To Avoid Long Lines Rules: www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34754
HydroGuy's Make Sure You Get On Your Favorite Ride Rule: www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34755
HydroGuy's Hotel Rule: www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34756