Disney Fireworks Show To Change Time Slots

A visit to any Disney park is not complete without being able to witness the fireworks show at the end of the day. Many guests, though, are way too tired to be able to make it to the show. They end up leaving the park earlier and miss out on what is arguably one of the most memorable experiences available at Disney.

People going to the Magic Kingdom in the coming months are going to have to put in even more effort to be able to make it to the end of the day to watch the show. Typically, the nightly fireworks show titled “Happily Ever After” takes place around 8 o’clock at night. The problem is the sun sets quite a bit later in south Florida during this time of year. What Disney had opted to do in previous years was just to move the show back a few minutes until it was dark enough. Keep in mind, though, that the fireworks are not the only part of the show that can be seen better at night.

Happily Ever After, which debuted in 2017 and is replayed every night in the night sky under Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom, also includes a set of projections. Under the current format, guests are able to see scenes from The Lion King and Moana, amongst other Disney films. Management at Disney World has decided to push back the show to a 9:20 start time every night. Again, this was done to ensure that the sky would be dark enough for guests to enjoy the show to the fullest. The problem is that a 9:20 start time can be a little late for some guests. Especially those coming to the park with younger children.

Although Happily Ever After is without a doubt the flagship nightly show at Walt Disney World, other parks within the resort also run their own shows. Luminous, The Symphony of Us takes place nightly at EPCOT, while Fantasmic and a Wonderful World of Animation take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There also used to be a nightly show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It was actually one of the favorites at the park. However, since reopening after the pandemic, that particular park has closed much earlier. Guests have not been able to see the Tree of Life light up in the night sky for quite some time now. If you’re looking for a nightly show with an earlier start time, you may want to head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since there are two shows, there’s a chance that you’ll be able to catch the one with an earlier start time.

There will be no changes made to the Happily Ever After show itself. It’s just the later start time that guests are going to have to contend with. The only day this summer that the show won’t go on is on the Fourth of July. Disney always puts on a unique show for Independence Day. Currently, there’s no official word on the start time of the special show on that particular date.

Mario Perez

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