Tonight Walt Disney World offered additional entertainment for guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the form of a special one-time fireworks show called “Rock the Night!”. Unlike Magic Kingdom and Epcot, the normal theme park schedule for Hollywood Studios does not call for fireworks outside of the brief ones seen during Fantasmic!, as well as on special occasions like Independence Day and New Year’s Eve. And today was indeed a special occasion.
President Obama visited the Magic Kingdom earlier in the day, giving a speech about tourism. The event shut down Main Street USA and the area around Cinderella Castle for the first half of the day. In preparation, Walt Disney World extended hours at its other three theme parks, to draw guests’ attention away from the Magic Kingdom. In addition, they added this one-night-only fireworks show, which you can enjoy in the video below.
Video: Rock the Night! fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The show not only featured fireworks launched from the areas around the Great Movie Ride and Pixar Place, but also the popular park band Mulch, Sweat, and Shears playing classic rock hits live on the Sorcerer Hat stage. Whether guests were in attendance because they decided to skip the Presidential commotion at the Magic Kingdom or if they showed up simply to see a unique showing of fireworks, all seemed to enjoy the one-time show.
A few photos from Rock the Night: