Walt Disney World Resort came up with solid reopening plans in order to get the gates to its theme parks back open to the public. On July 11, Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom reopened, with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios following just a few days later on July 15.
With the reopening of Disney World came several changes including the requirement of wearing a face mask, social distancing measures put in place, plexiglass put up in several areas of the park, limited capacity and more.
One of the things that Guests were sad to see temporarily suspended was the nighttime shows including Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom.
Within the reopening plans, Disney shared that in order to keep crowds at a minimum, the parks will not be hosting shows such as Happily Ever After in Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
However, there is still one way Disney World Guests can watch Happily Ever After every night!
Inside the Magic called Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the Cast Member our reporter spoke with was able to confirm that each night Disney World will broadcast a pre-recorded version of Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After fireworks show in resorts that have smart TVs.
So even though Magic Kingdom won’t be hosting live showings of the fireworks spectacular, Guests can still experience the show within their own resort rooms during specific times of the night. Be sure to check with your Resort to see if they will be hosting this pre-recorded show on their TVs.
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If you never got to experience the nighttime fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, the official description from Disney World reads:
Go on a dazzling journey of color, light and song that captures the heart, humor and heroism of many favorite Disney animated films.
Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle becomes part of the story by magically transforming through amazing state-of-the art projection technology that you have to see to believe.
This astounding 18-minute fireworks extravaganza uses more lights, lasers and special effects than any other fireworks spectacular in the history of Magic Kingdom park, plus a soaring score featuring contemporary versions of beloved Disney songs.
Discover the magic of movies—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after.
If you don’t have a current Disney World vacation and are missing these nighttime fireworks shows, Disney recently released videos of the fireworks spectaculars as part of their Disney Magic Moments segment. You can also watch a video of Happily Ever After on our YouTube page here:
More on Walt Disney World Reopening
If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World Resort, there have been safety protocols and several other changes put into place to keep Guests and Cast Members safe. Social distancing measures have been put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, and as we previously reported, the elimination of character meet and greets. Also being eliminated from the parks are parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.
What do you think of Disney broadcasting a pre-recorded version of Happily Ever After? Let us know in the comments below.
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