Back in June, Disney announced its iconic electrical water pageant would not be returning for the time being. However, it looks like Disney World may be gearing up to bring this popular attraction back as barges were just spotted on the water at the end of November!
Now, thanks to a Disney fan who sent this video to Inside the Magic, we are seeing Disney testing the barges! You can clearly see the barges are now lit up and the sound is on! Check it out below (and make sure your volume is all the way up because this is exciting).
Please keep in mind, even though it seems Disney is currently testing the Electrical Water Pageant, Disney has not made an announcement as to when this attraction will return. Inside the Magic will keep you posted as we get new information.
In case you aren’t familiar, Disney describes this attraction as:
Whimsical sea creatures sail across Seven Seas Lagoon to classic Disney tunes during this floating nighttime parade.
A bright green sea monster leads an enchanting, twinkling musical pageant you can see and hear from locations along the shore.
The procession includes a stirring and inspirational medley of patriotic songs while stars and stripes float along the shimmering water.
Don’t miss this beloved nighttime delight!
Where to Catch the Pageant
Once Disney does bring back the Electrical Water Pageant, Guests can catch the show at various times and locations around the Magic Kingdom area. (Keep in mind, at this time there are currently no showings of Happily Ever After).
Walt Disney World breaks down all the information on where to catch the Electrical Water Pageant:
Watch the Pageant—then stay for the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular—from viewing spots along the shore at these locations:
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – beginning at 8:50 PM
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (including Narcoossee’s) – beginning at 9:00 PM
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – beginning at 9:30 PM
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – beginning at 9:45 PM
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort – beginning at 10:15 PM; in instances when the Happily Ever After fireworks show takes place at 10:00 PM, the Electrical Water Pageant will begin shortly after its conclusion.
- Right outside the entrance of Magic Kingdom park – beginning at 10:35 PM, during Extended Theme Park Hours only.
On evenings when the Happily Ever After fireworks show begins at 9:00 PM, the Electrical Water Pageant will follow the fireworks’ grand finale.
Please note that all times are approximate and may vary by several minutes.
Be sure to check with a Resort hotel front desk for showtimes. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
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