If you have an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation and plan on seeing the fireworks at either Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, you should know that there is a change in schedules beginning in August for both Happily Ever After and EPCOT Forever.
According to the Walt Disney World website, Happily Ever After will continue showing at 9:15 p.m. through August 9, 2021. Beginning on August 10, 2021, however, the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom will go off at 8:45 p.m.
This is likely because Disney After Hours Boo Bash debuts on August 10, 2021 and begins at 9:30 p.m. By showing Happily Ever After a half hour early, it allows for all Guests to witness the nighttime spectacular before the special ticketed event begins.
EPCOT Forever is also getting new show times starting next month. The nighttime spectacular will continue to show at 10:00 p.m. through August 1. However, beginning on August 2, EPCOT Forever will be shown at 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 10:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
More on Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom
If you have never seen Happily Ever After at Walt Disney World, the official website describes this nighttime spectacular as:
Celebrate Disney Stories
Go on a dazzling journey of color, light and song that captures the heart, humor and heroism of 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 you have to see to believe.
This astounding fireworks extravaganza uses lights, lasers and special effects, 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.
Know Before You Go
Check the Entertainment Schedule, My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Magic Kingdom park for the schedule and showtimes.
This is an outdoor show and subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.
More on EPCOT Forever at EPCOT
If you have never seen EPCOT Forever at Walt Disney World, the official website describes this nighttime spectacular as:
From Magical Memories to a Fabulous Future
Witness the wonder as the story of Epcot and its next incredible chapter come to life in this new nighttime spectacular.
Behold the single “spark of imagination” that started it all. Watch it grow, evolve and transform into an epic nighttime extravaganza that stirs the senses and captures all you love about Epcot—and all that’s to come—with dazzling fireworks, stunning laser effects set to tunes that have become theme park favorites.
Know Before You Go
View the show anywhere throughout Epcot that offers a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Entertainment is subject to change.
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