When Walt Disney World Resort announced that fireworks would be returning to Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, Guests were ecstatic to see the Happily Ever After show again.
Then, Disney confirmed that Happily Ever After will end its run on September 29 to make way for the special 50th anniversary nighttime spectacular at the castle as the show, according to Disney, will “sparkle into Disney history”.
This has made Guests even more determined to catch the popular fireworks show as many times as possible before it is gone for good.
Last night, Reddit user morr2lifer was visiting Magic Kingdom Park and shared a photo of the unbelievable crowd gathered in front of Cinderella Castle for the fireworks show. The photo was simply captioned, “Current MK Situation”.
In the comments, other Reddit users seemed alarmed by the massive crowd, with DarthSmiff writing, “Hard pass. I’ll be on Big Thunder if anyone needs me.”
Another user, mkzucchero noted concern about the COVID-19 delta variant, posting, “Delta be like ‘I’m going to Disney World!!'”
It is worth noting that this crowd level has been the norm since fireworks returned to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park — Guests typically begin lining Main Street, U.S.A. a couple of hours before showtime, even in the pouring rain!
Guests are not currently required to wear face masks outdoors at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort as they are optional, regardless of vaccination status, so masks are not needed to watch nighttime spectaculars in an exterior area.
If, however, you choose to view fireworks from inside at either domestic Disney Park, you will need to wear an appropriate face covering, even if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
If you want to say goodbye to Happily Ever After without the crowds, you may want to consider booking a specialty cruise on Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon — the private boat will hold you and up to 9 other Guests!
Have you visited Disney World recently? Did you experience crowds? Let us know in the comments below.
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