Fireworks are the “kiss goodnight” after every Disney day. For many Guests, they signal the end of a magical trip to the Disney Parks. And, especially when the fireworks are displayed nightly, it can be a great treat to get to see them at least once throughout your vacation.
This summer, when firework shows returned to Disneyland Park on July 4, 2021, Disneyland displayed the show nightly. Guests have been able to see Mickey’s Mix Magic every night. At this time, the show displays with projections, lasers, and other lighting effects without fail every night. On select nights, fireworks are added (weather permitting, as windy nights can lead Disney to cancel the fireworks in California).
Here’s the official description of Disneyland’s Mickey’s Mix Magic fireworks, in case you aren’t familiar with this fun nighttime spectacular:
Lasers, Music, Action!
Rock your world at Mickey’s Mix Magic, an extravaganza bursting with magical song tracks, kaleidoscopic projections and exciting lights and lasers guaranteed to electrify your soul!
The scene is set as state-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers turn Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into dazzling displays of sight, sound and color.
On select nights, fantastical fireworks will add a pinch more pixie dust to the occasion. Attendees will be catapulted into a fun, family-friendly dance party sure to transform Disneyland Park into one of the greatest celebrations for Mickey and Minnie.
But soon, when Disneyland Resort begins celebrating Halloween Time — which runs from September 3 through October 31 — Mickey’s Mix Magic will no longer be displayed every night. Instead, the Halloween Screams show will be running! However, there is something you should keep in mind about the Halloween Screams nighttime show as you’re planning your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth during spooky season.
Halloween Screams will run nightly — but not necessarily with pyrotechnics. Halloween Screams is a firework and projection show. On weekends (specifically on “select nights”), both the fireworks and projections will be displayed at Disneyland Park as part of Halloween Screams. However, on weeknights, only the projections will be displayed. Of course, you’ll still get an awesome show with projections, lighting, and spooktacular music — you just won’t get to see the actual fireworks unless you visit Disneyland Park on select nights.
Below is the official description of Halloween Screams:
Frightful Fun… with a Spirited Twist!
Presented throughout Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, this wicked display is a true Halloween treat for Guests of all ages.
Your nocturnal delight kicks off with an eerie greeting from your “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington and his ghostly dog Zero—spirits from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. As Jack and Zero fade into the night leaving you to enjoy what’s to come, settle in and embrace the jump-worthy collision of sights and sounds—soaring flames, projections of rising ghosts and classic Disney villains like Maleficent and Ursula the Sea Witch—all set to a medley of Halloween-inspired songs… one showstopper after another.
Finally, as you reach the grand finale, there’s no need to be shy. Feel free to sing—or scream―along! Plus, on select nights, you’ll also be able to watch sparkling fireworks possess the sky.
Note that while you can certainly purchase a theme park ticket to visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, Annual Passes have officially returned — and now they are called Magic Key Passes! You can click here to read the latest Magic Key news and perks.
We highly recommend booking your next Disneyland trip with the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel. Click here for more information!
Are you excited for Halloween Screams, the Guest-favorite Halloween firework show, to make its return to the Happiest Place on Earth during Halloween Time? Let us know in the comments!