It has been a rather dramatic couple of days for the fan-favorite Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park.
Following an apparent fire during testing for Disney World’s new 50th anniversary fireworks show, Enchantment, two nights ago, Happily Ever After was shown without fireworks last night — instead, Guests simply saw the projections on Cinderella Castle without the accompanying pyrotechnics show.
Disney World officials did not confirm whether or not the fireworks being canceled had anything to do with the previous evening’s fire, but most Guests presumed it did.
Fortunately, as you can see in the screenshot below, the official Disney World website indicates that the fireworks show is scheduled as normal tonight at 8:45 p.m. EST.
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The Disney Parks Blog announcement about the end of Happily Ever After read, in part:
We also recently announced that all-new nighttime spectaculars “Disney Enchantment” and “Harmonious” would be debuting October 1 as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration. That means this summer is also your last chance to come out and catch the current fireworks shows before they sparkle into Disney history. “EPCOT Forever” will conclude its limited-time run on September 28, and you have until September 29 to take in the spectacle of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom Park.
Are you glad Happily Ever After’s fireworks are back tonight after their unexpected cancelation?
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