Do you miss watching Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort? Well, a family in Hazlet, New Jersey has a 20-minute version of your favorite nighttime spectacular you can screen for enjoyment, complete with Tinker Bell on a zip line. Going viral on TikTok, the Basile family’s home is a must-see for Christmas light lovers and Disney fans alike.
Someone Recreated Happily Ever After on Their House With Christmas Lights
It may not be Cinderella Castle, but many Disney fans and park enthusiasts are seeing the Basile family home on TikTok, covered in hundreds of sparkling lights and exquisite projections. Brittany T (handle of @dailybrizz on TikTok) posted a short compilation video of the 20-minute “firework show,” and it’s been going viral.
Crediting the family’s new TikTok channel (@LightsonMeredithWay on TikTok) Brittany says the show is a Disney Park “masterpiece” and we need to all go check it out. Her video on TikTok is captioned simply,
Courtesy of Patch.com (a local newspaper in many towns) we learned that Basile’s son, Ryan, received a light controller as a gift a few years ago, and has started playing around with light shows. An aspiring Imagineer, 18-year-old Ryan took his creations to the next level this year (2021) with four light controllers and a “20-minute Disney-themed light projection show that takes viewers on a journey of classics like Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Peter Pan.”
Adding to the entire experience is a snoap machine that sprays pine-scented snow every few minutes and at the end of the spectacular, a 3D printed Tinker Bell flies over the cul-de-sac on a zip line connected to the house. The family’s TikTok channel specifically highlights Tink as she flies over the house:
“There’s a certain feeling that you get when you’re standing in front of the castle watching the firework show. And that specifically I wanted to be able to recreate,” Basile said. “Everyone that was here the other night to watch the opening night, that’s the same feeling everyone got,” the teen said. “People came up to me telling me that they had tears to their eyes. It makes me feel like all my hard work pays off.”
If you want to catch these lights in person, you’ll have plenty of chances. The Basile family plans to run the Happily Ever After-inspired projection and light show every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 6 p.m. for their Guests. The lights will be on every night between 5 and 11 p.m., with music stopping at 10 p.m. Don’t forget your favorite Disney popcorn!
What do you love most about this Christmastime Happily Ever After recreation? Leave us a comment below!