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Fireworks Returning to Walt Disney World Theme Parks

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Fireworks are an iconic part of the Disney theme park experience, and their absence at Walt Disney World has been keenly felt since the summer 2020 reopening. For fans of Disney’s pyrotechnic displays, good news! Fireworks are returning to Walt Disney World.

Beginning on July 1, fireworks will light up the skies over Magic Kingdom with the signature evening show Happily Ever After.


Although late-night testing for Harmonious has been occurring lately at EPCOT, fireworks will return to World Showcase Lagoon in the show EPCOT Forever. The show will resume on July 1, as well.

(Photo courtesy Tom Bricker.)


Yep, that’s right! Both shows are returning in time for the Fourth of July holiday!


One aspect that we haven’t seen addressed is how Disney will handle capacity. Currently park hopping is available to other Disney resorts after 2:00 p.m. if you have used a park reservation at another theme park earlier that day and have valid admission media for park hopping. In theory, there is a hotline for you to call to see what parks have availability, but our team has never found an issue being able to park hop to the next park. Simply put, a lack of evening entertainment to keep people in the parks at night means crowds tend to disperse in the early evening. Will this now make evening park hopping more challenging? We don’t know at this point, however it is something to be aware of.


But the Walt Disney World Resort isn’t the only one getting in on the fireworks fun! The Disneyland Resort will also be offering fireworks once again.

Fireworks kick off at Disneyland on July 4 with Mickey’s Mix Magic. Best of all, the show presented nightly throughout the summer. For those who haven’t seen the show, state-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world”, as the show celebrates Mickey Mouse.

As a reminder, valid park admission and a park reservation are required for park entry and must be linked to your account to be able to visit any Disney theme park.

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Rikki Niblett

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