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Exciting Upgrade for Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks

Exciting Upgrade for Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks

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If you love Disney fireworks, in particular Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After, we have great news for you. This dazzling show received a great upgrade. Check out the full details and tell us what you think of this change.

Return of Happily Ever After

Credit: Susan

On September 29, 2021, guests enjoyed the last viewing of Happily Ever After. This made way for the new nighttime show, Disney Enchantment, in honor of Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary.

As the 50th Anniversary came to an end, Disney confirmed the beloved fireworks show would return on April 3, 2023The show featured brand new projections down Main Street, U.S.A.

This was a great addition to Happily Ever After, but the show still lacked a few key elements as enjoyed before the 2020 Disney Park closure.

Exciting Upgrade

Happily Ever After
Credit: Donna

Walt Disney coined the term “plussing”. Walt Disney encouraged his creative Imagineers to take a great idea and then “plus it” by adding new elements for the delight of guests.

On a recent trip to the Magic Kingdom, we enjoyed a “plussing” to Happily Ever After. The huge searchlights have once again returned at the beginning of the show.

That breathtaking moment as the Happily Ever After begins with “And they all lived Happily Ever After”, huge searchlights illuminated behind Cinderella Castle. This upgrade truly set the stage for the fireworks, and we love it!

More Changes

Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom
Credit: Donna

Along with the searchlights, Cinderella Castle is illuminated with backlighting that really makes this show even more mesmerizing than before. We love these small changes that make this show even more magical.

We love how small upgrades can add to the magic at the Disney Parks. Happily Ever After is such a wonderful show, and just in true Walt fashion they “plussed it up”.

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Doris DuPriest

Monday 11th of March 2024

Will it be possible for WDW to get the Mickeys Railroad Engine and Mater popcorn buckets that Disneyland had during the holidays and the new Chip N Dale Easter backet and the other one that is premiering at Disneyland now! Wold you know if we could ever order them from Disneyland I love these popcorn buckets and we miss out on some really cute ones????

Monica Street

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

We can't order them from Disneyland, unfortunately. You could try a third-party reseller. Disney World and Disneyland rarely have the same buckets, so I don't think they will be on the East Coast.

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