Fireworks Are Returning to Disney Parks in July

Walt Disney World has just announced that rireworks will be returning on July 1st with both “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom and “EPCOT Forever” at EPCOT.

Out in California at the Disneyland Resort the fun will start on July 4th with “Mickey’s Mix Magic” presented nightly throughout the summer.

Nighttime spectaculars have been missing at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort since the parks re-opened in 2020. The return of the fireworks will be a welcome addition to the light entertainment offerings at the parks.

*Updated*

Disney has released schedules for both shows now…

Happily Ever After will start at 9:15 PM and EPCOT Forever will start at 10 PM for the month of July. I expect that schedule to change in August to accommodate Disney After Hours Boo Bash and a slightly earlier sunset. 

Disney has yet to announce a return of Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular show.

Even though no details have be released, “Happily Ever After” is expected to be the same show that guests saw before the park closed in Mark of 2020. “EPCOT Forever” is expected to be an updated show with a new pyrotechnic sequence to replace the kites, because the addition of the Harmonious hardware to the World Showcase Lagoon use of the jet ski based kites is not practical.

Because “EPCOT Forever” returning in July, the brand-new Harmonious show likely will not debut until later in the year, likely in October as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

It also needs to be noted that Disney has said that with the return of fireworks to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom three will not be special fireworks shows for the Fourth of July or for the After Hours Boo Bash.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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