But, at the start of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary there will be new fireworks shows for fans to enjoy — Disney Enchantment in Magic Kingdom and Harmonious in EPCOT. One thing we wondered is what would happen to Happily Ever After after the 50th Anniversary celebrations? Would it come back or would it be gone for good? We’ve got a BIG update!
Today, Disney shared that EPCOT Forever and Happily Ever After will officially CLOSE in Disney World this summer. Specifically, Disney said that this summer will be your last chance to catch these fireworks before they “sparkle into Disney history.” That language appears to indicate that these fireworks will in fact CLOSE this summer and will not return to the parks in the future (at least according to what Disney seems to be indicating now).
When will these shows close? EPCOT Forever will close in EPCOT on September 28th. The Disney website has been updated to note that this will be your last chance to see the show.
And Happily Ever After will close at Magic Kingdom on September 29th. Again, the Disney website has been updates to see that this will be the show’s final performance.
If you’d like to see these fireworks before the new shows take their places, be sure to make your plans to visit the parks before they end! Won’t be able to make it into the parks in time for their final shows or just wanting to relive the magic at home? Click here to see photos and videos from the return of Happily Ever After to Magic Kingdom this year.
What about those new shows coming to the parks? Well, Disney Enchantment will debut in Magic Kingdom on October 1st. During the show, guests will get to enjoy “music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.” The fireworks are meant to take guests “on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment,” inspiring everyone to believe in magic.
What about Harmonious? This new show will debut in EPCOT also on October 1st. During the show, you’ll get to see fireworks, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving lasers, fountains, and more.
Harmonious will incorporate Disney music with classic songs reinterpreted and presented by diverse cultural musicians from around the world in keeping with the international celebration that is EPCOT’s World Showcase.
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Click here to see more about the new fireworks show that will debut in Magic Kingdom for the 50th Anniversary!
Are you sad to see these fireworks shows go? Tell us in the comments!