We’re starting to see things return to pre-closure normal at Disney World, and well, some of those things are making us pretty emotional!
First, ride pre-shows have returned (we might have shed a tear seeing the Haunted Mansion stretching room come to life again), interactive queue elements are now available to guests waiting in line for some rides, and fireworks will once more light up the skies above Disney World on July 1st!
When Disney World reopened last year, a lot had changed due to health and safety guidelines.
And one of the things that changed was Disney temporarily suspending its nighttime entertainment, which means guests haven’t seen a fireworks show in the parks in over a year, save for some occasional fireworks testing. But we’re starting to see some indications that we might see fireworks return in some capacity to the parks soon!
We’ve been following the progress of the EPCOT transformation for a while now! That includes the new lighting being attached to Spaceship Earth, the front entrance’s DRAMATIC makeover, and the new fountain that still makes us “ooh” and “ahh.”
We love a good Disney nighttime spectacular. Who doesn’t?
Every time we get to see a new nighttime show in the Disney parks, we tend to be wowed by the technological advancements they’ve implemented. Did you ever imagine you would see Cinderella Castle transform the way it does thanks to projection mapping on Happily Ever After? Now, Disney is working on a NEW way to light up the sky at the end of your park day.
We love Disney fireworks shows — there’s just really nothing quite as magical.
Whenever a NEW nighttime spectacular debuts, we’re always pumped to spot the new ways that Disney uses tech in these shows. We’ve been wondering about the addition of drones to Disney shows for a while now. We saw them used in Disney Springs a few years ago. And Universal used them recently as well. Some of the concept art for EPCOT Forever made us think we might see them, but it’s just really cool kites instead.
But don’t fear, Disney IS still working hard on ways to incorporate drones in live shows!