And the Rockets’ Red Glare – Fireworks Returning to WDW July 1

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They’re baaaack!!!

Fireworks – the ultimate nightcap to a day in Walt Disney World – are returning to Magic Kingdom and Epcot July 1, just in time for Independence Day.

For the first time since March 2020, guests will be able to enjoy these signature experiences once again.

As posted in Disney Parks Blog:

July 1 marks the start of nightly fireworks performances at Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. “Happily Ever After” will transform Cinderella Castle with lights, projections and pyrotechnics, as moments from favorite Disney stories encourage you to grab hold of your dreams and make them come true. And as part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, “EPCOT Forever” will produce a spectacle of fireworks, music and lighting effects over World Showcase Lagoon, highlighting the themes of innovation, exploration, imagination and celebration at the core of the park’s past, present and future.

No mention was made of the “Harmonious” fireworks display, which was scheduled to replace Epcot Forever in 2020. Harmonious will likely take the helm in Epcot as part of WDW’s 50th anniversary.

On the west coast, Mickey’s Mix Magic will return to Disneyland on July 4.

Pirates & Princesses commented on the potential for the return of nighttime entertainment in an article from February 2021.

While today’s announcement is thrilling to say the least, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise. WDW locals and recent visitors have been buzzing on social media, hearing and seeing Disney running test performances of fireworks at the resort. And with today’s elimination of most remaining COVID safety protocols, Disney parks in the U.S. are now able to entertain even more guests, and in larger settings.

We can’t wait to see Disney light up the summer sky once again!


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