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  • There isn't a more magical way to end your day of fun at Walt Disney World than by enjoying a spectacular display of fireworks in Magic Kingdom! The Magic Kingdom's entertainment offers several shows and parades from various vantage points giving guests options depending on what they're looking for. Try choosing different locations throughout the park to watch the parade - Main Street, U.S.A. is always a favorite, but it's fun to discover new favorite locations where you might notice something you've never seen before.

    From dessert parties inside the park with incredible views of Cinderella Castle to specialty fireworks cruises on the Seven Seas Lagoon, there is sure to be something for everyone. Guests who don't want to miss the breathtaking projections on the Castle during Once Upon a Time and the fireworks spectacular will want to enjoy those shows from inside the Magic Kingdom for the best views.

    Magic Kingdom Fireworks
    "Disney Enchantment Fireworks" – final performance April 2, 2023!
    "Happily Ever After Fireworks"" – returns April 3, 2023!
    "Happily Ever After" Fireworks Dessert Party – returns April 3, 2023!
    Pre-Party Fireworks Dessert Party – returns April 3, 2023!
    After Fireworks Dessert Party – returns April 3, 2023!
    Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise
    Once Upon a Time Castle Projection Show
    Specialty Fireworks Cruises
    WISHES - Ended May 11, 2017
    Magic Kingdom Parades
    Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
    Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade
    Electrical Water Pageant - Magic Kingdom Area Resorts
    Main Street Electrical Parade - (Discontinued)
    Magic Kingdom Fireworks

    "Disney Enchantment Fireworks" Nighttime Spectacular

    This nighttime spectacular takes guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment, inspiring guests to believe in magic. Disney Enchantment features music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. Angela Basset (Black Panther, Disney Pixar Soul) narrates the show!

     


    "Happily Ever After Fireworks" Nighttime Spectacular

    When this spectacular returns on April 2, 2023, it promises to take the audience on a musical journey in search of their very own Happily Ever After by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams. The show features the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before are featured in the show, including moments from Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Princess & The Frog, Aladdin and many others. Read More...

     


    Once Upon a Time Castle Projection show

    This show replaces the "Celebrate the Magic" castle projection show. “Once Upon a Time” is hosted by Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast, as she tells bedtime stories to Chip and takes guest on scenes from Disney favorites CinderellaPeter PanAlice in Wonderland, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

    Highlights from the show, include a flight over London with Peter Pan, Alice’s tea party with the Mad Hatter and a fight between Gaston and Beast, plus a finale featuring even more Disney characters.


    Specialty Fireworks Cruises


    Book a boat to take you out on Bay Lake for a private fireworks viewing!

    Magic Kingdom Parades

    Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

    The "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade" celebrates New Fantasyland with new innovative floats, costumes and an all-new soundtrack that features songs from popular Disney films. A new theme song has also been developed for the parade. In this parade, we see nods to The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tangled and Brave, as well as many others. The floats are designed to look as if they were created by the characters they represent and truly bring each story to life as it moves down the street.  Read More...

    Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade


    Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade

    The Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade stars nearly 30 of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends, this super-sized cavalcade features Nick and Judy from Zootopia, Baloo and King Louie from The Jungle Book, José Carioca and Panchito from The Three Caballeros, plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, Miguel from Coco, and many more!

    Seven Seas Lagoon / Bay Lake
    Electrical Water Pageant

    This nightly "parade" was first performed on October 26, 1971 during the dedication of the Polynesian Luau. While old-fashioned by today's standards, it's still fun to head to the resort beachfronts to watch it go by. The water pageant can be seen from the boat-loading are at the Magic Kingdom, as well as all each resort around Bay Lake.  It normally starts at 9:00 each night, but check the Times Guide to be sure. There are two segments, one is a King Neptune theme, the other a salute to America.


    The Electrical Water Pageant usually follows this schedule:

    (You may want to check with the resort just in case the schedule changes or if it's canceled due to the weather that day.)


























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