Disney Theme Park

Happily Ever After Fireworks




It’s no secret that every ‘once upon a time’ story ends with ‘happily ever after.’ Now, Walt Disney World Resort guests can discover just how magical and emotional that fairy tale ending can be with the newest, most breathtaking fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom Park – “Happily Ever After.”

In addition to fireworks, the stunning nighttime extravaganza features more lasers, lights and projections than any show at Magic Kingdom Park before it. “Happily Ever After” is also an entirely new kind of Disney storytelling, one that takes guests on an inspiring journey filled with heart, humor and emotion. Guests become part of the journey themselves as they follow favorite Disney characters on an adventure to seek out their destiny, face adversity and ultimately fulfill their dreams on the road to their happily ever after.

The 18-minute spectacle features moments from classic Disney films such as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin to modern blockbusters Moana and Zootopia. Cinderella Castle becomes part of the story itself, with dazzling projections bringing heartfelt Disney stories to life on and around the iconic 18-story-tall castle. Quasimodo from Hunchback of Notre Dame swings from the turrets. Woody and his pals from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story recreate the castle entirely out of toys. And Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty envelops the castle in her signature green flames. The story begins with scenes of fantastic dreams full of hope, wonder, magic and light. Disney villains soon become part of the story, attempting to quash those beautiful dreams and forcing the heroes to fight for what they believe in. Overcoming their fears, the heroes triumph and are celebrated with spectacular fireworks.

Because no Magic Kingdom Park fireworks display is complete without this little bit of magic, Tinker Bell flies across the night sky, reminding guests that with a little faith, trust and pixie dust, everyone can find their own happily ever after.

Characters and scenes from more than 25 Disney films are featured through state-of-the-art projections, enhanced by more than 50 choreographed spotlights, brilliant lasers and plenty of awe-inspiring fireworks. Paired with an emotional score, the new spectacular drives the message home that anyone can grab hold of their dreams and make them come true as long as they are brave enough to listen to what guides them and bold enough to pursue their destiny.

The score for “Happily Ever After” was recorded by a 75-piece orchestra in London and includes tunes from a multitude of Disney movies, including Aladdin, Brave, Tarzan, The Lion King, and The Princess and the Frog.

Related Articles:

Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party

Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party
Disney©

NOTE: Happliy Ever After fireworks replaced WISHES on May 12, 2017.

This event is subject to availability. The Dessert Party begins one hour before nighttime fireworks, so the time will change depending on the night. You may want to double check your reservation time a couple of weeks before your trip.

Guests are able to choose between the standing view in the Plaza Garden or seated viewing at Tomorrowland Terrace; either way the party includes a self-service buffet at the Tomorrowland Terrace with sweets, beverages and exclusive viewing of 'Happily Ever After', the nightly fireworks. Guests will be able to enjoy a selection of desserts, such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, hand-scooped ice cream, create-your-own cookies and cupcakes, ooey gooey toffee cake, action station s'mores, eggrolls, spinach dip, and Disney character-themed desserts. A sparkling cider toast will take place as the fireworks begin. Other beverages include hot drinking chocolate, signature lemonades, coffee, and tea, plus a selection of beer and wine for guests 21 and older in the Tomorrowland Terrace viewing area.

REVIEW: The Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party is Worth Every Cent

Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. To reserve a space, prepayment is necessary.

Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party
Disney©

Guests who book same day reservations for the dessert party will have their viewing area reserved in the Plaza Gardens, which was the former FastPass+ viewing area for fireworks. Guests with Advance Dining Reservations will have their choice of watching the fireworks from either the Tomorrowland Terrace viewing area or the Plaza Gardens.

The cost is $79 for standing Plaza Garden viewing ($47 ages 3 to 9); Reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace is $99 for adults; $59 ages 3 to 9. Both include tax but not gratuity. Gratuity isn't required, but is an option if you so desire. Separate Magic Kingdom Park admission is required but not included in the cost. The fireworks experience may be changed or canceled without prior notice. The Disney Dining Plan is not accepted for this party.

There are reserved tables and seating for the Tomorrowland Terrace location, but the Plaza Garden is standing only.

Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

After Fireworks Dessert Party

Magic Kingdom has extended their very popular fireworks dessert party options with their After Fireworks Dessert Party. Attending guests will be treated to a reserved viewing space in the Plaza Garden to watch the nighttime spectacular, followed by an exclusive dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace after the show’s finale.

After Fireworks Dessert Party

An ehanced menu including chocolate-dipped strawberries, hand-scooped ice cream, create-your-own cookies and cupcakes, ooey gooey toffee cake, action station s'mores, eggrolls, spinach dip, and Disney character-themed desserts, plus sparkling cider, hot chocolate, signature lemonades, coffee, tea, and a selection of beer and wine for guests 21 and over.

Admission to the party is $89 for adults and $53 for children (ages 3-9).

Reservations for the After Fireworks Dessert Party can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

Happily Ever After Videos



Discrepancies or Corrections? Please let us know.