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Walt Disney World Parades and Fireworks

Walt Disney World Park Hours

Fireworks dessert parties and dining packages are temporarily paused in all Walt Disney World theme parks.

Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels have virtual fireworks at their fingertips. The popular pre-recorded viewing of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom is currently streaming on demand in resort rooms.

Please visit our Walt Disney World Reopening Information and Updates page for more detailed information.

Magic Kingdom Fireworks / Parades

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom


Thursday 7/29/2021
  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 - 10:00
  • Epcot Future World: 11:00 - 10:00
  • Epcot World Showcase: 11:00 - 10:00
  • Hollywood Studios: 9:00 - 8:00
  • Animal Kingdom: 8:00 - 7:00
  • Typhoon Lagoon: - CLOSED
  • Blizzard Beach: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Disney Enchantment

A new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will debut October 1, 2021, at Magic Kingdom. Created to launch with the “World’s Most Magical Celebration” the show will take guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment, inspiring guests to believe in magic. “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.

"Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular

This fireworks spectacular takes 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."

NOTE: Happily Ever After will run from July 1 to September 29, 2021. An end date has not been announced for Disney Enchantment so it is unknown at this time if/when Happily Ever After will return after the 50th Anniversary celebration.

Specialty Fireworks Cruises

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

Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party

This high-energy parade heads down Main Street, U.S.A. towards Cinderella Castle several times a day. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy will host the party plus several other characters will join in the fun as well. It involves guest participation and includes catchy tunes, stilt walkers, and much more. Photos from the street party that are posted to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MoveItShakeItPics may be used in the finale.

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.

EPCOT Forever

“EPCOT Forever,” the nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, music and lighting effects over World Showcase Lagoon has returned to EPCOT at Walt Disney World. The show highlights themes of innovation, exploration, imagination and celebration at the core of the park’s past, present, and future.

Viewers can watch as the story of EPCOT unfolds and its next chapter comes to life in this nighttime spectacular. Behold the single “spark of imagination” that started it all. Watch it grow, evolve and transform into an epic nighttime extravaganza that stirs the senses and captures all you love about EPCOT – and all that’s to come – with dazzling fireworks, stunning laser effects set to tunes that have become theme park favorites. This fireworks show will run through September 28, 2021.


Harmonious will make its debut on October 1, 2021, just in time for the launch of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary and will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world.

Harmonious will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created and will feature music and images that have been reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists from around the world.

This nighttime spectacular will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, and lasers. The floating set pieces will transform from fountains during the daylight hours and will become an integral part of the show at nighttime.


Specialty Fireworks Cruises

Book a boat to take you out on World Showcase Lagoon for a private fireworks viewing!

“Disney KiteTails” will launch October 1, 2021, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Walt Disney World. This new entertainment experience will come alive multiple times throughout the day at Discovery River Amphitheater, featuring performers flying windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes. Out on the water, elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie.


Opened: Oct. 15, 1998
Show length:
26 minutes
6,900 seated guests | 3,000 standing guests

Fantasmic! is a festival of lasers, lights, dancing fountains, and dazzling special effects. Join Mickey Mouse is his dream where he creates dancing waters, shooting comets, animated fountains, and swirling stars. When Disney villains turn his dreams into nightmares, he uses the power of good to prevail. More information

If you want to save yourself the pain of waiting in line, check out the Fantasmic Dining packages.


- The moat surrounding the show contains approximately 1.9 million gallons of water.
- The mountain stands approximately 57.5 feet above the water.
- The fire-breathing dragon rises 50 feet into the air and has a wing span of 50 feet.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

The Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” combines fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that turn the nearby Chinese Theater and other buildings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base, and other Star Wars destinations. The show also features a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating a massive lightsaber in the sky.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular can be enjoyed throughout the theme park on select nights.

Check the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for showtimes.

Wonderful World of Animation
The new nighttime spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios that kicked off the year-long celebration of the park's 30th Anniversary! This projection show showcases the 90-year history of Disney and Pixar animation starting with Mickey Mouse.


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 area at the Magic Kingdom, as well as all each resort around Bay Lake. It normally starts at 9:00 each night, but double-check the My Disney Experience app 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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