Disney Information Station Logo
DIS facebookDIS twitteryoutubepinterestinstagramsubscribe to email list

Walt Disney World Parades and Fireworks

Walt Disney World Park Hours

To accommodate physical distancing, parades and fireworks spectaculars [along with their respective dining packages and dessert parties] are temporarily paused in all Walt Disney World theme parks during the initial reopening period.

As an extra touch, guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have virtual fireworks at their fingertips. The popular pre-recorded viewing of “Happily Ever After” 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

ARTICLE: Check out this column by DIS contributor Jason Dodge: Ranking Fireworks Viewing Spots in the Magic Kingdom (with Kids!)


Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom


Friday 4/16/2021
  • Magic Kingdom: 8:00 - 9:00
  • Epcot Future World: 11:00 - 11:00
  • Epcot World Showcase: 11:00 - 11:00
  • Hollywood Studios: 9:00 - 8:00
  • Animal Kingdom: 8:00 - 8:00
  • Typhoon Lagoon: - CLOSED
  • Blizzard Beach: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular

This new spectacular 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 will feature 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 will be featured in the show, including moments from Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Princess & The Frog, Aladdin, and many others."

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.

Frozen Ever After Dessert Party

Enjoy a special fireworks viewing area along with sweet treats, specialty beverages, and prime seating along World Showcase Lagoon—with a magnificent view of the nighttime fireworks spectacular at Epcot. The party is held on select evenings.

The plentiful dessert buffet will feature sweet and savory options, which may include:

  • Olaf’s warm double-chocolate s’mores pudding cake
  • Elsa’s warm cottage pudding with salted caramel glaze
  • Hand-dipped vanilla bean ice cream
  • Wandering Oaken’s éclairons
  • Hans’ key lime tarts with red glitter glaze
  • Living Rock crispy bonbons
  • Anna’s blue velvet cupcakes
  • Kristoff’s no-sugar-added lemon curd with blueberry
  • Sven’s fresh fruits and berries
  • Grand Pabbie’s winter-spiced snack mix
  • Duke of Weselton’s cheese fondue served with country bread cubes, broccoli, and grilled flatbread

You can raise a glass of your favorite beverage to toast your day of theme park adventures—and the enchantment to come. Drink selections may include:

  • “Melted snow” and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Summertime cocktails, like margaritas and piña coladas
  • Beer and wine

After the fireworks, guests will be escorted to the Norway Pavilion to experience the popular attraction Frozen Ever After—a musical boat ride adventure through the wintery world of Arendelle.

Tickets for the party are $79 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $47 per child (ages 3 to 9), including tax and gratuity. Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the party. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Harmonious will make its debut in 2021 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. No exact premier date has been announced.


Fireworks Dining Package

Enjoy a prix fixe menu at the Rose & Crown Dining Room, then stay for one of the best views in Epcot! Package includes appetizer, entree, and dessert, plus unlimited alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages.

Cost: $85 for adults/$35 for children (3 to 9), including tax and gratuity.

  • Choice of Appetizer: Scotch Egg, United Kingdom Cheese Platter
  • Choice of Entree: Fish & Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Scottish Salmon, Bangers & Mash
  • Dessert: Puddling Platter (Sticky Toffee Pudding, English Trifle, Chocolate Nougat Bar)
  • Kids Choice of Appetizer: Soup, Salad
  • Kids Choice of Entree: Cheese & Turkey Flatbread, Turkey Meatball Pasta, Cheesy Pasta, Fishe & Chips
  • Kids Choice of Dessert: Fruit Salad, Trifle

Specialty Fireworks Cruises

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


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. FUN FACTS:
- 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.

Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience

The Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience package will provide guests with a snack box that includes a variety of sweet and savory treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix, and cheese and crackers. Kids will enjoy chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes, and a vanilla cake bite starring Sorcerer Mickey. Also included is a bottle of water and a specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in a light-up, keepsake Fantasmic! cup.

At check-in, guests will receive a special light-up credential which will allow them to enter the special reserved viewing area for the show.

The cost for this new experience is $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-9. Reservations can be made now by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

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.)

Get 2 Extra Days Added to Your WAL T DISNEY WORLD Ticket!

Get 2 extra days added to your ticket when you buy a 4-night/3-day room-and-ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for arrivals most nights January 8, 2021 through September 25, 2021.
Get a No-obligation quote

Discrepancies or Corrections? Please let us know.

Dreams Unlimited Travel is committed to providing you with the very best vacation planning experience possible. Our Vacation Planners are experts and will share their honest advice to help you have a magical vacation.
Let us help you with your next Disney Vacation!