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Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom
February 28, 2024

Happily Ever After is an astounding fireworks extravaganza featuring lights, lasers and special effects—including projections down Main Street, U.S.A.

At Get Away Today we agree—there's only one way to end a perfect day at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, it's with a magical fireworks show. Happily Ever After first debuted May 12, 2017 when it replaced the popular Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams fireworks show. It’s been the main staple of a night at Magic Kingdom except for a brief time during the 50th anniversary celebration.

Needless to say guests and Get Away Today staff are beyond thrilled to have this iconic fireworks spectacular showing nightly over Cinderella Castle.
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Happily Ever After Fireworks Snapshot

Go on a dazzling journey of color, light and song that captures the heart, humor and heroism of favorite Disney stories. Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle is magically transformed through amazing state-of-the art projection technology you have to see to believe.

This astounding fireworks extravaganza uses lights, lasers and special effects, plus a soaring score featuring contemporary versions of beloved Disney songs.
  • Fireworks show is approximately 18 minutes
  • Happily Ever After happens nightly at various times, sometimes as early at 8:00 pm, be sure to check the entertainment schedule on the My Disney
  • Projections are visible on Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.
You’ll love to discover and re-discovering the magic of your favorite Disney stories—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after.

Where to Watch Happily Ever After Fireworks

We love catching nightly fireworks at Magic Kingdom and while lots of people enjoy this show as well, there are plenty of places to view with your family.

Here are five of our top spots to view Happily Ever After in no particular order:
  1. The hub in front of Cinderella Castle at the end of Main Street. This location provides the best view of the projections on the castle and Tinker Bell flying over the crowd. Arrive early!
  2. Main Street U.S.A. This location gives an excellent view of the fireworks, and the Main Street projections. It can be crowded, but you won’t need to arrive as early as spot one above.
  3. Behind the castle which offers a unique vantage point most people don’t realize is available.
  4. Main Street, U.S.A Train Station. Great elevated views and sometimes you can even sit down.
  5. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. This attraction, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are such fun attractions to experience while the show is going!
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Specialty Fireworks Viewing Areas

There are so many amazing ways to make your Walt Disney World vacation even more magical.

First is the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party complete with tantalizing treats and fantastic fireworks.

First, you’’ stop in at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, where you can delight in:
  • Delicious desserts prepared fresh, such as chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate silk tarts
  • A variety of cheeses
  • Refreshing beverages, including an assortment of beer and wine for Guests ages 21 and over with a valid form of identification
Shortly before the start of the nighttime spectacular, Cast Members will escort you to a prime standing area in the Plaza Garden. Here, you’ll see the skies come alive during the Happily Ever After fireworks extravaganza.

This specialty viewing experience ranges from $99 to $109, tax included but prices will vary by date. Children (ages 3 to 9) are $59, tax included.

There is also a dessert party option, Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties: Seats and Sweets, which is popular because it offers seating during the show from the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. Prices start at $119 per person plus tax.

Another incredible option is a Fireworks Specialty Cruise. These nighttime cruises offer the chance to see Symphony of Us or Happily Ever After right from the water. These brilliant fireworks spectaculars add an amazing "wow" factor to your cruise!

From the comfort of a chartered boat, your party can set sail for International Gateway near World Showcase Lagoon to watch the skies light up over EPCOT. Or, embark on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake near Magic Kingdom park—with synchronized audio onboard to fully immerse you in the moment. It’s an incredible finale to the festivities!

We’ve done this several times for our team at Get Away Today and it truly is magical.
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Our agents have visited the parks, toured the hotels and enjoyed many magical moments at Walt Disney World. We love to help make your vacation dreams turn into... Happily Ever After! You can book any of our Walt Disney World vacation packages online. Or, call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY for personalized assistance.

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