Celebrate the Magic to go dark during August for upgrades

Jul 27, 2016 in "Celebrate the Magic"

Posted: Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:38am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's Celebrate the Magic will not be shown for most of August due to planned maintenance.

The Cinderella Castle projection show will be dark from August 5 to August 30, with performances resuming on August 31 2016.

During the closure, Disney will be upgrading the projectors used for the show.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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brb1006Aug 16, 2016

Well at least once MSEP ends in October at MK. Celebrate The Magic along with Wishes can serve as night shows for MK for now.

MagicHappens1971Jul 29, 2016

It shouldn't.

DisneyJeffJul 28, 2016

Will this have any effect on the Wishes fireworks show? I know that the castle will change color during the show, but I don't remember if they use any projection effects.

Kman101Jul 28, 2016

August isn't always the most packed month so I imagine the 'slower' period is why they decide to take certain things down. JMO

Figgy1Jul 28, 2016

Welcome aboard and I feel your pain! I had to move a few things around to be able to catch it our first night.

Daniel21Jul 28, 2016

Gutted, I honestly don't think I will ever book to go in August again, too many rides and attractions down, most of which are must see, Thunder Mountain, Dinosaur to name a few, and now this a must see end to the day /night experience.

DisneyJeffJul 27, 2016

In related news... Disney will be putting trees back in the center of the hub while CTM is dark. ;)

ScoppinJul 27, 2016

And will it continue running throughout the year? I haven't been before so not sure. And we will be there for the first time in September and would be nice to experience.

BaconJul 27, 2016

Updated projection

ag3_treJul 27, 2016

I wonder if they'll be expanding the projections to the new turrets that flank the castle. Kinda similar to Once Upon A Time at TDL?

RteetzJul 26, 2016

I wonder if they'll change the show up a bit for the 45th?

halltdJul 26, 2016

This article confirms the downtime is for upgrades to the tech. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/the-daily-disney/os-projections-disney-20160724-story.html

Notes from NeverlandJul 26, 2016

CTM is one of my favorite nighttime Disney elements. Really hoping this is just for improvements and not a major change.

LSUxStitchJul 26, 2016

That bums me out a little since its during my trip, but gotta put up with stuff like this to get better things.