Fireworks are back at Walt Disney World theme parks July 1

Jun 15, 2021 in "Epcot Forever"

Posted: Tuesday June 15, 2021 12:01pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Fireworks will return to Walt Disney World on July 1 2021 with both 'Happily Ever After' at Magic Kingdom and 'EPCOT Forever' at EPCOT.

Nighttime spectaculars have been missing at the Disney theme parks since the parks reopened in 2020, and their return will be a welcome addition to the light entertainment offerings at the parks.

The Magic Kingdom's 'Happily Ever After' will take place at 9:15pm, with EPCOT Forever at park close 10pm. View the latest park hours for July 2021.

The shows at EPCOT and Magic Kingdom will be first, with Disney yet to announce a return of Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular show.

While 'Happily Ever After' is expected to be the same show that guests saw before the park closures, 'EPCOT Forever' will be an updated show with a new pyrotechnic sequence to replace the kites. The addition of the Harmonious hardware to the World Showcase Lagoon makes the jet ski based kites unavailable.

With 'EPCOT Forever' returning July 1, this leaves the brand-new Harmonious show clear for a debut later in the year, likely in October as part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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SirwalterraleighAug 14, 2023

The revenues from parks are used to the tune of 40%+ to bankroll the whole she-bang Don’t think they “have got us”

SoFloMagicAug 14, 2023

So if attendance was down, they'd invest in adding capacity for the reduced attendance to... Fill?

SirwalterraleighAug 13, 2023

Not true at all.

SoFloMagicAug 13, 2023

If we don't go, they'll see a loss in revenue and cut further. Wouldn't it be better to embrace investment in new attractions by buying all the fastpass es for tron? 😂 We can't win this one

DisoneAug 11, 2023

Amen. Or be like Disneyland APs and make t-shirts that say "undesirables" on them, and then put them on, and then go to the park. Ya... That will show em!!!

MisterPenguinAug 11, 2023

The party nights are sparsely filled to capacity.

SirwalterraleighAug 11, 2023

You know what…I totally get you. Except taking it personally…not at all. I know what the deal is so it’s Never personal. One thing that is far too personal around here is failure to admit Disney rough patches (not you)…as if it matters to us. Actually…it does matter..we should withhold our business more to force them to improve their offerings

DisoneAug 11, 2023

Ok. Perhaps you thought I was going to argue? I am not. Both things can be true at the same time, I can be making light of the situation about how much everyone has talked about attendance being down, while also completely agree with your numbers above. I'm not sure why you took it personally. You shouldn't have. It was not directed at you. Nor anyone else.

SirwalterraleighAug 11, 2023

Bet that sounded cute, huh? Here’s what you should consider: a 5% drop in wdw attendance is a disaster internally…it translates to a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues annually They just copped to a 6% drop…in a veiled sorta way…for the quarter. People who are paid to massage numbers as much as possible for financial gain.

DisoneAug 11, 2023

Well theoretically according to the news, v bloggers and many people on this forum, every day is a low crowd day at the match kingdom now. 🙂

nickysAug 11, 2023

Which actually makes it the perfect day to go to MK - unless you really want to see the fireworks. Especially if you have hoppers and can hop to another park afterwards. The non party days are far more crowded right from rope drop. Many guests feel the lower crowds on a party day more than makes up for the shorter hours.

Disney AnalystAug 11, 2023

Absolutely. They should heavily discount early close days. It's gross.

SirwalterraleighAug 11, 2023

I avoid it because they want 250% for use of the park that day 👍🏻

Disney AnalystAug 11, 2023

They never have, even when you only have until 6pm as a regular day guest in the park. Why many avoid MK on party days.