Disney's fireworks plans for July 4 and 'Disney After Hours Boo Bash' at Walt Disney World

Jun 15, 2021 in "Happily Ever After"

Posted: Tuesday June 15, 2021 1:29pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Following the announcement earlier today that fireworks are returning to Walt Disney World on July 1 2021, we also now have some additional information regarding plans for July 4 and 'Disney After Hours Boo Bash.'

On July 4 Disney will present 'Happily Ever After' at the Magic Kingdom, and 'EPCOT Forever' at EPCOT. Neither show will include any July 4 tags, or special editions of the shows. Disney is concentrating efforts on returning to daily firework shows at this time.

During the ticketed 'Disney After Hours Boo Bash' at Magic Kingdom, 'Happily Ever After' will be performed prior to the start of the event during regular park hours.

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wtyy21Oct 29, 2021

If i remember, the similar castle rooftop pyro cut also happened at Disneyland in 2019, when they showing Disneyland Forever (2nd run) but with some, but significant castle rooftop pyro cut. I believe at DL, they cut some rooftop pyro due to the effects of refurbished Sleeping Beauty Castle, which they needs to reconfigure the castle pyro, as well as budget cut. As a result, all older firework shows predate Mickey's Mix Magic (Halloween Screams, Believe in Holiday Magic) saw their some castle pyro cut beginning in 2019 performance. And the 2021 performance of these firework shows were or will also likely similar to 2019. Example: Halloween Screams In 2018, we found this for the opening: However in 2019 (also this year), we found the opening like this: In 2018 version, it saw more castle rooftop fireworks at Oogie Boogie segment However, in 2019 onwards, most of castle rooftop pyro had been cut in this segment 596790 The same goes with finale. In 2018 version: 596778 However, in 2019 (also this year), saw far less castle pyro seen in the finale. 596774 Source: 2018 version : www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJUBbMBekjI 2019 version : www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRiksrche1o

gerararOct 29, 2021

Here’s a good recording of last nights test with music. They rehearsed Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. From the looks of it, some castle/FL rooftop fireworks were cut and/or reduced. Also perimeter shells were reduced (most notable section is the finale before the line “It’s my favorite time of the yearrr!” — time stamp 11:20 in video). Also some quick comparisons of the castle/FL pyro cut (all from the finale song): Before — There were comets going along with the hearts: Now — No comets, just the hearts: Before — 5 streams on either side: Now — just 3 on either side: Sure, this is just a test; regardless, sad to see what is missing and probably cut from the show that’s re-debuting in a week..

ToTBellHopOct 29, 2021

…’cuz you are the Magic! …too soon?

gerararOct 29, 2021

Our journey may have ended (exactly) a month ago, but yours continues on…

MouseMellyOct 29, 2021

And now I'm crying

Vinnie MacOct 28, 2021

Uhhhh.... why? 😂 The hopeful side of me is saying this is for Mickey's Not So Spooky Spectacular. The level headed side of me is saying it's something completely unrelated or perhaps the Christmas event.

jrhwdwOct 28, 2021

True, I get that. That's why I said Stupid Long Shot. The Halloween themed notice threw me off. I was expecting a Generatic(sp)? Notice.

ToTBellHopOct 28, 2021

I doubt it. They just didn’t want a Christmas tree on a 10/28 graphic.

jrhwdwOct 28, 2021

With that notice, it sounds more like Not So Spooky than Minnie's....... Stupid long shot but a normal Halloween Night?????

ToTBellHopOct 28, 2021

Christmas, I presume. It’s not HEA!

DCBakerOct 28, 2021

Vinnie MacSep 29, 2021

Yeeees. Very excited. It's hard to believe that it's actually here now. To think that Epcot's current show is HarmonioUS, not Epcot Forever, not Illuminations. It feels strange lol. I'm just ready to see those barges in action!

Vinnie MacSep 29, 2021

This will be a very historic day for Disney's entertainment. The sad ending of one of Disney's best shows ever and the new beginning of (potentially) one of Disney's best shows. Sad but very happy today!

ToTBellHopSep 29, 2021

I’m looking forward to Harmonious tonight. Should be a spectacle.