'Happily Ever After' moves to an earlier time slot

Jan 29, 2018 in "Happily Ever After"

Posted: Monday January 29, 2018 9:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's nighttime firework spectacular 'Happily Ever After' has moved to a new time slot for the first quarter of this year.

Beginning January 28 through to March 10 2018, 'Happily Ever After' will now take place at the rather unusual start time of 7:55pm. The previously published showtime was at 8pm.

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HauntedPirateFeb 01, 2018

ROFLMAO!!! You win the interwebs today. :hilarious:

trainplane3Feb 01, 2018

I corrected your statement. I'm definitely not being forced to do it by a certain mouse. Nope, not at all. Everything is fine here. Please send help.

HauntedPirateFeb 01, 2018

The new definitions for crowd levels at WDW: "Less busy" = Staffing for 20-40 minute waits standard for any ride/attraction, with popular attractions reaching 90 minutes or more "Regular" = Staffing for 40-75 minute waits standard for any ride/attraction, with popular attractions reaching 120 minutes or more "Pretty busy" = Staffing for 60-90 minute waits standard for any ride/attraction, with popular attractions reaching 150 minutes or more "Crazy busy" = Staffing for 90-120 minute waits standard for any ride/attraction, with popular attractions reaching 180 minutes or more. (Aka. Just stay home.)

marni1971Feb 01, 2018

“Less busy” is the new “slow”

mikejs78Feb 01, 2018

It's still slow relative to the rest of the year. Definitely slower than the summer and Christmas and even slower than Spring Break / Fall, etc. So relative to the rest of the year and on a Disney scale this is the slow time.

bhg469Feb 01, 2018

Again.. Slow season doesn't exist anymore in the way it used to. What we used to know as slow season actually meant the parks were very slow. They are never slow unless there is an impending hurricane.

mikejs78Jan 31, 2018

Eh, not quite. They stay open later during the moderately crowded seasons as well as the 'packed to the gills' summer and holiday seasons. They just close early in the slow season, which is basically down to just from mid-Jan to spring break at this point.

bhg469Jan 31, 2018

Becau Because, unless they're near capacity they don't make enough to justify staffing the place. They only want to stay open later if they're packed to the gills.

Lands of WonderJan 30, 2018

Well now that it's 7:55 the show will actually start at 8:00 now

marni1971Jan 30, 2018

Epcot fireworks have been at park closing for decades now. Even in September, MK closes with fireworks. Paris has the luxury in the summer of fireworks at closing, but closing is at 11pm. A lot of families have left by then, and by 1130pm when guests are casually leaving it’s just a walk and not a monorail / ferry crush.

RSoxNo1Jan 30, 2018

I can only assume this is to have less downtime between the fireworks and the projection show?

mikejs78Jan 30, 2018

Except that's never been the case. Looking back at other years there have always been plenty of 8PM closings in Jan. There must be a reason for it, Disney wouldn't forego all the food/gift shop revenue..

peter11435Jan 30, 2018

You said you visit WDW in the summer.

AndyS2992Jan 29, 2018

I guess not but out of all my WDW trips I have never witnessed it.