After thawing out in our room, as it had grown rather chilly during the day, we then decided to go back out into the cold to watch Happily Ever After – the new (at the time) fireworks show that had replaced Wishes.
This 18-minute show features more lasers, lights and projections than any other fireworks spectacular in the history of Magic Kingdom park!
Throughout Happily Ever After, you’ll witness the many transformations of Cinderella Castle as it becomes a part of popular Disney stories—and is brought to life by:
- Awe-inspiring fireworks and rooftop pyro
- Supportive state-of-the-art projections
- Brilliant lasers and immersive lighting
- A stirring score featuring contemporary versions of popular Disney songs
It all comes together in a dazzling way—for a fantastical finale to your day at Magic Kingdom park. – Walt Disney World
Unfortunately we didn’t see the show from inside Magic Kingdom at all on this trip – well, I lie a little bit… we did, but with a really bad view from the side somewhere. And the other time we tried to see it, the park was at maximum capacity and we left early.
I’m sure the projections on the Castle are absolutely amazing – I have heard that they are – and the music and the fireworks themselves, which we saw from across Seven Seas Lagoon at Poly was awesome.
Disney do a lot of things well, but fireworks they take to a whole other level!
Wiki has a good write-up of the show, and I am making it priority number one to go and see Happily Ever After inside the Magic Kingdom, in front of Cinderella Castle on our next trip to Orlando in 2019!
I love that lots of different movies are represented in this show – through the projections and the songs, and the opening and closing number is pure Disney! I’ll have to see how good the video Steve took is and pop it up on my YouTube Channel as soon as I can.
Happily Ever After starts with a dream… and takes you on an unforgettable journey that captures the heart, humor and heroism of many favorite Disney animated films, including:
- Big Hero Six
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Incredibles
- The Lion King
- The Little Mermaid
- The Princess and the Frog
- Toy Story
- Wreck-It Ralph
Come experience the magic of these beloved movies firsthand—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after. – Walt Disney World
I was overjoyed when I heard “Out There” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame – a film that is pretty dark for a Disney movie, but that song is just stunning. And brought to tears when I heard “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan (one of my favourite soundtracks) and “I See The Light” from Tangled ♥
Then when I heard “He’s A Pirate” from Pirates of The Caribbean I did a little squeal as I LOVE those films, and the main track from it is one of my absolutely favourites!
I lost it when “Go The Distance” from Hercules played – another epic, and favourite song of mine!
And that is another day over! Tomorrow it’s a bit of a slower day as we’re at Disney Springs for lunch at Planet Hollywood and at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the evening.
Read about the day after:
Day 6: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Disney Springs / Lunch at Planet Hollywood / Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Read about the day before:
Day 4: Night Blossom & Gingerbread
Animal Kingdom / Breakfast at Tusker House / Pandora – The World of Avatar / Snack from Satu’li Canteen / Drink from Pongu Pongu / Gingerbread House & Christmas Tree at Grand Floridian