Magic Kingdom’s spectacular “Happily Ever After” fireworks display has come to a bittersweet end. But it also means that something new is on the way. “Disney Enchantment” officially launched on October 1 to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. But we were able to preview it last night. We will tell you all about the new show, share colorful pictures and show you a spectacular video. The question is whether this show lives up to the high expectations of a 50th anniversary …
Magic Kingdom ‘Disney Enchantment’ Fireworks Show
Magic Kingdom’s spectacular castle-centric fireworks have grown over the years to increasingly focus on projections on the castle and colorful spotlights through the smoke. The latest show, Enchantment, will take these projections even further by stretching them all the way down Main Street USA (as Disneyland has been doing for several years).
The “Disney Enchantment” fireworks display is officially launched for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021, as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”. It’s unclear if the show will continue after the 18-month celebration and may depend on your reaction.
Like many Disney shows these days, this one seeks to inspire viewers to believe in the magic in them. The music, moments, and characters mostly come from recent films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. And an original song, “You Are the Magic”, was written and performed by Philip Lawrence (who started his career as a cast member of Disney World).
During the show, you will see screenings and hear music from Moana, Peter Pan, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog, Coco, Tangled, Onward, and a wonderful segment featuring music from the Bald Mountain stage of Fantasia. .
Disney Enchantment is a beautiful spectacle. The fireworks are bigger than those in Happily Ever After, and there is some wonderful music, including audio Easter Eggs from Wishes. EPCOT’s Harmonious features many songs from the Happily Ever After soundtrack, and in honor of the park’s 50th anniversary, it was time for a new show at the Magic Kingdom. Happily Ever After will be truly missed, but Disney Enchantment harnesses both the charm of Wishes, the vibrant projections, and the innovative pyro of Happily Ever After. And yes, the Tinkerbell is flying!
Not to mention, Cinderella’s Castle is AMAZING with layers of 50th decor and varying lighting effects throughout the show and immediately after.
Watch Disney Enchantment
We have two videos to watch, one from Disney Enchantment and one of its more recent predecessors, Happily Ever After. Tell us which show you find the most entertaining and why.
Dusty Sage’s MiceChat live stream is at a fixed location between the central hub and the castle, so you’ll see the show up close. It’s a spectacular place to stand and watch the show (we’ll bring you another view of Main Street tomorrow night on our Facebook page):
What do you think? Are you ready to claim a prime location?
Are you missing Happily Ever After? Don’t know which show you like best? Well we have a treat for you. Our amazing videographer, Photo Matt, made the definitive video for Happily Ever After in 4K and stereo in the final performance. Take a look here and tell us which show you think is the most effective:
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