Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Heather
Well, it’s official! Magic Kingdom has a brand new fireworks show for the 50th-anniversary celebration. But you might be wondering are things still the same? Does Magic Kingdom have fireworks every night like they always have?
The answer is Yes, Magic Kingdom has a fireworks show every night called Disney Enchantment, which replaced the former fireworks show called Happily Ever After on October 1, 2021.
What Time Do The Fireworks Start at Magic Kingdom?
With the seasons the time that it gets dark changes and so does the time that the Magic Kingdom fireworks start. For example, as I’m writing this, it’s the heat of the summer and the fireworks are currently starting at 9:20 PM EST. However, that will change with the seasons. It’s always best to check your times guide, the MDE app or go to Disney’s Enchantment page to check the current time.
How Long Are The Disney Enchantment Fireworks?
According to Disney’s website, the fireworks run time is 15 minutes. You’ll want to make sure you get there early though in order to get a good spot.
Does Magic Kingdom Ever Cancel Fireworks?
Yes, there are occasions that Magic Kingdom will cancel fireworks. Of course these situations rarely come up but as mentioned in this article from Disney Food Blog it’s usually due to weather or technical glitches that are beyond their control. For example, during Hurricane Elsa Disney canceled the fireworks show.
Is Disney Enchantment Worth Seeing?
Well, I’ve never been one to sugarcoat anything too much and I’m not going to start now. You can easily go on Twitter and see the barrage of tweets about this show or read one of the many articles out there about this show.
Are There Fireworks Every Night at Epcot?
Recently Epcot received a major upgrade to their nighttime fireworks show. “Harmonius”, The new nighttime fireworks spectacular is the largest fireworks spectacular ever created at a Disney Park.
EPCOT guests will experience a symphony of music, lights, lasers, fireworks, and other pyrotechnic elements in “Harmonious,” which Disney describes as a global cultural symphony.
In our opinion, this is the best show on Disney World property at the moment and is a STRONGLY suggested must-see.
Are There Fireworks Every Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
Currently, there is no fireworks show at Animal Kingdom and we don’t expect there to be anytime soon. Mostly due to the way that the fireworks would upset the animals and their natural environment.
Are There Fireworks Every Night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
There are actually two separate fireworks shows currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. One is for those big Star Wars fans in your family called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. The other one is a longtime favorite called Fantasmic.
This is a fireworks and laser show that incorporates many Disney favorites and Mickey’s fight against the evil forces of many Disney Villains.
Currently, both of these shows have been put on hold temporarily. However, Disney’s Hollywood Studios nighttime projection show, Wonderful World of Animation, brings your favorite animated movie scenes to life and is currently running every night at park close and runs for about 12 minutes.
How Much Does Disney World Spend On Fireworks?
Disney World is the second-largest purchaser of pyrotechnics, second to the US Military. Although we don’t know exactly how much money Disney World spends nightly on fireworks shows because it is confidential, there are professional estimates ranging from $41,000 to $55,000 per show.
Hopefully, this answers some of your questions about Fireworks at Disney World and answered the original question well. Please check out the rest of the site while you are here. There is a virtual treasure trove of information about Disney World.