Does Magic Kingdom Have Fireworks Every Night?

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Well, it’s official! Everyone I know loves the new Magic Kingdom fireworks called Happily Ever After. But last week it occurred to me that I get asked this question a lot as to whether Magic Kingdom has fireworks every night. So I figured I would write a blog post to address this specifically.

The answer is Yes, Magic Kingdom has a fireworks show every night called Happily Ever After, which replaced the former fireworks show called Wishes.

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 9:15 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 Happily Ever After fireworks page to check the current time.

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How Long Are Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks?

According to Disney’s website, the fireworks run time is 18 minutes. You’ll want to make sure you get there early though in order to get a good spot.

Are There Fireworks Every Night at Epcot?

On October 1, 2019, Epcot received a temporary upgrade to their fireworks show call Epcot Forever, which replaced the 20  running show IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. But even that show is scheduled to be replaced in 2020 by an even bigger and better show called “HarmonioUS”. The new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot after the limited-time run of Epcot Forever is will be the largest ever created for a Disney park.

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.

However, there is a nighttime show which runs every night called Rivers of Light on the Discovery River (weather permitting) and during busy times they may even show it twice.

Guests view the show from stands located near Expedition Everest. Check the park times guide or the MDE app for up to date and current showtimes as it does change with the seasons as well.

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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.

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.

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Heather Noyes is the founder of this website and formerly a Disney travel agent. Ever since she was a little girl she's loved Disney. Over the years she has planned several trips for her family, friends and former clients to go to Disney World.

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