The main place to be to view fireworks at Walt Disney World is Magic Kingdom park where the nightly displays over Cinderella’s Castle are iconic. Throughout the year, the fireworks will change depending on seasonal offerings and holidays. For the most up to date information, you can check the Walt Disney World calendar during your stay to see which fireworks show is being offered at Magic Kingdom. Here are the top fireworks shows offered at Walt Disney World and everything you need to know about viewing these beautiful night time displays!
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Fireworks at Walt Disney World Need-to-Knows
Fireworks at Walt Disney World run nightly during peak seasons (summer) and around the holidays.
- Fireworks Location: Magic Kingdom is the place to be for most fireworks shows with the exception of Epcot for their IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth Show set to run through Summer 2019 before a new fireworks show debuts. In Magic Kingdom, the fireworks go off over Cinderella’s Castle. In Epcot, they go off over the World Showcase Lagoon.
- Time: 9:30pm-ish (Check Disney’s website for accurate times, the Disney app, or ask a Cast Member for exact times as show times may vary)
- Age Interest: All ages (The fireworks can be loud within the park so make sure you keep that in mind if members of your group have sensitivity to loud noises)
- Duration of Fireworks: Approximately 16 minutes
Fireworks at Magic Kingdom Throughout the Year
Here are all the firework displays offered at Magic Kingdom throughout the year including all seasonal offerings and holiday celebrations! We will update this guide throughout the year if Disney adds any new fireworks shows or celebrations.
Happily Ever After
What to Expect: This fireworks spectacular is a showcase of all the Disney classics and favorites brought to life. You can expect to see traditional classics such as Aladdin and newer creations like Moana in this fireworks show. The theme of the show takes you into a dream and a journey that presents the heart, humor, and heroism of Disney animated films.
When to See the Show: You can see the show nightly in Magic Kingdom at 9PM most evenings but check the Walt Disney World calendar for the most current information. Seasonal shows and holidays may interrupt this fireworks show but most of the year this is the one offered at Walt Disney World.
Fourth of July Fireworks
What to Expect: A celebration of patriotism and American ideals. Think of your local 4th of July fireworks- but Disney style!
When to See the Show: You can see this show on the 4th of July every year around 9PM at the Walt Disney World resort in front of Cinderella’s Castle- check the Walt Disney World calendar for the most current information.
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
What to Expect: This fireworks display is a ghoulish display of Disney fun combined with Halloween tradition and seasonal favorites. Featuring Disney’s most famous villains and musical numbers, celebrate Halloween at its best.
When to See the Show: You can view this show during the Halloween Time celebrations around 9PM at Walt Disney World- check the Walt Disney World calendar for the most current information. This fireworks spectacular requires a ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
What to Expect: A holiday celebration with fireworks themed to Christmas music and Disney classics set off over Cinderella’s Castle. A beautiful and stunning display of holiday and Disney magic.
When to See the Show: You can view this fireworks display during the Holiday Celebrations at Walt Disney World around 9PM in front of Cinderella’s Castle- check the Walt Disney World calendar for the most current information. This fireworks spectacular requires a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks- New Years Eve Display
What to Expect: A fireworks display featuring the countdown to midnight, which happens just seconds after the park’s special showing of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks. “Fantasy in the Sky” features songs from some of the most beloved Disney films, including “Peter Pan,” “Pinocchio” and “Aladdin,” as well as favorite songs from attractions like “it’s a small world” and The Haunted Mansion. Be on the lookout for a special New Year’s Eve finale.
When to See the Show: You will have two chances to see the show- December 30 and December 31 at 11:50 PM. Check the Walt Disney World calendar for the most up to date information.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
What to Expect: The show aims to tell the history of the planet with three different scenes: the Earth is born, the triumph of life, and hope for the future. You will see stunning projections and video displays along with fireworks. There will also be large fire ball displays accompanying the show so make sure to prepare members of your group that are sensitive to noise and light. The show is narrated by Jim Cummings—the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and other Disney characters.
When to See the Show: According to the Disney website, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be ending in the second half of 2019. The show is currently planned to run through the end of summer 2019 to make way for a new nighttime fireworks spectacular. If you want to see the show, make sure to check Walt Disney World’s calendar to make sure it’s playing during your visit! You can view this show by the World Showcase Lagoon nightly in Epcot around 10PM.
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