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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

Renting Disney Vacation Club Points – 5 Reasons Why This Is a Great Way To Save On Your Disney Resort Stay

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a timeshare program operated by Disney. The program currently operates thirteen resorts: nine DVC resorts at Walt Disney World and one DVC resort at Disneyland in California, as well as one resort each in Oahu, Hawaii, Vero Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Members buy into DVC by purchasing a set amount of “points”, ...

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Walt Disney World’s Epcot Touring Plan for a 2 Day Visit

Spaceship Earth

Like the Magic Kingdom, Epcot requires at least two days to tour effectively. There is so much to see in World Showcase alone and you should take time to enjoy the details. For the purpose of this article, it is assumed you will tour early morning one day and have an afternoon arrival the second day. Suggestion: Use the Day ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Happily Ever After

8. Schedule “Happily Ever After” will be presented nightly and will be a great way to end your day at Magic Kingdom.  Show times will vary based on park hours and time of year.  This is an outdoor show and subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.  Like “Wishes”, you will be able to see at least the fireworks part of ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Happily Ever After

7. Disney films The Disney company knows fans of all ages have an emotional attachment to the Disney films.  Characters and scenes from more than 25 Disney films will be featured through state-of-the-art projections, enhanced by more than 50 choreographed spotlights, brilliant lasers and plenty of awe-inspiring fireworks. Photo Credit: Disneytouristblog.com

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Tinkerbell

6. What about Tinker Bell? One of the most emotional moments of “Wishes” was watching Tinker Bell fly from the castle to Tomorrowland.  Because no Magic Kingdom Park fireworks display is complete without this little bit of magic, Tinker Bell will continue to fly across the night sky, reminding guests that with a little faith, trust and pixie dust, everyone can ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Happily Ever After

By now, you’ve probably heard the “Wishes” nightly fireworks spectacular at the Magic Kingdom is going away, with the last performance scheduled for May 11.  For over 13 years, Wishes has been a “must do” for anyone doing a Disney World vacation.  Narrated by Jiminy Cricket and featuring a flying appearance by Tinkerbell, Wishes was spectacular and emotional.  As we ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Happily Ever After

1. Castle Projection Much like the recent Star Wars fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the new Magic Kingdom fireworks show is expected to rely heavily on video projection mapping on Cinderella Castle, and will incorporate characters from Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Princess & The Frog and Aladdin, with dazzling projections bringing heartfelt Disney stories to life on ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Happily Ever After

2. Musical Score Every great Disney show is highlighted by a spectacular musical score.  “Happily Ever After” will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score.  The score for “Happily Ever After” was recorded by a 75-piece orchestra in London and includes tunes from a multitude of Disney movies, including “Beauty and the Beast,” ...

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What to Expect From Happily Ever After – Magic Kingdom’s New Nighttime Spectacular

Tomorrowland Dessert Party

3. Dessert Party The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to offer up a yummy way to view the nighttime fun as “Happily Ever After” makes its debut.  This is a great way to reserve a prime viewing spot for you and your family and enjoy some tasty treats while you wait for the show. 

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