EPCOT Fireworks Are To Be Tested After Park Hours on Sept. 23

Exciting news to share! It is being reported that Walt Disney World is testing fireworks after hours tomorrow (September 23). Such a great sign progress is being made!


As shared by WDWNT: “On Wednesday, September 23, there will be fireworks testing on World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT. Testing is expected to conclude prior to midnight that evening. During this test, fireworks will be launched inside the park. Guests currently staying at select on-site resorts are being advised that they might hear loud noises from their rooms during this test.”

Credit: Disney

So, the big question is what is Disney testing? Are they testing to restart “Epcot Forever” which was the temporary fireworks spectacular that took over for Illuminations during pre-COVID-19 closure? Or, is Disney testing the new “Harmonious” nighttime spectacular?

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What we do know is that Disney has been working on “Harmonious” thanks to the aerial photos shared by @bioreconstruct here. Disney previously shared pre-COVID-19 that “Harmonious” is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park. It was scheduled to begin Summer 2020 before the parks closed. Our fingers are crossed in hopes that Disney is testing “Harmonious!!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.