“Ready to begin”? Walt Disney World might be soon as a notice of late-night fireworks leads us to speculate that the Most Magical Place On Earth could be preparing for the return of its beloved fireworks spectacular, “Happily Ever After.”
A recent update from Disney was shared on the Disney World Cast and Community Facebook page yesterday, which said warned everyone of some late-night fireworks this weekend going on through Monday, November 14.
The statement read:
Tonight through Nov. 14, we will be launching fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park between 11:30 p.m. and approximately 2 a.m. We apologize to our neighbors and Guests for this late-night inconvenience.
In the past, it seems that this time “after hours” is when Disney World is testing fireworks and running rehearsals for its parades. So, could this be Disney World beginning tests for the return of its beloved fireworks spectacular “Happily Ever After”?
Unfortunately, it might be a little too early for such an event.
Disney Fanatic reported in September, at the 2022 D23 Expo, that “Happily Ever After” was returning to the skies above Cinderella Castle sometime in 2023. While an official return date was not released, most speculation and assumptions suspect that the current show, “Disney Enchantment,” will be allowed to finish its 50th-anniversary run by the end of March 2023.
This, then, have people suspicious that the late-night shows have more to do with the special Christmastime Fireworks Spectacular for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, specifically the filming of the annual Christmas special, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, which will air on ABC on Sunday, November 27, at 8 p.m. EST.
Regardless of the reason, Disney Fans staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will get some extra magic if they stay up late enough.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.