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News Happily Ever After fireworks show returning to Magic Kingdom in 2023

TTA94

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Well it's better than just OUAT for DAH... Actually, DE should look much better compared to JBJB next month....

I actually would have preferred OUAT over DE, and that’s not saying much lol. Oh well at least DE is something I am glad is behind a paywall lol. Can’t imagine that being a huge selling point.
 

TTA94

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I guess WDW will only have Luminous to promote for 2024. Shame. Obviously they’ll try to promote DE returning for the after hours. Hopefully 2025 brings better news.
 

Andrew25

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I guess WDW will only have Luminous to promote for 2024. Shame. Obviously they’ll try to promote DE returning for the after hours. Hopefully 2025 brings better news.

They have a couple of options for next year:
  • Mandalorian at Star Tours (confirmed)
  • New M&G/roaming characters throughout SWGE
  • Epcot's Transformation "completed" (lame, but they'll make it sound fancy)
  • Captain EO (or something else) at the Imagination Pavilion
  • Hatbox Ghost

I'm also hopeful that if they are expecting attendance to be really low (especially in the summer like this past year) I could see them consider a nighttime parade.
 

jrhwdw

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I'd rather they clone Tokyo's Celebrate same way they cloned OUAT, maybe keep all the pyro since it had limited amounts of it.
I rather MK clone TDL'S Pyro Package with any of those.....

Celebrate TDL might be a better choice since that might force MK to get Fountains which HEA could also use.
 

SpectroMan93

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Imo bringing DE back doesn’t accomplish anything other than the hope it sells the events. They need something to go along with HEA on a nightly basis to help the mass park exit and to keep guests in the park. But apparently they don’t think it’s needed 🤷‍♂️
Interesting they didn't go with Wishes if they're hoping adding fireworks sells the event. Wishes is definitely more beloved and would have the nostalgia factor behind it as well.
 

TTA94

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Interesting they didn't go with Wishes if they're hoping adding fireworks sells the event. Wishes is definitely more beloved and would have the nostalgia factor behind it as well.

They refuse to go back to anything that took place before HEA it seems. Probably because Wishes had no projections and they “assume” that very few would be interested in a show without projections.
 

jrhwdw

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I guess WDW will only have Luminous to promote for 2024. Shame. Obviously they’ll try to promote DE returning for the after hours. Hopefully 2025 brings better news.

They have a couple of options for next year:
  • Mandalorian at Star Tours (confirmed)
  • New M&G/roaming characters throughout SWGE
  • Epcot's Transformation "completed" (lame, but they'll make it sound fancy)
  • Captain EO (or something else) at the Imagination Pavilion
  • Hatbox Ghost

I'm also hopeful that if they are expecting attendance to be really low (especially in the summer like this past year) I could see them consider a nighttime parade.
Should be interesting if USF gets their Lagoon working next Summer..and if that affects MK....


Don't know if this is the right place but saw on X(from that site) that Steve Davidson confirmed the more Drones are coming to Disney Parks. No specific Parks were mentioned.
 

TTA94

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Don't know if this is the right place but saw on X(from that site) that Steve Davidson confirmed the more Drones are coming to Disney Parks. No specific Parks were mentioned.

Saw that to. Interesting. Probably something is in the works for every park other than WDW though lol. Btw nice to hear Steve Davison is still with the company. I was wondering if maybe he had left.
 

jrhwdw

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Tonight's the first night I heard Main Street Capacity Announcements for HEA since the 50th ended, and Main Street was completely full 30min before HEA! Does the Capacity Announcements play most nights?

I'm guessing DE never made Main Street full to capacity?
 

wtyy21

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Confirmed: Happily Ever After fireworks be replaced by Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime fireworks (previously part of MVMCP) from December 23-29, followed by Fantasy in the Sky fireworks on December 30-31. So, December 21 would be the final performance of the revamped (with Main street projections) Happily Ever After this year and will be return on January 1, 2024.

The showtime still at 8pm for non-perimeter version of Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime fireworks.
 

mattpeto

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Confirmed: Happily Ever After fireworks be replaced by Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime fireworks (previously part of MVMCP) from December 23-29, followed by Fantasy in the Sky fireworks on December 30-31. So, December 21 would be the final performance of the revamped (with Main street projections) Happily Ever After this year and will be return on January 1, 2024.

The showtime still at 8pm for non-perimeter version of Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime fireworks.
It's a cool thing they do during that week. It was better when it replaced Enchantment, but still neat.
 
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