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News Magic Kingdom and Epcot Fireworks to Resume July 1st

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Social distancing has diluted down to each individuals personal interpretation. Some people are more respectful of personal space than others. With mask wearing in outdoor areas optional, well, the reality is the entertainment needs to get ramped up and maintain pace with the reality.

staffing, operational flex/overflow capacity, lodging and CROWD CONTROL mechanisms need to return before any fireworks...which is 15 minutes of madness at the end of the day...

im waiting for Bob to realize that his job is the most difficult it’s been RIGHT now...not actually “getting easier”
 

nickys

Premium Member
They haven't really been specific:

"It’ll come. You’ll get your firework shows back. Just not quite yet."
"The exact date is still TBD. I’d expect it to be finalised soon."
"Forever will currently return for guests before Humongous."
"Wobbly. But possible." (re: MK and EPCOT fireworks returning same day)
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So far yes. There’s still an earliest date being worked towards and a window following it for fireworks returns."
"Once they know it" (re: announcing a date)

They also liked this post:

"I could be wrong, but I thought our "insiders" stated the first day wouldn't be the fourth of July. But I felt like some said it's POSSIBLE it could start before the 4th of July and that they do not have a firm date yet, but have a "moving target" they are trying to hit."

Seems like a very fluid situation still.
You missed a much bigger clue, IMO. 😉
 

Amidala

Well-Known Member
Still nothing concrete on Galactic Spectacular, right? Would be pleasantly surprised if Studios got an improved fireworks show of its own, maybe something incorporating SW along with other anchoring IPs of the park like Indie, Toy Story, etc. and paying homage to some classics from GMR? W/ Star Tours and Launch Bay on top of GE, all the SW at Studios is starting to feel very redundant.

I doubt Studios nighttime spectaculars are a priority right now but OTOH I'm sure bringing back Fantasmic and/or fireworks would keep people from park hopping immediately after riding ROTR.
 

TrainChasers

Well-Known Member
Still nothing concrete on Galactic Spectacular, right? Would be pleasantly surprised if Studios got an improved fireworks show of its own, maybe something incorporating SW along with other anchoring IPs of the park like Indie, Toy Story, etc. and paying homage to some classics from GMR? W/ Star Tours and Launch Bay on top of GE, all the SW at Studios is starting to feel very redundant.

I doubt Studios nighttime spectaculars are a priority right now but OTOH I'm sure bringing back Fantasmic and/or fireworks would keep people from park hopping immediately after riding ROTR.

Would be amazing to have a show with Star Wars, Tower or terror, toy story and Muppets all featured.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
I wonder if once they announce EF returning they will also include in that announcement the opening date for Harmonious? Of course that date shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone unless it’s before or after October 1st lol.
 

monothingie

Foiled Again by Do Gooders
Premium Member
Sounds to me like spacing in the parks has nothing to do with the return of fireworks but more likely when they can get enough CM to handle the closing rush for two or three parks simultaneously. The ferry boats are back to normal and the monorail hopefully soon as well. But buses and lack of CM are a major problem. Of course there is always ma$$ive overtime and contracting outside vendor$ for bus services.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
Sounds to me like spacing in the parks has nothing to do with the return of fireworks but more likely when they can get enough CM to handle the closing rush for two or three parks simultaneously. The ferry boats are back to normal and the monorail hopefully soon as well. But buses and lack of CM are a major problem. Of course there is always ma$$ive overtime and contracting outside vendor$ for bus services.

Yet they do not seem to be hiring for anything other than food and beverage and housekeeping from what I’ve heard. I know someone who interviewed recently and they were told only those two positions were available. You’d think there would be a ton of in park positions available.
 

orky8

Well-Known Member
It’s coming. Soon. But you can’t just flip a switch.
If they planned ahead it would appear like just flipping a switch. It’s the failure to be ready even though they’ve known for months what the crowds would be and for weeks that social distancing would be reducing in short order. It’s like 3 weeks ago they decided they should bring fireworks and so now it’s taking them lots of time to do so.

It’s like saying you can’t just flip a switch to turn on a light. You can if you planned ahead to have a light bulb pre installed, have electricity run, and have a tested and operational switch there.
 

DisneyDean97

Active Member
Still nothing concrete on Galactic Spectacular, right? Would be pleasantly surprised if Studios got an improved fireworks show of its own, maybe something incorporating SW along with other anchoring IPs of the park like Indie, Toy Story, etc. and paying homage to some classics from GMR? W/ Star Tours and Launch Bay on top of GE, all the SW at Studios is starting to feel very redundant.

I doubt Studios nighttime spectaculars are a priority right now but OTOH I'm sure bringing back Fantasmic and/or fireworks would keep people from park hopping immediately after riding ROTR.
That would be nice, but I'm pretty sure the Studios can't have any major firework shows anymore using that launch site across the road. They could do a new projection show with the limited pyro they shoot off the roofs, but I don't know if that would effect the walkways behind MMRR or TSL
 

monothingie

Foiled Again by Do Gooders
Premium Member
Look if it were up to Disney, they’d never bring fireworks or parades back because they are expensive to operate. The demand is such that people are still going in droves even with the lackluster offerings they have now.

They have every incentive to slow walk bringing these things back until they absolutely have to.
 

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