Return Dates for “Happily Ever After” and “EPCOT Forever” Nighttime Spectaculars
Walt Disney World has announced the return date of “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Magic Kingdom and revealed an update on its nighttime spectacular plans for Epcot.
“Happily Ever After” will begin again at Magic Kingdom on April 3, replacing “Disney Enchantment,” set to be seen nightly through April 2. “Enchantment” debuted on Oct. 1, 2021, Disney World’s 50th anniversary date. “Happily Ever After” was previously seen at the park from May 2017, when it replaced “Wishes,” through September 2021.
An all-new nighttime spectacular is planned to debut at EPCOT later this year. Before the new show launches, Disney will bring back “EPCOT Forever” as an interim show over the skies of World Showcase Lagoon starting April 3.
Similar to how it appeared in 2021, “EPCOT Forever” is the perfect offering while Disney’s Entertainment team preps the Lagoon, including a phased removal of fireworks platforms following the final “Harmonious” performance on April 2.
A limited-time spectacle of lasers, lighting, special effects, and fireworks, “EPCOT Forever” returns with a collection of songs that offer both a trip down memory lane and a look toward the future. That show was seen in 2021 in between the runs of “IllumiNations” and “Harmonious.” a new nighttime spectacular that would start at Epcot sometime in 2023. Disney has not revealed more details or a more specific time frame.