UPDATE: Disneyland May Not Present Nightly Fireworks for Lengthy Period Due to Star Wars Land

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A few weeks ago we told you about the apparent end of the Disneyland Forever fireworks at the conclusion of the 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration. Well, since we ran that story, a few inside sources have provided some further insight into the situation that may point towards some different reasoning as to why fireworks are going away at Disneyland.


If the rumblings are to be believed, Disneyland will likely be without fireworks for an extended period, likely 6 months or more (roughly from September until the Spring of 2017). This interruption in shows will take place to accommodate the Star Wars themed land construction, as well as the work to build a new fireworks launch site that would not affect the new area of the park every evening, forcing Star Wars land to close early as Toontown does currently.

If true, Disneyland would not be able to present any of their seasonal fireworks shows either. It is however possible that a show consisting of projections and low-level fireworks could run temporarily during these periods.

Disney has still not commented on the end of the Disneyland Forever fireworks show, nor made any statement on the cancellation of any further shows, so treat this as a rumor until any park calendars are updated or an announcement is made by the Disneyland Resort.

Should the fireworks cease, it would leave Disneyland Park with only the Paint the Night Parade for nighttime entertainment since “Fantasmic!” has already been shuttered for the ongoing construction on the Rivers of America.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available on this story.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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