Showtimes have been announced for the return of “Happily Ever After” to Magic Kingdom on April 3, 2023.
The fireworks spectacular will be performed at 9:00 p.m. each night beginning on April 3.
“Disney Enchantment” will continue to be performed through April 2.
“Disney Enchantment” replaced Happily Ever After on October 1, 2021. However, some guests expressed disappointment after a lack of archival footage and references to the park’s opening 50 years ago.
Eventually, the original version of the show was replaced with an updated version, which debuted on August 22, 2022, with a new opening sequence featuring Walt Disney, Roy Disney, Mickey Mouse, and classic park attractions. Some fans were pleased with the updates; however, others were not. When we posted video and photos of the updated show last year, one commenter simply said, “Bring back Happily Ever After.”
In February 2022, Disney sent out a survey to some guests asking them about the experience of “Disney Enchantment,” the newest fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. One question asked, “How would you rate your overall experience with Disney Enchantment compared to your overall Experience with Happily Ever After? Would you say that Disney Enchantment was…” The options were “Better,” “About the same,” and “Worse.”
Last summer, Jordan Fisher, singer of the show’s eponymous theme song, advocated for the return of “Happily Ever After” to Magic Kingdom. In a video Tweet, he tagged Walt Disney World, asking, “Is ‘Happily Ever After’ gonna come back at some point? Like… Shouldn’t it come back?”
“Happily Ever After” is a spectacular fireworks and projection mapping show that premiered at the Magic Kingdom on May 12, 2017. The announcement that it would replace the popular “Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams” caused some disappointment among Disney fans. The theme song, which was adapted from Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th anniversary celebration and “Mickey’s Storybook Adventure” from Shanghai Disneyland, was performed by Angie Keilhauer and Jordan Fisher.
To get you excited for the return of “Happily Ever After,” check out our video of the original show below:
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