Magic Kingdom celebrates the new year each December with the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks, a version of the first-ever Disneyland fireworks show that debuted in 1958. The show is performed at Magic Kingdom on both December 30 and 31, at 6:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. each night. We were at Magic Kingdom for the first performance on December 30, 2023.
Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks
The show began with laser projections counting down the seconds to “midnight.”
Each time a new countdown number was projected on the castle…
…the lighting changed on the castle.
As the countdown completed, the sky lit up with fireworks and the projection on the castle scrolled, “Happy New Year.”
Though there were many fireworks, we noted that the fireworks were not 360° this year.
The castle was lit in pinks, purples, greens, and blues throughout the fireworks performance.
Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Video
Will you be enjoying the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks in person this year at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.
Other New Year’s Celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort
If you’re planning on celebrating the new year at Walt Disney World Resort, the 2024 merchandise has already dropped. Most recently, a pin featuring Goofy and Max and a few extra items for the 2024 merchandise collection arrived at the resort.
All four theme parks at Walt Disney World have extended hours for New Year’s Eve, with three of the four parks staying open until midnight or later.
A few limited edition treats are available across the resort from now until early into 2024 to celebrate.