• On Aug 1, 2017
    Robert from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What happens between the Happily Ever After Show (9:00 p.m.) and the Once Upon a Time show (9:45 p.m.)? I have reservations for dessert at BOG at 9:20 and want to know if I should keep them...

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Robert ~

    Your trip is literally around the corner and I bet you are too excited to sleep!

    Happily Ever After is my new favorite fireworks spectacular. It takes WOW to a whole new level! This show is about 18 minutes long and you really need to be in front of Cinderella Castle to see the projections and lasers. If Once Upon A Time is scheduled at 9:45 p.m., you'll only have about 25 minutes between the two shows.

    Nothing really happens that you will want to see between the two shows. There will be some Guests that start heading out of the Magic Kingdom as soon as Happily Ever After is over and others will stay in the area for Once Upon a Time. Other Guests will head back to the attractions if the park is open later. It is a little chaotic in front of Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A. just following Happily Ever After.

    If you want to stay until the end of Happily Ever After (and you will want to do that), I think you are going to have a little bit of a tough time making it to Be Our Guest Restaurant to be exactly on time for a 9:20 p.m. reservation. They may hold the reservation for you for a few minutes but I would plan to get there as quickly as possible.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your last minute planning questions. We will be hEAR for you until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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