• On Apr 2, 2019
    Marcy from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Magic Kingdom have 2 firework shows: Happily Ever After and Once Upon a Time? If so, what is the difference?

    Hello there, Marcy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for reaching out with your Walt Disney World Resort question! 

    Walt Disney World Resort offers some of the top entertainment I have ever had the privilege of experiencing! From Live Entertainment, Character Experiences, Stage Shows, and more, there are just so many amazing ways to take in the wonderful world of Disney! Some of my personal favorites, though, are the nighttime shows!

    You are absolutely correct in that Magic Kingdom does currently have two nighttime shows: Happily Ever After and Once Upon A Time! Both nighttime shows are comprised of jaw-dropping combinations of projections, fireworks, and music. However, the content of both shows is actually quite different!

    Happily Ever After is an 18-minute long fireworks extravaganza that features state-of-the-art projection technology. Many beloved Disney animated films are utilized to tell a story of love, laughs, and life that will inspire you to live out your own happily ever after! Once Upon A Time is a 14-minute long nighttime show that breaths life into a variety of Disney characters and scenes. This show is hosted by Mrs. Potts and her adorable son Chip as they retell some of the most amazing moments that began with “Once Upon A Time”. 

    Personally, I adore both nighttime shows and make a point to view both during my own visits! I think Happily Ever After is the big, grand finale to your day while Once Upon A Time is the perfect bedtime story to send you home! 

    Have fun experiencing the magic of both nighttime shows at the Magic Kingdom!

    ~Wyatt George
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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