Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Jun 7, 2023
    Shauna from Hampshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I will be staying at Pop Century this December (2nd - 8th) and will be visiting the Disney parks. On the NON party days at Magic Kingdom, will the firework show be happily every after and will the castle be lit up as christmasy theme or just normal?

    Welcome to planDisney, Shauna! The holidays are my favorite time to visit Walt Disney World Resort, so I'm glad I get to answer your question today. While we don't quite know what to expect this festive season, I haven't missed a Christmas at the Most Magical Place On Earth in almost a decade so I'm happy to share with you what my experience has been.

    On days when there is no Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, the nighttime spectacular Happily Ever After will run as normal. Nights with a Party will not have Happily Ever After as the Theme Park closes to day guests at 6:00 p.m. and Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will be shown later that night. One of my favorite recent additions to the holiday festivities is the dazzling projections on Cinderella Castle. I'm pleased to tell you that these projections happen every evening and not just during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It's a great opportunity to get some gorgeous photos and kick off the Yuletide season in a big way. A few years ago, my friends and I got matching Christmas pajamas and took tons of pictures with the different projection scenes and they are some of my most treasured vacation photos!

    I hope this answers your question, Shauna, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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