We previously shared the exciting news that Walt Disney World has announced they will be returning several Disney fan favorite entertainment experiences next month. From Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage to Turtle Talk with Crush, we’re thrilled to see the return of so many experiences! On the flip side, Disney has also slid in an announcement that surprised us. Magic Kingdom’s ever-so-popular nighttime spectacular, “Happily Ever After”, is ending soon – permanently.
As shared by Disney: “We also recently announced that all-new nighttime spectaculars “Disney Enchantment” and “Harmonious” would be debuting October 1 as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration. That means this summer is also your last chance to come out and catch the current fireworks shows before they sparkle into Disney history. “EPCOT Forever” will conclude its limited-time run on September 28, and you have until September 29 to take in the spectacle of “Happily Ever After” at Magic Kingdom Park.”
While we knew “Happily Ever After” would be taking a backseat to Magic Kingdom’s new nighttime spectacular for the 50th anniversary celebration lasting 18-months, we figured “Happily Ever After” would possibly return after the 50th anniversary celebration ended. Now, we know it will end up in “Disney history”. “EPCOT Forever” was only supposed to be a temporary fireworks show anyway, so this one is no surprise as we await “Harmonious”.
Mark your calendars as September 29 will be the final show of “Happily Ever After”. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this breaking news.