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Walt Disney World Parades and Fireworks

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Saturday 10/16/2021
  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 - 10:00
  • Epcot Future World: 10:00 - 10:00
  • Epcot World Showcase: 10:00 - 10:00
  • Hollywood Studios: 9:00 - 9:00
  • Animal Kingdom: 8:00 - 8:00
  • Typhoon Lagoon: - CLOSED
  • Blizzard Beach: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Disney Enchantment

A new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” made its debut on October 1, 2021, at Magic Kingdom. Created to launch with the “World’s Most Magical Celebration” the show takes guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment, inspiring guests to believe in magic. “Disney Enchantment” features music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. Angela Basset (Black Panther, Disney Pixar Soul) narrates the show!

Specialty Fireworks Cruises

Book a boat to take you out on Bay Lake for a private fireworks viewing!

Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade

This high-energy parade heads down Main Street, U.S.A. towards Cinderella Castle several times a day. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy will host the party plus several other characters will join in the fun as well. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, and Chip 'n Dale all received awesome new EARidescent costumes as part of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration!

Once Upon a Time Castle Projection show

This show replaces the "Celebrate the Magic" castle projection show. “Once Upon a Time” is hosted by Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast, as she tells bedtime stories to Chip and takes guest on scenes from Disney favorites CinderellaPeter PanAlice in Wonderland, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Highlights from the show, include a flight over London with Peter Pan, Alice’s tea party with the Mad Hatter and a fight between Gaston and Beast, plus a finale featuring even more Disney characters.


Harmonious made its debut on October 1, 2021, just in time for the launch of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary and celebrates how Disney music inspires people around the world.

Harmonious is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created and features music and images that were reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists from around the world.

This nighttime spectacular features massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, and lasers. The floating set pieces transform from fountains during the daylight hours and will become an integral part of the show at nighttime.


Specialty Fireworks Cruises

Book a boat to take you out on World Showcase Lagoon for a private fireworks viewing!

“Disney KiteTails” launched on October 1, 2021, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Walt Disney World. This new entertainment experience comes alive multiple times throughout the day at Discovery River Amphitheater, featuring performers flying windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes. Out on the water, elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie.


Opened: Oct. 15, 1998
Show length:
26 minutes
6,900 seated guests | 3,000 standing guests

Fantasmic! is a festival of lasers, lights, dancing fountains, and dazzling special effects. Join Mickey Mouse is his dream where he creates dancing waters, shooting comets, animated fountains, and swirling stars. When Disney villains turn his dreams into nightmares, he uses the power of good to prevail. More information

If you want to save yourself the pain of waiting in line, check out the Fantasmic Dining packages.


- The moat surrounding the show contains approximately 1.9 million gallons of water.
- The mountain stands approximately 57.5 feet above the water.
- The fire-breathing dragon rises 50 feet into the air and has a wing span of 50 feet.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

The Star Wars fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” combines fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections that turn the nearby Chinese Theater and other buildings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios into the twin suns of Tatooine, a field of battle droids, the trench of the Death Star, Starkiller Base, and other Star Wars destinations. The show also features a tower of fire and spotlight beams, creating a massive lightsaber in the sky.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular can be enjoyed throughout the theme park on select nights.

Check the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for showtimes.

Wonderful World of Animation
The new nighttime spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios that kicked off the year-long celebration of the park's 30th Anniversary! This projection show showcases the 90-year history of Disney and Pixar animation starting with Mickey Mouse.


Seven Seas Lagoon / Bay Lake
Electrical Water Pageant

This nightly "parade" was first performed on October 25, 1971 during the dedication of the Polynesian Luau. While old-fashioned by today's standards, it's still fun to head to the resort beachfronts to watch it go by. The water pageant can be seen from the boat-loading area at the Magic Kingdom, as well as all each resort around Bay Lake. It normally starts at 9:00 each night, but double-check the My Disney Experience app to be sure. There are two segments, one is a King Neptune theme, the other a salute to America.

New pixie dusted scenes are being added to this fan favorite nighttime water pageant, including a float representing Cinderella Castle. Guests will also hear an Electrical Water Pageant-like version of the 50th Anniversary’s theme song, The Magic is Calling. Guests who love current iteration of the Electrical Water Pageant will be happy to know that the full original show will still take place, with the additions “bookending” the pageant.

The Electrical Water Pageant usually follows this schedule:

(You may want to check with the resort just in case the schedule changes or if it's canceled due to the weather that day.)

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