Walt Disney World continues to make fairy tales come to life. Last year, they announced that the “Once Upon A Time” projection show would be replacing “Celebrate the Magic.” Now, the Magic Kingdom nighttime lineup will have an ending fit for any princess: Happily Ever After.
Disney announced the “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular will be debuting at the Magic Kingdom park, replacing the classic “Wishes” fireworks show. The new show, which will combine Disney’s magical storytelling, fireworks, projections, original score and more, is set to make its debut May 12. Using projection mapping, the show will also feature Disney characters from films such as “Moana,” “The Princess & the Frog,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia” and more.
According to the Disney Parks Blog announcement, the show “will inspire guests to seek out and find their own ‘Happily Ever After’ by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams.”
“Happily Ever After” isn’t the only new and improved addition to the parks. Animal Kingdom’s after-dark “Rivers of Light” will be opening Feb. 17 and will feature live performances, floating sets and breathtaking fountains. Also recently announced were Pandora — The World of Avatar, which will transport guests to the mysterious world of Pandora in Animal Kingdom starting May 27; and “Star Wars“-themed parks, which will open at both the California and Florida resorts in 2019.
Take a look at how social media reacted to the new nighttime spectacular below:
Social Media Reacts to New “Happily Ever After” Nighttime Spectacular
There is no happily ever after if wishes is taken away #wishes
— amy nicole (@amysmakingmagic) February 9, 2017
I'm sure Happily Ever After will be wonderful but…but…WISHES
— Brains and Beauty (@_brainy_beauty) February 9, 2017
Once Upon a Time and now Happily Ever After. We have the beginning and the end. New nighttime parade must hold the story. #Disney
— AdventureSpin (@adventurespin) February 9, 2017
This Happily Ever After better be the greatest thing to touch any Disney person's soul if it's going to replace Wishes.
— Sporty_BRATgrl_666 (@kaytaythepartay) February 9, 2017
My unpopular Disney opinion is that Wishes being replaced with happily ever after at Magic kingdom is kinda long over due
— shay (@_shvniv_) February 9, 2017
Wishes will be hard to replace but I'm confident that the new show will be excellent. Can't wait to see Happily Ever After!
— The Disney People (@TheDisPeople) February 9, 2017
Rivers of Light and Happily Ever After! No stopping the hype train.
— Jose Castillo (@Kryptonlogic) February 9, 2017
Every great story begins with Once Upon a Time and ends with a Happily Ever After. Now nighttimes at Magic Kingdom will too!
— Shawn Slater (@disneyshawn) February 9, 2017
me: Wishes has been around forever, it's time for a replacement
Disney: We're replacing Wishes
— disneyland thot™️ (@nicholasbueller) February 9, 2017
Are you excited for the new “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular? Will you miss Wishes? Sound off in the comments section below!