Happily Ever After is the beloved nighttime show at Magic Kingdom. This show takes place most nights at the Magic Kingdom, creating the perfect end to the day.
When browsing My Disney Experience, as all Disney fans do when they aren’t at Walt Disney World, we noticed a change coming to this nighttime show that could impact your trip.
Happily Ever After Debuts in Magic Kingdom
Happily Ever After debuted on May 12, 2017, and replaced the extremely popular Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams. This show quickly became a must-do experience for guests visiting Magic Kingdom.
Guests quickly fell in love with the theme song written by Adam Watts, Melissa Peirce, and Andrew Dodd and performed by Angie Keilhauer and Jordan Fisher. The nighttime spectacular brought new projection mapping to the Magic Kingdom, transforming Cinderella Castle into beautiful scenes from beloved Disney and Pixar movies as we had never seen before.
Happily Ever After features outstanding projections, impressive fireworks, and a magical soundtrack with beloved songs from the movies we love.
As part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, Happily Ever After was retired on September 30, 2021. Disney Enchantment replaced the show. This show was met with mixed reviews from Disney guests.
During D23 in 2022, it was announced that Happily Ever After would return to Magic Kingdom on April 3, 2023, and Disney guests rejoiced. The show returned to Magic Kingdom with the beloved theme song and a few additions to the projections and songs.
New Time Released
Typically, Happily Ever After takes place at 8:30 p.m. on select evenings. As we looked at the official Disney calendar via My Disney Experience, we noticed a change to this as we entered into October.
Starting October 2, 2023, through November 15, 2023, Happily Ever After is scheduled at 8:00 p.m. on select evenings. Although a half hour might not seem like a huge change, it can significantly impact your Walt Disney World vacation.
Before you head down to Walt Disney World, make sure you check the official calendar. Disney makes adjustments like this often. You won’t want to miss out on critical must-do experiences during your trip. Check the calendar often. As Disney gets a better handle on crowds, they will finalize their hours and entertainment schedule.
We often recommend checking the evening schedule before heading to a Disney park. This will give you the most up-to-date schedule. It would be heartbreaking to miss out on Happily Ever After because you didn’t realize the adjustment to the performance schedule.
Will you watch Happily Ever After during your next Walt Disney World vacation?