When Walt Disney World Resort kicked off its amazing 50th Anniversary celebration, there were two new shows brought to the Resort to celebrate the occasion. Over at EPCOT, every night, Guests can gather around the World Showcase and watch Harmonious. For Guests at the Magic Kingdom, Disney created the nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment. Both shows were meant to honor 50 years of Walt Disney World magic, but many Guests felt they fell a little short — especially Disney Enchantment.
Both Harmonious and Disney Enchantment are incredible shows, but a lot of Guests were surprised to see that Disney Enchantment didn’t really honor Walt Disney or his brother Roy — who opened the Park after Walt passed — at all. Many thought that, if you truly want to make a fireworks show to celebrate 50 years of Walt Disney World, then you need to celebrate the man who created it all — Walt Disney.
Well, it appears the folks at Disney were not only listening, but were also working hard to bring Guests what they expected. About one week ago, Disney sent out a letter to residents in the area saying that they would be testing fireworks late into the evening. Rumors swirled, and some video was shared that indicated Disney was finally adding footage of Walt and Roy to the show. Nothing was confirmed by Disney at that time. However, now we know that the changes are indeed here to stay!
Disney shared pictures of some of the new additions to its show, which is scheduled to run through the end of the 50th Anniversary in March 2023. The following captions was also shared along with the photos:
“Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., now shimmers like never before in celebration of Walt Disney’s vision and 50 years of magic.”
Spectrum News Reporter Ashley Carter shared photos and video of the new additions to Disney Enchantment, which fans are now referring to as “Waltchantment”.
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) August 23, 2022
Haven’t been able to head to The World’s Most Magical Celebration yet? Here’s more on what you can expect from Disney Enchantment:
Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle comes to life with magical effects that—for the first time ever—extend down Main Street, U.S.A.! Plus, enjoy dazzling new lighting that illuminates the Castle courtyard and stunning fireworks that light up the night sky. All the while, classic and reimagined Disney songs will sweep you up into the adventure of a lifetime, along with an original new song by 7-time Grammy award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence.
Disney Enchantment, presented by Pandora, is truly a celebration of magic, imagination, joy and hope for all who carry dreams in their hearts. Throughout your journey, favorite Disney Characters like Raya, Moana and Joe Gardner from Soul will join as you explore a world of wonder filled with friendship, love and fun. And if darkness tries to hold you back, you’ll discover you only have to look within to find the power to believe and make your dreams come true. The magic has been inside you all along!
At this time, we do not know what will happen to Disney Enchantment once the 50th Anniversary is over. While the show is beautiful, many are hoping that Disney brings back Happily Ever After — one of its most popular fireworks shows to date. Disney will most likely share more information and updates as the end of the anniversary celebration get closer.