Massive Crowds Wait HOURS to See Returning Disney Show

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Massive crowds waited hours for the return of a popular Disney World show.

Disney World is a theme park and resort area located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and is a popular destination for families and tourists from around the world.

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Disney World is divided into four theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney World also includes two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach where Guests can beat the Florida heat.

Magic Kingdom is the most well-known out of all Disney Parks because of all of its offerings. Disney World Guests are able to spot Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A when walking into the Park and enjoy iconic attractions such as Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan’s Flight, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and many more.

Cinderella Castle with Storm Clouds

Last night, Guests waited hours to enjoy the returning nighttime spectacular Happily Ever After.

During Happily Ever After, you’ll go on a dazzling journey of color, light and song that captures the heart, humor and heroism of favorite Disney stories. Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle is magically transformed through unique state-of-the-art projection technology you have to see to believe. This astounding fireworks extravaganza uses lights, lasers and special effects, plus a soaring score featuring contemporary versions of beloved Disney songs.

Discover the magic of stories—and be inspired to find your own happily ever after.

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In a Reddit Thread, Guests can be seen lining up hours early for Happily Ever After’s return to Disney World. Guests can be spotted sitting on the grass, laying down, and some Guests even got there more than two hours early.

Crowd for Happily Ever After’s return, still 2 hours before showtime. Looks like there’s more than a couple of us that are big fans of this show!

Crowd for Happily Ever After’s return, still 2 hours before showtime. Looks like there’s more than a couple of us that are big fans of this show!
by u/pooh–bear in DisneyWorld

Disney World suggests Guests check the Entertainment Schedule, My Disney Experience app, or the Times Guide at Magic Kingdom Park for the schedule and showtimes.

This is an outdoor show and subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

Were you there for night one of Happily Ever After?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.