Once you enter the gates at the Magic Kingdom, you might never want to leave. You’ll feel that way even more once you experience the two main nighttime shows. These take place most evenings, weather permitting. If there is a special event such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party they will not be held. Check your Times Guide or the My Disney Experience App to find out the times. The best viewing would be on Main Street, U.S.A., but if you don’t like how crowded that land gets ask a Cast Member if he or she can recommend another place to watch.
Happily Ever After
Wishes was a beloved fireworks show that took place at the Magic Kingdom for several years, and many people complained when they learned that it was about to close. The replacement is Happily Ever After, and it does not disappoint. Over a dozen Disney stories come alive as projections in front of you, with Cinderella Castle as the screen. Plenty of fireworks and music add to the experience. Happily Ever After is Disney at its finest, it’s one of the best fireworks displays that you will ever see. It lasts approximately 18 minutes.
Once Upon a Time
Many guests leave as soon as Happily Ever After finishes, but they miss out on a treat. Once Upon a Time is another projections show, but this one has no fireworks. It also takes place on Cinderella Castle, and it’s usually after Happily Ever After. It’s hosted by Mrs. Potts and Chip, and it features several of your favorite classic animated Disney movies. It’s not as grand as Happily Ever After, but it’s still a great show.