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Fireworks and Bad Weather

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You can’t tell, but it was raining 

I’ve talked about this before, but since fireworks have been back for a couple of weeks now I thought that it might be a good idea to touch on the subject again. Disney will do all that the can to hold the nightly show. However, there are a couple of conditions where there could be no fireworks.

Weather plays a large role. In most cases, Disney will not cancel the fireworks because it is raining. The rain may make it harder to see some of the aspects of the show, but most of the time there is no reason why they will not run on time. Parts could be removed. For example, Tinkerbell will not fly in the rain. It’s not safe.

Lightning is a different story. Disney keeps a close eye on the radar, and if there is lightning within a certain parameter the show will be postponed. An announcement will be made to let guests know what is going on. From time to time more announcements could be made to update everyone. As soon as it is deemed safe, the will begin. If it doesn’t look like the weather will clear, the fireworks could be canceled. Before the closure I think the longest I waited before the cancelation announcement was about an hour and 15 minutes.

There are a couple of other weather conditions that could cause the fireworks to be canceled. High winds can be a problem. Once when we were at Disneyland the show had started, but then the winds shifted and it ended immediately. I think that’s more of a problem in California than Florida, but it is something to be aware of. The fireworks could also be canceled if it has been exceptionally dry and the fire risk is high. The show could also be modified so that there’s less of a chance of sparks traveling too far.

There is one other reason why there might be no fireworks that has nothing to do with the weather. The fireworks could be canceled if there is a special event taking place that night. Check the Walt Disney World website to find out. It looks like there will be fireworks on the nights that Boo Bash and Very Merriest are going to take place, so that’s good news.