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Disney’s US theme parks are bringing back fireworks shows

Disney’s US theme parks have announced the return of fireworks spectaculars as attractions across the globe relax COVID-19 guidelines.

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As more theme parks and attractions adjust and ease COVID-19 policies, Disney’s US theme parks are bringing back fireworks spectaculars in Florida and California.

US theme parks have been relaxing their COVID-19 policies in recent weeks, with some no longer requiring face coverings. Social distancing and temperature screenings have also been dropped.

Now, Disney parks are bringing back more beloved park experiences. Fireworks shows have been a Disney tradition since 1957 and are coming back in time for the Fourth of July.

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will begin nightly fireworks performances at Magic Kingdom and Epcot from July 1. ‘Happily Ever After’ will transform Disney’s Cinderella Castle with lights, projections and pyrotechnics.

Fireworks shows return to Disney theme parks

As part of the historic transformation of Epcot, ‘Epcot Forever’ is a spectacle of fireworks, music and lighting effects over the World Showcase Lagoon.

Over in California, Disneyland is launching its nighttime spectaculars on July 4 with ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’. The show boasts state-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers, transforming Main Street USA and the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disney fireworks fans who can’t make it to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort can enjoy a virtual viewing of ‘Happily Ever After’ with #DisneyMagicMoments.

Spectaculars launch in time for Fourth of July

In addition, tickets are now on sale for ‘Disney After Hours Boo Bash’, which runs at Magic Kingdom between August 10 and October 31. There will be creepy character cavalcades, trick-or-treating and performances from the Cadaver Dans.

Earlier this month, Avengers Campus opened to the public at Disney’s California Adventure. “We’re going to give you super powers,” said Brent Strong, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“The new technology can render a virtual web coming directly out of your wrist and into that world without touching an interface. It’s as close to being Spider-Man as you can get, and it’s really cool.”

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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