Watch Disney’s Fireworks Show At Home

Watch Disney’s Fireworks Show At Home
Photo: Disney

I’ve been thinking about Disney World a lot these days. Before the pandemic hit, my husband and I were in the very early stages of planning a trip there with our nine-year-son this fall. How innocent we were, way back in February, when standing in long lines with strangers and touching handrails all day seemed like a good idea.

These days, we don’t know when our kids will go back to school, let alone when it’ll be safe to be in crowded Disney parks again, but Disney is doing its best to give us a little taste of the park experience. Its latest gift is a pre-recorded video of “Happily Ever After,” the grand finale Magic Kingdom fireworks show that was running before everything went to hell.

Disney posted the 18-minute-long video on its blog and YouTube for our viewing pleasure. (Look how close all of those people are standing together, my god.)

It’s not the same as being there in person; fireworks are just never as impressive on screen as they are in real life. But the music and the incredible lights and graphics on the castle make it worth a watch, especially since the experience is both monetarily free and germ-free.

If that’s not enough to quench your Disney thirst, you can watch the “Magic Happens” parade that was running in Disneyland before the shutdown:

And if you still crave a more constant Disney fix in your life right now, you can also download a few digital wallpapers of the fireworks show for use at home.

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