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.
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.
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.