Happily Ever After at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Opening a Disney panel with a live performance of Happily Ever After is one thing, but it didn’t take long for the Parks, Experiences and Products panel at D23 Expo to drop its first official announcement that the much-loved night time show, Happily Ever After will officially return to the Magic Kingdom in 2023.

The 50th anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World brought with it a brand-new night time spectacular at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Enchantment, which was immediately met with mixed responses from guests, leaving many hoping to eventually see Happily Ever After return to Cinderella castle. Following Happily Ever After's final performance in September 2021, the general consensus among parks fans has been that Enchantment falls somewhat short when it comes to capturing the same magic as its predecessor.

Happily Ever After at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Image: Disney

Could Happily Ever After’s return be a sign that Disney are finally beginning to listen to guests and taking fan demand into account? Though this may have most certainly been the plan all along, the requests for Happily Ever After’s return have likely been hard to ignore, as this was arguably one of the most hoped-for announcements from this weekend and I am certainly amongst the majority that cannot wait to see Happily Ever After make its long-awaited return to the parks.

Other than 'next year', an exact date has yet to be confirmed for Happily Ever After's much-anticipated return, though one could assume that its first performance may come immediately after Walt Disney World wrap up their 50th anniversary celebrations, which are set to come to an end on March 31st 2023 (though it has not yet been confirmed whether Enchantment will have its final performance on this day.)

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