RUMOR: The Return of Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars Are Upon Us

Recently, a little birdie shared with us some pretty explosive news. Rumor has it, Walt Disney World is gearing up to bring back a few of their beloved fireworks and nighttime spectaculars in the very near future. How near? According to some trustworthy folks from around the theme park hub, possibly as early as July 4th! This would be rather fitting, as special shows and end tags are often offered to guest in celebration of the national holiday.

So, what exactly can we expect to see? We feel it is safe to assume that Happily Ever After will make a triumphant return to Magic Kingdom Park, as will EPCOT Forever at EPCOT. However, some have speculated that Harmonious is more likely to make a grand debut, rather than bring back it’s temporary placeholder, EPCOT Forever. It can be assumed that this speculation is based upon the fact that Harmonious has recently completed its first full run through following park closing.

All of this anticipation has inspired us to track down our top four favorite Disney Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars! And as an added BONUS, we have crafted a fun playlist highlighting each individual song featured throughout. This way, you can download each track and make yourself the most magical playlist in the world.

So, turn up the volume and get ready to be transfixed…

1. Happily Ever After (Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom)

Here’s the Full Playlist:

1. Happily Ever After – Jordan Fisher and Angie Keilhauer
2. Down in New Orleans – The Princess and the Frog
3. When you Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
4. Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
5. When you Wish Upon a Star – Transition
6. Out There – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
7. Touch the Sky – Brave
8. One Jump Ahead (Reprise) – Aladdin
9. How Far I’ll Go – Moana
10. Friend Like Me – Aladdin
11. Trashin’ The Camp – Tarzan
12. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
13. I’ve Got No Strings – Pinocchio
14. You’ve Got a Friend in Me –Toy Story
15. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
16. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
17. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
18. That’s What Friends are For –  The Jungle Book
19. You’ve Got a Friend in Me –Toy Story
20. Love is an Open Door – Frozen
21. Can you Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King
22. You’ll Be in My Heart – Tarzan
23. A Whole New World – Aladdin
24. I See the Light – Tangled
25. He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean
26. Go the Distance – Hercules
27. Happily Ever After  (Reprise) 
28. You Can Fly – Peter Pan
29. Happily Ever After  (Reprise)

2. illumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Walt Disney World – EPCOT)

Here is the Full 1999 Pre-Show Playlist:

  1. They Were Dancing Barefoot – Yehuda Poliker
  2. Superwasp/Along the Coast of Norway/Neckbuster – Seelyhoo
  3. Native Funk – Burning Sky
  4. Flute Battle – Cusco
  5. The Concertina Set  Burach
  6. Imeland – Groupa
  7. Montezuma – Cusco
  8. 30-Års Jiggen (Thirty-Year Jig) – Vasen
  9. Inca Dance – Cusco
  10. Appalachian Morning – John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra

3. World of Color (Disneyland)

Here is the Full Playlist:

  1. Wonderful World of Color (Main Title) – The Music of Disney: A Legacy In Song
  2. World of Color Theme
  3. Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
  4. Part of Your World (Reprise) – The Little Mermaid
  5. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
  6. Pines of Rome – Fantasia 2000
  7. Define Dancing – WALL•E
  8. Unknown – Toy Story
  9. Zurg’s Planet – Toy Story 2
  10. The Ellie Badge – Up
  11. A Whole New World – Aladdin
  12. Happy End in Agrabah – Aladdin
  13. Friend Like Me – Aladdin
  14. Firebird Suite – Fantasia 2000
  15. Just Around the Riverbend – Pocahontas
  16. Farewell – Pocahontas
  17. A Bug’s Life Suite – A Bug’s Life
  18. Little April Shower – Bambi
  19. He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  20. Firebird Suite – Fantasia 2000
  21. A Night on Bald Mountain – Fantasia
  22. Paris Burning – The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
  23. To Die For – The Lion King
  24. So Close – Enchanted
  25. Transformation – Beauty and the Beast
  26. World of Color Finale
  27. World of Color Exit Music – Unreleased

4. EPCOT FOREVER (Walt Disney World – EPCOT)

Here is the Full Playlist:

  1. One Little Spark – Journey Into Imagination
  2. EPCOT Entrance Show – We’ve Only Just Begun to Dream (Entrance Plaza)
  3. New Horizons [If we can dream it…]  – Horizons
  4. Universe of Energy – Universe of Energy
  5. Listen to the Land – Listen to the Land, The Land
  6. New Horizons – Horizons
  7. Soarin’ – Soarin’, The Land
  8. Magic Journeys – Magic Journeys, Journey Into Imagination
  9. Tomorrow’s Child – Spaceship Earth
  10. One Little Spark – Journey Into Imagination
  11. Makin’ Memories – Magic Eye Theater Pre-show for Magic Journeys, Journey Into Imagination
  12. Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit – Kitchen Kabaret, The Land
  13. It’s Fun to be Free – World of Motion
  14. Tapestry of Nations – Tapestry of Nations Parade
  15. Golden Dream – The American Adventure
  16. Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand – EPCOT Millennium Celebration Theme
  17. One Little Spark – Journey Into Imagination
  18. A Whole New World – Disney’s Aladdin

Are you excited for the return of Disney’s Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars? Which one is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!