“Enchantment” Permit Upgrades Filed for Perimeter Fireworks
In the ever-evolving world of Walt Disney World construction, the resort filed multiple permits recently to begin construction on permanent fireworks launch pads behind the Magic Kingdom.
Enchanting Upgrades Coming
Early this week, the resort shocked guests with the announcement of a new nighttime spectacular, titled “Enchantment.” The fireworks display will replace the magical “Happily Ever After” during the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration.
“The most magical celebration on Earth” begins October 1st and extends for 18 months to commerate the opening of the Magic Kingdom half a century ago.
The permits appear to show the addition of a new launch site as well as upgrades to already existing apparatuses that fireworks engineers used not only for “Happily Ever After” but also for its predecessor “Wishes.”
The plans currently show improvements to a now-vacant lot near a floodplain, the Magic Kingdom’s current main fireworks launch site. Permits also show an expansion to a parking lot to make room for another permanent launch site. The last area in the permits sits on land near TRON Lightcycle Power Run, which is due to open during the anniversary celebration.
Another New Fireworks Spectacle
The breathtaking “Happily Ever After” debuted to extraordinary reviews on May 12, 2017, bringing a serious upgrades to projection and light technology used in Disney nighttime entertainment. With “Enchantment,” Disney will stretch the visual enhancement down Main Street U.S.A. versus just on Cinderella Castle as they did in “Happily Ever After.”
Construction work will take place exclusively behind Magic Kingdom and add to an already-underway project. Previously titled “Project Nugget” in work that began last summer, the new launch sites are sure to revolutionize the perimeter fireworks for the new show. Nothing really beats the effect of those giant pyrotechnics as their colors fill the sky.
Stay tuned to MickeyBlog for the latest on “Enchantment” as well as all of the upgrades, refurbishments, and new attractions coming to Walt Disney World for the anniversary extravaganza.