The fan favourite display will be coming back to the Magic Kingdom in April 2023 as an expected replacement for ‘Disney Enchantment’, which is tipped to axed at the end of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations in March 2023.
While at D23 Expo, Josh D’Amaro, the chairman of Disney Parks revealed “the popular anthem 'Happily Ever After' will play again when an updated nighttime spectacular returns to light up the skies over Cinderella Castle."
To mark the occasion, Jordan Fisher and Angie Keilhauer sang they originally recorded in 2017.
Audience response to the ‘Disney Enchantment’ show was not favourable, which is believed to have lead to it being cut after 18 months.
They billed it as “a celebration of magic, imagination, joy and hope for all who carry dreams in their hearts. Throughout your journey, favorite Disney Characters like Raya, Moana and Joe Gardner from Soul will join as you explore a world of wonder filled with friendship, love and fun. And if darkness tries to hold you back, you’ll discover you only have to look within to find the power to believe and make your dreams come true. The magic has been inside you all along!”
They urged park visitors to “watch in awe as Cinderella Castle comes to life with magical effects that—for the first time ever—extend down Main Street, U.S.A.! Plus, enjoy dazzling new lighting that illuminates the Castle courtyard and stunning fireworks that light up the night sky. All the while, classic and reimagined Disney songs will sweep you up into the adventure of a lifetime, along with an original new song by 7-time Grammy award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence.”