There is no better way to end a day of magic, movies and thrills then by catching a spectacular show under the stars. Orlando theme parks offer several fireworks and nighttime shows to mark the end of a perfect day. Here are the 10 best:
Happily Ever After
If you want to see your favorite Disney characters come to life like never before, don’t miss Happily Ever After at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This 18-minute show features moments and music from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana, Zootopia and more. Cinderella Castle serves as the backdrop with dazzling projections but it’s the fireworks that really make this production a must-see.
Once Upon a Time Castle Projection Show
Join Mrs. Potts and son Chip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at this colorful nighttime show at Magic Kingdom. The kiddos are sure to be ready for bed at the end as Mrs. Potts and Chip share a captivating bedtime story that includes moments from Cinderella, Peter Pan, Frozen and more.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Epcot’s longtime fireworks show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is truly breathtaking. Combining lasers, leaping flames and fireworks synchronized to a symphonic score, IllumiNation’s is a can’t miss if you are ending your day in Epcot. The show celebrates the spirit of humanity in three acts: The Earth is Born, The Triumph of Life and Hope for the Future.
Star Wars: Galactic Spectacular
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will take you to a galaxy far, far away with the nighttime show Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. The fireworks show features state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, pyrotechnics and the music and characters from the Star Wars saga. There is even a new sequence for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Disney Movie Magic
The Chinese Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is used as the backdrop for this fun nighttime show. During Disney Movie Magic watch as projections of footage from Disney’s greatest films, including the Indiana Jones and the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series take over the theatre.
Rivers of Light
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, celebrate the connection between animals and humans in the nighttime show Rivers of Light. This stunning show is told by live performers, floating lanterns, glistening fountains, special effects, animal imagery projection water screens and more. Rivers of Light is unlike any of Disney’s other nighttime productions.
Disney H20 Glow Nights
Walt Disney World’s newest nighttime show, Disney H20 Glow Nights takes place at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. The nighttime fun gives guests the rare opportunity to experience the water park under the moonlight. The night includes a DJ Dance party on the beach, special character meet-and-greets with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, and use of all attractions.
Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night
What’s better than a light show? How about a light show with killer whales? Shamus Celebration: Light Up the Night at SeaWorld Orlando features original music, stylistic lighting, colorful backdrops and Shamu.
Part of SeaWorld Orlando’s summertime Electric Ocean celebration, Ignite is a high-energy, colorful fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies.
The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
Brighten your night at Universal Orlando with The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. On select nights, watch from Hogsmeade Village as projections are cast against Hogwarts Castle. The four houses of the castle are celebrated in light and sound as well as other characters and elements from the Harry Potter series.