PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Fireworks Are BACK at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

July was a BIG month for Disney World fireworks.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Forever at EPCOT both returned on July 1st! Although both of these shows are closing in September, we have some new nighttime shows to look forward to for the 50th anniversary celebrations. Fireworks have been missing from Disney’s Hollywood Studios since it reopened last year, but now they are BACK!

Earlier today, we saw Cast Members putting tape down to create a walkway for fireworks crowds.

Tape is going down!

About an hour before fireworks start, we started to see crowds gather.

A look at the crowds

As the sun started to go down, more and more guests were getting ready for the fireworks!

Fireworks Crowds

Here’s another look at the crowds for the return of fireworks and another nighttime show.



The gorgeous Chinese theater is ready to go.

So pretty!

It’s 5 minutes until showtime!


At 9PM, The Wonderful World of Animation show officially returned to Hollywood Studios!

Fireworks are back at Hollywood Studios!

The show features projections of Disney’s animated movies on the Chinese Theatre to celebrate over 90 years of animation! Characters from your favorite Disney and Pixar films star in short sequences that celebrate friendship, magic, family, and adventure! While it mostly focuses on the projections, there are a few fireworks in the mix.

The show originally debuted in Hollywood Studios as part of its 30th anniversary back in 2019, and we’re so glad its back!


Although a reopening date for Fantasmic has not been announced yet, other entertainment is returning to the park soon. The Beauty and the Beast stage show will return in mid-August, and there is plenty of other entertainment coming back to the other Disney World theme parks. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest Disney entertainment, so stay tuned to DFB!

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