Disneyland is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary with various shows, including the largest fireworks show in the history of the park. Come September, most of the celebration will come to an end, including the massive fireworks show.
Rumors, now picked up by Yahoo
, speculate that Disneyland will cut back on fireworks at the park. Fireworks will still be included during special events, but it's alleged that the regular nightly fireworks will be discontinued.
Rumors of Disney cutting back on fireworks have been around for some time, but these new ones do make more sense with Disneyland recently adding new projectors throughout the park. California Adventure added a non-firework show, World of Color, in 2010. That show has proved to be very popular with guests. At Animal Kingdom, Disney is currently looking to add a similar show called Rivers of Light
. Disneyland Paris has also added a new fountain and projection-based show
At Tokyo Disneyland, a new Frozen-based projection show
will take place along with the fireworks, similar to the Celebrate the Magic
projection show at Magic Kingdom. Hollywood Studios has also seen a new Star Wars-themed show
that features fewer fireworks and more projection mapping, lighting and other reusable elements. Even at the new Shanghai Disneyland, where Disney ensured guests that there would be nightly fireworks, the nighttime show
still features large segments using fountains and projection mapping.
Disneyland would be the first Magic Kingdom-style park to completely stop fireworks for regular guests. During dryer times of the year, Disneyland does feature fewer firework shows, often only running them during the weekends, if at all. To completely stop fireworks, though, would be new for the park.
Disneyland also has temporarily closed its Fantasmic during the current Star Wars construction. That evening show should return sometime next year. If the current timelines are correct
then that means the park will feature no type of nighttime entertainment from this fall all the way into middle of next year.