Fireworks at Disney World

As exhaustive, exhilarating and expensive though your day in the Magic Kingdom may be, there is nothing to beat the explosive grand finale of the thrilling fireworks spectacular. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is the highest consumer of fireworks in the world and the evening display that illuminates the night sky high above Cinderella's castle is truly magical. Amazing lighting effects interact with a stirring soundtrack in a tribute to Disney characters and films. Overall the event is a wonderful eye-popping extravaganza choreographed to highest Disney standards.  

Walt Disney World Halloween Fireworks © Adrian McGarry 2016

Walt Disney World Halloween Fireworks © Adrian McGarry 2016

The cost of the nightly fireworks is not something that Disney shares. Estimates puts the expenditure at anywhere from $41,000-$55,000 a night! The spectacular New Year’s Eve and seasonal special displays are anticipated to cost over $100,000! That rolls out to at least $15 million a year for Magic Kingdom fireworks alone. Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks also have firework displays that are probably half the cost, that comes out to at least $30 million a year for them. Unconfirmed rumours are that the parking fees (currently $20 per day) pay the bill.

It's a great show-piece and is surprisingly easy to capture on an iPhone as my image above confirms.