Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations gear up with fireworks fans can watch from home

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Walt Disney World guests sometimes spend hours staking out the perfect viewing spot for the signature fireworks, projections and lasers that close out each night at the parks.

On Wednesday and Thursday, all Disney fans have to do is pull out their phones or computers.

Disney World will stream both of its brand new nighttime spectaculars live "as a special early 50th (anniversary) surprise," according to Disney Parks.

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the Florida resort will stream Epcot's new "Harmonious" show live at 9 p.m. ET on the Disney Parks blog as in-person guests gather around the World Showcase Lagoon. Disney describes the show as "a beautifully crafted medley of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from all around the world."

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"Harmonious" is the new nighttime spectacular Walt Disney World's Epcot.
"Harmonious" is the new nighttime spectacular Walt Disney World's Epcot.

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Magic Kingdom's new "Disney Enchantment" and a "special celebratory moment" will stream live at 10:15 p.m. ET on the blog. Disney says the show features "captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and – for the first time – immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A."

Both shows officially debut on Friday, Oct. 1, as Disney World marks its 50th anniversary. Celebrations will continue for 18 months.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Disney World is kicking 50th anniversary celebrations off with a bang