Electric Water Pageant
The Electric Water Pageant debuted in the 1970's. It's a nightly parade on
the Seven Seas lagoon for the Magic Kingdom resorts. The Pageant consists of
seven barges, each carrying a screen of lights. The individual barges
feature King Neptune and sea creatures. The Pageant concludes with Flags and
Stars! The finale salutes America when the screens change to the American
Flag and Stars, as patriotic music plays.
Polynesian -- 9:00 p.m.
Grand Floridian -- 9:15 p.m.
Wilderness Lodge -- 9:35 p.m.
Ft. Wilderness -- 9:45 p.m.
Contemporary -- 10:05 p.m.
When the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom are held at 9:00 p.m. the Water
Pageant will be in position, but will not light up until the fireworks
finale. This only delays the above times slightly. The Pageant is canceled
during bad weather. As with any show, check with Guest Relations upon your
arrival for any changes.
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“When the barges pull up along the beach, they begin playing this wonderful
music. The barges then light up, one at a time, each barge featuring a
different creature. There is an octopus, a dinosaur, flying fish. At the end
is King Neptune. At a certain point in the performance, all the lights go
out and then come back on. At this point, the barges alternate between
American flags and stars. The show lasts about 10 minutes and is quite
spectacular to watch. It's one of my favorite things in all of Disney
“My wife and I stumbled upon it by an amazing coincidence. We just happened
to be on the boat dock at the Wilderness Lodge on our first night when it
happened by. Boy am I glad I didn't miss it. We saw it again at the
Polynesian two nights later, and it was great to watch again.”
“This is actually one of the things we try not to miss. They have actually
been doing this since Walt Disney World opened or right after. It is one of
the hidden secrets that really only those who stay on property really know
or find out about.”
“I love the Water Pageant-- it's always been one of my favorite childhood
memories of Walt Disney World, and still ranks up there as one of my
favorite things to do even to this day."
"If you time it right and are on one of the boats traveling back to your
hotel after a day at the Magic Kingdom, you will run into the pageant and be
stopped until the show is over. It is so cool sitting on the boat watching
the show up close!!”
Special thanks to Scott for providing the photos.
Please Note: Times and schedules are subject to change. The Pageant is
canceled during inclement weather.