The longest-running nighttime show at Walt Disney World will make its return later this year. 

Disney has confirmed that the Electrical Water Pageant will return on Dec. 20. The show has illuminated the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake — the lakes outside the Magic Kingdom and its nearby resorts — since October 1971, but had been put on hold since Disney World’s original COVID-19 shutdown in mid-March. 

If you’re trying to catch a glimpse of the procession of lights, here’s the nightly schedule of locations to see the pageant:

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – beginning at 8:45 PM
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (including Narcoossee’s) – beginning at 9:00 PM
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – beginning at 9:30 PM
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – beginning at 9:45 PM
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – beginning at 10:00 PM

Legoland Florida planning expansion 

Permits have revealed that the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven is planning to develop a five-acre expansion within its existing parking lot. What exactly they have planned for that space, however, is not yet clear.

The expansion was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel’s GrowthSpotter. Plans for the so-called Project Venus show at least a half-dozen new rides and attractions in an area linked with the existing Lego Movie World section of Legoland. 

Dennis Speigel, founder and CEO of International Theme Park Services, speculated that the land will be a new themed area for the park. “Rather than just adding one attraction, [theme parks] are adding themed areas to get the additional spin from guests, so they put in retail, food and beverage to complement the rides based on the themes of what they’re developing,” he told GrowthSpotter. 

Ken Storey of Orlando Weekly, however, said the expansion would “likely be a separate ticketed experience,” perhaps themed to the long-running British children’s series Peppa Pig. 

Legoland Florida declined to confirm any of its plans with either news outlet, with spokesperson Kelly Hornick telling both GrowthSpotter and Orlando Weekly. “You’ll have to wait until next year for more expansion news.”

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