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You Can Watch All These Disney Performances from Your Couch

Wish you could spend time at the happiest place on Earth? Here are eight prerecorded Disney performances you can watch from the comfort of your home. When you wish upon a star...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - OCTOBER 10: Fireworks explode over Cinderella Castle during the Happily Ever After fireworks show at the Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom entertainment park on October 10, 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Disney’s Happily Ever After Show

Disney is making it possible to give each day a happily-ever-after ending. Right now, you can watch Magic Kingdom’s beloved “Happily Ever After” fireworks show without leaving the house. From awe-inspiring pyrotechnics to classic music to special appearances from your favorite characters, this performance is downright magical.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 14: A Halloween themed pumpkin featuring Disney character Mickey Mouse is on display at Shanghai Disney Resort on October 14, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disney Resort celebrates the upcoming Halloween with lots of decorations and activities. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)VCG/Getty Images

Disney’s ‘Not-So-Spooky’ Halloween Spectacular

Calling all fright fiends: Halloween came a little early. Disney recently unveiled last year’s “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween spectacular for all the world to see. Not only will you relive Jack Skellington’s ghoulish nightmares, but you’ll also run into a few of your favorite characters along the way.

Speaking of Halloween, it’s never too soon to whip up some terrifying treats. Go ahead, whip up these Disney-inspired fall favorites.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Cast of "The Lion King" perform on stage during the 62nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Disney’s Lion King: The Musical

For many Disney enthusiasts, it doesn’t get more classic than The Lion King. Sure, you could watch the animated movie for the umpteenth time or you could tune into The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands, which Disney Paris prerecorded for your viewing pleasure. The performance is a great opportunity to listen to your favorite songs, plus the performance will also ensure you’ll always get the best seat in the house.

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Monique Coleman,Corbin Bleu,Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel attend the premiere of High School Musical at Empire,Leicester Square,London,UK (Photo by Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images) Rune Hellestad - Corbis/Getty Images

Disney Family Singalong

You’re not the only person who belts their favorite Disney songs from the top of their lungs. Turns out, celebrities can’t resist the empire’s catchy tunes, either. Disney recently asked some of its favorite stars to host a worldwide singalong. From the cast of High School Musical to Demi Lovato to Beyoncé, this performance deserves a standing ovation.

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ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 8: Guests leave Walt Disney World's Epcot October 8, 2003 near Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)Matt Stroshane/Getty Images

Disney Presents Voices of Liberty

Craving an encore? Tune in to the Voices of Liberty’s virtual concert. The patriotic a capella group is known for making melodies in Epcot’s Americana in the Rotunda. Fortunately, the Voices of Liberty recorded a few covers of your favorite Disney tunes so you can fill your home with some sweet music. Brava!

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URAYASU, JAPAN: Mickey Mouse in chef's uniform, accompanied by Minnie Mouse, display a heap of breads on a plate during a press preview at a restaurant of the newly opened Disney's official hotel nearby the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, 04 July 2000. The Tokyo Disneyland will open Japan's first official hotel next to the site of their amusement park on July 07. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images)YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/Getty Images

Disney’s Virtual Cooking Shows

Now’s your chance to bring Disney Parks’ mouth-watering food to your kitchen. Thanks to Disney’s new crop of cooking tutorials, you can tie a napkin around your neck and Chef Mickey will provide the rest. Right now, Disney is streaming a slew of recipe tutorials for an array of animated dishes. We’re hungry for totchos and a “grey stuff” cookie. (As Lumière sang, it’s delicious!) OK, maybe this isn’t a typical Disney performance, but this new offering tugged at our heartstrings and taste buds. Bon appétit!

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ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Maui, from Moana, during the new Magic Happens Parade on Main Street U.S.A. inside Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images

Disney ‘Magic Happens’ Parade

No matter how old you are, very few things can rival watching your favorite characters march down Main Street, U.S.A. Thankfully, Disney is streaming its signature “Magic Happens” parade, so you can enjoy all the festivities without being sandwiched in a crowd. The parade features all your favorite heroes, sidekicks and villains, plus characters from a new crop of movies like Coco, Frozen 2 and Moana.

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It’s a Small World Boat Ride

Of course, no trip to Disney World is complete without enjoying all the rides. While Disney has video of every ride from Space Mountain to Big Thunder Mountain, you can finally stream the iconic “It’s a Small World” ride. Stream down the lazy river and explore all corners of the world from the comfort of your couch. If you need something to munch on during the ride, check out these delectable Disney copycat recipes.

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ORLANDO, FL - MAY 23: General views the Pandora The World Of Avatar Dedication at the Disney Animal Kingdom on May 23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

The Secrets of Pandora

No matter how much you love Disney’s classic rides, it’s always exciting to peruse the park’s new attractions. If you haven’t checked out The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom, here’s your chance to do so virtually. Imagineer John Rohde and Jon Landau, the producer of Avatar, teamed up to offer an intimate look at Pandora.

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Kelsey Mulvey
Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. Her hobbies include wine, nachos and the occasional hibachi dinner.