Well, that had a bit of everything: plenty of fun, colour and fireworks.
For the next 10 days, we've got you and your Paralympics needs covered. There's live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra, with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Jonathan Overend leading the way.
We'll also be tapping away until the small hours to bring you live text commentary every day.
You can work out when you need to set those alarms for here. Until tomorrow!