Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wishes Fireworks show in the Magic Kingdom

Most nights in the Magic Kingdom, there is a firework show before the park closes.  And Disney does put on an amazing display of pyrotechnics.  But there is so much more to the show than bursts of lights.  Disney is actually telling a story with those dazzling flashes in the sky.  
"When stars are born, they possess a gift or two. One of them is this: they have the power to make a wish come true."
And so begins our show - with these words from the Blue Fairy.  Jiminy Cricket is our narrator and he tells us that he didn't believe in wishes.  But some things changed his mind.   We then get to hear the wishes of many Disney characters.  Ariel.  Peter Pan.  Snow White.  There are wishes for adventure.  For love.  And for something magical!  
And this part of the show has one of my favorite things - the flight of Tinkerbell from the castle into Tomorrow land.  It's not an image I'd ever be able to capture - but one that gives me chills every time I am there to experience it!

And then, things take a turn with the Villains taking over - led by the Evil Queen from Snow White.  Naturally, good triumphs over evil and the show closes with this thought, again, from the Blue Fairy:

"We must always believe in our wishes, for they are the magic in the world."
Where can you see Wishes?  Well, you can see it from just about anywhere in the park - but we like to be on Main Street so that we can see the projections on the castle.  And I especially like to see it from the Wishes dessert party so that I don't have to stake out a spot too far ahead of time.  
Another great spot is at the resorts around the lagoon.  The Polynesian is a great one - and especially great if you want to watch the fireworks on a day you aren't going to a park - you can come to the resort and claim a spot on the beach to watch.  At the Contemporary Resort is another great option - either from an amazing Theme park view room or at dinner at the California Grill. 
To see more Magical memory pictures of Disney World, be sure to check out Deb's Focused on the Magic!
So...what about you?  Where is your favorite place to watch Wishes?  Tell me what you "wish" to do next time you are at Disney World!


  1. Fireworks are some of my favorite magical memories!

  2. What a magical Wishes 411! I wonder how many folks do miss the story, and hence the real magic behind these fireworks? Your post should help! :D

  3. My oldest is not a fan of fireworks. We often take advantage of rides during that time. We have stopped to watch Wishes over by the Winnie the Pooh ride. Beautiful photos :)

  4. Ah, what magical memories we have of Wishes. The story is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop fun.

  5. I love this post - I love the fireworks but I had no idea that there was actually a story behind them - clearly I'm not very observant! :)

  6. I love their fireworks. My daughter loves them too.

  7. You captured fireworks so well. I sure wish I had that talent. They are spectacular!
    Disney Gals-Lori

  8. I love your photos! I get emotional when I just think about Wishes. Love that show. :)

  9. Great pics, the fireworks are one of my favorite things

  10. Wishes makes me cry each and every time. I get emotional just reading this! Thanks for getting me even more excited!


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