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Wishes fireworks come to an end at Magic Kingdom

by Banks Lee

After almost 13 years of performances, Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks show, Wishes, held its final showing on May 11, 2017.

When it debuted on Oct. 9, 2003, Wishes was the biggest fireworks spectacular ever presented at Magic Kingdom. Narrated by the voice of Jiminy Cricket with help from the Blue Fairy, the display weaved a “story in the sky” for Walt Disney World guests with hundreds of pyrotechnic effects exploding above and around Cinderella Castle.

Wishes’ replacement, debuting May 12, 2017, is Happily Ever After, a new nighttime extravaganza featuring more lasers, lights and projections than any Magic Kingdom show before it. No word if any changes will be made to the seasonal Happy HalloWishes and Holiday Wishes shows.

Let us know in the comments your favorite memories of Wishes, and check out our various videos of the fireworks below:

Wishes Tribute - Remembering Magic Kingdom's Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular
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allen shullick May 12, 2017 - 4:53 pm

wishes holds a special place in my heart. Following a bone marrow transplant my wife was extremely ill and every night after she went to sleep I would go in the kitchen and watch wishes on youtube. It always lifted my spirits and attitude. Wishes did not save my wife the doctors did but it most certainly helped me maintain my sanity during the hardest time in my life. My wife is recovering and I still watch youtube and wishes the show will always be my favorite but I know the imagineers will have great new show and I can still watch whenever I like. Excellent job showing the crowd during last nights finale.

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